I find it very difficult to use strawberries in homemade beauty recipes. These little fruits are so delicious that I always end up taking a bite or two (or three…) instead than using them to make homemade masks. Not that that’s a bad thing. Eating strawberries is good for our health but topical application has its benefits too.
Strawberries, in fact, are rich in Salicylic Acid which exfoliates skin, getting rid of the dead skin cells on the surface and unclogging pores, thus making it very beneficial for those with acne-prone skin. I’m lucky I never had to deal with acne so I can’t personally vouch on how well these masks help treat it, but I know people who used them with positive results, so if you’re curious here are a couple of recipes for you to try:
1. Strawberries and Honey Mask
2 teaspoons of honey
Mash the strawberries and mix them with the honey (its anti-inflammatory properties make it a suitable ingredient to use for those with acne prone skin). Apply the paste on your face, wait about 20 minutes and then rinse off. Now you can apply your usual moisturizer.
2. Strawberries and Milk Mask
1/2 tablespoons of flour
1/2 tablespoon of milk
Mash the strawberries in a bowl. Add the milk and flour and mix well until you get a thick paste. Apply it on your face and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Then, rinse off.
Regardless of what mask you choose to use, if you have acne you won’t see the benefits straight away. You’d need to use it twice a week for one or two months to see the results.
Do you know of any other homemade recipe for acne prone skin?