Cut it and eat it, simple bite into it, have it as the star ingredient of your cheesecake or beautify your rich creamy chocolate cake with it. We just love consuming strawberries, don’t we? But did you know that even your skin loves strawberries? Yes, that’s exactly why strawberries are used in numerous skin care products. You can always buy a strawberry-based skin care product from a beauty store, but where’s the fun in that? So, step out and buy them to make strawberry face masks at home, and enjoy benefits of the juicy fruit.
Strawberry has some amazing skin benefits, and using them as a face mask can give you glowing and radiant skin. Health Shots reached out to Dr. Blossom Kochhar, Chairperson of Blossom Kochhar Group of Companies, to find out how to make DIY strawberry face masks.
Strawberries and fresh cream mask
Be it winter or summer, acne seems to stick around irrespective of the season. This mask with strawberry will help to reduce acne, said Kochhar. All you have to do is take strawberry puree then mix it with fresh cream if you have dry skin. Those with oily skin can mix it with yogurt instead. The last step is to add a tablespoon of honey to it. Once ready, apply it all over your face, leave it on for 10 minutes and then wash it off with warm water. If you want to use it again, deep freeze and store the mask.
Face mask with strawberry puree
When it gets chilly, your skin tends to become dry and lifeless. It is important to get rid of those dry skin cells, and to bring back the lost glow you need strawberry. Take two tablespoons of strawberry puree, one teaspoon of rice flour, add two teaspoons of yogurt to it and one vitamin E capsule. Mix them in a bowl till it it turns into a smooth paste, but make sure there aren’t any lumps. Once that’s done, puncture a Vitamin E capsule, squeeze out its oil in the mixture then stir it and apply it on your skin. Leave it on for eight to 10 minutes, and then see how your skin glows.
It’s natural to have dead skin, and you can scrub it away too. Slice up a few strawberries then rub them over your face for five to 10 minutes. Kochhar said that they contain alpha hydroxy acids, which are great for exfoliating.
Strawberry and chocolate mask
Want glowing and soft skin? Then start mashing strawberries along with honey and a tablespoon of cocoa powder. Apply it on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes then wash off with warm water.
Strawberry and lime face mask
Winter also means sun bathing for long. While you’ll enjoy the warmth during sun bathing, you’ll also end up with tanned skin. Try this face mask to get rid of the tan and to lighten pigmentation marks on your skin. Get some strawberries, mix them and add a tablespoon of lime juice to it. Apply it all over your face and leave it for 15 minutes then remove it properly by using warm water.
You would love to include strawberry face masks in your winter skin care, but Kochhar said that some people might be allergic to strawberries. So, it is better to perform a skin patch test before proceeding with the application of any of the DIY strawberry face masks.