Enjoy this guest post by Sania from The Smart Women Blog!
Fall is here and so is dry, dull and itchy skin. With the change in weather, we must update our skincare routine and incorporate the right ingredients to mitigate the bad effects of the climate change on our skin. However, we do not always have the budget to invest in new skincare products. In such circumstances, you need not to fret and only head to the kitchen where you can make nice and fruity masks for brighter and hydrated skin. Fruit peels carry a lot of nutrients that go to waste and making masks out of them is a great idea.
Here are some of the fruit-peel masks that you can easily make at home and say goodbye to dead and dull skin. So, wear your gloves, read through and thank me later!
The Hydrating Milk and Cucumber Mask
The skin tends to get itchy and red due to the dryness and cucumbers are great for cooling it down. Plus, milk is natural moisturizer for the skin. It also helps to improve the skin tone. Overall, it is a super hydrating mask for the patchy skin.
You will need half cucumber, quarter cup of milk and a bit of brown sugar and honey to make this mask. Honey is a great ingredient for adding into any mask as it has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Brown sugar will gently exfoliate the skin. All you have to do is blend all these ingredients in a blender and take the mixture out in an air-tight jar.
You can use this mask any time of the day but only twice a week. Make sure you use a rosewater toner after you rinse it off. This mask is mostly best for dry to normal skin.
The Exfoliating Orange Peel Mask
The peel of orange is as beneficial as the oranges themselves. It has vitamin C in it that strengthens the production of collagen, rejuvenates the skin and makes the complexion brighter. Making a mask of orange peel and yogurt can keep the skin supple and the dead skin away.
Take a few orange peels and leave them in the sunlight for about two to three days. Once they are all dry, grind them into a nice powdered form. Store the powder in an air-tight jar. Just take out two tablespoons of the powder in a bowl and add one tablespoon of yogurt in it. Mix them well together and apply evenly on the skin. Leave it to dry and then wash it off with warm water.
This mask is best for those with oily skin and open pores. Since it is exfoliating, try not to use it more than once or twice a week.
Banana Peel Mask
Bananas are almost always available at home due to their great nutrients that are not just healthy for the body but for the skin as well. Bananas are full of antioxidants like vitamin C and B6 that help improve the elasticity of the skin and leave it glowing.
Mash a banana peel and add a bit of yogurt and honey to it. Apply the mixture on the face for about 20 minutes and then wash it off with warm water. Moisturize your face in the end.
This mask works well for all skin types. However, if you have blemishes and acne problems, this mask can prove to be magical for you.
Sania is a student of accounts and finance. She enjoys shopping, trying out skincare remedies and blogging about anything that is related to beauty and self-care. Her love for pets, tea and travelling is eternal. You can learn more about her and her blog at The Smart Women Blog!