The skin on our face is one of the most delicate and sensitive areas of skin on our body. It is vulnerable to all sorts of pollution from the air and damage from the sun as it is quite exposed throughout the day. There are a few important self-care methods that we must undertake in order to keep this skin healthy and smooth, including drinking lots of water, washing the face before we sleep, making sure our bedding is clean, etc. But one of our favourite self-care rituals at Girl Boss this festive season is the fruit facial.
We all know that including fruits in our diet is great for our health, but we don’t all take advantage of how great fruits are for our skin. Fruits are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that can penetrate the pores to deeply cleanse, detox and replenish the skin. A proper mask treatment only takes up to 30 minutes of your day and the positive effects of it can last all week.
We’ve put together a list of our favourite masks that we experimented with this holiday and have included a step-by-step of how to make them. You can use these to get an outstanding glow at your New Year’s celebration for your best 2019 glow.
Our tribe knows how much we stan this super-fruit. Our entire hair range contains Mango because it improves the elasticity of hair strands and fosters strength at the roots. It is equally as beneficial for the skin as the beta-carotene in mangoes encourages skin regeneration, which helps reduce acne and is also great for anti-aging.
- 1 Mango
- 1 tblsp of Plain Yoghurt.
- Peel a Mango and place ¼ of it into a bowl (without the peels).
- Mash it up until it is a thick liquid consistency.
- Add 1 tablespoon of plain yoghurt and mix the contents together.
- Apply it to the skin and relax for 15 minutes.
- Rinse off, dry and moisturize your skin.
Rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, pomegranate juice can work wonders for your face as it make for an excellent skin detox. Its also perfect for the holidays because pomegranates can treat and prevent skin damage caused by the ultraviolet rays of the sun. When mixed with seed oil, pomegranate peels break down collagen, encourage cell growth which leaves your skin looking younger and healthier.
- 1 tablespoon pomegranate paste
- 1 tablespoon organic honey
Grind the pomegrenates in a small bowl
Add honey and mix well.
Apply the paste to your face.
Keep it on for at least 30 minutes and then wash it off.
It is rich in vitamins and potassium, with high water and fibre content that wil hydrate and refresh your skin. It also works very well as a toner, which can reduce signs of aging when used weekly.
- 1 slice of watermelon
- 1 tspn of honey
- Crush the watermelon in a bowl
- Add the honey and mix
- Dip a cotton ball in the mix and gently apply to your face. Allow it to dry and add a second layer.
- Rinse off after 10 minutes
Kiwi is another superfruit that we love as it it is rich in Vitamin C and contains Omega- 3 fatty acids, which defend your skin from germs. They can help you avoid lots of skin issues as they prevent bacteria that cause infections from penetrating your pores. And it can also help prevent your skin from sagging later in life!
- 1 Kiwi
- 1 tablespoon yoghurt
- Mash the Kiwi in a bowl and pour out most of the juice (the pulp holds the majority of the nutrients).
- Add the yoghurt and mix.
- Apply the mix evenly on your face.
- Let it dry and relax for 15 minutes.
- Rinse off with warm water.
This is our most highly recommended facial for those of you who have a problem with blackheads and acne. Oranges are fantastic for extracting blackheads, reducing blemishes and treating acne. It also just improves the skin texture, giving it smoothness and clarity.
- 1 tsp of coconut oil
- 1 tbsp orange pulp
- Mix the prange pulp and coconut oil in a small bowl an mix well.
- Apply the mix to your face and let it dry.
- Relax for 20 minutes for 30 minutes
- Rinse off with warm water.
In our homemade facials, we used the fruits individually but depending on what your personal skincare needs are, you can mix and match different fruits. Some fruits work combat acne while others are better for repairing heat damage or severely dry skin. Be sure to check out which fruit serves what magic before mixing it into your facial. Its also fun to make sure the scents work well together so that you enjoy the aroma of your facial while you relax.
A weekly facial is a great way to manage your skin. In order to maximize skin beauty, ensure that you are drinking plenty of water and eating a balanced diet (loads and loads of greens!).