Eating fresh fruit is one of the best parts of summer. It’s loaded with vitamins, and everyone knows that munching on fruit is a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional desserts, but eating it isn’t the only way to reap it’s benefits! I visited Gotham Skincare in NYC, where I was pampered with an amazing, custom fruit-infused facial that gave me an incredible glow, and left my skin feeling super soft.
Megan, the esthetician who created the mixes and worked wonders on my face, said she often does these fruit facials at home! Here are the natural ingredients she used for me, and all their benefits, so you and your friends can give each other some relaxing facials.
Cleanser: Megan combined milk, avocado, and a tiny bit of lemon juice. The milk and avocado are incredibly moisturizing, and the lemon juice exfoliates.
Mask: This mask smelled so yummy, I wanted to lick it off my face! It was made of papaya, avocado, banana, lemon juice, and an egg. The avocado and banana were for hydration again, while the papaya contains tons of antioxidants that will make your skin glow!
Toner: Megan applied a toner at the end of the facial made of water, witch hazel, cucumber, and a tiny bit of hydrogen peroxide. The witch hazel, hydrogen peroxide, and cucumber are astringents, meaning they shrink pores so your skin looks super smooth, and can prevent acne. The cucumber is also cooling, and soothes any redness you might have.
My skin looked so great after the facial, I didn’t have to wear any makeup for the rest of the week!
Will you try out any of these fruity concoctions?