So today I bring you something that I have been doing for my face lately. A homemade fruit acid mask! It has been working wonders on my sensitive skin, as it utilizes the same principles that an AHA mask does, but with a much more gentle touch. The effect of the mask is to brighten and smooth out your skin, so it’s something I like to try and do on a weekly basis, especially the night before a big event. In addition, the rice paper helps to nourish the skin while helping to hold the fruit mask in place. So, do enjoy, dolls.
I make absolutely no guarantees that this will work for everyone’s skin; it’s just something that works for mine, so I wanted to share it with all of you. I have very sensitive, dry to combination skin. That said, I like this mask as it does not completely strip my skin of any moisture, but it is still important to moisturize thoroughly after this mask.
- 2 tablespoons plain, full-fat yoghurt
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 kiwi fruit, diced small
- 1-2 sheets rice paper
Begin by measuring out the yoghurt and orange juice into a small jar or other storing vesicle. Then mash the kiwi fruit and crush its seeds using a mortar and pestle. This will take a bit of effort. I find it’s easiest to do it if you work in small batches. Combine the mashed kiwi fruit with the orange juice yoghurt and set aside. If you are not going to do a mask right away, store it covered in the fridge until you are ready (the mask will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days).
When you are ready for your mask, be sure your face is freshly washed but not yet moisturized.
Using scissors, cut the rice paper into strips of varying widths and lengths. Lay them out and mist both sides with water and let them sit for a few minutes to soften. Using a small brush, “paint” the kiwi fruit mask onto one side of a piece of rice paper and lay it on your face. Continue to paint strips and lay them on your face until your cheeks, chin, nose, and forehead are covered. Leave the mask on your face until the rice paper is no longer slick and has become tacky, which should take 15-20 minutes. Peel off the rice paper, discard, and rinse off your face with lukewarm water. Moisturize your face and enjoy your radiant skin!
Makes enough for 3-4 masks