Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Strawberries & Cream Face Mask

Strawberries & Cream Face Mask

Not only are strawberries delicious, they are really good for your skin!  These bright red, berries are full of juicy goodness.  Strawberries are especially rich in Vitamin C and ellagic acid.  Ellagic acid is an antioxidant that when used topically can help protect your skin from damaging UV rays from the sun.  UV rays are one of the main causes of aging!  They cause premature wrinkles which makes your skin age before it should.

The heavy cream used in the strawberries and cream face mask is used to bring all the ingredients together cohesively.  It also helps give your skin clarity and smoothness because it acts like a cleanser.  The lemon juice in this face mask works as an astringent to help reduce the size of your pores and clear them of any dirt and bacteria.

The strawberries and cream face mask that will help protect your skin from damaging UV rays while refreshing ad cleansing your skin.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of fresh strawberries
1/4 cup of heavy cream (enough to make a paste)
few drops of lemon juice

Directions:

Pulp up the strawberries (use a fork or blender). Mix in the heavy cream and add a few drops of lemon juice.  Reduce the amount of heavy cream if it is too runny to apply to your face (or add more strawberries).

Using your fingertips, apply this mask to your face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes.  Rinse off the mask thoroughly with water and pat your face dry.  Tone and moisturize as usual.  (Remember to always tone or your pores can get clogged causing acne).

Enjoy!
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