Strawberry Facial Mask

Friday, February 17, 2006

waiting for strawberriesOur weather has turned into a bit of a tease lately. We’ve been blessed with clear blue skies, blooming daffodils, and outspoken birds. Just when we think it might be spring, along comes a cold front to frost our lawns and ice our walkways.

I’ve been watching our grocery stores play similar tease games with their pints full of large strawberries. I’m just into the swing of great citrus and now my grocery store is trying to tell me its summer? While tempting, reading blogs like tana’s Small Farms has helped remind me to hold on till the real berries hit the markets.

With my supply of local organic frozen strawberries in the freezer, I’m able to tide myself over. Making strawberry facial masks is another great olfactory way to incorporate these great fruits into your day. The combination of eating banana ice cream while waiting for this mask to dry is out of this world!

Strawberry Facial Mask

Strawberry Facial Maskadapted to be milk free from Janice Cox’s Natural Beauty for All Seasons

In her recipe preamble she states:
[strawberries] make an excellent skin-softening facial mask. A member of the rose family, strawberries contain salicyclic acid, which rids the skin of dead cells, allowing it to absorb moisture more efficiently. Strawberries also have a mild bleaching effect on the skin and help heal blemishes.

For a single facial mask, thaw one whole frozen strawberry in a small cup in the microwave. Frozen strawberries are good to use for this recipe because they let off alot of juice when thawed.

Mash up the slightly warm strawberry to a pulp and stir in 1-2 Tbs of cornstarch to form a smooth paste.

Slather the paste on to your face and neck and allow to dry, 15 – 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.


6 Comments

posted February 18th, 2006 at 5:23 am

Strawberries showed up yesterday — blueberries too — at prices by the berry.

  • Wow- NorthWest berries won’t be arriving till July!

    –McAuliflower

posted February 18th, 2006 at 9:55 am

I can’t wait until the “real” berries come out, instead of those horrid little gassed ones at the markets now.
*fingers crossed for spring*

posted April 19th, 2006 at 8:58 am

Strawberries are also good with mint for a toothpaste salve.

- Sallypally
posted July 30th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

OMG,FACE MASKS……THATS HOT….

- Paris
posted October 9th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

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posted March 27th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

i love love. i love strawberries. i love honey. i love whoop there it is!! para deci you know yokomo los juevos pan tostado!!!!!! we loove morgs and als!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- moly

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