Saturday, 10 October 2015

16 beauty and skin care benefits of strawberry : DIY Home-made strawberry facial mask recipes

 Loaded with the wonders of vitamin C, strawberry is very beneficial for skin. That is why strawberry is considered a beauty fruit for your skin. This heart shaped and juicy fruit has goodness of vitamin A,C, K,calcium, magnesium, folic acid and dietary fibre that make it a beauty food. Moreover, it contains flavonoids and salicylic acid that make it a wonderful beauty aid. This article delves deep into the best 16 beauty and skin care benefits of strawberry. Read on to know how to use strawberry in your beauty applications.

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 1.Strawberry delays ageing process

 Vitamin C and anti-oxidants present in strawberry help in warding off early signs of ageing and wrinkles. Strawberry prevents free radicals, which cause damage to skin cells. Lycopene present in strawberry helps your skin to iron out wrinkles, age spots and  fine lines naturally.

 You can eat strawberry daily and use this  topically on your face. You can mash 3-4 strawberries and blend with one spoon of honey and 2 spoons of milk cream and apply the resultant mix on your face. Leave this preparation on your face for 30 minutes.  This beauty tip makes your skin young, taunt and firm. Ellagic acid present in this berry restores youthfulness and charm of your skin. Apply this anti-ageing facial  mask  twice a week.

 2.Strawberry improves your complexion

 Rich in vitamin C and ellagic acid, strawberry helps in making your skin spotless and fair. You can scrub strawberry slice on your face for few minutes or you can mix strawberry pulp with  milk and apply on your perfectly cleansed face. Use this home remedy daily for best results.

3. Strawberry lightens dark lips

 Strawberry lightens dark lips since it contains vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants that help in exfoliating dead skin cells to bring out fresh cells on the outside. Scrub a slice of strawberry on lips and wash off with warm water. You cam mix strawberry juice with petroleum jelly and use this lip balm on your lips thrice a day to keep your lips moisturised and rosy.


4.Strawberry for acne free skin. 

Strawberry controls excess sebum, thus, it helps in preventing acne. You have to mix 5- strawberries with low fat sour curd and apply on your pimples to heal them fast. You can mix strawberry with mint juice and apply on acne-affected face to reduce acne and acne scars. Use this natural remedy daily for quick results.

5.Strawberry aids in exfoliating your skin

 Mix 2 spoons of sugar and  4 spoons of olive oil and 5-6  strawberries and  rub this preparation on your face and body gently to slough dead skin layer.  Rich in vitamin C and salicylic acid, strawberry helps to eliminate toxins and dead skin from the skin to make it lively and fresh naturally.


6. Teeth whitener

Vitamin C in strawberry breaks out plaque, that makes your teeth yellow. Strawberry can make your  teeth sparkling white. You can grind strawberry into fine paste and use this paste as a tooth whitener.


 7.Strawberry home-made facial mask for for wrinkled and sagging skin

 Strawberry is a boon to sagging, mature and dull skin. You can make a face mask with 3 spoons of strawberry pureee, 2 spoons of honey and 2 spoons of yogurt and apply this skin-tightening mask all over your face and neck in a upward motion.  In addition, you can make an-anti-ageing face mask with strawberry, milk cream and honey to cure fine lines and laugh lines. In addition, you can munch on a handful of strawberries to boost production of collagen fibres that keep your skin glowing and firm for long.


8. Strawberry for fading freckles

 Mix strawberry pulp with honey in equal amount and apply on your freckles. It helps to restore moisturiser into your skin and makes your skin spotless. Use this home remedy thrice a week.


9. Strawberry for curing dark circles

 Freeze  strawberry in the fridge and place this chilled slice over tired and fatigued eyes to soothe them instantly. It has natural compounds that helps to lessen the  puffiness of eyes instantly. Moreover, you can mix strawberry juice with almond oil/coconut oil and dab on your under-eyes areas to treat dark circles fast naturally. Astringent properties in strawberry helps to cure swelling and eyes-bags very effectively.

10. Eat strawberry for strong nails

 Rich in biotin, strawberry promotes healthy and strong nails. Biotin improves the keratin structure, therefore assisting in nail growth. Include plenty of strawberry in your diet to keep your nails shiny and naturally strong.

11. Strawberry facial cleanser

 Strawberry is rich in vitamin c, salicylic acid that makes it an effective facial cleanser. Salicylic acid removes impurities from the skin and tightens skin pores. Mix strawberry pulp with lemon juice and milk and use this preparation as facial cleanser. Use this natural remedy for oily to normal skin.


12. Strawberry face toner

 Mix strawberry juice with rose water and use this preparation as a face toner. You can store this mixture in refrigerator and use this skin toner for wrinkle-free,  flawless and beautiful skin naturally.

13. Strawberry acts as natural sunscreen

 Strawberry contains ellagic acids when used topically  protects your skin against sun's harmful ultra violet rays that accelerate the ageing process. Eating strawberry prevents synthesis of melanin that results in preventing dark spots and pigmentation marks.

14. Strawberry foot scrub

 You can grind few strawberries with few spoons of oatmeals and glycerine in a mixer.  Rub your mixture on your feet after a warm foot soak to remove the dead skin layer and rough skin from your legs. That way you can give your legs a relaxing pedicure at home.

15. Strawberry conditioner for silky and shiny hair

 Strawberry is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium and copper that promote healthy hair.
 Grind  8-9 strawberries and mix them with one spoon of mayonnaise. Massage this mixture on your  hair for 10 minutes and keep this concoction on hair for 45 minutes. In addition, you can grind  few strawberries into fine paste and mix them with egg yolk and apply over your hair to moisturise and soften your dry hair.

16. Strawberry for dandruff free hair

 You can mix strawberry pulp with tea tree oil or thyme oil and massage this mixture all over your hair to cure itching and pesky dandruff naturally.

 By now you are aware of the best skin care benefits of strawberry. It is the time to include these beauty tips into your beauty ritual. Get set to go gorgeous naturally


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