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Simple Fruit and Vegetable Facial Cleanser

Simple Fruit and Vegetable Facial Cleanser

Do you know of any recipes for homemade facial cleansers?

The legendary beauty Cleopatra’s famed milk baths made her skin soft and supple because milk contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs).

AHAs such as are found in milk, lemon juice, vinegar, blackberries, grapes, oranges, tomatoes, and apple juice exfoliate the skin by dissolving the glue that holds dead skin cells together. They cleanse the top layer of skin, allowing the body’s natural emollient oils to reach the surface cells and help moisturize and relieve dryness. They help cleanse oily skin and remove blackheads. AHA chemical peels of between 20 and 70 percent acidity are available from some doctors, but they are so strong they can leave scars, and the FDA believes that these strong peels could expose the skin to an increased risk of sunburn.

The ingredients mentioned here, such as organic apple cider vinegar, are all-natural AHAs that you can use at home (avoid the eyes), has 7 percent acidity, and is a safe and sure way to get the benefit of fruit acids without danger to the skin (although even at this low level, you should be aware of the increased risk of sunburn). The benefits of homemade fruit acids become evident as soon as you start using them; your skin starts feeling soft and smooth.

To my skin’s great benefit I squeeze a lemon once a week and keep its juice in the refrigerator. In the morning, I dab some of the juice on my fingers and pat it onto my face, leave it on for 10 minutes or so and then rinse.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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10:15AM PDT on Oct 29, 2011

Thanks!~

10:15AM PDT on Oct 29, 2011

Thanks!~

10:16AM PDT on Aug 22, 2011

interesting....

5:30PM PDT on Aug 4, 2011

Thanks for the great info.

12:35AM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

Thank you for the article. i'm going to try it as soon as i get home.

9:19PM PDT on Jul 13, 2011

thanks for the article.

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3:10PM PDT on Apr 27, 2011

Thanks.

7:54PM PDT on Apr 26, 2011

I have psoriasis on my knee and elbow. I'm going to try this and see if it helps at all.

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