Benefits of strawberry skin mask

(ORDO NEWS) —  Skin care masks with natural ingredients are a great way to infuse your skin with beneficial antioxidants, vitamins and other elements needed to make it smooth and fresh.

There is nothing better than when there is a free hour and you can pamper and please yourself after a long and tiring day at work. This can be done by simply preparing a homemade face mask with natural ingredients.

Strawberries are an excellent part of the skin care product, as they are rich in vitamin C and acids that nourish and exfoliate the skin. If your skin looks dull, damaged, or acne-prone, like the oily type, be sure to try the strawberry mask.

However, before applying any home remedy to your face, you should first test it on a small area of ​​your neck or arm to see if your skin is allergic to the ingredients. If there is no reaction, wash your face with a cleanser for your skin type, and then apply a mask.

Below, we will look at the benefits and methods of preparing a strawberry face mask. It will help you cleanse, exfoliate and brighten your skin, and the need to buy cosmetics full of harmful chemicals will simply disappear.

Benefits of strawberries for skin

Scientific studies have shown that strawberries are rich in antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties that help slow down the skin aging process.

Since seasonal berries are rich in alpha hydroxy acid, they help to get rid of dead skin cells, which means they are a natural and gentle exfoliator.

In addition, strawberries contain a high percentage of salicylic acid, which plays an important role in the treatment of acne.

According to the authors of a study published in 2020 in the scientific journal Antioxidant, the amount of vitamin C in strawberries stimulates the production of collagen in the skin, slows down the aging process and the appearance of creases and wrinkles.

On top of that, using strawberry facial masks helps to brighten and even out skin tone, reduce dark circles, improve texture, and eliminate pigmentation and acne marks.

Below you will find several options for making a strawberry mask at home.

Strawberry honey mask

You will need 8-9 fresh strawberries and 3 tablespoons of natural white honey.

In a deep bowl, mash the strawberries with a fork until smooth.

Add honey and mix the ingredients well, and then with clean hands or a sterile brush, gently apply the mixture all over the face, avoiding the eye area.

Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with warm water, dry and moisturize with a cream suitable for your skin type.

Strawberry Lemon Mask

Take 8 or 9 fresh strawberries and 2 tablespoons of honey.

To enhance the moisturizing effect of the mask, you will need a tablespoon of oil. It can be extra virgin olive oil, jojoba oil, grape seed oil or sweet almond oil. To balance the texture of the mixture, add 8 drops of fresh lemon juice if you have dry skin and up to a tablespoon of the juice if oily.

Mash strawberries in a deep bowl with a fork until smooth, then add honey, oil and lemon juice and stir.

With clean hands or a sterilized brush, gently apply the mixture all over the face, avoiding the eye area.

Lie down and leave the mask on for five minutes.

After this time, rinse it off with warm water, pat your face dry with a tissue, and then apply your favorite toner and moisturizer.

Strawberry Yogurt Mask

Mix half a tablespoon of natural yogurt, such as Greek, and two teaspoons of honey.

Mash the strawberries in a bowl with a fork until smooth, then add the honey and yogurt and stir until the ingredients are well combined.

Apply the mixture all over your face, avoiding the eye area. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water, dry your face and moisturize with a cream suitable for your skin.

According to health and medicine information website Healthline, leftover strawberry mask mixture can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Some may be allergic to strawberries, so a mask made from strawberries can damage the skin and cause a rash.

In this regard, it is recommended to test for the presence of an allergic reaction and stop using the strawberry mask immediately.

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