10 Best Kiwifruit Face Masks You Must Try

Ace your skin care routine by including this readily available ingredient in face masks.

Medically reviewed by Dr. Priya Gill, MBBCH, MRCP
Written by Ramona Sinha, MA (English Literature), Certified Skin Care Coach
Edited by Eshna Das, BA, MSc
Fact-checked by Krati Darak, MBA, Certified Skin Care Coach  • 

It does not matter what you look like on the outside, but it’s what is inside that counts. The same couldn’t be truer for the kiwi fruit. It may have a bland (and let’s be honest, hairy) exterior, but has many skin benefits. Kiwi fruit face masks are high in vitamin C and can be used for skin rejuvenation. In addition, it supports collagen density in your skin and helps heal acne-prone skin and other skin conditions. Therefore, this tangy, soft, watery, and juicy fruit is an effective remedy for your skin issues. Keep reading to know more about kiwi fruit and its benefits on your skin.

Kiwi Fruit Nutrition Facts

Kiwi is that one fruit that is rich in skin-friendly nutrients. It contains vitamins C and E, and is also rich in other compounds like polyphenols, lutein, and zeaxanthin (1), (2). These compounds not only help keep your skin healthy but also protect your skin from damage.
One way to avail the advantages of these nutrients is using face masks made of kiwi fruit. They offer several benefits. Learn more about them in the next section.

Kiwi Fruit Face Mask Benefits

1. High In Vitamin C

Kiwi is jam-packed with Vitamin C and phytochemicalsi  XThe bioactive nutrient plant chemicals found in vegetables, grains, fruits, and other plant foods. along with vitamin E, carotenoidsi  XYellow, orange, and red naturally occurring pigments produced by plants, bacteria, fungi, and algae. , and phenolics. Kiwi is an excellent source of antioxidants that protect your cells from oxidative exposure and rejuvenate them (3).

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The vitamin C content of kiwifruits is higher than that of oranges and lemons (1), (4), (5).

2. Boosts Collagen Development

Collagen is the compound that helps maintain your skin’s elasticity. Also, it keeps your skin soft and supple and prevents dryness. Vitamin C contained in Kiwi supports the collagen density in your skin (6).

3. Helps Fight Acne And Other Inflammation

Kiwi has anti-inflammatory properties, and that’s why it prevents acne, rashes, and other inflammatory skin issues (7).

4. Reduces Signs Of Aging

Kiwi is rich in antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin that help reduce signs of aging and improve skin texture and elasticity (8). Its polyphenols may protect your skin from oxidative stress. Some research shows that the fruit may even reduce skin cancer risk (9).

It’s a nutrient-dense super fruit. Now, here are the ways you can include this magic fruit in your daily skin care routine.

Must-Try Homemade Kiwi Fruit Face Packs

  1. Yogurt And Kiwi Face Pack
  2. Kiwi And Almond Face Pack
  3. Lemon And Kiwi Face Pack
  4. Kiwi And Banana Face Mask
  5. Rejuvenating Kiwi Fruit Face Mask
  6. Avocado And Kiwi Face Pack
  7. Kiwi And Egg Yolk Pack
  8. Kiwi And Sandalwood Pack
  9. Strawberry And Kiwi Mask
  10. Kiwi Juice And Olive Oil Mask

1. Yogurt And Kiwi Face Pack

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You Will Need
  • 1 Kiwi (take out the pulp)
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

15-20 minutes

What You Have To Do
  1. Take the kiwi pulp in a bowl and mix it well with yogurt.
  2. Apply the pack evenly to your neck and face.
  3. Leave it for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Wash off with warm water.
Why This Works

The vitamin C brightens your face while the AHA in this yogurt mask rejuvenates and recharges the skin cells. Also, this pack helps in reducing blemishes.

2. Kiwi And Almond Face Pack

You Will Need
Prep Time

1 day

Treatment Time

15-20 minutes

What You Have To Do
  1. Soak the almonds in water overnight
  2. The next day, crush them and make a paste.
  3. Mix it with the gram flour and kiwi pulp.
  4. Apply it on your face and neck and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Wash with warm water.
Why This Works

This face pack is extremely refreshing. It tones your skin and hydrates it while the exfoliation unclogs the pores, giving it a fresh appearance. You can immediately see the difference after washing it off.

3. Lemon And Kiwi Face Pack

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You Will Need
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

15-20 minutes

What You Have To Do
  1. Take the pulp out of the kiwi and mash it.
  2. Mix it well with the lemon juice and apply evenly to your face and neck area.
  3. Let it dry for 15-20 minutes, then wash it off.
Why This Works

This facial treatment helps minimize your pores and blemishes as lemon juice is an excellent bleach. It is best suited for those with oily skin.


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Lemon juice and kiwifruit contain vitamin C that inhibits melanini  XA group of natural pigments responsible for the color of skin, eyes, and hair in humans and other animals. production and is often used to manage skin hyperpigmentationi  XA harmless skin condition that causes dark spots and patches on the skin and results from hormone imbalance or UV damage. and age spots (10).

4. Kiwi And Banana Face Mask

You Will Need
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 tablespoon mashed banana
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
Prep Time

2-3 minutes

Treatment Time

20-30 minutes

What You Have To Do
  1. Mash the kiwi pulp in a bowl and mix it with the banana.
  2. Add yogurt to it and blend well.
  3. Apply it thoroughly to your face and neck.
  4. Leave it to dry for 20-30 minutes, and then wash it off.
Why This Works

Banana is extremely hydrating, and yogurt helps in nourishing the skin and detoxifying it. This face pack softens your skin.

5. Rejuvenating Kiwi Fruit Face Mask

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You Will Need
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
Prep Time

2-3 minutes

Treatment Time

15-20 minutes

What You Have To Do
  1. Mash the kiwi into pulp.
  2. Blend the aloe vera gel with it (scoop fresh gel from aloe plant).
  3. Apply it generously all over your face and neck.
  4. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes, then wash it off.
Why This Works

This super-hydrating and refreshing face pack is excellent for all skin types. This soothing mask immediately calms your skin.

6. Avocado And Kiwi Face Pack

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You Will Need
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 tablespoon avocado (mashed)
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
Prep Time

5 minutes

Treatment Time

15-20 minutes

What You Have To Do
  1. Mash the kiwi pulp and the avocado. Blend it into a smooth and creamy paste.
  2. Add the honey and mix well.
  3. Apply it evenly to your face.
  4. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water.
Why This Works

This avocado and honey mask contains vitamins A, E, and C, which are essential for a radiant complexion and healthy skin.

7. Kiwi And Egg Yolk Pack

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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon kiwi pulp (scoop half kiwi and mash it)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 egg yolk
Prep Time

2-3 minutes

Treatment Time

15-20 minutes

What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the kiwi pulp with olive oil.
  2. Add the egg yolk and stir well.
  3. Apply it to your face and let it stay for 15 minutes.
  4. Wash with warm water.
Why This Works

The egg has skin tightening and skin-clearing properties. This face mask will improve your complexion, tighten pores, and give you glowing skin.

8. Kiwi And Sandalwood Pack

You Will Need
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 teaspoon sandalwood powder
  • 1 tablespoon Fuller’s Earth (Multani Mitti)
  • Water (in case you need it to get the desired consistency)
Prep Time

3 minutes

Treatment Time

20-30 minutes

What You Have To Do
  1. Mash the kiwi pulp in a bowl.
  2. Add the sandalwood powder and Fuller’s Earth and mix well.
  3. Add some water in case the consistency is too thick.
Why This Works

Sandalwood helps in removing tan and is excellent for managing acne, pimples, and blemishes. Fuller’s earth tones your skin and unclogs the pores while kiwi keeps it hydrated.

9. Strawberry And Kiwi Mask

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You Will Need
  • ½ kiwi
  • 1 strawberry
  • 1 teaspoon sandalwood powder
Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

15-20 minutes

What You Have To Do
  1. Mash the kiwi and strawberry to form a smooth paste.
  2. Add the sandalwood powder and blend.
  3. You may add a teaspoon of water if the consistency is too thick.
  4. Apply it evenly on your face and leave it for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Wash off.
Why This Works

With regular use, this face pack purifies your skin thoroughly and fights acne and pimple-causing bacteria. This cleansing pack aids in face brightening and adds a natural glow to the skin.

10. Kiwi Juice And Olive Oil Mask

You Will Need
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Prep Time

2-3 minutes

Treatment Time

20-30 minutes

What You Have To Do
  1. Mash the kiwi pulp and squeeze the juice out.
  2. In a bowl, mix olive oil and the kiwi juice and blend.
  3. Massage the mixture on your face for 5 minutes using strokes upward and in a circular motion.
  4. Let your skin soak it in for 20-30 minutes, then wash it off with warm water.
Why This Works

Olive oil and kiwi juice contain antioxidants that rejuvenate the skin cells. Also, massaging it on your face promotes blood circulation and energizes the skin cells, bringing a glow to your face.

Lisalise, a blogger, shared her experience of using homemade kiwi and honey face masks in her blog. She wrote, “Kiwi fruit has a toning effect on the skin that is immediate and tangible. And my face was soft, supple and felt toned and fabulous all evening (i).”

I know that you can’t wait to try these face packs at home, but I have some pro-tips for you that will help you get better results. Check them out.

Tips To Consider Before Applying Kiwi Face Mask Or Packs

  1. Before you even start, check whether your skin is allergic to kiwi or not. Rub a small part of the fruit on the inner part of your elbow to see if your skin can tolerate the fruit.
  2. Before you apply any of the packs, remove all traces of makeup and steam your face. In case you don’t have the time to take steam, just splash warm water on your skin and pat it dry. This opens up the pores and lets your skin soak in all the goodness of the face packs.
  3. In case you have excess face pack left in your bowl, store it in the fridge. But remember to use it within a couple of days.

Infographic: 5 Kiwi Face Masks For Younger-Looking Skin

If you are planning to include some natural vitamin C in your skin care routine, give homemade kiwi face masks a try. Kiwis have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help fight skin aging, improve skin elasticity, prevent acne, and brighten your natural skin tone. In the infographic below, we have listed 5 easy kiwi face mask recipes that you can try at home. Check it out to know more.

5 kiwi face masks for younger-looking skin (infographic)

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Kiwi fruit masks are known for their skin rejuvenation and hydration properties. The herbal remedies made from these fruits are rich in vitamin C, they offer many benefits to the skin. They boost collagen development, which can enhance skin elasticity. They also help fight acne and inflammation. You can mix kiwi fruit with yogurt, almonds, lemon, banana, avocado, egg yolk, sandalwood, strawberry, or olive oil to make a fruit mask. You can also mix kiwi pulp with an oatmeal mask for gentle scrubbing and a papaya mask for cleansing pores and hydration. However, it is advisable to consult with a doctor before applying these face packs as some people with sensitive skin can be allergic to kiwi enzymes. Applying these packs to clean skin increases their effectiveness.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does kiwi brighten the skin?

Yes. Applying kiwi may help brighten dull skin as it has vitamin C and astringenti  XA chemical substance that helps draw out water from the tissues, causing them to shrink and tighten. properties (3).

Is kiwi good for lips?

Yes. Kiwi lip balms and masks may help nourish and soften sore, dry, and chapped lips.

Is kiwi skin good for your skin?

Yes. Kiwi skin is rich in antioxidants, especially vitamin C and E, and protects against UV exposure making it a great anti-aging product (3).

Can kiwi break you out?

It may cause breakouts and rashes if you are allergic to kiwi. Therefore, do a patch test before using kiwi on your skin.

Key Takeaways

  • Kiwi may help keep your skin moisturized, prevent acne, and boost collagen development due to its vitamin C and E content.
  • You can mix kiwi with yogurt to get a face pack that can help brighten your skin and reduce blemishes.
  • Combining kiwi with natural ingredients like olive oil and avocado may help you impart a healthy glow to your face.
  • Before using any of the kiwi face packs, it is essential to do a patch test to avoid any skin allergies.


Kiwis can be used for more than just their delicious taste. They can help you achieve glowing, fair, and pimple-free skin. Check out the video below for an easy kiwi face mask recipe.

Personal Experience: Source

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