My mom bought this wonderful strawberry facial scrub from Fresh called Sugar Facial Polish. I tried it and love it. I know Fresh uses natural ingredients. Although I love Fresh products and they are very affordable I became inspired to create my own concoction and try it. I researched what strawberries can do for your skin. Here is what I discovered.
Did you know that the largest organ is your skin? Did you also know that your skin produces millions of new cells every day and fully regenerates itself every 30 to 40 days? As we get older the rejuvenating process slows down and we find ourselves with a dilemma! The best way to treat this is to be CONSISTENT in our skin care. NO SLACKERS ALLOWED should be your motto for taking care of your skin! Here is another homemade facial you can use once a week to keep your face glowing and to help with cell renewal.
All you need is strawberries, honey and brown sugar if your skin feels a little dull!
Strawberries are loaded with vitamin C! Salicylic acid and antioxidants are found in these luscious berries. If used in a facial they can help exfoliate the skin, gives you a brighter complexion, and helps reduce pore size. Strawberries also reduce redness and swelling and enable the skin to absorb more moisture. Not to mention that the antioxidants in strawberries help repair damaged skin and counteract the effects of aging.
This mask is great for normal to oily skin types!
Here is what you need to make you homemade strawberry facial mask.
- 6-7 Strawberries (mash in a small bowl really well)
- 2 teaspoons of organic honey
- mix well in small bowl
- apply all over face
- you can add a bit of cornstarch for people who have oilier skin.
- leave on for 15 minutes.
- if your skin is a little dull rub some brown sugar onto your skin and use circular motions to exfoliate before you rinse your face clean.
Important Note: If you think you might me allergic to strawberries it always best to do a spot test for a few minutes on your skin. You should always rinse with cool water never hot or warm water. This stimulates your skin and keeps the circulation going!
*Strawberries are also good for your daily diet! Research shows that strawberries can help prevent cancer in your intestinal walls because of the antioxidants. As the saying goes "The darker the berry the better the fruit!" Enjoy!