Who else is excited about strawberry season? We’ve been eating as many as possible–in smoothies, tossed with greens for a light lunch salad, and frozen into superfood pops. But when you feel like you couldn’t possibly eat another strawberry ever again… smash it and turn it into a facial treatment!
In case you didn’t know, strawberries are absolutely loaded with Vitamin C, which assists the skin in collagen production and destroys free radicals. Strawberries also help exfoliate dead skin due to their alpha-hydroxy acid content, all the more reason to use them in your beauty routine.
Here are some of our favorite ways to use strawberries:
The acids in strawberries will help to get rid of dead skin cells and tighten your pores, while honey is antibacterial and moisturizing. Combine this with the tightening effect of gelatin and you’ve got the perfect facial treatment for summer!
Strawberry Honey Facial Treatment from Get Inspired Everyday
This pretty scrub is so tasty you might be tempted to turn it into a snack. But it’s a great way to get strawberry’s glowing benefits all over your skin.
Brightening Almond Strawberry Scrub from Hello Glow
Although it looks like a tasty smoothie, this is actually a skin brightening face scrub! Antioxidants, natural exfoliants and Vitamin C combine powers to improve your skin tone, cleanse and hydrate.
DIY Skin Brightening Face Scrub from The Chic Site
Did you know strawberries contain malic acid, an astringent that helps get rid of the stains on your teeth? Mix the fruit with baking soda for an efficient teeth whitener.
2-Ingredient Strawberry Teeth Whitener from Hello Glow
Detoxify the skin with a simple yet effective combination of strawberry powder, kaolin clay and coconut oil. It will leave your face feeling soft, supple and refreshed.
Strawberry Clay Mask from Savvy Naturalista
Get younger looking skin with a red, white and blue facial! Start with an oatmeal and blueberry cleanser, continue with a strawberry and yogurt mask, then moisturize with coconut oil.
Strawberry Yogurt Mask from Hello Glow