Natural Skin Care

DIY Antioxidant Face Mask

cucumber and oatmeal with mortar and pestle

Masks and scrubs made with antioxidant-rich fruit and veggies can help give you a brighter, smoother complexion.

Mash the fruit or veg and use alone or with a little olive oil as a facial mask, or add oatmeal, cornmeal, clay, or rice powder to make it a scrub.

Look for:

  • vitamin A: Encourages healthy skin cell production. Smoothes wrinkles.
  • vitamin C: Evens skin tone and contributes to collagen production. May help prevent and treat ultraviolet (UV)-induced photodamage.
  • vitamin E: Moisturizes and softens.

Try these:

Banana: Emollient, cleans pores. Vitamins A, C & E

Cucumber: Refreshes and hydrates. Vitamins A &

Mango: Prevents collagen damage. Vitamin C & E

Melon: Moisturizing. Vitamins A & C

Orange: Exfoliates. Helps dry out acne. Vitamin C

Strawberry: Removes excess sebum. Vitamin C

Tomato: Unclogs pores and balances oil production. Vitamins A & C