Friday, August 12, 2011

DIY - Strawberry Facial Mask

Making a Strawberry Facial mask is Fun and Easy 
and the Benefits are Amazing!  
Straw contains Alpha Hydroxy acid and Salycilic acid, and tons of vitamin c which are very good for the skin.  Salycilic acid and alpha hydroxy acid helps to exfoliate dead skin cells, as well as shrinks pores for brighter, healthier looking skin.  It also remove impurities, and inflammation, make this facial both cleansing and supportive to the skin.  The part is the antioxidants that strawberries contain.  They help to repair damage skin and counteract the effects of aging.  

In our youth skin, our cells regenerate every 30-40 days. Unfortunately, as we enter own 30’s natural cell rejuvenation is slowed.   At this time, the skin can benefit from a strawberry facial mask.  

Use at least twice a week during a longer time of at least three to six months to see lasting effects.  Here are some general tips for homemade facial masks:
  • Cleanse your face well with a toner prior to applying a mask
  • Always apply facial mask starting at the chin and jaw area in upward stroke, till your reach the forehead.  This technique helps to prevent sagging.
  • When apply the mask on the nose, start at the tip and move outward toward the cheeks. Be sure to leave space around the mouth, eyes, and eyebrows.
  • Finally, apply the mask to the neck.  Starting at the decollate area and apply upward towards the jawline.
  • Fresh strawberries Mixture Will Not keep, so use immediately!
Below you will find two Strawberries Facial Mask to experiment with:

Strawberries & Cream scrub

4 to 5 very ripe, medium size strawberries
2 teaspoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon honey


Strawberry Sugar Scrub with Coconut Oil

1-2 large, ripe strawberries
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil, heated slightly till it melts

Choose your Mask and gather your ingredients.  First, rinse the strawberries and dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. In a small bowl, mash them with a fork. Next add all reminding ingredients.  That's it!
Apply immediately and leave on for about 20 minutes. Rinse with lots of warm water and you Done! 

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1 comment:

HeadpinWear said...

Thank you so much for this!
I love home made facial/beth products :)
I will let you know once I have done this,