I’ve always wanted to open up a “Spa” and call it “The Fruity Stand” …… When I was young , we used to go to my grandmother’s house in the country. In the summer time, their was a corner country store called “The Fruity Stand” ……my friends and I would ride our bikes and grab some smoothies !! When I was thinking about opening a spa , you just never know ..dreams always do come true !! … I had a thought of creating yummy fruit facials and body treatments for my clients ..plus make them into yummy Smoothies for drinks .
So here are just a few of “The Fruity Stand” recipes for smoothies and facial mask ..Enjoy !! Christina
Banana is a great emollient for your skin and hair. They are rich in protein and natural fats and can be used on all skin types. An easy facemask that will make your skin supple is to blend mashed banana , yogurt, oatmeal (for dry skin) honey and soy milk all over your skin and leave it on for 2o minutes, rinse off with warm water and moisturize after that. Mashed banana also makes a wonderful hair conditioner when mixed with a 1 tablespoon of honey. Perfect for keeping hair beautiful , shiny and soft !
“Banana Oatmeal Facial Smoothie”
1 cup soy milk
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 banana, broken into chunks
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions ~ In a blender, combine soy milk, oats, banana . Add vanilla and honey. Blend until smooth.
Strawberries Raspberries, Cranberries and Pomegranates all contain ellagic acid, an antioxidant …. that help to protect the skin against the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays, a main cause of aging skin. Strawberries contain Vitamin C and antioxidants, that moisturize the skin. They are most suitable for people with oily skin.
“Strawberry & Raspberry Facial Smoothie”
1 cup fresh strawberries
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup soy milk
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions ~ Blend strawberries, raspberries, milk, yogurt, honey, and vanilla extract in a blender until smooth.
Blueberries are rich in fiber as well as vitamins A and C, while low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. They are also a good source of antioxidants and their many vitamins and nutrients can be good for your skin. Whether you suffer from acne, broken capillaries or splotchy skin, the nutrients in blueberries will help. Cinnamon–in both grated and essential oil forms–is beneficial to the skin because it brings blood and nutrients to the skin surface while also helping to dry skin.
“Blueberry & Cinnamon Facial Smoothie”
1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)
1 (8 ounce) container plain yogurt
3/4 cup soy milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Directions ~ Blend the blueberries, yogurt, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon in a blender until frothy.
Here are some more benefits of fruit for your skin !
1. Kiwi fruit
Kiwi fruit contains a large amount of vitamin C and vitamin D as well as various kinds of nutrients such as amino acid and natural myo-inositol. These elements all are likely to make skin become smooth, soft and white.
Lemon has many kinds of functions. It can clean the skin in deep level and regulate excessive grease. In addition, lemon also contains a large amount of elements which can help to whiten the skin and remove spots.
3. Citrus fruits
The fresh and fragrant aroma of citrus fruits can make you stay calm and peaceful. Vitamin A and a small amount of selenium that contained in citrus fruits can help to moisturize your skin and prevent you skin from being oxidated.
Pineapple can help to remove toxins produced by human body.
Grape Polyphenols contained in grapes have a great anti-oxidation function. They can restrict free radicals and delay the process of aging. While grape cores can soften our skin and make skin keep being moisturized.
Cheery ranks first in its iron content among all kinds of fruit. It also contains a large amount of mineral substances which can help to enrich the blood and make you look rosy.
Strawberry contains many kinds of fruit acid which can make your skin white and elastic. In addition, they can also moisturize skin. It is most suitable for people with oily skin.
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Beauty Fruit 1: Apples
Apples are a great conditioner and toner for your skin. They have amazing skin-healing powers and have been used as a beauty aid for centuries. Add a cup of apple juice to your bath to cleanse and soften your skin. The juice of apple can be used as a breathe freshener too. Apple juice when applied to your hair scalp can prevent dandruff. Use as a final rinse after shampooing your hair. Also, remember, apples are filled with pectin – essential for fighting the dreaded acne
Beauty Fruit 2: Lemons
A classic home beauty ingredient. Lemons are used to cleanse and freshen the skin and hair. Use lemon slices to soften rough skin spots such as elbows and heels. Lemon slices also help deodorize and mix a few teaspoons of lemon juice in your bath and you will feel fresh the whole day. Lemon juice can be added to your favorite cleanser or shampoo to refresh and tone your scalp. It also helps prevent dandruff. Lemon rinds can be rubbed on to scars as it aids healing. Lemon is a ,natural bleach it can help to fade out dark spots and acne scars too
Beauty Fruit 3: Pineapple
Like papaya, pineapples are great skin softeners, which cleanses and rejuvenates dull and dry skin. Use pineapple slices on rough skin spots like knees, elbows, and heels. Use a slice of pineapple as you would a sponge or loofah to scrub your body in the bath or shower.
Beauty Fruit 4: Papaya
Papaya- rich in papain enzyme and Vitamin A, is the best treatment for exfoliating your skin. For having a fresh and glowing skin apply mashed papaya and 3 teaspoons of aloe vera gel and massage all over your body monthly. Leave on your skin for no more than five minutes and rinse thoroughly. Use it with caution for the first time as it may sometimes irritate sensitive skin.
Beauty Fruit 5: Peaches
Peaches are highly emollient and perfect for dry skin types. Mash a fresh peach and combine with a tablespoon of plain yogurt to make a smooth paste. Apply on the skin and leave it on for 20 mins and then rinse off with warm water. Your skin will feel moisturized and supple to the touch.
So, why not start munching on all these healthy fruits and leave some to be applied on your skin too. They are scrumptious and oh so irresistible. They can satisfy your sweet tooth and none of the calories!
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