How to remove Acne, Pimples and Blackheads by Strawberry face masks
1. Strawberry facial Masks
A homemade strawberry facial mask is good for ongoing battle with acne and oily skin. These face mask can easily be prepared at home. The strawberries contain vitamins and salicylic acid which effectively treat and pamper the skin. The salicylic acid removes the dead skin cells and tightens the pores. It also brightens the face and makes it shinier and glossy. These face masks refresh the skin, remove the impurities, reduce the swelling / redness and make the skin complexion fair.
It is always good to clean the face and neck with fresh water, before applying any facial mask. Remove all cosmetics, creams, lotions etc from the face by using a non abrasive or a non aggressive soap. Then pat the skin dry. It is better is to take a hot shower or steam bath to clean and thoroughly open the pores.
After applying the strawberry mask, lie down and relax the facial muscles and place a towel under the head and the neck. Place 2 round cucumber slices on your eyes, or 2 used up tea bags, or 2 cotton pads soaked in rose or lavender water.
Use the strawberry facial mask twice a week for a longer duration of three to six months, to see the lasting effects.
2. Basic Strawberry Facial Mask for Oily Skin
It is the basic strawberry mask which acts as a cleansing and astringent agent. Take enough ripe strawberries and crush them into a paste. Apply this paste gently and evenly on the washed face and neck with fingertips by avoiding the the eye area.lie down and relax the facial muscles. Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. Pat dry the skin with a clean towel.
How the Strawberry Contents Work
sloughs dead skin cells
tightens the pores
brightens the skin
combat skin damage
3. Strawberry Facial Masks with Honey for Oily Skin
This face mask treats oily skin.Mash 3 tbsp of organic honey with 7 to 9 strawberries in a bowl to make a smooth paste. Spread this lumpy mixture gently and evenly with fingertips on the clean face and neck.Keep the eye area clear. Lie down and relax the facial muscles. Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse after 10 minutes with lukewarm water and then with cold splash.With clean towel pat dry the skin.
Strawberry and honey can be combined with other fruits too in order to make the refreshing and soothing fruit masks.
Strawberries and the masks made from it are excellent skin cleansers. It is due to the presence of antioxidants, vitamin C, salicylic acid, and exfoliants in the strawberries.
The strawberries exfoliate the skin, remove impurities, keep the skin soft, whiten the skin, sooth the skin affected by allergies or irritants and also help the skin to remain strong against environmental effects of stress and pollution.
Honey, Milk, Strawberry facial mask to exfoliate the skin
The honey and milk mixed with strawberries is used in facial masks. It acts as a cleanser because it can remove impurities, softens the skin and exfoliate it.
Rinse overripe strawberries ( 4-6 fruits), heavy cream ( 2 tbsp), raw organic honey (1 tbsp) in a bowl and add white vinegar to it. Then pour the vinegar out of the bowl and rinse the berries again with water so that no vinegar remains on the strawberries. Now dry the strawberries with a clean cloth or paper and mash them. Mix the contents well with heavy cream and honey. Apply it on face. Leave it for 30 minutes, then pat dry after rinsing with warm water.
Honey, Yogurt, Strawberry facial mask for acne skin
Organic honey softens the skin.This mask is a powerful acne fighter,makes the skin skin smooth and tight and removes impurities from the skin.
Take ripe strawberries ( 5-6 fruits), heavy cream or yogurt (1/2 tbsp) and organic honey (1/2 tbsp). Add the cream and honey on mashed strawberries and make a a smooth and uniform paste. Apply the paste gently and evenly on clean face and neck with fingertips by avoiding the eye area. Relax the facial muscles and leave the mask for 20 minutes and then wash with cold and fresh water. Thereafter pat dry the skin with a clean towel.
Heavy cream, Honey Strawberry mask for dry skin
Take very ripe strawberries ( 4-5 fruits),2 tsp. heavy cream ( 2 tbsp),1 tsp and organic honey (1 tbsp). Rinse the strawberries in warm water,dry them with a clean cloth and mash the contents in a bowl. Then mix the cream and honey uniformly and apply on face and throat,but avoid the eyed. Allow the facial mask to remain on face for 20-30 minutes and then remove with warm water.
4. Strawberry Facial Masks with Cornstarch for Oily Skin
Take fresh, clean strawberries (1/2 cup), fresh milk (1 tbsp) and cornstarch (1/4 cup) in a small bowl. Mix the strawberries and cornstarch in a blender till uniform paste is formed so that it may stay on the face without flowing off. Then spread the paste evenly on neck and face. Leave it for 20-30 minutes and thereafter rinse the face with water and pat dry the skin with towel. Cornstarch is used to draw out extra oil and impurities from the skin.
Milk, Cornstarch, Honey Strawberry facial mask to exfoliate skin
Finely cut the ripe strawberries (1/2 cup), cornstarch (1/4 cup), low fat milk (1/4 cup) and organic honey (1 tbsp). Mix the ingredients in a food processor and till a smooth and uniform paste is formed. Apply the paste gently and evenly with fingertips on washed and clean face by keeping the eye area clear. Lie down and relax the facial muscles.Leave the mask for 30 minutes and pat your skin dry with a clean towel after rinsing with fresh and cold water;
5. Strawberry Facial Masks with Egg white, Lemon and Honey
Take an egg white (1 egg), 1/2 cup sliced Strawberries(1/2 cup), organic honey (1 tbsp) and fresh lemon juice (1 tbsp).
Make smooth paste of all ingredients.
Apply the paste gently and evenly with fingertips on your clean and washed face by avoiding the eye area.
Lie down and relax the facial muscles.
Leave the mask for 15 minutes or till it dries.
Wash alternately with cold and warm water and pat dry the skin with a clean towel.
This mask tightens, cleans,smooths and exfoliates the skin.
6. Strawberry Facial Mask with Almond, Baking soda, Egg, Honey and Yogurt for Oily Skin
This facial mask makes the dirt and dead skin cells loose. It cleans up, soothes and softens the skin.
Take almonds (1/4 cup), baking soda (1 tbsp), one egg, organic honey (1 tbsp), sliced strawberries (1 tbsp) and plain unflavored yogurt with active cultures (1 tbsp).
Instead of cream use yogurt with live and active cultures to balance the pH value of skin.
Make smooth and uniform paste of all ingredients in a food processor.
Apply the paste gently and evenly with fingertips on clean and washed face face,avoiding the eye area.
Lie down and relax the facial muscles.
Leave the mask on for 1 5 minutes then wash alternately with cold and warm water.
Pat dry the skin with a clean towel.
Apply moisturizer to seal the skin in order to avoid water loss.
7. Strawberry Facial Mask with Brandy, Fuller's Earth and Oatmeal for Oily Skin
This mask tightens, cleanses and exfoliates the skin pores pores and gives it a healthy glow.
Take 6-7 ripe strawberries (5-7 fruits),oatmeal(1 tbsp), fuller's earth (2 tbsp), lavender or rose water(1/2 tbsp) and brandy.
Make a smooth paste of all ingredients in a blender and gently spread it with a facial mask brush or spatula on your the clean and washed face and neck by avoiding the eye area. Lie down and relax. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes and wash it off alternately with cold and warm water. Pat dry the skin with a towel.
Avoid the use of strawberry facial mask if the skin is sensitive or sunburned, because it will cause skin irritation.
Those allergic to strawberries should take a patch test on a small area of skin behind the ear to see the skin reaction.
Be careful with how much to use the fruits containing citric acid like lime, lemon, orange etc. Because too much use may cause acid burns on the skin.
Be extra aware if the skin is sensitive.
Be careful what and how much essential oils are to be used.
If allergic to strawberries, do not use the leaf infusion.
© 2013 Sanjay Sharma
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