Hello my readers! Right now, is the season of this lovely fruit in Europe. One of my fav! 🙂 The heart-shaped, delicate berries have a characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweet and sour taste. Absolutely yummy!
You can enjoy fresh strawberries, add them to salads or use them to make fruit juice, pies, ice creams, smoothies, milkshakes and chocolates. But, did you now that strawberries are one such healthy fruit with innumerable beauty benefits. Including them in your skin care routine can show surprising effects.
Usually I’m not posting pictures of myself in blogs. The reason why I did this time is to show you how is my skin look like when you eat healthy and take care of your skin from mother nature. I haven’t use any Photoshop programs or filters. No heavy make up, only mascara, lipstick and eyeliner pencil and I never did any plastic surgery. I think everyone can do just a little for themselves to have healthy and youth skin.
Strawberries are rich in essential nutrients, such as vitamins C, A and K, calcium, magnesium, folic acid, phosphorus, potassium, folate and dietary fiber. Contain powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
Here are few ways to incorporate strawberries in your skin care routine:
1. Slows aging
Prepare an anti-aging face mask with ½ cup of mashed strawberries, 1 teaspoon of honey and 2 teaspoons of milk cream. Mix the ingredients thoroughly. Apply this paste all over your face and neck. Allow it to sit for 20 to 25 minutes, then wash it off with cool water and pat dry. Use this face pack once a week.
2. Improves Skin Complexion
Simply cut a strawberry in half and rub the inner flesh over your face, neck, hands and other exposed skin. Allow the juice to remain on your skin for about 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse it off with cool water. Repeat daily or every other day to get a glowing complexion.
3. Cures Acne
Mash 5 to 6 ripe strawberries. Mix in 1 tablespoon of sour cream or low-fat, unsweetened yogurt to make a smooth paste. Apply it to your face. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes, then rinse it off with cool water .Use this remedy twice a week to prevent acne and pimples.
4. Exfoliates skin
Simply mash a handful of ripe strawberries into a paste. Mix in 1 teaspoon each of sugar and olive oil. Gently massage the paste onto your body using circular motions. Wait 15 minutes before taking a bath. Follow this remedy once or twice a week.
5. Lighten dark lips
Mash up 1 strawberry and gently rub the flesh on your lips for a couple of minutes. Allow the juice to sit for 5 minutes, then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Do this a few times a week. Another option is to prepare a mixture with 1 tablespoon of strawberry juice and 2 tablespoons of petroleum jelly. Store the mixture in the refrigerator and use it as a lip balm 2 or 3 times daily.
6. Makes teeth whiter
Grind 1 to 2 strawberries into a paste. Rub it on your teeth for a couple of minutes and then rinse your mouth with warm water. Do this twice daily for a few weeks. Another option is to simply rub half a strawberry back and forth all over your teeth, wait 1 minute and then rinse it off with warm water. Follow this simple remedy twice daily for about a couple of weeks.
Thank you for reading and let me now how was the effects! 🙂