Red and Blue Homemade Skin Brightening Face Mask

What better to brighten and liven up your complexion than the brightest of fruits —
blueberries and tomatoes. Packed to the brim with antioxidants to prevent fine lines, reduce inflammation, and even out the skin, this skin brightening face mask is wonderful for all skin types and ideal for dull, aging skin. Try it twice a week when you notice that your complexion is blotchy or faded. It can also be used as an anytime wrinkle preventing facial.

Blueberries and tomatoes are super fruits for your skin. They are both high in vitamin C to boost collagen formation and to protect cells as an antioxidant. Blueberries are also a great source of anthocyanins to neutralize free radical damage and to slow the development of fine lines. Tomatoes supply the anti-inflammatory antioxidant lycopene to reduce redness and blotchiness. Tomatoes are also a great cleansing ingredients, helping to remove excess oil and dirt.

These bright fruits combine well with a little apricot kernel oil to promote skin repair with vitamin E and to help lock in moisture with phytosterols. Sweet orange essential oil rounds out this brightening face mask. It has a natural detoxifying effect. It also supports collagen production in the skin.

To make this homemade skin brightening facial you will need:

  • 10 blueberries, more or less
  • 1/4 of a fresh tomato
  • 1 teaspoon of apricot kernel oil
  • 2 drops of sweet orange essential oil

Pulverize the fruit in the blender for about ten seconds and then move to a small bowl. Add the apricot kernel and sweet orange oil and stir. Open pores by placing a very warm, wet wash cloth on the face for thirty seconds and then smear the mask over the face and neck. Leave on and relax for twenty minutes. Rinse well with cool water and moisturize. With regular use, expect smoother, brighter skin and a healthy fruit glow.

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While I love my skin, I am not actually a dermatologist or a medical professional. The information on this site is not meant to treat or diagnose any health issues.