P is for PLUMS AND PLUMP SKIN!

Plums are, perhaps, a fruit you might not be too inclined to apply on your face, but here in the fruit lab, I am doing the messy (and fun) experiments to tell you the best ways to get fruit on your face!

But first, why Plums?

They are a rich source of antioxidants,

They contain Minerals such as Calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, among others.

They are loaded with Vitamin A!

Plus they help to hydrate the skin.

Why would you want all of these things for your skin?

Well, antioxidants fight free radical damage in our skin cells, which means less fine lines and wrinkles and more healthy looking skin. 

Vitamin A is going to be your skin BFF! it promotes the turn over of dead skin cells, which helps fade acne scars, which makes your skin clearer!

And the ability of plums to draw water to the surface of the skin, is going to be essential in helping to keep dry and dull skin away!

Did you know?

A study conducted by researchers from Tufts University in Boston ranked prunes as the #1 food in terms of antioxidant capacity. Using a laboratory analysis called ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity), the researchers found that prunes had more than twice the antioxidant capacity of other high ranking foods such as blueberries and raisins. Their biggest antioxidants? Hydroxycinnamic acids and anthocyanins.   ( Also why you should EAT a lot of prunes! Not to mention, they contain fiber and keep you regular!)

 So now, how could you get the most benefit out of this awesome purple fruit??

plum chocolate face mask

Well, the easiest way is....

Get some prune juice

grab a clay mask,

 

 

Mix them together.... 

and TA DA! 

You've got an antioxidant powder house to apply to your skin!

Now apply it and leave it on for about 10 to 15 minutes, being careful not to leave the mask fully dry so the clay doesn't dry your skin. (If you do leave it on a little longer than you should, just moisturize well after removing it)

 

Prunes are specially great for dry skin, so if your face is feeling a little tight, and it's looking dull and patchy, you might just benefit greatly from the deep hydration prune can provide!