A couple of days ago, I bought some fresh strawberries from the market thinking them to be really sweet and juicy.But I found more than half of these strawberries were extremely sour.I felt like throwing them away, but suddenly few interesting ideas struck my mind.I thought why not try making some delicious strawberry milkshake and also use it on my skin as a homemade strawberry facial.
The strawberry facial worked miraculously on my skin.The next morning when I woke up my skin was just blooming.The facial had made my skin satin smooth, ageless and gorgeously bright like never before.Now it’s your turn to pamper your skin with this strawberry facial.Here are the step by procedures on how to do this strawberry facial at home.Before you start with the facial let’s have a look at some of the skin benefits of strawberry
Skin Benefits of Strawberry
1.Strawberries contains high level of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that prevents sagging skin, protects the skin from UV damage, heals and soothes sunburned skin.
2.Strawberries are rich in vitamin B6 complex which makes your skin healthy and glowing.
3.They contains incredible amount of vitamin C that increases the production of collagen that plays an important role in anti-ageing.
4.The presence of ellagic acid in strawberries protects skin against UV damage and makes skin brighter and ageless.
Step 1 : Strawberry Facial Toner
Ingredients – Cucumber, Rose water and Strawberry
Mash few cucumber slices and 2 ripe strawberries in a small container with the help of a wooden muddler to release the juices.Add 1/4 th cup of ice cold water and few drops of rose water into the container.Stir for 2 minutes and then strain the solution into a plastic bottle.Wipe your face with this toner using a cotton pad gently in upward direction and leave for 5 minutes and then wash with cold water.It tightens your skin pores, soothes your skin, fades dark spots and leaves your skin healthy and radiant.
Step 2 : Homemade Strawberry Facial Scrub
Ingredients – Strawberry, Honey and Sugar
Before you start exfoliating, steam your face to open the pores.Now mash a ripe strawberry with the help of a spoon, add 1 tbsp of honey and 2 tbsp of sugar.Combine all the ingredients and gently scrub on your face for 3 to 4 minutes with your fingertips.Rinse using lukewarm water.Enriched with strawberry and honey this scrub exfoliates dead skin cells, remove impurities and reduces blackheads leaving the skin refine and smooth.
Step 3 : Strawberry Facial Massage Cream
Ingredients – Strawberry and Unsalted Butter
Blend 2 fresh strawberries and 3 tbsp of unsalted butter.Moisten your hands with cold water and gently massage this mixture on your face for 5 minutes in small upward and outward strokes.Wipe your face with a wet towel.It nourishes and revitalizes the skin, enhances facial tone and brings out radiant glow.
Step 4 : Homemade Strawberry Face Pack
Ingredients – Strawberry, Yoghurt and Multani Mitti
Blend 2 to 3 strawberries and 1/4 th cup fresh yoghurt to a smooth creamy paste.Mix 2 tbsp of multani mitti to this paste and apply a thick layer of this mask on your face and leave for about 20 minutes.Rinse with cold water and then gently rub an ice cube.It firms the skin, lightens skin tone and gives the skin a silky, satin smooth texture.
Recommended to use – Do this twice a month to enhance facial glow and fairness.
Best Suitable for Skin Types – Dry, Normal skin types(Oily skin can use aloe vera gel instead of butter).