How to Use Strawberries for Healthy Skin and Gorgeous Hair


Delicious, tart berries that are the first to ripen in the spring, strawberries are every person’s delight. Tasty, healthy, juicy and luscious, these pretty little berries are just enough to satisfy your insatiable sweet tooth.

But have you ever picked one to use for a fruity delight for your skin and hair? Try it and you will look no further. Bursting with vitamins and powerful antioxidants, strawberries do a lot more than just please your palate. Rich in flavonoids and salicylic acid, strawberries provide many beauty benefits. You can use strawberries for healthy skin and gorgeous hair.

There is so much to strawberries –they clear up acne, reduce under-eye puffiness, make skin younger and smoother, whiten teeth, leave hair shiny and conditioned, and much more!

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What Makes Them So Good for Skin?

Vitamin C: Strawberries are loaded with vitamin C that fights off free radicals that steal oxygen from healthy cells and destroy collagen, thus causing fine lines and wrinkles on your skin.

Folic acid: Strawberries are rich in folic acid, which stimulates cell regeneration and aids new cell formation in the skin.

Ellagic acid and antioxidants: Strawberries contain ellagic acid and numerous antioxidants that help reduce blemishes and scars, and protect the skin from harmful rays of the sun.

Moreover, strawberries contain alpha-hydroxy acid, an important substance that eliminates dead skin cells while also cleansing the skin.

While the fruit is incredibly good for the skin, it is exceptionally good for softening, nourishing and conditioning your hair.

Here’s how you can incorporate strawberries into your daily beauty regime for healthy hair and gorgeous skin.

Use Strawberries for Beautiful Skin

Method 1: Anti-Aging Facial Mask

Strawberries contain vitamin C and other antioxidants that prevent damage to the skin and the body caused by free radicals. Vitamin C also restricts the aging process in the skin caused by the effects of free radicals.

Strawberries also contain lycopene, a compound that fights skin-aging signs. Bananas, on the other hand, burst with potassium, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that contribute to the good health of your skin.

Things you’ll need:

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  • Strawberries (prevents damage to the skin) – 2 or 3 (ripe and pureed)
  • Banana (contains anti-inflammatory properties) – 1
  • Whipped cream – 1 tablespoon
  • Honey (moisturizes skin) – 1 tablespoon

Step 1. Mash a ripe banana

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  • Grab a ripe banana and mash it in a small bowl.

Step 2. Throw all the ingredients in a bowl

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  • Put the mashed banana into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the strawberry puree.
  • Blend 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of whipped cream into the banana-strawberry mixture.

Step 3. Mix well and apply the mask on your face

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  • Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Store it in a container for future use.
  • Apply the pack all over your face and neck.
  • Leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes, or until it dries completely.
  • Wash it off with water and pat dry your skin.

Repeat twice every week for soft and supple skin free from wrinkles and fine lines.

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Method 2: Anti-Acne Facial Mask

Strawberries contain ellagic acid that helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while also boosting the production of collagen in the skin. Also, the acidic and abrasive nature of strawberries helps to remove excess sebum from the skin.

Honey works as a natural humectant to soothe and soften your skin.

Yogurt contains antibacterial, antifungal and cleansing properties that extract dirt and impurities from your clogged pores.

Things you’ll need:

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  • Strawberries (helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles) – 2 or 3 (mashed)
  • Yogurt (contains cleansing properties) – 2 tablespoons
  • Honey (natural humectant) – 2 teaspoons

Step 1. Bring the ingredients together in a bowl

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  • Take 2-3 mashed strawberries in a bowl.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of yogurt and 2 teaspoons of honey to the puree.

Step 2. Mix until smooth and apply on the skin

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  • Combine the ingredients well to get a smooth paste.
  • Store it in a container.
  • Apply evenly on your clean face and neck, carefully avoiding the eye area.
  • Leave the mask on for 20 minutes, or until it dries completely.
  • Wash it off using cold water and pat your skin dry.

Use this twice every week for acne-free skin.

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Method 3: Strawberry Foot Scrub

Strawberries can be effective in giving you soft and crack-free feet. The mild abrasive property of strawberries helps to exfoliate the skin.

Oatmeal, a gentle exfoliate, removes dirt, impurities and dead skin cells from the skin and soaks up excess oil and sebum.

Things you’ll need:

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  • Strawberry (repairs cracked heels) – 2 or 3 (pureed)
  • Oatmeal (exfoliates the skin)  – 2 tablespoons
  • Glycerin (softens skin) – 2 teaspoons

Step 1. Throw the ingredients together

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  • Pour the pureed strawberries into a bowl.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of ground oatmeal to the puree.
  • Blend 2 teaspoons of glycerin into the mixture.
  • Combine the ingredients well.

Step 2. Exfoliate your feet with the scrub

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  • Soak your feet in warm water for 15 minutes.
  • Take your feet out of the water and scrub gently with the mixture.
  • Scrub for 5 to 7 minutes to exfoliate dead skin cells and rough skin.
  • Wash it off with cold water.
  • Finish with a moisturizer or a cold cream.

Repeat 2 times a week for soft and smooth feet.

Method 4: Strawberry Bath Soak

Things you’ll need:

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  • Strawberry – 2-3 (pureed)
  • Epsom salt (exfoliating agent) – 1/4 cup

Step 1. Combine the ingredients in a jar

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  • Take 1/4 cup of Epsom salt in a bowl.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of mashed strawberries.
  • Mix the ingredients well.

Step 2. Add the mixture to your bathwater

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  • Add the desired amount (about 2 tablespoons) to your bathwater.
  • Soak yourself in the bath for 15 to 20 minutes.

You can use this every day for an aromatic and refreshing experience. You can store the mixture in the refrigerator for about 1 week.

Method 5: Exfoliating Facial Mask

Strawberries are mildly abrasive in nature which makes it an effective exfoliating agent to remove dirt, dust and impurities from the skin.

Egg whites help tighten and lift your skin, making your pores smaller. It also helps clear away dead skin cells and prevent breakouts.

Honey is easily absorbed into the skin and works to soften and smoothen your skin.

Things you’ll need:

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  • Strawberries (exfoliating agent) – 2 (pureed)
  • Egg white (helps tighten skin) – 1
  • Honey (smoothens skin)– 1 teaspoon

Step 1. Mix egg white, honey and strawberries

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  • Take 2 pureed strawberries in a bowl.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 eggwhite to it.

Step 2. Blend it well and apply the mask on your face and neck

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  • Mix the ingredients well to form a smooth and uniform substance.
  • Store it in a container.
  • Slather the mask gently and evenly on your clean face and neck.
  • Leave the mask on for 10 minutes.
  • Wash it off with alternating cold and warm water, finally ending with a splash of cold water.

Repeat the process 2 or 3 times each week to slough off the dead cells and cleanse your pores.

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Method 6: Rejuvenating Facial Scrub

Strawberries contain salicylic acid that helps to remove dead cells from the skin and clears out blemishes.

Sugar is an excellent exfoliant that removes trapped dirt and impurities from the skin.

Coconut oil is rich in antioxidants that prevent free radicals from harming the skin and causing it to lose its elasticity.

Things you’ll need:

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  • Strawberries (helps to remove dead skin cells) – 2 or 3 (mashed/pureed)
  • Sugar (excellent exfoliant) – 1/2 cup
  • Coconut oil (prevents damage to skin) – 2 tablespoons
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tablespoon

Step 1. Throw the ingredients in a bowl

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  • Put 1/2 cup of sugar in a bowl.
  • Add the strawberry puree to the sugar.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract.

Step 2. Mix the ingredients and apply

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  • Stir the mixture so that the elements combine well.
  • Store it for further use.
  • Take a small amount on your palm and gently scrub your face and neck with the mixture.
  • Wash it off with cold water.

Repeat twice every week for smooth and soft skin.

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Use Strawberries for Gorgeous Hair

Method 1: Nourishing Hair Mask

Mayonnaise contains several oils that nourish and moisturize your hair from deep within, while also restoring the pH balance of your hair.

A strawberry-mayonnaise blend works incredibly well to soften, nourish and moisturize your hair.

Things you’ll need:

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  • Fresh strawberries (soften hair) – 2 or 3 (mashed/pureed)
  • Mayonnaise (nourishes and moisturizes your hair) – 2 tablespoons

Step 1. Blend mayo into strawberry puree

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  • Mash and puree 2 or 3 ripe strawberries.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise to the puree.

Step 2. Whisk the ingredients together and apply on damp hair

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  • Whisk thoroughly so that the ingredients combine well into each other.
  • Massage the paste into your damp hair.
  • Cover with a shower cap and allow it to sit for 15 minutes.
  • Shampoo and condition as you normally would.

Repeat the process once every week for glossy and shiny hair.

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Method 2: Conditioning Hair Mask

Strawberries contain vitamin C, a nutrient that encourages the absorption of iron to promote hair growth. They are also loaded with silica, a substance that prevents baldness and contributes to hair growth.

The egg yolk contains proteins and vitamins that nourish hair follicles, condition and provide an intense protein treatment to your hair.

Olive oil, a natural moisturizer, contains emollients that have incredible softening qualities for your hair.

Things you’ll need:

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  • Strawberries (pureed) (promotes hair growth) – 2-3
  • Egg yolk (conditions hair) – 1
  • Olive oil (natural moisturizer) – 2 tablespoons

Step 1. Combine the ingredients together

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  • Take 2-3 pureed strawberries in a bowl.
  • Blend 1 egg yolk with the puree.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the blend.

Step 2. Whisk well and apply on damp hair

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  • Whisk the ingredients together to combine them well.
  • Work the mask into your hair.
  • Cover your hair with a plastic shower cap or plastic bag.
  • Leave it in for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing it out with cold water.
  • Apply your favorite conditioner and leave it for 5 minutes.
  • Rinse the conditioner out and then shampoo normally.

Do this once a week for soft, shiny and glossy hair.

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Tips

  • Do not use the above remedies in your skin care regime if you are allergic to strawberries.
  • Use the above remedies when you have enough time to spare. Strawberry is super sticky, so rinsing out the strawberry mixture is a tough task. If it’s well pureed, it might not take as long, but it might take a few rinses to fully remove.
  • Strawberries are also rich in biotin that helps strengthen weak nails.
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