Discover benefits of berries for skin! They can be eaten different ways. Eat strawberries with salads, cereals, oatmeal, cakes, pies, ice cream, milkshakes, smoothies or in different ways.
Regular or organic strawberries can be found at the local farmers market and grocery shops. Picking strawberries at a strawberry field can be an enjoyable activity with family and friends.
BENEFITS of STRAWBERRIES for SKIN
Advantages of ANTIOXIDANTS: Antioxidants are chemical substances or compounds that inhibit oxidation. They are the body’s friend. They seek out, neutralize and destroy free radicals which cause havoc on the body. Free radicals speed up the aging process by breaking down collagen and reducing oxygen levels in cells. When free radicals conquer antioxidants, aged or poor skin conditions may develop like wrinkling, pre-cancerous or cancerous lesions.
ANTIOXIDANT FRUITS: strawberries, apples, oranges, plums, red grapes, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, mangos, pears, bilberries, cantaloupe and more. Antioxidant fruits improve skin condition and enhance the immune system.
BENEFITS of VITAMIN C: Strawberries have a particularly high content of vitamin C. Vitamin C has anti-aging properties. Improve skin elasticity and regenerate new skin cells.
SALICYLIC ACID: Strawberries contain salicylic acid, a natural and gentle exfoliant for skin. Eliminate build-up of dead skin cells. Lighten skin, reduce dark under eye circles, attack harmful free radicals. Fight acne and pimples.
Lighten and fade age spots, acne scars and blemishes.
ELLAGIC ACID: Protect against the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Reduce the appearance of slight hyperpigmentation. Heal damaged skin. Prevent hair fall or thinning hair with vitamin B5, B6 and ellagic acid.
NATURAL ASTRINGENT: Strawberries are a natural astringent and anti-inflammatory.
ACNE RELIEF: Strawberries help to reduce acne break-outs. Vitamin C, Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Salicylic Acid help clear acne and reduce oil from skin.
FOLATE: Regenerate and create new skin cells.
DIETARY FIBER: Eliminate toxins.
SKIN CARE TIP: You can find homemade face masks recipes using strawberries, online, but use with care. The salicylic acid in strawberries may be too drying and harsh for sensitive skin. Never use a face mask to skin prior to trying a little spot test first. Check to see if skin reacts. Rinse with cool water and stop immediately if skin reacts poorly with redness, inflammation, itching, burning or other irritation. Contact your healthcare provider, if necessary.
STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE RECIPES:
Here are some of my favorite homemade smoothie recipes. They are easy and quick to make. You might want to try them too! Sometimes I add vegetables to my smoothie recipes such as spinach, kale or carrots. Smoothies are delicious drinks! I like to experiment with foods by making my own homemade recipes. I find the mixture of meals just right for my taste. You can too! Have fun with antioxidant fruits and vegetables. Make your own homemade smoothie recipes!
SMOOTHIE RECIPE #1:
Coconut Water, Strawberries, Blueberries, Kiwi, Pineapple, Mango
SMOOTHIE RECIPE #2:
Almond Milk, Strawberries, Banana, Blueberries, Raspberries, Almond Butter
SMOOTHIE RECIPE #3:
Orange Juice, Strawberries, Banana, Blueberries, Apple