Fruit Facials: Benefits & Possible Side Effects

a woman enjoying fruit facial

Yummy, juicy fruits are not only good for our health but also wonderful for our skin. Fresh fruit extracts are known to enrich the skin on the face. And the best thing about a fruit facial at home is that you do not need to visit a parlour to get it done. Just do it anytime.

Why Use Fruits for Facials?

Enriched with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, and fatty acids, fruits are considered the best natural ingredients for DIY facial treatments. But what makes fruit facial so beneficial?

  • They are pure and toxin-free ingredients
  • Offers skin-friendly nutrients
  • Removes excess oils, dead cells, and impurities
  • Cleanses skin pores deeply 
  • Rejuvenates the skin by boosting blood circulation
  • Improves the texture of the skin
  • Promotes anti-ageing
  • Adds a natural glow to the skin
  • Contain no harsh chemicals or preservatives
  • Suitable even for sensitive skin
  • Much cheaper than store-bought products

How to Do Fruit Facial at Home?

So, here is an easy and step-by-step process to give your face a fruity treat:

  • Do a Thorough Cleansing

Raw milk is one of the best natural cleansers, it can keep the pores dirt-free and make your skin shiny. Make a natural cleansing solution by mixing some fresh lime juice and a pinch of regular salt with milk. Dip a cotton ball in it and wipe away all dirt from your face by rubbing the ball in an upward circular motion. Once cleaning is done wash your face with lukewarm water.

  • Exfoliate Your Face

Prepare a light homemade scrub by blending oatmeal, lemon peel powder, and rose water together. Gently exfoliate your face with this homemade scrub for 4 to 5 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. You can also replace lemon peel powder with raw milk or fresh yoghurt to make an uneven paste to use on your face.

  • Lighten the Skin Tone

Nothing is better than pure honey for lightening the skin tone. Take a spoonful of pure and organic honey and rub it on your facial skin so that it gives a slight bleaching effect on your face and becomes somewhat lighter. Wash your face with plain water after 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Unclog the Skin Pores

Opening up the facial skin pores is very essential for making the most of the facial. Facial steaming is one of the most effective treatments, which not only unclogs skin pores instantly but also nourishes the skin. 

Facial steaming helps to promote blood circulation, removes dead cells, releases trapped sebum, eliminates acne, hydrates the skin. 

  • Go for a Face Massage

Now, give your face a good massage with this mixed fruit pack. You can prepare it by taking some bananas, papayas, and strawberries and grinding them to smooth pulp and blending a little honey as well as milk into these mashed fruits. Start massaging your face slowly with this creamy mixture for 5-10 minutes and then wash off with cold water. 

  • Get the Fruit Facial Pack

Take a ripe banana or a tomato, mash it properly and add a few drops of lemon juice to it. Blend them and refrigerate the mix for half an hour. Mix a few drops of honey to it and apply this smooth paste all over your face and neck. Wait for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash your face with cold water. 

  • Moisturize the Skin

Follow up the facial with an enriching cucumber pack. Just take a cucumber and make a smooth paste and apply it to your face and neck properly. It will provide good nourishment to your skin and keep it moisturized for a long.

  • Tone It Up

Finally, tone up your skin with this homemade toner. Prepare it by mixing the juices of cucumber and lemon. Soak the cotton ball in this mixture and wipe your face thoroughly.

Post-Facial Care Tips to Follow

Once you are done with your DIY fruit facial, make sure to take care of your skin in the following ways:

  • Stay away from washing and rubbing your skin for at least 2 hours after the facial
  • You can wash your face with plain cold water if you feel it is too oily 
  • Avoid sun exposure immediately after the facial
  • Do not apply makeup immediately after the facial
  • Stick to a natural face wash for cleansing your face for up to 1-2 days after the facial

Fruit Facial Side effects

Don’t try everything

If you try everything at once, then how will you know what benefits you? Pick a skincare regime and try it for a few months to fully get the effect on your skin.

Get the proportions right

You might think you don’t need to stick to the desired quantities mentioned or adding an extra of something won’t make a difference, but it just might. 

Skip potential irritants

If you’re trying homemade face packs for the first time, make sure that you test the ingredients that may irritate your skin on a small patch first. 

Frequency matters

A face wash might be for daily use, but face packs aren’t made to be used daily. Applying it every day can harm your skin instead of making it look better. No matter which face mask you choose to use, don’t use it more than once a week.

Take Away

A DIY fruit facial involves a few simple steps. Doing it once in a while can improve the tone and texture of your skin significantly. It produces all the benefits of nutrient-rich fruits in your skin to give it a natural glow boost. Do follow some dos and don’ts about post-facial care which is also very essential to make the most out of it.