Thursday, February 17, 2011

So Simple Beautiful Uses for Strawberries - Mini Home Beauty Treatments














Spa Strawberry Scrub


Strawberry’s main skin-pleasing ingredient is alpha-hydroxy acid that helps us slough off dead skin cells so that new, youthful skin is revealed.

Here’s an easy way to get some of strawberry’s
benefits :
Cut a berry in half, rub it over your face,
and let it sit there for a few minutes, then rinse.
Instantly softer, smoother skin!

Sweet Strawberry and Cream Mask
This recipe is so delicious–with berries, cream, and honey
–that you might be tempted to eat it instead of putting on your face.
It will leave your skin soft and beautiful:

INGREDIENTS

3-4 medium-sized ripe strawberries
1 tablespoon fresh heavy cream
1 tablespoon organic honey

1. Mash the strawberries with the back of a fork or puree them in a blender or food processor. Add the cream and honey to the puree to form a thick mixture.2. Apply to the clean face and neck, avoiding the area around the eyes, and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off, using bottled or spring water and cotton pads.


Strawberry Foot Scrub
Feet can use a little help in summer,
when sandals expose rough dead skin for all to see.
This easy scrub helps slough it all away:
INGREDIENTS
8 strawberries
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoons kosher salt
Mix ingredients into a paste,
massage well into feet,
then rinse and dry.

Puffy Eye Remedy
Just place a few strawberry slices under your eyes
and relax for 10 minutes,
then remove the slices and moisturize.

Berry Good Acne Remedy
INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
1 tablespoon sour cream

Mash well to combine, then apply this mixture to your face
and allow to stay for 10 minutes or so. Rinse thoroughly.

Strawberry Mask for Oily Skin
Mix equal parts fresh strawberries and plain unsweetened yogurt,
mashing to combine.
Apply to face, allowing to stay on for around 10 minutes,
Rinse.

Strawberry Tooth-Whitener
Simply rub crushed fresh strawberry pulp directly on your teeth to clean
and gently remove stains. So simple.

Strawberry Hair Conditioner
If you want glossy, silky hair, this one’s for you:

INGREDIENTS
8 fresh strawberries
1 tablespoon mayonnaise

Mash ingredients thoroughly and massage into damp hair.
Cover with a shower cap and a warm towel.
Allow to stay on hair for at least 10 minutes,
then shampoo as usual.

1 comment:

Kimberlee said...

Looks like these recipes would smell and feel soooo refreshing. Bookmarking!
~Kimberlee
www.TheSpunkyDiva.com