Durian is a fruit among the several species that are a member of the “Genus Durio.” It is derived from the word “duri” or spike. Although Durian is a seasonal fruit in the South-East Asia, it is considered to be the king of fruits. However, it does hold an unappealing smell because of which it is restricted in various restaurants.
Durian constitutes of various health benefits and is considered as a ‘Super Food’ for the skin. It contains hydrating oils, anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and natural sugars, which can give the skin its essential lipid, promote cell growth, and moisturize the skin.
Additionally, it is also rich in Vitamin C; it is the most suitable for its antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic properties. Durian enhances the complexion and rejuvenates your skin. It can also benefit your hair. Maintaining a proper sleep schedule is essential for a good skin care.
Just be careful not to mistake Jackfruit and Durian since they can look very much alike. The major difference between Jackfruit and Durian is that Jackfruit originates from India and is found all-year-round; while Durian from the South-East Asia and is a seasonal fruit.
How to Make Durian Facial Homemade Mask
We need durian pulp to make durian facial masks; if you are living in a country outside the South-East Asia, Durian or its pulp is easily available in any Asian supermarkets. Here’s the procedure:
Durian Face Mask 1
Step-1: Take a Durian and pick out the rich, creamy flesh; leave the outer skin; we are not going to use it. We need approximately, one teaspoon of raw durian flesh.
Step-2: Apply the flesh generously on the entire face; make sure you have evenly spread the paste all over the face. You may extend it up to the neck. The creamy texture of Durian makes a complete application easy and hassle-free because it runs smoothly on the skin.
Step-3: Leave the mask on your face for around 20 minutes. Rinse the mask thoroughly with lukewarm water so that the smell also fades away. Then pat the face dry.
Step-4: Ensure that you have applied a moisturizer and a toner to your skin to achieve the best result. You can also use a serum to get more anti-aging benefits for the face.
I have practically tried this facial mask and it has done wonders for me.
Durian Face Mask 2
- Take ½ Cucumber (with high-water content) and peel its skin.
- Take one tablespoon of Olive Oil (buy it from amazon.com).
- Take Durian fruit pulp, around two Tsp.
- Mix all the three ingredients in a container and blend well using a hand blender to form a smooth paste.
- Apply this mask all over your face and neck and gently massage the application.
- Leave the massaged mask on your face and neck for another 5 to 10 minutes.
- Rinse and remove the mask with lukewarm water; you may also make use of warm washcloth to remove the mask.
If you add a pinch of baking soda into the mixture, you will have one of the best facial scrubs to go with. Both the above-stated masks will leave your skin soft, smooth, fresh and with a silk-like feeling. For best results, please combine it with Vitamin E (buy it from amazon.com); this is readily available in the form of cosmetic capsules.
P.S. This facial mask isn’t recommended for those who dislike the smell of durian or are allergic to the fruit.
Why Should You Try This Facial Mask for Your Skin?
We’ve already discussed the cosmetic benefits of Durian on skin and hair, but I will give you many other reasons why this fruit is so good. The reasons are numerous; however, let me enlighten a few among them:
Durian pulp contains Organosulfur, which is an organic form of sulfur. This component is a vital source of enzymes and can enhance detoxification in your body.
This fruit is rich in amino acid, and as we all know Amino acid makes you feel nice, full of energy, and relaxed.
If you have sleep disorders, then Durian can help you. It is effective against insomnia too.
It is beneficial in decreasing dark circles, bags, puffiness and dark spots around or under your eyes.
It can also diminish the signs of aging and decrease wrinkles on your facial skin.
Please Note: Do not consume alcoholic beverages before or after consuming the Durian fruit.
How Fast Will You See the Effects?
Durian homemade masks are herbal and show effect gradually; therefore, do you expect overnight miracles in such cases. However, the effects are surely permanent. In around two weeks of regular application, acnes start disappearing. Besides the disappearing of acne, this fruit will also prevent acne emersion.
Some Useful Tips!
- Drink plenty of water when consuming Durian or using it for skin and hair care; hydration is salient during the treatment.
- Try avoiding tea or coffee as much as possible as they contain caffeine, which can hamper your vision; it can even make you feel dizzy when combined with Durian.
- Try to consume vegetables high in fiber right after consuming Durian. This is another way to decrease the effect, which usually comes after eating it.
Except for the foul odor, Durian comes with some health and cosmetic benefits. If you do not like consuming this fruit, then the best way to use it is to apply the pulp of this fruit on your face, neck, and other parts of the body wherever you desire.