Happy Sunday all!
As I move through the list of Autumn harvest ingredients for skin care, we finally come to berries. Now, berries are one of my FAVORITE foods of all time. They're juicy, sweet, and full of antioxidants.
But how are strawberries beneficial in organic skin care?
First, it is a natural exfoliant. Its gentle acidic nature can take care of all those flaky dead cells on top of the skin. It’s natural salicylic acid (please be aware that if you have an allergy to salycylic acid, you should NOT use this recipe!) is a good combatant for acne and black heads. Strawberry also has antiseptic and skin lighting properties. It has all those wonderful vitamins & antioxidants. And don’t forget folic acid, which is essential for healthy new cells!
So, let's get on with the recipe:
Mix 5 strawberries with 1 tablespoon of milk and 1 teaspoon of honey. Blend it into a state of purée. Spread the mixture on your face for 15 to 20 minutes. Gently wash off with warm water.
For dry skin you may also try mixing a few strawberries with 1 teaspoon sour cream & 1 teaspoon honey. This is especially good for flaky skin. (You can also use cream (2-3 tsp) and milk (1 tbsp or so).)
I hope you've enjoyed this week's skin care recipe, straight from nature and your kitchen. More berry recipes next week:)!
Peace & Natural Blessings -