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A skin care product that grows on trees peaches

Every week this summer Body and Soul is featuring a different skin care product you can easily make yourself. The recipes use products you can find in Bermuda and usually you can obtain them for free or at a relatively low cost. The low cost in making the items will help you stretch your money further during these times of economic instability, and making the items yourself will give you better peace of mind in knowing exactly what you are putting on your skin. This is no small matter as your skin is an organ of your body, in fact it’s your body’s largest organ. It does absorb what’s put on it and there are those who fervently believe you should not put on your skin, anything you would not eat.

It’s a message even advocated by the famous Dr Mehmet Oz of the Oprah Show.

This week’s recipe is the simplest and one I stumbled on by a kind of natural instinct. I was clearing yellow peaches which had fallen from a tree so that rats would not come around. The drought caused the peaches to not fully develop and when I bit into one it was not appetising. But I couldn’t bring myself to throw away the fruit. I thought I might blend it into a nice cream concoction but as soon as I cut it, something told me to rub it on my face, so I did. I’ve been very pleased with the results.

Peachy Pretty faceCut a small peach and gently rub the fleshy side all over your face. Leave on for at least 20 minutes then simply wash off with warm water.

This will work with peaches that don’t taste good as well as those that do. The peach does not have to be fully ripe. The pectin in the fruit softens skins and loosens debris in the pores. You can reuse the piece of fruit you’ve used about three times.

If you peel peaches before you eat them, save the skin and rub the fleshy side onto your face before going to bed. If you do this be careful as ants may take to either your face or your pillowcase during the night.

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Published August 02, 2011 at 7:00 am (Updated August 01, 2011 at 6:54 pm)

A skin care product that grows on trees peaches

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