Ingredient To Love: Strawberries

Strawberries have been a long-time favorite in smoothies, salads, even dipped in chocolate (yum,) but did you know that the skin loves them too? These little berries are antioxidant powerhouses! The bioflavanoids and Vitamin C in strawberries make them a great asset to have in the battle to balance free radical production and keep skin glowing and youthful. The natural salicylic acid found in strawberries makes it a delicious exfoliant for oily and congested skin conditions as well! Salicylic acid drops the pH of the skin, exfoliated excess debris and skin cells from the very surface and dissolves excess oil and bacteria from the pores.Pretty awesome, right?

You can find strawberries in Aroma Bella’s Strawberry Exfoliating Enzymes, which we use in many of our Custom Facials. Why do we love it so much?  This fantastic organic mask features strawberries, of course, but also adds green and white tea, bilberry, ginger, lemongrass, angelica, thyme, papaya, pineapple, apple, hyaluronic acid, and more skin goodies…all in one product!

Want to try a homemade version? While this version will not be quite as active or last as long, it will give you something to make with any extra strawberries from the farmer’s market – and it’s a really fun one to make with friends:

Strawberries and Cream Mask

  • 1/2 cup fresh organic strawberries, cut and ‘stemmed’
  • 1 tablespoon plain organic yogurt (you can also use heavy cream)
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Bend all ingredients together in food processor or blender
(to make thicker, add more honey and strawberries)
Apply to clean damp skin and leave on for at least 15 minutes
Remove thoroughly with tepid water and apply appropriate moisturizer

Want to bathe in the scent of fresh strawberries while masking? Try our Zensual Nuvara Wild French Strawberry Candle!

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