While they're a popular healthy snack, strawberries may also have a place in your beauty routine, according to Today. The news source cited many healthy, DIY beauty uses for the superfruit, due to its high content of vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, fiber andAlpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs).
"Strawberries are rich in antioxidant ellagic acid, which increases your skin's elasticity," the sourced noted. "What's more, they are a good source of the B vitamin biotin, needed for healthy nails and hair."
Included below are some of the other health and beauty uses for strawberries:
Acne: The antioxidants, vitamins and salicylic acid present in strawberries make them an excellent natural, topical anti-acne solution.
Anti-aging:AHAs have many age-reversing properties, as well as beneficial vitamin C and other antioxidants. Including strawberries in anti-aging solutions can help reduce damage caused by free radicals in the skin. The news source recommends a masque that includes several ripe, mashed strawberries, 1 teaspoon of honey and 2 teaspoons of cream.
Exfoliating: Strawberries mixed with oats and glycerin makes an excellent scrub as well to remove dead skin and give your face, or any other body part a nice healthy glow.
Toner: The AHAs in strawberries can be incorporated into your daily routine as a toner as well to get the benefits of their anti-acne and aging properties as well as a natural toning solution. The news source recommends fresh strawberry juice mixed with rose water.
These tips are just a few ways to use strawberries to help keep your skin youthful for years. However, it is also important to consider some non-surgical facelift and other beauty options. Contact Marotta Aesthetics Laser today for more information about minimally-invasive procedures like chemical peels to get rid of your wrinkles and get the fresh face you want.