Avocado’s are rich in vitamins and antioxidants plus healthy fats which help to nourish the skin. Avocado oil can also help to prevent skin damage after being in the sun too long.
Mash up an avocado and mix with a teaspoon of yoghurt and 2 or 3 drops of lemon juice.
Leave on your face for 20 minutes then wash off with cold water.
Strawberries are rich in antioxidants to help protect the skin from sun damage and to help to prevent ageing of the skin. They also contain Salicylic acid to help to remove dead skin cells, tighten pores and help to reduce dark spots on the skin.
Strawberries can also be placed over the eyes to help to reduce puffiness and fine lines.
Mix mashed strawberry paste with honey or rose-water and leave on the face for 15 minutes for soft, glowing skin.
Turmeric helps to reduce inflammation of the skin, it’s great for reducing acne and healing sore areas of the skin. It can lighten the skin and reduce dark spots and also will build up collagen in the skin, this will help to maintain skin elasticity and reduce wrinkles and ageing skin.
Try mixing 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder with 1 teaspoon of baking powder and 1 to 2 teaspoons of rose-water, mix to a paste and leave on the face for 20 minutes then rinse with cold water.
Turmeric can also be mixed with coconut oil to help heal eczema. Mix 1 1/2 teaspoons of turmeric powder with 1 1/2 teaspoons of coconut oil and leave on the effected area for 15 minutes.
Cucumber contains Vitamins A, B1 and Vitamin C, helping to hydrate the skin, reduce puffiness, improve dark circles, tighten pores and treat sunburn.
Mash up a cucumber and apply to the face, leaving to dry for 20 minutes.
Bananas contain a high amount of antioxidants, phytochemicals, B vitamins and zinc along with moisture which is great for nourishing dry and ageing skin. They also help to control oil production, reducing break outs.
Mash up 1 banana and leave on the skin for 20 minutes. For extra moisturization try adding add a teaspoon of honey to the mashed banana.