Did you know, on an average there are about 200 seeds on a strawberry? The very girly ‘pink’ fruit, strawberry is very high in antioxidants, nutrients and vitamins, and has several health benefits to offer! You’d also love to know that though the name strawberry suggests it’s a berry; it is actually a fruit! It is juicy and sweet, has a sweeter color, has an enamoring aroma, and is mostly loved by all; whether young or old. People tend to attach strawberries to romantic dispositions as well. Most couples gift their partners strawberries as a sign of love!
For one it is super tasty to eat, and secondly it can work like magic on your skin! The oozy fruit is rich in Vitamin C and works excellently to fight oily skin, reduce under eye puffiness, and also helps to lighten the skin tone making you look fairer. Strawberries can be expensive, and parlor visits can burn holes in your pockets; so, should you be discouraged from using strawberries as the main ingredient for a facial mask? Absolutely not! You can very easily make a strawberry face pack coupled with some simple ingredients that you can easily find in your kitchen or at your neighborhood stores.
Let us have a look at some of the procedures of making excellent strawberry face packs:
- All plain.
Go by the name! You don’t have to add any other ingredient apart from strawberries. Just mash a handful of strawberries in a bowl and make a paste out of it. Warning: you can be very tempted to gobble it down; control! Apply the paste all over your face gently, and let it sit on your skin for a good 15 minutes. Once the time is up, rinse it off with plain cold water. You’d feel the difference!
- Fresh cream.
Fresh cream is recommended if you have dry skin. In case it is oily, take yogurt. Mix it with strawberry puree, and add honey (about a tablespoon) to it. Apply the pack all over your face, and leave your skin alone for the next ten minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water once the time is up. You also have the option to store the paste overnight in the refrigerator, and apply the cool mask the next day. This pack is great for reducing acne. Try it!
- Give me honey.
Even this one will help to ward away the annoying acne! All you have to do is smash a small number of strawberries in a dish, and some honey to it (a teaspoon). This will make the paste a lil sticky, but that’s okay! Apply the paste all over your face and keep it till it dries up a bit. Wash it off with cold water. Do this at least twice a week to get flawless skin.
- Go chocolaty.
Mix a tablespoon of cocoa powder, honey, and mashed strawberries in a bowl. Rub the smooth paste on your face, and let it rest for at least 15 minutes. The strawberry paste is going to look and taste too yummy! Doesn’t mean you it up instead okay? Once the paste dries up a bit, wash it off with slightly warm water. It will leave your skin feel baby soft, and your face will also glow like the moon! Try this juicy stuff!
- Milk scrub.
This recipe works more like a scrub and proves to be an excellent exfoliator. It helps to tighten your skin and also reduces the signs of ageing. Take a bowl, add mashed strawberries to it. If you have very dry skin, you may add some fresh cream to the mixture. Take the paste and rub it on your face until your skin is clean, and then wash it off with cold water. Do this very often to have beautiful skin.
- Squeeze the lemon!
Strawberry aids in removing excessive oil and sebum from your skin. And when lemon is added to it, then voila! Your skin is ripped off of the excess oil. Add lemon juice to mashed strawberries in a bowl, and apply the pack on your face. Wash it off with cold water after keeping it for about 15 minutes. You’ll see the difference within 2 weeks.
Do try them! They’ll help you to have flawless skin.