Peach is beneficial for skin cleansing, softening and increasing elasticity. Using a homemade peach facial mask is indeed a great way to reduce aging lines, lighten skin tone, tighten pores and address irritations.
Ripe peaches are not just good for eating fresh, but they are wonderful for the skin too. Using peaches for skin may be a new concept for many people. But, facial mask and skin creams based on this stony fruit are already available in the beauty stores. And a sure way to enjoy skin benefits of peach is trying out homemade fruit facial mask recipe. The fun part is, making a peach mask is very easy. Also, you require readily available ingredients for making this healthy skin formulation.
Benefits of Peach for Skin
Peach benefits for skin are mainly attributed to the presence of alphahydroxy acids (abbreviated as AHAs). They serve as natural exfoliating agents and help in getting rid of dead skin cells from the face. After removal of debris and inactive cells, new cells will develop to replace the old ones. This brings about a smoother, softer and lighter skin tone. In addition, peach contains anti-inflammatory agents to counteract skin inflammation symptoms. Overall, it benefits in improving skin health by combating clogged skin pores, wrinkles, blemishes, sun spots, irritation and infections.
How to Make a Peach Facial Mask?
In order to make a facial mask with peaches, preferably use the ripe ones. They are easy to mash and blend with the supplementary ingredients, which we expect for a homemade facial mask. Nonetheless, if you can’t manage to get a ripe peach, use the unripe one. But, make sure that the hard peach is boiled until it softens a bit, or grind it to make a paste. That way, you can make a smooth peachy concoction for nurturing your skin. For your reference, the following are some recipes for peach facial mask.
- Plain heavy cream, ½ cup
- Ripe peach, 1
- Pure honey, 1 tablespoon
Add heavy cream in a small bowl and whisk for a few minutes, or until you get a fluffy base. Peel the ripe peach and mash it in another bowl. To this, stir in heavy cream and combine well. Lastly, add honey and stir again for even mixing. Allow this concoction to settle down for 10 minutes. Then, use the mask on your face (avoiding the eyes) and neck. After 15 minutes, rinse with water to get softer skin.
- Peach, 1
- Brandy, 1 tablespoon
Using brandy for skin is touted as one of the best remedies to combat unsightly fine lines, which are brought about by aging process. It contains antioxidants that help in skin restoration treatment. So, adding brandy boosts the wrinkle reducing property of peach. For making a peach facial mask with brandy, mash a peeled peach in a small bowl. Then, slowly add brandy to make a paste like consistency. Apply this over face and wash after 10 minutes.
- Ripe peach, 1
- Extra virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon
- Vitamin E oil, a few drops
All of have a fair idea about the antioxidant actions of olive oil. Also, it contains beneficial vitamins for the skin. So, a mixture of peach, olive oil and vitamin E oil is a real moisturizing treat for your skin. To start with making this fruit facial mask, peel peach and mash it properly. Add olive oil and vitamin E oil, then combine together to make a smooth paste. Apply it over the face and keep for 10 minutes. Wash face with slightly warm water.
- Ripe peach, 1
- Egg white from 1 egg
- Full-fat yogurt, 1 teaspoon
In this mask, the richness of peach is blended with egg-white, which possesses skin firming properties. And the full-fat yogurt is added to hydrate skin and improve elasticity. Altogether they make a good facial mask for firming loose skin tissues and reducing wrinkles. Puree peeled peach (without pith), egg white and yogurt in a clean electric mixer. Apply it over cleaned face, and wait for 15 minutes before rinsing with water.
- Ripe peach, 1
- Honey, 1 tablespoon
- Oatmeal, 1 tablespoon
Depending upon whether you are using a ripe peach or a hard one, proceed with the preparatory steps. You will need to rinse peach thoroughly, soften it (for hard fruit) and then peel off the skin. Add peeled fruit in a small bowl and mash it with a spoon. Blend this along with honey and oatmeal in a food processor. Apply this smooth paste on face and neck, leave for 10 minutes and rinse with cold water.
From the above options, you can choose a peach facial mask recipe that will suit your skin type. If you have oily skin, do not use too much of oil in making homemade facial mask. As a matter of fact, almond oil is perfect for softening skin and locking skin moisture for those who have very dry skin. Likewise, you can choose component ingredients of your peachy facial mask according to their properties.