I like to eat in season, and I also like to feed my skin in season as well.
Soon cherries will be flooding the markets and farm stands and that means I will be eating them, making decadent desserts with them, and I will be using them in my organic, natural skin care.
If you take a look at cherry trees in bloom, they are breath-taking. The fruit is so shiny, colorful, and eye-catching. The cherry refuses to be ignored. And isn’t it true that the fruits and vegetables that are the most beneficial to our bodies are the ones that stand out and makes us take notice? That’s how I feel about cherries.
And no wonder. The beautiful gems have a very impressive profile.
Benefits of Cherries
Helps with Arthritis and Gout
Helps with Migraine Headaches
Prevents Aging Prematurely
Excellent Sleep Aid
Naturally Sweet with a Low Glycemic Index
Improves Heart Health
High in Antioxidants
Rich in Minerals and Vitamins
Rich in Beta Carotene
With all these fantastic qualities it’s no wonder they have many incredible health benefits. But, are cherries good for your skin as well? Absolutely. Let’s look at what it can do for your skin.
Cherry Fruit – Benefits For Skin:
Rich in Antioxidants
Help to Minimize Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Rich in Vitamins & Minerals
So, let’s take these luscious cherries and make an incredible, nourishing and exfoliating face mask. I think you are going to love this one. I call it “glow in a jar” because of its natural brightening, illuminating and moisturizing effect – done naturally. I have tried different fruit acid masks over the years, I find this one works even better than many store brands.
Okay, here’s the recipe.
Sweet Cherry Exfoliating Face Mask
2 tablespoons of organic yogurt (the lactic acid helps to remove dead skin cells, moisturizing)
1 tablespoon of raw honey (I used raw cherry blossom honey – antibacterial, moisturizing, healing, brightening, evening, illuminating)
Juice of 10 cherries (nourishing cocktail of vitamins and minerals; brightening, exfoliating)
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice (brightening, tightening)
Put two heaping tablespoons of yogurt in a bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Mix thoroughly and then apply to clean skin.
Leave on for about 15 minutes and then rinse with warm and then cool water. Follow up with your favorite toner and moisturizer. I have normal skin and don’t need a moisturizer after using this treatment. Use once or twice a week. You will love the condition of your skin after this facial. It will give your face an illuminating effect from the honey and other ingredients. Done easily, inexpensively, and naturally.
How many of you have used fruit acids to help with your skin? Share your recipes with us.