Get your skin ready for that summer pool party with these DIY passion fruit beauty recipes. Passion fruit makes a delicious addition to any summer pool party, and it fights aging, too. The fruit is packed with nutrients that soften fine lines, hydrate skin, and improve skin texture and tone. What better reason to make a DIY passion fruit face mask, body scrub, and smoothie?
So grab some passion fruit, a blender, and a bowl, and get ready for skin that makes an entrance. Read below to learn how passion fruit benefits your skin, or skip to the DIY passion fruit beauty recipes.
Passion Fruit: Health and Beauty Benefits
Passion fruit contains a slew of nutrients that improve your skin and health. And you’ll enjoy these health and beauty benefits whether you eat the fruit or apply it to your skin.
According to Healthline, passion fruit contains these nutrients:
- vitamins A and C
- B vitamins
Vitamin A fights aging, smooths fine lines, and repairs sun-damaged skin, while vitamin C brightens skin and boosts collagen. Meanwhile, B vitamins balance oil, enhance hydration, and improve skin tone.
But passion fruit’s beauty benefits don’t stop there. Passion fruit seed oil—a powerful moisturizer—contains oleic, linoleic, stearic, and palmitic fatty acids. These nutrients fight aging, hydrate skin, strengthen the skin’s barrier, and lock in moisture, leaving your skin supple.
Other research suggests passion fruit protects your heart as well. For instance, one study found that eating purple passion fruit reduced blood pressure and heart disease risk in people with type 2 diabetes. So what better reason to add this zesty fruit to your diet?
Four Types of Passion Fruit: How to Choose
Passion fruit comes in many varieties and goes by different names worldwide. According to Sarah Bond, a nutritionist and writer at Eat, Learn, Live, there are four main types of passion fruit: purple, yellow, maracuyá, and granadilla.
But each type has a unique origin, flavor, and color. See the graphic for details.
So, with all these options, how do you know which passion fruit to choose? Here are five points to consider when selecting and preparing passion fruit:
- First, wrinkled skin means riper fruit.
- The fruit skin is inedible, so don’t eat it.
- Next, choose purple or yellow fruit, but avoid green, which is unripe.
- Wash the fruit a few times before eating it.
- Then, use a sharp knife to slice the passion fruit in half.
According to Healthline, people with latex allergies could have adverse reactions to passion fruit. One reason? The structure of the fruit’s proteins resembles that of latex, increasing the risk of a reaction.
Another risk? Chemicals in purple passion fruit skin could be toxic in large amounts. Although the skin is inedible, you’ll still want to beware.
DIY Passion Fruit Beauty Recipes
So now that you know about passion fruit’s health and beauty benefits, check out these DIY passion fruit beauty recipes below. Make a DIY passion fruit face mask first if you’d like, and then mix up the smoothie or a passion fruit body scrub while you wait for your mask to dry.
Beauty Recipe #1: Anti-Aging DIY Passion Fruit Face Mask
First, whip up this DIY passion fruit face mask recipe to get your skin glowing this summer. This mask brightens skin and softens fine lines, leaving your face buttery smooth.
To make this face mask, all you need is passion fruit, Manuka honey, grapeseed oil, and vitamin C or hyaluronic acid serum. The serum is optional, but vitamin C adds radiance, and hyaluronic acid plumps skin and boosts moisture retention.
You can also prep your skin with a pineapple face scrub first. Exfoliating removes dead surface skin, helping your skin absorb the mask’s nutrients. In addition, Manuka honey calms inflammation and softens skin, while grapeseed oil nourishes and hydrates.
Now, gather the items below to make your DIY passion fruit face mask.
Beauty Recipe #2: Anti-Acne Lemon, Honey, and Passion Fruit Face Mask
Here’s another DIY passion fruit face mask to try if you want to tackle two skin troubles together. This passion fruit mask brightens skin and blasts breakouts, helping calm redness and speed healing time.
All you need is passion fruit, honey, argan oil, and lemon juice. Vitamin E-rich argan oil hydrates skin and keeps your skin’s barrier strong, while honey kills bacteria and relieves swelling. Meanwhile, vitamin C-rich lemon juice and passion fruit even skin tone and fade acne marks.
See the recipe for details.
Another beauty tip? Switch between this DIY passion fruit face mask and a DIY matcha mask to control acne. Use each mask once per week for best results.
But don’t clean up yet because it’s time to make your DIY passion fruit body scrub and smoothie next.
Beauty Recipe #3: DIY Passion Fruit Body Scrub
Now, get your body ready for that pool party with this DIY passion fruit body scrub. Just grab a bowl, some passion fruit tea, pink sanding sugar, maracuja oil (i.e., passion fruit oil), and apricot kernel oil.
The pink sanding sugar is used in baking but doubles as an exfoliator. The sugar sloughs off dead skin, bringing your fresh skin to the surface. Plus, apricot and maracuja oil nourish and hydrate your skin, leaving it silky.
See the beauty recipe below for details.
After rinsing, slather on passion fruit body oil to double the softness. Or pair this passion fruit body scrub with one of these DIY grapeseed oil beauty recipes to get a full-body glow. Then, get shiny hair with these DIY pomegranate, coconut, and passion fruit oil hair mask recipes.
Beauty Recipe #4: DIY Chocolate Passion Fruit Body and Lip Scrub (i.e., The Chocolate Passion)
Another option? Pamper your body and lips with The Chocolate Passion, another DIY passion fruit beauty recipe that will get your skin pool party gorgeous. This decadent body dessert also makes a perfect at-home spa treat.
All you need is passion fruit oil, cocoa powder, coconut oil, and coconut sugar. Coconut sugar sloughs off dead cells, while antioxidant-rich cocoa softens and protects your skin. In addition, passion fruit oil hydrates and nourishes, and coconut oil locks in moisture.
See the recipe for details.
But don’t clean up yet because it’s time to make your passion fruit smoothie.
Beauty Recipe #5: Anti-Aging Passion Fruit Smoothie
Next, this passion fruit smoothie makes a refreshing addition to your summer pool party or holiday celebration. It’s easy to make, and your body and skin will love it.
And feel free to adapt the quantities to meet your needs. For instance, use one passion fruit for one serving or two fruits for two servings.
See the smoothie recipe for details.
Passion fruit makes a delicious addition to your summer pool party and leaves your skin glowing. So treat yourself to these DIY passion fruit beauty recipes this summer. Make a DIY passion fruit face mask, body scrub, and smoothie, and your skin will be pool party ready before you know it.
Make the passion fruit smoothie as often as you’d like, and use the DIY passion fruit face mask and body scrub once per week for best results. Then, the more you use the face mask, the brighter your skin will look.
So enjoy your DIY passion fruit beauty recipes—and your new skin—and check back for more beauty reviews and skincare tips.
This post first appeared on Beauty and Travel Reviews. / Featured photo credit: Baibaz / iStockPhoto
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