FRUITS and veggies are part of a well-balances diet. But did you know that apart from this, some fruits actually have properties that make it naturally good for skin? Some act as chemical exfoliators or moisturisers, which is why it shows up in skincare products, like peels and scrubs. It’s obvious that our skin absorbs anything that it touches, especially creams, lotions and other beauty products. And reading the ingredient lists of your favorite eye cream might alarm you. As an alternative, look out for these natural skin savers.
Papaya contains an enzyme called papain which is found in green unripened papaya, which helps with clearing pigmentation, repairing ageing skin, controlling breakouts and, most importantly helping to dissolve impurities and loosen dead skin cells. The result? Brighter, even toned and smoother skin.
Find It In:
Triple Microdermabrasion Face Polish: R941, Exuviance
Professional-grade crystals help to smooth and polish skin to a gorgeous, silky softness for a brighter complexion with a reduced appearance of pores and dark spots.
Papaya And Pineapple Sherbet: R499, Skoon.
A non-abrasive sherbet of enzymes and clay to exfoliate the build-up of dead skin cells and debris. It’s an excellent free radical scavenger and topical cellular renewal agent.
TIP: Papaya doesn’t need to be processed in order to work. Simply mash the pulp of a papaya and apply it to the skin, leaving it on for 20 minutes.
Can We Do Kiwi?
A humble kiwi can assist in clearing and moisturising skin. How? It is a rich source of Vitamin C, which targets the appearance of skin discolouration and age spots. If your skin is dull and pigmented, this fruit is for you.
Find It In:
It’s Real Squeeze Kiwi Mask: R25, By Innisfree, EyeSeeHue
This triple-layer sheet has a long-lasting moisturising effect so that the essence can gradually be absorbed into the skin. The Jeju green complex consists of green tea, tangerine, cactus, camellia leaves, and orchids to keep your skin healthy.
White Brightening Even Tone Cleanser: R 672, Elemis
A light foaming cleanser that gently removes impurities, reduces the appearance of excess oil and gives a super-clean and mattified complexion, removing excess dirt and oil.
An Apple A Day…
Apple is a natural astringent that can reduce the appearance of large pores in oily skin types. It’s tightening properties make apple perfect for rejuvenating aging skin. Rich vitamin C content can also help clear up the appearance of acne.
Find It In:
Green Apple Peel Full Strength Exfoliating Mask: R975, Juice Beauty
Juice Beauty’s Green Apple Peel Full Strength Exfoliating Mask will reveal your brightest complexion using Malic Acid from Green Apple peels. Alpha and Beta Hydroxy acids supply a spa-grade microdermabrasion which reduces the appearance of lines, wrinkles, dark spots. The Green Apple™ Peel Full Strength Exfoliating Mask rounds out the treatment with vitamin A, C, and E.
Night Serum: R 820, Dr. Hauschka
At night the skin does not need to be protected from outside influences, instead while we are resting, the skin begins it’s important task of self-regeneration, cell renewal and eliminating metabolic wastes. The formulation with apple fruit hydrosol and apple blossom extract supports the skin’s natural rhythms while guiding it through its essential night-time work.