Using fruit to clean and heal skin has been a common home health remedy for years. The vitamins, citric acid and antioxidants act to help reduce blemishes and clear out pores. This cleanser uses an organic fruit and vegetable base to act on your skin, cleansing deeply and helping to eliminate existing acne or scar appearance.
Things You'll Need
- Tomato or peach
- Orange or lemon (Optional)
- Aloe (Optional)
If you have oily skin you may need a specialized cleanser to keep your face clean and blemish-free. Make sure that all the fruits and vegetables that you use in this cleanser are USDA certified organic. Take a ripe apple (preferably a soft, green apple) and chop it up into small squares. Try to chop up about 1/2 cup. The take a ripe cucumber and also chop up 1/2 cup, keeping it in small cubes.
Take a tomato or a peach, depending on which one is in season, and chop up about 1/2 cup. It will be more difficult to chop them into small squares because of the softer texture, so do the best you can. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to use slightly less than 1/2 cup.
Take the fruits and vegetables you just cut and put them into a blender or a food processor. Blend them all together thoroughly, and when you are done make sure to stir them together as much as possible. If you suffer from excessive acne then it may be advisable to squeeze a little fresh orange or lemon juice into the solution as well, allowing the citric acid and vitamin C help. If you have burned skin, add 1 tsp. of aloe to the mix.
Pour the final cream into a plastic or glass container that has a secure lid. Make sure that it is well-sealed, otherwise the cleanser could go bad in a matter of days. Keep the cleanser for no more than nine to ten days, otherwise it will begin to accrue mold spores.
When using the cleanser, try to only use about 1 tbsp. at a time. Before applying it, make sure to rinse off your face with hot water to open your pours. Scrub it lightly onto your face, using the your hand and not a course brush or pad. Let it soak in for about thirty seconds and wash it off with very hot water. It is best to use this before you use a soap-based cleanser, mostly because you do not want the food residue to stay on your face. Use the cleanser once a day, preferably in the morning shower.
Tips & Warnings
- Try to make a fresh batch as often as possible.
- Try to buy the materials at local organic farms.
- Do not use this if you have serious burns on your face or extremely sensitive skin.
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