The strawberry: red, juicy, delicious…it’s like nature’s little heart. Since Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and anything red and heart shaped is appropriate around this time, I wanted to explore some unique ways that you can incorporate this tasty fruit into your daily beauty routine. Packed with nutrients and benefits, check out these three simple recipes that will help you look your best on Valentine’s day!
Strawberry Face Mask
Strawberries are great for getting your skin to look its best, and this mask will help to exfoliate, renew and brighten your face. All you need is a couple strawberries, some plain yogurt, and honey. Slice up and mash together the strawberries before adding in a spoonful of honey and yogurt. Mix all of the ingredients together and spread evenly across your face. After 15 minutes, wash the mask off to reveal soft, glowing skin!
Strawberry Hair Mask
Strawberries are packed with vitamin C which is helpful in nourishing the hair, and they also have the ability to get rid of any excess oil buildup that your scalp may be holding in. This hair mask will help you get those shiny locks that you have always dreamed of — and not to mention it smells amazing! Blend together 5 to 7 strawberries (depending on the amount of hair you have), and a tablespoon each of coconut oil and honey until a smooth puree is formed. Work the mixture into damp hair while massaging your roots, then rinse away with warm water. This recipe is a cheap and natural alternative to store bought hair masks which can be expensive and packed with chemicals. Brigette’s “Honey Is The New Shampoo” series inspired me to try this out!
Strawberry Detox Water
Drinking water is a natural way to clear out our bodies, but adding in a few more ingredients can turn it into a powerful detox drink that can flush away all unwanted toxins. I tried a refreshing combination of strawberries, lemon and mint. Lemon juice cleanses, alkalizes, and boosts the immune system, while mint leaves a cool flavor and helps to settle the stomach. Strawberries will add in flavor, antioxidants and skin enhancing nutrients. All you need is a handful of sliced up strawberries, a few lemon wedges, and a couple sprigs of mint. Add all the ingredients to a pitcher of water and set aside in the fridge while the flavors build up. This is the perfect refesher after indulging in too many Valentine’s Day treats :)
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