Friends, we have all heard more than once about the benefits of certain products in cosmetology. They are part of various products, from which they make homemade masks and creams that are in no way inferior to store counterparts, and often even better in quality and composition. Today we are talking about strawberries! We will tell you what its benefits are and why it really deserves the title of “beauty berry”.
Berry skin benefits
Ripe strawberries have many beneficial properties, here are just a few of them.
Strawberries prolong the youthfulness of the skin. The berry contains the antioxidant ellagic acid, which prevents collagen breakdown. Its deficiency is one of the main causes of wrinkle formation. Ellagic acid protects the skin from UV radiation, which in turn also prevents the appearance of wrinkles.
Reduces acne. One of the most common causes of acne is excessive accumulation of sebum in the pores. The high content of vitamin C in the berry helps to get rid of its excess and gently cleanse the skin.
Brightens the skin. Strawberry juice is very effective in lightening blemishes and scars as well as acne. Ellagic acid reduces dark spots and evens out skin tone.
Reduces puffiness under the eyes. Strawberries, like cucumbers, help reduce puffiness and lighten dark circles under the eyes. Place the slices of berries over your eyes and let sit for 15 minutes. After that, you just have to wash your face and enjoy the effect.
Gently cleanse the skin. Strawberries are an excellent natural scrub, the salicylic acid in the composition helps to remove dead cells from the surface of our skin and prevents the appearance of acne.
Strawberry and Lemon Purifying Mask
Due to its composition, which includes vitamin C, alpha hydroxy acids, salicylic, aspartic and ellagic acids, strawberries are widely used in the cosmetics industry to create skin care products. But instead of using chemistry once again, it is better to make natural cosmetics from strawberry puree with your own hands.
Combined with various ingredients, strawberries help fight a wide variety of skin imperfections. So, in combination with lemon juice, a natural mask removes excess sebum and cleanses the pores from the inside, helps get rid of scars and age spots, and also prevents acne.
strawberries – 2-3 pcs.
lemon juice – 1 tsp
From strawberries, follow the puree and mix with lemon juice. Apply the mixture to a clean face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse off the mask gently with warm water and then rinse your face with cold water to close the pores.
Gentle strawberry and honey scrub
The small seeds of strawberries make them an excellent exfoliating agent that gently removes impurities, dead cells and excess sebum. Combined with honey, this mask will not only gently cleanse your face, but also leave your skin firm and soft.
strawberries – 2-3 pcs.
honey – 1 tbsp. l.
Make mashed strawberries, mix it with honey until smooth. Apply the mixture to your face in gentle circular motions. Massage your face for at least 2 minutes, then leave the mask on for 15 minutes. Then rinse it off with warm water, and then rinse your face with cold water to close the pores.
Natural teeth whitener
Of course, natural whitening products will not brighten your teeth by several tones like professional chemical ones. But on the other hand, such a paste is safe for enamel and gums, does not make teeth sensitive and cleans the surface of persistent plaque, thereby brightening the color of the teeth.
strawberries – 1 pc.
baking soda – 0.5 tsp
Mash the strawberries, add baking soda to the puree and mix thoroughly. Brush the mixture onto your teeth and brush for 4 minutes. Rinse your mouth with water and brush your teeth with a high fluoride paste. Use the product every 1-2 weeks.
Nature gives us not only delicious products for our favorite dishes, but also ingredients for natural remedies. Do you make similar masks at home or do you prefer professional care? Share your experience!