I knew there were more reasons I loved summer in Moldova. I was with my host family recently at their village house where the fruits and vegetables are plentiful. My host mom told me to try something new and create a natural face mask.
With the plethora of sour cherries falling from the trees, I gathered up a handful in order to try this new beauty tip. My host mom is a “life professional”, remember? The directions are oh, so simple.
1. Gather cherries.
2. Take out their pits and smash them up.
3. Spread on your face.
4. Wait about 10 minutes.
5. Then, wash the cherry smutz from your face.
6. Ta-da! Fresh, smooth feeling skin!
I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical at first. After trying it, I can say it really works! I wish cherries were available all-year round, so it looks like this beauty treatment is only a summer thing. My host mom told me this can be done with many of the other fruits available in the summer as well. See, now you know what you can do with some of those fruits that may have gotten a little too smooshed for consumption or left too long in storage – instead of throwing them away, put them on your skin! Poftim!