Strawberries on your face

xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
I just read that you can cut a strawberry in 1/2 and rub them over your face - let the juice sit there for a few minutes and then rinse. Here is the info:

Strawberry’s main skin-pleasing ingredient is alpha-hydroxy acid, a great little substance that helps us slough off dead skin cells so that new, youthful skin is revealed. Here’s a ridiculously easy way to get some of strawberry’s benefits in a New York minute: just 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!

Here is a mask:

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.
Variations: Use yogurt with live and active cultures instead of the cream to balance the pH of the skin. You can also use raspberries instead of strawberries. This yogurt/raspberry combination is suitable for sensitive skin, and is less likely to cause minor irritation for anyone allergic to strawberries.
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  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'll put Walgreen's AHA on my face and just eat that recipe instead. ;-)
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    That would never make it past my mouth unfortunately. In England in the 19th century strawberries were used as facial masks.
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  • vegas_curlsvegas_curls Posts: 860Registered Users Curl Novice
    I'm with WH and SB5 - the only way that concoction would land on my face is if it slid off the spoon while I was shoveling it into my mouth. ;-)
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I'd eat it too. I can't even use honey on my hair without eating it.
  • JillH410JillH410 Posts: 594Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Hmm.... I've heard of a "mask" made with strawberries and ACV that is supposed to help clear up acne.
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  • wild_sasparillawild_sasparilla Posts: 4,306Registered Users
    I see it going the opposite way from the rest of you: I decide I need strawberries not only for my taste buds, but for my skin. I get myself a nice juicy box of 'em, choose the smallest/least red berry to cut in half and rub on my face, then sit there and happily eat the rest of the box.

    Hm...I suppose I'd have to buy a new box of strawberries every time I did this treatment. :wink: Does it say how often it's supposed to be done?
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