DIY Beauty: Strawberry Face Masks

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Face masks are a great way to feed your skin healthy antioxidants. I love creating my own homemade masks at home since it's inexpensive and the natural ingredients are gentle on my dry and sensitive skin. After a long day, nothing is better than kicking up my feet and pampering myself with a delicious mask. 

Strawberries are in season from late spring to early summer and if you live in California, they're readily available at your local stores and farmer markets right now. They make the perfect snack alone or in salads but they are also a great ingredient to use in face masks, since they're packed with vitamin C. They are also rich in alpha-hydroxy acids which help exfoliate the skin. So fresh strawberry masks are great for people with dull, damaged or acne-prone skin. 

Before trying any homemade mask on your face, you should spot test it on your neck or hand to see if your skin reacts. If you're clear, wash your face with your favorite cleanser before applying the mask mix on your face.

Here are three strawberry masks that can help cleanse, exfoliate and brighten your skin!

DIY Recipe #1 Homemade Strawberry Mask

  • 8 - 9 Fresh strawberries

  • 3 Tablespoons of honey

In a bowl, mash the strawberries with a fork until smooth.  Add in the honey and mix the ingredients together. Using clean hands or a sanitized brush, gently apply the mixture all over your face, avoiding the eye area. Lie down and leave the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash it away with warm water, pat your face dry and follow up with your favorite toner and moisturizer. 

DIY Recipe #2 Homemade Strawberry Mask

  • 8 - 9 Fresh strawberries

  • 2 Tablespoon of honey

  • 1 Tablespoon of oil - Extra virgin olive, jojoba, grapeseed or sweet almond oil

  • Few drops of fresh lemon juice - About 8 drops if you have dry skin and up to 1 tablespoon for oily skin.

In a bowl, mash the strawberries with a fork until smooth. Stir in the honey, oil, and lemon juice until all the ingredients are well-incorporated. Using clean hands or a sanitized brush, gently apply the mixture all over your face, avoiding the eye area. Lie down and leave the mask on for 5 minutes. Wash it away with warm water, pat your face dry and follow up with your favorite toner and moisturizer. 

DIY Recipe #3 Homemade Strawberry Mask

  • 5 Fresh strawberries

  • 1/2 Tablespoon of non-flavored yogurt or heavy cream

  • 2 Teaspoon of honey

In a bowl, mash the strawberries with a fork until smooth. Add the honey and yogurt (for oily complexions) or cream (for dry skin) and mix until the ingredients are well-incorporated. Using clean hands or a sanitized brush, gently apply the mixture all over your face, avoiding the eye area. Lie down and leave the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash it away with warm water, pat your face dry and follow up with your favorite toner and moisturizer. 

Beautylish Tip: You can store extra mask mix in a air-tight container in the the refrigerator for up to one week.