Strawberries are luscious, delicious, sweet but yet refreshing fruit favored equally by adults and children.
They are the only fruit which has seeds on the outside and there are more than 600 varieties. And they all are different in taste, shape and color.
I know that no one can’t imagine delicious summer dessert without this heart shaped berries. Also, they are the best ingredient of your favorite smoothie.
But strawberries provide much more, various health benefits and many beauty benefits, especially or your skin!
They are rich in essential nutrients, such as vitamins C, A and K, calcium, magnesium, folic acid, phosphorus, potassium, folate and dietary fiber.
Strawberries Skin Benefits
1. Anti-aging skin benefits
Vitamin C and other antioxidants present in this fruit delay the aging process. The primary antioxidant is ellagic acid, which prevents collagen destruction—one of the leading causes of wrinkle formation.
They help to avoid damage to the skin and body caused by free radicals that can accelerate aging.
Also, the lycopene helps fight skin aging signs.
In addition to eating strawberries, you can use them to make a face mask to get the anti-aging benefits.
2. Cures acne prone skin
Strawberries are one of the best foods for acne-prone skin. Their acidic nature helps remove excess sebum which is one of the key causes of acne.
Also, they contain fiber that helps get rid of harmful toxins from the body. Toxins are a known factor for acne and pimples.
In conclusion, you should add them to your diet if you have issues with acnes. But, you can also make a mask for acne-prone skin (check the bottom of the page).
3. Improve skin complexion
Strawberries can also help brighten up dull skin and improve your complexion.
They have skin-lightening properties as well as ellagic acid that contribute to reducing skin spots and lighten scars.
The antioxidants in this berry are also very useful in protecting the skin from harmful ultraviolet (UV) sun rays.
4. Treats eye puffiness
These love berries contain natural compounds with anti-inflammatory properties which help getting rid of under-eye puffiness.
Moreover, the astringent property of the berries helps reduce puffiness and swelling.
Strawberries Skin Masks
- Anti-aging mask
Mix ½ cup of mashed strawberries, 1 tsp of honey and 2 tsp of milk cream. Apply this paste all over your face and neck.
Apply this paste all over your face and neck and let it sit for 20-25 minutes.
After just rinse it and pat dry. Repeat this once a week
- Anti-acne mask
Mash 5 to 6 ripe strawberries.
Add 1 Tbsp of low-fat yogurt to make a smooth paste.
Apply the mask and allow it to sit for 10 minutes. And after just rinse it off with cold water.
Repeat the process twice a week.
- Anti-puffiness remedy
Chill 1 to 2 large strawberries in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes.
Cut them into thick slices and put the slices under your eyes.
Wait 10 to 15 minutes, remove the slices and wash your face with cold water.
Repeat as needed.