Here’s a fruit acid and Vitamin C mask/peel hack that I’m obsessed with. I used to make a fruit acid peel with pineapple juice, which was very messy. Then I made it into ice cubes, which was still pretty messy. And then I made use of these awesome twist up tubes that I had lying around in my DIY box (from making anti-aging body balm a while ago). Bingo, I knew they would be perfect for my hack.
Strawberries and pineapple contain powerful fruit acids, which help to gently exfoliate the uppermost layer of dead skin cells, leaving your skin looking glowy and bright.
I’ve added Amla powder, which is extremely high in Vitamin C, so that the whole thing is a mask/peel combo.
1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup fresh organic frozen strawberries
2 tsp Amla powder
1/4 cup filtered water
Place everything in a food processor until well blended and smooth. You may need to use a spatula half way through to make sure there is no mixture stuck to the sides/or powder on the bottom of the bowl.
Pour into the twist-ups tubes. This should make about 2 tubes with a little extra for drinking!
If you choose to drink the remaining mixture, you may need to add a few drop of Stevia or Monk Fruit as the Amla makes it a little sour.
When you are ready to use, twist off cap and smooth a thin layer of the mask over your face. Then PUT THE TUBE BACK IN THE FREEZER!
As you are applying, it will melt so make sure you have a towel around your neck and chest. I recommend lying down on a towel on your bed to allow the mask to do it’s thing (5-10 minutes). Rinse off with warm water, then continue with your skincare regime as usual.
This works really well on most skin types. If you have inflamed skin, and/or Rosacea, I would leave it on for a maximum of 30 seconds.