Friday, February 28, 2014



Face masks are a great way to feed your skin healthy antioxidants. I love creating my own homemade masks at home since it's inexpensive and the natural ingredients are gentle on my  sensitive skin.

Taking Estroblock to clear acne is an amazing way to clear acne blemishes from the inside out but it's also beneficial to use a an all natural topical to soothe the skin and remove surface impurities. Strawberries is one of the many natural ways to do just that. 
Strawberries can be either used as a toner, cleanser or mask. (tip:  always make sure to eat foods rich in vitamin C for smoother, better hydrated skin :))

Strawberry: Skin Benefits

1. Excellent Skin Cleanser
strawberries remove impurities and soften the skin as well as soothe allergies and other irritants and provide protection against pollution

2. Improves Complexion/skin toner
Strawberry juice has skin lightening properties. It is effective in removing age spots and freckles.

3. Protection from Ultraviolet Radiation
Vitamin C and other antioxidants present in strawberries prevent damage caused by free radicals to the skin and body

4.  Anti-ageing Properties
Strawberry contains ellagic acid which, when applied topically protects the skin against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, which are primarily responsible for skin ageing

 Strawberry clear skin recipes: 

Homemade Strawberry mask

  • 8 - 9 Fresh strawberries
  • 2 Tablespoon of honey
  • 1 Tablespoon of oil - Extra virgin olive, jojoba, grapeseed or sweet almond oil
  • Few drops of fresh lemon juice - About 8 drops if you have dry skin and up to 1 tablespoon for oily skin.
In a bowl, mash the strawberries with a fork until smooth. Stir in the honey, oil, and lemon juice until all the ingredients are well mixed. Using clean hands gently apply the mixture all over your face.  Lie down and leave the mask on for 5 minutes. Wash it away with warm water, pat your face dry and follow up with your favorite toner and moisturizer.

Homemade Strawberry Toner:
  • Strawberry juice
  • Rose Water
  • cotton ball
Mash the strawberries to extract the juice. Mix two teaspoons of strawberry juice with 50 ml of rose water and refrigerate it. You can apply it with a cotton ball and use it instead of your regular skin toner to achieve wrinkle free, blemish free and younger looking skin. This juice can be stored up to 10 days

**More Strawberry tips:
You can use strawberries for getting rid of puffy eyes. Slice down strawberries and keep two of the slices on your eyes and relax for 10 minutes.
Strawberries can also be used as effective tooth whiteners too. Just crush down a few strawberries into a fine pulp and gently massage your teeth.
You can use strawberries for de-tanning too. Strawberries help in lightening pigmentation marks also. For both these purposes just mix lemon juice to strawberries and apply for 15 minutes. Wash off.
If you want to get glowing skin, you can mix strawberries with cocoa powder and honey. Apply for 15 minutes and then wash.

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