Saturday, July 3, 2010

Summer Fruit Facials

I am all for relaxing and getting spa treatments, but sometimes I don't have the time or money to splurge on facials and massages. Instead of going without, I do it myself using natural ingredients I can easily buy at the store. Since it is pretty warm out there now that it's almost 4th of July, I was looking for some easy facials ingredients that not only were good for the skin, but simple to make. Here are a few I came across: 

Watermelon Facial

2 tablespoons fresh watermelon juice
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon honey

Mix together and apply to the entire face. Needless to say, be careful you don't get the mask in your eyes--lime juice is not the ideal ingredient for eyeballs. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes, and rinse with warm water. Watermelon is a perfect ingredient for a summer mask because most of the fruit contains water, which helps nourish and moisturize dry skin. The other ingredients tone and offer antioxidants to skin as well. 

Cucumber Facial 

1 cucumber
1 teaspoon rose water (found in the beauty aisle)
3 mint leaves
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Blend everything together in a blender, and refrigerate the mixture for 20 minutes. Smooth over the face and allow it to soak in for 20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. The mask is refreshing thanks to the mint, and the lemon and cucumber shrink pores and deep clean the skin. 

Mango Facial 

2 tablespoons chopped mango
1 cup aloe vera gel
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon lime juice

Mix in a blender, and apply to the entire face. Leave on for 30 minutes, and rinse off with warm water. Mango is a super nourishing ingredient, making it perfect for those with dry skin. The aloe vera gel is a must-have whenever suffering from a sunburn, and mixing it with mango offers burned skin a cooling and moisturizing sensation. 


1 comment:

  1. Ooo, I would totally get more massages if they weren't so expensive! I've never had a facial before, maybe I'll give this one a try :)