Strawberries can help exfoliate dead skin cells, soothe irritated skin and allergies, extract impurities from the pores, and even temper age spots.
The berry is a potent source of antioxidants—vitamins B and C—and acids like Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), salicylic acid, ellagic acid, omega-3, and flavonoids. All these natural properties work in unison to protect the skin from age draining free radicals.
Today, we show you how to make a hydrating mask using this potent ingredient to contain your youthful appearance.
- 4 to 5 very ripe, medium strawberries
- 2tsp heavy cream
- 1tsp honey
Rinse the strawberries in lukewarm water and dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. In a small bowl, mash the fruit with a fork. Add the cream and honey while stirring well. Once it is of an applicable mask-like consistency, spread it over your face and leave it on for 20 minutes before washing with cold water.
Note: For sensitive or sunburned skin, do a patch test first.