Fresh seasonal fruits are nature’s best gifts to humanity, both for health and beauty. Fruits have been used in every household not only in their diet but also for beauty purposes from long back. In ancient times, the princesses and queens have included fruits in their beauty routine. In recent times, though there are a variety of chemical-based beauty products, fruit face packs haven’t been ignored. This is because of the powerful nutrients and vitamins present in the raw fruits.

Moreover, using the natural fruits for the skin has minimal side effects than that of the artificial chemical based face packs. This is the reason almost all the salons and beauty parlors across the world have fruit face packs in their menus. Here in this article, we will discuss the benefits of homemade fruit face packs along with ten best fruit face packs that can be tried at home.

Benefits Of Fruit Face Packs For The Skin:

Fruits, in general, have excellent benefits for the whole body. Different fruits have different benefits for the skin. For example, orange fruit is high in Vitamin C that is considered as powerful antioxidants, and papaya contains an enzyme called papain that acts as a powerful exfoliator and so on. Here we will discuss the benefits of fruit face pack for the skin.

1. High in Nutrients:

Almost all fruits are rich in Vitamin A, B, C, and E, high in Potassium, magnesium, iron. These nutrients go deep into the skin, cleanses the dirt and give a multivitamin boost to the skin. Oranges, papaya, Banana, kiwi, dragon fruit, etc. are high in these vitamins. Face packs made of these fruits give a multivitamin boost to the skin, making it look fresh and healthy all the time.

2. Antioxidant:

Vitamin C present in the fruits are considered as powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants act as scavengers against the free radicals that are responsible for the destruction of collagen and the formation of wrinkles on the face. This way, the fruit packs help in preventing skin aging. (1)

3. Blemish Free And Prevents Pigmentation:

Fruits like papaya have a particular enzyme called papain present in it. This enzyme helps in fading the dark spots and blemishes on the skin. This enzyme also prevents pigmentation. Banana has an abundant amount of Potassium in it that helps in treating hyperpigmentation.

4. Treats Acne:

Fruits like oranges, Banana, papaya have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The citric acid present in oranges dries up pimples and fights acne effectively. It also prevents excessive secretion of sebum by tightening the pores and reduces the inflammation and redness associated with acne. Strawberry fruit has Salicyclic acid present in this fruit has the ability to treat acne. (2)

5. Treats Skin Conditions:

Psoriasis, a skin condition that causes itchy scaly and red patches on the skin. Fruits such as papaya and Avocado has the ability to treat this skin condition. Papin present in the papaya, the fatty acids present in the avocado fruit, can treat Psoriasis and rosacea.

6. Exfoliation:

Almost all the fruit face packs exhibit skin exfoliation. Different nutrients present in the fruits cleanse the skin by removing the impurities and exfoliates the skin. Papin in papaya, Vitamin C in orange and Banana, the water content in watermelon have the ability to exfoliate the skin.

7. Moisturizer:

The water content present in watermelon keeps the skin hydrated all the time, which in turn acts as a moisturizer. The rich nutrients and enzymes present in orange, kiwi, papaya, etc. help in preventing the skin dryness and retains the water content in the skin, thus acts as a moisturizer.

Homemade Fruit Face Packs:

We all know that eating fruits daily can keep us healthy and boosts immunity. Apart from this, the face packs made from the fruits also benefits the skin and face. Listed down are some of the best homemade fruit face packs that can be tried.

1. Papaya Fruit Face Pack For Dead Skin Cells:

Papaya has Vitamin C, and A in abundant amounts, papin, a special enzyme present in it fades the dark spots, blemishes, pigmentation, and cures skin impurities. Papin, along with alpha-hydroxy acids, acts as an exfoliator, dissolves inactive proteins, and dead skin cells.

Ingredients Required:

  • Ten cubes of raw papaya
  • 1 tbsp milk or malai
  • 1 tbsp honey

How to Prepare and Apply:

  • Mash the papaya cubes and add 1tbsp of milk or malai.
  • If required, add 1 tbsp of honey and mix properly to form a consistent paste.
  • Gently, apply this paste on the neck and face and leave it dry for 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove the mask gently and wash with lukewarm water.

Precautions:

  • Do not add milk or malai to the mix if you are allergic to dairy. Instead, add one more tablespoon of honey.

2.  Dragon Fruit Face Pack For Acne:

Dragon fruit is rich in Vitamin B3 that helps to soothe sunburnt skin and provide relief from inflammation, itchiness, and redness. This fruit is also a house for Vitamin C that helps in treating acne. Moreover, vitamin C helps protects the skin from dullness and makes it look fresh and rejuvenated.

Ingredients Required:

  • 1dragon fruit
  • Some yogurt

How to Prepare and Apply:

  • Remove the pulp from the dragon fruit and make the squeeze the fruit into a paste.
  • Add the yogurt and mix it properly to form a consistent paste.
  • Now apply this paste on the face and neck and leave it for 30 minutes.
  • Gently remove the mask and wash the face with warm water.
  • Apply this mask every week and look for visible results after one month.

Precautions:

  • This mask is unique and less heard of. Hence before trying out this mask, do a patch test well in advance look for any allergies.

3. Orange Fruit Face Pack For Natural Glow:

No wonder the orange fruit face pack is widely used because of the various benefits this fruit offers. The citric acid present orange is a rich source of Vitamin C which is considered as an antioxidant that fights the free radicals, in turn, slows down the aging. Moreover, this juice brings a natural glow to the face by acting as a natural skin toner. Orange fruit face pack should not be used directly. Instead, it should be applied along with other agents such as honey or turmeric, etc.

Ingredients Required:

  • One teaspoon of Kasturi turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp of honey (if needed)
  • 1 orange
  • ½ teaspoon rose water

How to Prepare and Apply:

  • Peel the orange and mash into a pulp, add turmeric to this pulp.
  • Now, add honey (if desired), also some rose water, to dilute the mixture and mix thoroughly to attain a consistent paste.
  • Gently apply this paste on the face and neck, allow it to dry for at least 20 minutes.
  • Gently peel the mask off and rinse your face with cold water.

Precautions:

  • It is said that citric acid is potent and has the ability to cause redness and maybe allergic, hence do a patch test before applying.

4. Banana Fruit Face Pack For Glowing Skin:

Banana is a fruit that has the essential nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Potassium that has the ability to treat the acne, hyperpigmentation on the face. This fruit is a natural antioxidant that fights the free radicals and leaves you with glowing skin. Mashed Banana can be used as itself on the face, but adding some more ingredients can enhance the skin glow.

Ingredients Required:

  • 1 Banana
  • A small amount of yogurt
  • 1 tbsp of turmeric

How to Prepare and apply:

  • Peel the banana skin and mash it. Add turmeric and yogurt to the mashed paste.
  • Add the required amount of water and mix properly to form a paste.
  • Apply this paste on clean, dry skin and leave for 10-15 minutes.
  • Gently, peel the mask off and wash your face with lukewarm water and pat dry.
  • For good results, apply this mask for 2-3 times a week.

Precautions:

  • Banana is considered to give pollen allergies on the skin. It is advised to perform a patch test before applying it on the face.

5. Avocado Fruit Face Pack For Inflammation:

Avocado fruit is home for Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin A, B, E, and K. This is the reason why avocado fruit is considered as an antioxidant that helps in treating inflammation, increase collagen which in turn rejuvenates the skin. It is said this face pack is believed to treat skin conditions like Psoriasis, rosacea, etc., but to date, there are no scientific pieces of evidence on this. Various avocado face packs can be made at home with different ingredients. One of which is Avocado and aloe vera face mask.

Ingredients Required:

  • One tablespoon of avocado pulp
  • One teaspoon of aloe vera gel.

How to Prepare and Apply:

  • Take one tablespoon of avocado pulp and mix one teaspoon of aloe vera gel and mix properly to form a smooth paste.
  • Apply this smooth paste on the face and let it sit for least 20-25 minutes.
  • Rinse off thoroughly with water and pat dry, apply a moisturizer.
  • For best results, use this mask every two days.

6. Kiwi Fruit Face Pack To Improve Skin Elasticity:

Though this fruit doesn’t look promising from the outside, it has numerous benefits for the skin from the inside. Kiwi fruit is rich in Vitamins E & C, and phytochemicals that act as antioxidants that rejuvenate the skin. Also, the vitamin C present in this fruit boosts the collagen and improves the elasticity and density of the skin. As usual, a kiwi fruit face pack can be made with various ingredients. One such face pack is kiwi and egg yolk pack.

Ingredients Required:

  • One tablespoon of kiwi pulp
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil

How to prepare and Apply:

  • Mix the kiwi pulp with the olive oil thoroughly. Add egg yolk to this mixture and whisk well.
  • Apply this face pack evenly over your face and neck and leave it on for quarter-hour.
  • Rinse your face thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry.

7. Strawberry Fruit Face Pack For Acne & Skin Glow:

Strawberry fruit is proven to contain antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and astringent properties that help in slowing down the aging eases the skin burns and offers UV protection. The Salicyclic acid present in this fruit has the ability to treat acne, and the alpha-hydroxylic acid helps get rid of the dead cells on the skin. Strawberry and chocolate mask is an ideal one for skin glow.

Ingredients Required:

  • Mashed strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

How to prepare and Apply:

  • Take a bowl and add one tablespoon of cocoa powder to mashed strawberries.
  • Add one tablespoon of honey to this mixture and stir well to form a smooth paste.
  • Apply this paste on the face and leave it to sit on for 15 minutes.
  • Peel the mask off gently and wash the face with warm water and pat dry. Apply a moisturizer to avoid any itchiness or redness.

Precautions:

  • Always do a patch test before using strawberries for the first time, as this may leave hives, rashes, and contact dermatitis on the skin.

8. Grapes And Apple Fruit Face Pack For Instant Glow:

An apple a day keeps a doctor away. This is the famous proverb that we have learned from our childhood. Similarly, the apple face pack is also suitable for the face for an instant glow. Apple, along with the grapes, makes an ideal face pack that can do wonders to the skin. The antioxidants present in both these fruits help in maintain glowing and youthful skin. The amino acids present in the grapes help in skin revival.

Ingredients Required:

  • 1 apple
  • Required number of grapes

How to prepare and Apply:

  • Slice the apple into small pieces, and add the necessary number of grapes to it, blend these well until it becomes a mushy paste.
  • Apply this mushy paste on the face and allow it to dry for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with cold water and gently pat dry.

9. Mango Fruit Face Pack For Wrinkles:

Mango, which is considered as the king of fruits because of the multi-faceted benefits it offers to the skin. It contains antioxidants that act as free radical scavengers and revives the skin glow. Studies proved that mango exhibits antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that have the ability to treat some fungal infections on the skin. Moreover, mango face pack help in preventing wrinkles formation on the face.

Ingredients Required:

  • 1 mango
  • 2 teaspoons of yogurt
  • Two teaspoons of Multani mitti
  • Two teaspoons of rose water

How to prepare and Apply:

  • Peel off the mango skin and mash it into a pulp, add two teaspoons of Multani Matti, and two teaspoons of rose water.
  • Add yogurt to this mix and stir well till the ingredients get mixed thoroughly.
  • Apply this paste on the face and leave it for 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove the mask gently and wash the face with lukewarm water and pat dry.
  • This face mask is working well for sensitive skin.

Precautions:

  • Always do a patch test for mango juice as it is known to irritate sensitive skin.

10. Watermelon Face Pack For Repairing Pores:

The juicy watermelon isn’t only a summer treat but also is beneficial for the skin if applied topically as a face mask. Watermelon has 93% of the water in it, and hence it hydrates the skin. This fruit also contains nutrients such as Vitamin A, C, and B6 that help in repairing the pores on the skin. Watermelon alone cannot help in rejuvenating the skin. Instead, it should be used along with other fruits or ingredients for a better glow on the skin. One such ingredient to be used is yogurt.

Ingredients used:

  • 1 tablespoon of yogurt
  • Sliced watermelon pieces.

How to Prepare and Apply:

  • Mash the sliced watermelon pieces into a pulp.
  • Add sufficient yoghurt to the pulp, mix properly to form a non-runny paste.
  • Apply this paste on the face and neck, allow it to dry for 30 minutes, wash with warm water.
  • The natural qualities of this fruit and yoghurt remove the dryness and make the skin soft.

Precautions:

  • Watermelon is safe to use on the skin because it contains 93% of the water in it. However, it is recommended to do a patch test before applying it on the face.

Tips and Precautions:

Homemade fruit face packs are generally safe to use. However, you need to follow certain precautions and tips to avoid unnecessary complications on the skin.

  • Always do a patch test on your skin for any allergies before applying any face pack on the skin.
  • Make sure that the skin is free from dirt and dust before the application of the face mask.
  • Always use fresh fruits for the face packs.
  • Highly acidic or concentrated fruits should be diluted with yogurt or rose water to avoid skin rashes or redness.

Final Thoughts:

Homemade fruit face packs, if used regularly, will inevitably change the way you look. Our skin needs a Vitamin boost, regular cleansing, essential nutrients to look healthy. One of the famous herbal beautician Shahnaz Hussain also mentioned that fruit face packs would definitely bring a healthy and glowing look to the skin. So, Ladies!! Why wait for? Try these best homemade fruit face packs, and do let us know which face pack best suited your skin.

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