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Natural beauty: strawberries masks

Natural beauty: strawberries masks.
Written by Veronica Lavenia

Strawberries are a great ally of the beauty of skin and hair. They are perfect for creating fast and easy-to-prepare masks. Choose ripe strawberries, which would not be consumed, so as not to throw away anything and recycle the best of such delicate fruits. Fruit masks are not a substitute but an alternative, once or twice a week, to the masks that contemporary cosmetics offers us. Strawberries are important antioxidants, have astringent and anti-inflammatory properties, useful against aging and to reduce dark spots on the skin. They also contain natural salicylates, useful against acne. Rich in vitamin C, they act as a powerful antioxidant against free radicals. These are five (delicious) homemade natural strawberries masks, tested by me for gorgeous skin and hair.

Face masks:

For dry skin:

Wash and crush five strawberries, add two tablespoons of honey. Apply for 15 minutes. Rinse with cold water.

To lighten facial spots:

Wash and crush two ripe strawberries. Add a tablespoon of yogurt, a tablespoon of sunflower oil. Apply for fifteen minutes and rinse with warm water.

Astringent:

Wash and crush four strawberries, add the juice of a lemon and one orange. Apply for five minutes and rinse with warm water.

Natural beauty: strawberries masks.

Ph. Veronica Lavenia

Hair masks:

Emollient:

Wash and crush ten strawberries, add 50 ml (2 fl oz) of milk, the juice of a lemon, a tablespoon of apple vinegar. Massage the mixture from the skin to the roots and let stand for ten minutes, covering the head with a disposable plastic shower cap. Rinse thoroughly with cold or lukewarm water and wash your hair with organic shampoo.

Polishing:

Wash and crush ten strawberries, add two tablespoons of coconut oil and a tablespoon of honey. Mix and apply on damp hair for twenty minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Anti Dandruff:

Wash and crush ten strawberries. Add the egg yolk and two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Stir and apply for fifteen minutes. Rinse with warm water and wash with shampoo.

Natural beauty: strawberries masks.

Ph. Veronica Lavenia

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About the author

Veronica Lavenia

Veronica, PhD, is an Italian based food writer. Born and raised in Italy, surrounded by the thriving culture and spirit of Sicily, Veronica was a University academic before becoming a food writer. In the context of academic research, she has published essays on the Spanish-American narrative in national and international Academic Journals. As freelance journalist, she wrote about book reviews and tennis. Food was the subject she thought about most so, inspired by family recipes, and valuable Italian culinary heritage, she moved into writing her experiences and studies on the subject.
Sustainability, seasonality and selection of raw materials (as much as possible local, organic and unrefined) are the basis of Veronica’s natural food philosophy.
Cookery author, "Gluten Free from Heaven" magazine contributor, some of her works have appeared in "Vegetarian Living", "Veggie Magazine", "Lifestyle FOOD", "Australian Good Food & Travel Guide" and "Chickpea", among others.