How To Do Fruit Facial At Home – A Complete Guide

Besides eating, there are tons of different ways to use these sweet treats to nourish your skin!

Medically reviewed by Dr. Zeel GandhiDr. Zeel Gandhi, BAMS
By Ramona SinhaRamona Sinha, Certified Skin Care Coach  • 

Fruits are loaded with essential vitamins and nutrients that not only help you stay fit and healthy but also make your skin glow. You do not need to visit your spa to get a facial done. Instead, you can do a fruit facial at home and achieve that spa-like glow in no time. This article explores the list of fruits suitable for a facial, along with a step-by-step guide on how to do a fruit facial at home. Keep reading.

Fruits To Use For  Facials

Use various fruits for facial at home

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  1. Grapefruit: Grapefruit extracts used in cosmetic products were found to improve skin hydration and lighten the skin (1). Grapefruit is also said to help boost skin shine and texture.
  2. Grapes: Grapes have a high antioxidant content that protects the skin from oxidative stressi  XA condition brought on by an imbalance between cells' capacity to detoxify oxygen radicals and their propensity to accumulate them. and damage (2). Antioxidants protect the skin from ultraviolet radiation. They also may help treat skin infections and disorders.
  3. Fig: In a study, a cream containing fig extracts was found to reduce epidermal lossi  XThe volume of water that gradually evaporates from the outer layer of the skin due to a difference in water vapor pressure. and balance skins hydration and sebum content (3). Figs may also help reduce hyperpigmentationi  X A typical, benign occurrence in which particular areas of the skin develop darker patches than others. , acne, freckles, and wrinkles.
  4. Papaya: Papaya contains vitamins A, C, and E known for their antioxidant properties. Antioxidants protect the skin barrier function and reduce any signs of aging (4).
  5. Raspberry: Raspberry extract shows good antioxidant activity and can help reduce free radicals that cause wrinkles and other signs of aging (5).
  6. Apple: Apples contain alpha-hydroxy acids and polyphenolic compounds that help smoothen rough and dry skin and stimulate cell renewal (6). They lighten age spots and reduce wrinkles and blemishes.
  7. Banana: Bananas soothe skin inflammation and irritation. When used with fullers earth, they can also help cleanse the pores and remove any dirt and product residue (7).
  8. Strawberry: Strawberries contain polyphenols, vitamins, and antioxidants. These antioxidants protect skin from UV damage that may otherwise increase the risk of premature aging and cancer (8).
  1. Tomato: Tomatoes contain lycopene, a powerful antioxidant (9). This antioxidant can defend the skin against UV damage.
  2. Lemon: Lemons have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties (10). It is best used to treat acne on oily or combination skin. It also increases collagen production, which improves skin smoothness and texture. It also has anti-aging properties and may reduce wrinkles.
  1. Cucumber: Cucumbers are known for their cooling, soothing, and healing properties (11). Their antioxidant properties may reduce the effects of wrinkles and sunburn.

Added Ingredients

You can add turmeric, honey, and curd to fruit facials

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  • Honey: Honey contains amino acids, proteins, and vitamins that may benefit skin health. It is a humectanti  XA substance used to reduce the loss of moisture and as a result irritation in the skin, available in both edible and inedible forms. known for its anti-aging properties. It reduces the visibility of wrinkles and blemishes. It also regulates skin pH levels (12).
  • Milk: Research indicates that ingesting fermented milk may make skin clearer (13). Milk is often added to personal care products as a conditioning agent (14). Anecdotal evidence also suggests that milk may improve skin radiance.
  • Yogurt: Probiotics like yogurt are used to treat acne and rosaceai  XA skin condition characterized by visible blood vessels, redness, and small, pus-filled bumps on the face. . They also can be used to protect the skin from aging and photodamage (15).
  • Oatmeal: Oatmeal has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Its antioxidant properties may reduce the signs of premature aging, while its anti-inflammatory properties may help treat pruritusi  XCommonly known as itching, it is an unpleasant, annoying sensation that can affect any part of the body and trigger a desire to scratch. and dermatitisi  XA general term for conditions that cause skin inflammation characterized by rashes, itching, and redness. (16).

Scroll down for a step-by-step guide on how to try a fruit facial at home!

How To Do A Fruit Facial At Home: A Step-By-Step Guide

Step 1: Cleansing

Fruit facials deeply cleanse your skin

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  • The first step is to clean your face thoroughly.
  • While you can wash the face with a mild soap, we suggest using cold raw milk in a cotton ball to wipe off all the impurities. Milk is great as a cleanser and is totally natural, so there are no harsh chemicals.
  • Use the cotton ball in a circular motion to cleanse the skin.
  • After cleansing, wash the face with lukewarm water. Milk helps to remove dirt and grime from the pores and adds an instant shine.

Step 2: Exfoliating

  • The next step for a good fruit facial is to exfoliate.
  • For this, you will need 1 tablespoon of oatmeal and 1 tablespoon of lemon peel powder or dried lemon peel.
  • Add the two together and make a paste by adding a bit of rose water/plain water.
  • Alternatively, you can also use a mixer to make the paste.
  • Take lemon peels, add a bit of water to them, and use the mixer to make it into a pulp.
  • Then add the oatmeal to it to make the paste.
  • After the paste is ready, apply it all over your face using your fingers in a circular motion.
  • Use the paste on your neck area also.
  • Exfoliate for 2-5 minutes using the scrub and then wash off with lukewarm water.
  • Pat dry the face.

Here are some alternative ingredients for making a scrub at home.

  • Mix yogurt and oatmeal
  • Mix oatmeal and milk
  • Mix baking soda and water

Step 3: Lightening

Fruit facial at home help brighten your skin

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  • Rub some honey on your skin to help it lighten a bit.
  • Honey acts as bleach and helps to lighten skin tone.
  • Wash it off after 10 minutes.
Quick Tip
You can also use citrus fruits, such as oranges or lemons that are rich in vitamin C, to brighten your skin as the nutrient is known to exhibit anti-pigmentary effects (17).

Step 4: Opening up pores

  • Boil a pan of hot water and use it to steam your face.
  • Let the water stand for 5 minutes and lean over with a towel to keep the steam in.
  • This will open the pores on your skin.

Step 5: Fruit Facial

  • Take a ripe tomato and mash it into a paste and add some drops of lemon to it.
  • Keep the mixture in a refrigerator for 20-30 minutes and take it out.
  • Add a teaspoon of honey to it.
  • Apply this mixture to your face and neck.
  • Leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse off with water.
  • Alternatively, mash a ripe banana, and add some lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey. Mix well and apply to the skin. Leave it on for 15 minutes.
Quick Tip
Apply rose water to your face as it will act as a natural toner and uplift your face.

Step 6: Nourish and Moisturize

Fruit facial nourish and moisturize skin

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  • Take a cucumber and make a paste of it.
  • Apply this paste over the face and the neck area.
  • Leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse off with cold water.
  • Pat dry, and your home fruit facial is done.
  • You may need to follow up with a moisturizer.

If you have dry skin, you can pair fruits with moisturizing ingredients like glycerin, coconut oil, or aloe vera. If you have oily or combination skin, pair fruits with essential oils like rosemary or peppermint.

Here are a few things to keep in mind before you start your fruit facial.

What To Do Before And After A Fruit Facial

  • Before The Facial: Make sure your skin is clean. Wash your face with a face wash, and use a cleanser to thoroughly cleanse your skin. Make sure to remove all the makeup, if you have it on, from your skin. You can also apply a light or mild moisturizer. If you have acne-prone skin, make sure the moisturizer is water-based and not cream- or oil-based.
  • After The Facial: Wash your face and pat it dry. Do not rub your face as it may cause redness and undo the effects of the facial. Lie down and relax, allowing your skin to breathe after the facial. This also gives time for the facial ingredients to work on the skin.

Face packs made of fresh fruit pulp feel extremely refreshing on the skin. They are the best way to rejuvenate, soften, brighten, and refresh your skin. These face packs can cleanse your skin, remove all impurities, and keep it hydrated. Follow the recipes shared in our article to give yourself a fruit facial at home. You can even customize the recipes and add ingredients that suit your skin. However, always do a patch test before using any natural ingredient. This will help you avoid allergic reactions and skin irritation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we do a fruit facial daily?

No, it is best to do a fruit facial once in 15 days or once a month.

Which fruit is good for pink lips?

The vitamins and antioxidants present in strawberries may help nourish the lips and make them pink.

Key Takeaways

  • From grapes and papaya to apples and bananas, there are many fruits you can prepare face packs with. These fruits are mixed with other ingredients like milk, honey, or yogurt for added benefits.
  • Honey has bleaching properties and helps improve skin tone, while milk is a natural cleansing agent.
  • Make sure you cleanse your skin thoroughly to remove makeup, dirt, and excess oil before a fruit facial.


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