Strawberries are delicious tart fruits that are the first to ripen in spring. Did you know that these conical shaped beauties can do much more than satisfy your irresistible sweet tooth? Strawberries are super fruits, bursting with powerful anti-oxidants and loads of vitamin C that will provide your skin with nourishing nutrients for healthy happy skin. Research shows that people who eat foods rich in vitamin C have fewer wrinkles and age related skin problems than those who donâ€™t.
Strawberries contain the anti-oxidant ellagic acid which prevents collagen destruction which is one of the major causes of wrinkle formation. Ellagic acid has a photoprotective effect that works against UV damage by stifling the production of enzymes that contribute in destruction of collagen. This prevents wrinkles from forming on the skin, thereby providing a healthy supple look to your face.
2. Say goodbye to acne
Notorious acne caused by excess accumulation of sebum can be cleared off using strawberry face scrubs and masks. This is because the acidic nature of strawberries enables it to remove excess oil in the skin.
3. UV skin protection
The powerful anti-oxidant, ellagic acid found in strawberries is very useful as it protects the skin from harmful UV rays. A research conducted by researchers at a university in Korea discovered that mice that were exposed to UV rays after being given ellagic acid treatment showed reduced wrinkle formation as compared to mice that werenâ€™t given the treatment before exposure.
4. No more oily skin
Rich in vitamin C, strawberries can be used to make excellent face masks to fight oily skin, as well as nourish and revitalize your skin. Strawberries are acidic in nature and this is effective to remove the excess sebum on skin.
5. Skin lightening
Strawberry juice is very efficient in lightening blemishes and acne scars. Strawberry juice had skin lightening extracts as well as ellagic acid which reduces dark spots on skin. Simply apply strawberry juice to the dark spot on skin using a cotton ball and rinse thoroughly afterwards.
At-Home Beauty Concoctions Using Fresh Strawberries
Strawberries are rich in antioxidants, flavonoids and salicylic acid, which can prove to be great skin and overall beauty rescuers when used regularly. Here’s what you could do with the extra punnet hanging around:
Strawberries have astringent properties that help diminish puffiness and dark circles under the eyes. Just like you do with cucumbers, select big strawberries and cut them into big slices which you should apply to your eyes while lying down. Relax for 15 minutes before removing the slices and enjoy the amazing results.
Strawberries are an excellent natural exfoliant, which is essential in removing dead cells that make up the upper surface of our skin. The berries contain salicylic acid that helps clear away dead cells, as well as inhibit the growth of those notorious blackheads.
Sweet Strawberry Face Mask
Strawberries contain a high concentrates of a chemical known as alpha-hydroxyl acid which is very effective in helping slough off dead cells on the outer surface of the skin and eliminating excess oils. Making a purely strawberry face mask can do many wonders in repairing skin as well as nourishing it.
Quick Lip Scrub
Make a quick lip scrub at home by mashing 2 ripe strawberries with 2 teaspoons of sugar. Rub this on your lips for a minute and rinse off. The sugar will exfoliate and soften your lips while the fruit acids in the strawberry will help liven up and plump your lips.
Whiten Your Teeth
While your at it, why not give some attention to your teeth, as they form a great part of your facial beauty. Treat your whole face to some strawberry goodness, including your teeth as a bonus! For some powerful teeth whitening treatment, simply rub half a strawberry back and forth your teeth and hold that smile – let all the goodness sink in for a minute. Rinse off and enjoy your shiny white teeth!
Luxurious Skin Scrub
Make a skin scrub fit for royalty by mixing 1/2 a cup of sugar, 4 -5 ripe strawberries and 3 teaspoons of olive oil. Generously massage your skin with this scrub before you take a bath. Your skin will look fresh, soft and hydrated like never before!MYNEWSHUB