Acai berries have become quite popular in recent times.
This Brazilian superfruit is found in the rainforests of South and Central America, and is principally used there as a food item, along with regular meals.
It owes its global popularity to the multiple health and wellness benefits that it provides.
We can benefit from their high anti-oxidant levels, total and LDL cholesterol reduction, anti-cancer properties, brain, memory and learning enhancement attributes, and overall health characteristics related to health, skin, and hair. They have been found to help erectile dysfunction, inflammation, obesity, fight arthritis, and prostate enlargement.
Acai Berry used as a Face-Mask
Acai berries provide immense skin care benefits in regard to wrinkles, facial swelling & puffiness, acne, pimples, fine lines, skin irritation, and exfoliation. Treating with acai berries in form of a face mask makes the skin youthful, hydrated, bright, and supple. The nutrients, amino acids, vitamins, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and minerals in acai berry bring a load of goodness to the face.
We have a few of them here and you can choose the one that suits you. However, it is recommended that you do a patch-test before using the acai mask, though acai berry is not known to cause allergies generally. For this test, prepare a thick paste of your acai berry-powder with water before applying it on a small portion of your inner elbow or inner wrist. If it doesn’t produce any negative allergic reaction such as redness, itching, burning sensation, rashes, or swelling after you leave it on for 12 -24 hours, you are good to go.
Honey, Yogurt & Acai Berry Face-Mask
The first face mask is a honey, along with yogurt and acai-berries combination that protects your skin while being abundant in fatty acids. Honey brings along its antibacterial properties, making your face bright, young-looking and radiant. For this face mask, you would need about an ounce of Acai 100, a teaspoonful of Manuka honey and a similar quantity of non-fat plain Greek yogurt.
The first step here is to mix the yogurt and honey together well enough and then add in the acai. The mask is ready for use once it has attained a medium thickness. Use a foundation brush to then apply this face mask to your face. After that, leave it on for about 7 to 10 minutes after which you can rinse it off with water and pat it dry with a soft towel.
Acai berry brings in vitamins – A, C, & E that protect against free radicals and brighten the face. Being a natural humectant, honey holds in moisture into the skin besides being anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and antiseptic. Enjoy the immediate freshness and brightness on your face while continuous will bring about the other benefits we talked about earlier.
Acai Face-Mask with Rosewater & Frankincense Oil
Another face mask you can try at home is one that uses frankincense essential oil, rose water, and acai berry powder. You would need about one teaspoon of acai berry-powder and 1 teaspoon of rose-water as well as 4 drops of frankincense essential-oil.
To prepare the mask mix, you would need to pour all the above ingredients in a clean bowl before mixing them up thoroughly. Before you put on the face mask you would need to rinse your face using a cleanser or gentle soap and pat the face dry. Additionally, it is recommended that you do some bit of facial steaming. It helps open up the pores on the face but this step is entirely optional.
Now apply and spread the face mask evenly all over the face using your clean fingertips. You would now leave your mask on the face and wait for between ten and fifteen minutes before using a small cotton-cloth to wash off the face. Please note that a cleanser or soap is not needed for this part of the procedure. Follow this up by patting the face dry and applying a moisturizer as you would normally.
We have given you two of the easier and popular Acai-berry face-masks here and surely you would want to know more once you start seeing the benefits.
You may want to bring in these face masks into your normal routine, probably once or twice a week, to brighten up your tired and dry skin. May we suggest that you look around and try other such face masks that suit your specific conditions and requirements. Here's to a glowing you.