Nourish & Heal Your Skin with Fruits & Vegetables

Pick the Mask that Matches Your Skin Type

1. Dry Skin – Bananas

Bananas are good at softening and nourishing the skin. They are a rich source of minerals such as potassium, vitamin A & vitamin C, which help stimulate cell production and renew your skin.  Mash a ripe banana, add a few spoons of honey, and apply it evenly to your face and hands for 15-20 minutes.  Your skin will be left hydrated and supple.

2. Oily Skin – Cucumber

Cucumber is soothing, cleansing and hydrating.  Because of its mild astringent properties, it is excellent for oily skin.  Cucumber is loaded with nutrients like vitamin E & silicon which help smooth the complexion and reduce blotchiness. Take a refrigerated cucumber and grind it (keep the skin on) to form a paste. You can also add milk for renewing & softening your pores.  Apply to the face for visibly clearer skin.

3. Blemished Skin – Cabbage

Cabbage is one of the richest sources of vitamin K.  It is extremely effective in healing skin imperfections.  Make a smooth paste of ground cabbage & a few drops of lemon. Apply this to your face and neck for approximately 20-25 minutes. Watch blemishes and discolorations diminish.

4. Dull Skin – Papaya

Papaya is a great solution for dull and tanned skin.  It contains papain, an enzyme which lightens and renews the skins complexion.  It is also known for its anti-oxidant properties.  Mix some yogurt and papaya in a blender.  Apply to exposed skin for a fresh radiant glow.

5. Mature Skin – Apples

Apart from various anti-oxidants, apples contain phytochemicals like peptone and tannin which help to fight and reverse the aging process.  They improve blood circulation thereby toning and tightening the skin.  Grind an apple into a fine pulp.  Add some glycerin and/or honey and smooth onto your face.  This will help retain your skin’s elasticity.

Have fun with this and please share your experiences:)

About Dr. Brenda Sahlin

Dr. Brenda Sahlin, D.C, Clinical Herbalist / Whole Food Nutritionist Making 50 the new 35!
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