Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Superfood #2: Strawberries

Guess what season is it now? It's strawberry season everybody. Ok maybe not really strawberry season now, but I make it strawberry season for me everyday. I love strawberries and all beauty junkies out there, that means you, should know that strawberries or any berries are very very essential to your beauty. I love everything about strawberries and any beauty products with strawberries as their key ingredient. Yes, I'm absolutely, utterly crazily mad about strawberries!!

So, what's so spectacular about strawberries?

Strawberries can be used for conditioning and toning the skin. They are rich in salicylic acid, an ingredient found in many commercial acne creams and thus are the best treatment for acne-prone skin. Strawberries help to tone the skin, lighten any pigmentation problems and keeps the skin smooth and supple.

Here's the scoop on how to make a fresh strawberry mask. Mix 1/2-cup fresh strawberries with a tablespoon of sour cream for a weekly facial mask. The strawberry juice helps to tighten your skin, and at the same time the cream adds precious emollient for your dehydrated and tired out skin. Leave the mask on for 20mins then wash off with warm water. Pat dry face and moisturize to seal in the moisture. Now enjoy your new visage - taut, supple and rejuvenated.

If you don't have sour cream, just simply cut the strawberry into half and rub it all over your face gently. Again, leave it on for 15-20 mins and wash with warm water. Moisturize and enjoy your newly rejuvenated skin.

Another strawberry tip - Eating fresh strawberries will also help whiten your teeth and keep your breath fresh. Just rub the strawberry over your teeth and try to leave the juice on your teeth for as long as you can. The juice helps to loosen plague. Your teeth will be visibly whiter after that.

Give it a try. Not only are they great for our skin and health, strawberries just taste so good and smell heavenly. (Source:

Superfood #1: Chia Seeds
Superfood #3: Starfruit