Store brand facial cleansers can be expensive and unpredictable, especially when some of the most effective skin care remedies are things you throw in the bin every day. It may sound strange, but fruit peels are the natural skin-saving solution soon to be taking the world by storm. So before resorting to expensive skin care products, try unlocking the hidden powers of these 3 fruit peels and see what a difference they can make for your skin!
Avocados are high in vitamins and other natural nutrients, making them great for the body inside and out. But they're also high in natural fats and oils, similar to those produced organically your face, giving them almost magic powers to strengthen your complexion. Many people use an avocado face-mask to great effect, but they ignore the peel, which is naturally formulated to keep the vitamins, oils, and moisture inside. We recommend keeping the peel on and applying by cutting it into strips, keeping all that goodness directed at your face where it belongs.
Lemon juice has long been touted as a skincare secret, probably because the combination of citric acid and vitamin C can cleanse and brighten by clearing dead skin cells and stimulating new growth. But the oft-overlooked peel is where the real action is. Packed full of essential oils found nowhere else in the fruit, only the peel can revitalize and soften dry skin within minutes. You can rub the rind directly onto problem areas, or throw the lemon pulp-and-all into a blender and apply the resulting paste to your face, letting it sit for about 5 minutes.
The fruit of the banana is so good for you already, it may be hard to believe that most of the antioxidants are still found in the peel. Coupled with natural oils and an insane ability to draw dirt from your pores, banana peels are the perfect solution to any facial inflammation, especially acne. This is one for the before/ after pictures-- you'll be amazed what this peel can do in just a week of daily treatments. Immediately after peeling a ripe banana, secure a strip of peel the size of your palm and begin rubbing the inside on your face. After a few minutes, you may notice it begins to turn black-- that's all the dirt it's removing from your pores! Just get another piece and continue until you've rubbed for about 10 minutes. After that, don't wash your face for a few hours. The vitamins and other nutrients will slowly sink into your skin, leaving it hydrated and revitalized!
We're happy to be able to share these beauty tips for everyone to see, but some techniques are so effective that they're kept on the down low by the pros. For those, check out the Little Book of Beauty Secrets. Written by a Korean Beautician, it's packed full of secrets to help you achieve natural beauty and clear, radiant skin!