Strawberry season is here! It’s that time of the year when you spot these bright red, delicious and sweet-smelling fruit almost everywhere. Like other seasonal fruits, strawberries too offer a wide range of health benefits; add it to milkshakes or fruit bowls to reap all the benefits.
Did you know strawberry also offers innumerable beauty benefits? Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, adding it to your beauty routine as a scrub or mask can give your skin a healthy glow. Ahead, 5 ways to use strawberries in your beauty routine:
Rich in salicylic acid, berries deep cleanse and mildly exfoliate the skin to remove dead skin cells. The acidic properties in strawberries tighten pores, controls excess oil secretion and prevent breakouts. To add them to your beauty routine, mix a handful of sliced strawberries with sour cream and apply all over the face. Wash off after 10 minutes and repeat twice a week to prevent breakouts.
Brimming with antioxidants, strawberries tone, repair and prevent the skin from damage. Using a strawberry toner removes dirt, tightens pores and prevents excessive oil. Grind a few strawberries to extract the juice, then add a few spoons of rose water to it and mix well. Apply the mixture all over the skin using a cotton ball before going to bed for best results.
If you are looking for a solution to get rid of dullness, exfoliating your skin with strawberry might help. Prepare your own scrub at home by mashing a few ripe strawberries and a teaspoon of water to get a scrub like texture. Massage your face in circular motions for 10 minutes and then wash off to reveal smooth, glowing and youthful skin. Follow this up with a sheet mask like the Lakme Blush & Glow Sheet Mask - Strawberry to hydrate and moisturise your skin.
The malic acid in strawberry can be used to whiten discoloured teeth and lift stains. If you wish to remove coffee, tea, cola or wine stains from your teeth or get rid of yellow teeth, cut a strawberry in half and rub it on your teeth for a few minutes to get the desired results.
The presence of vitamin C in this fruit not only fades blemishes and corrects uneven skin tone, but also brightens the skin. Mash a handful of strawberries in a bowl and strain the pulp through a muslin cloth to get its juice. Apply the juice all over the face and wash off after 20 minutes with lukewarm water. Alternatively, you can use a face wash infused with strawberry extracts to reap all the benefits mentioned above, we suggest the Lakme Blush and Glow Strawberry Gel Face Wash.