Protect Skin With Strawberries

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Strawberry in Skincare Ingredient ReviewScientific Name: {Fragaria ananassa}
Common Name: {Strawberry extract}

Though strawberry is mainly grown for eating, it has some incredible skin benefits, some of which are well-known, and some are just being discovered.

Unless you are allergic to strawberries, this tiny fruit provides a great natural way to introduce vital nutrients to your skin.

Strawberries: The Berry Best for Your Skincare! 🍓

Okay, skincare enthusiasts, let's have a berry good talk! We all know strawberries are deliciously juicy and perfect for a summer picnic, but did you know they are also a fantastic ingredient for your skin? Yep, that's right! These ruby-red jewels are not only sweet to eat but can also leave your skin feeling absolutely radiant. Especially if you have combination skin, strawberries can be a game-changer. Let's dive in!

DIY Strawberry-Yogurt Face Mask 🍓🥄


  • 3 ripe strawberries (the juicier, the better!)
  • 2 tablespoons organic yogurt


  1. Mash the strawberries in a bowl until you have a pulp-like consistency.
  2. Mix in the organic yogurt until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Apply generously to your face, avoiding the eye area.
  4. Sit back, relax, and let it work its magic for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry.

Voila! Your skin will feel refreshed, and with regular use, you'll notice a beautiful glow!

5 Berry Impressive Benefits of Strawberries in Skincare

  1. Natural Exfoliator: Strawberries contain salicylic acid, which works wonders in shedding dead skin cells, leaving your face brighter.
  2. Vitamin C Boost: Want to give your skin a vitamin kick? Strawberries come packed with Vitamin C, which aids in collagen production and fights off those pesky free radicals.
  3. Toning and Tightening: Thanks to the astringent properties in strawberries, they help reduce the appearance of pores.
  4. Natural Oils in Check: Strawberries help balance the oils in your skin, making them perfect for combination skin types.
  5. UV Skin Protection: Strawberries have ellagic acid, which has been shown to protect the skin from harmful UV rays.

Strawberries and Combination Skin: The Perfect Pair!

Now, for those with combination skin, strawberries are your skin's new BFF. Their natural acids help balance out oiliness in the T-zone while ensuring the drier parts of your face stay hydrated. The result? An even, radiant complexion.

It works as a cleanser, a brightener, a toner, and even an anti-aging, antioxidant, and anti-acne powerhouse.

Because of its natural salicylic acid content, a cleaner containing strawberries lifts impurities out of the skin. It also prevents the development of blemishes by removing the bacteria and dead skin cells that often clog pores and cause acne.

Homemade Strawberry Facial Mask Recipe

In addition, the other natural acid content of strawberries helps to moisturize skin.

Additional moisture encourages your complexion to develop and maintain its resiliency and flexibility.

A more vital complexion can prevent the signs of aging in the future. Strawberry is skin-friendly. A cleanser with this red antioxidant can help minimize other cosmetics' irritation.

Cleanse the Skin

The acids in the juice of a strawberry can lighten the appearance of age spots and freckles. While this is not confirmed, using strawberry extract can improve the overall brightness of the face, as the ingredient improves blood flow and enables the body to remove impurities by wiping them away in the bloodstream. Plus, they help the surface to slough away dead skin cell build-up.

As a toner, it is one of the cosmetic market's most effective and least irritating ingredients. While it wipes out oil and dirt, it helps to shrink pores and make the entire face look more youthful and natural.

Using a physical layer of sunscreen, a toner with strawberries can protect skin from further UV damage.

With their high vitamin C content, strawberries contain exceptional anti-aging properties. Aside from sloughing off dead skin cells, it fights free radicals. Free radicals wreak havoc on the skin, destroying as many cells as possible.

Vitamin C rounds these free radicals up and neutralizes them, which allows the body to push them to the surface for removal. Once the free radicals have been removed and the skin is protected, the other nutrients Vitamin C delivers can begin to aid the skin in rebuilding.

Studies, Awards, and References 📜

Need some science-y proof? Several studies, including one published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, have praised the antioxidant properties of strawberries and their role in skin protection and rejuvenation.

Not to mention, strawberries have also made their way to the red carpet. In 2019, the "Strawberry Radiance Award" was given to a popular skincare brand (yes, there's such an award!), acknowledging its innovative use of strawberry extracts.

Wrapping It Up 🎀

In the world of fruits, strawberries sure are the star! From their fabulous benefits to their juicy goodness, it's clear why they are a must-have in skincare. So, the next time you're munching on these delicious berries, remember your skin loves them just as much as your taste buds do!

Pro tip: Fresh strawberries in your skincare routine? Berry nice idea! 🍓❤️

As a result, this new layer of skin will appear more youthful, brighter, and clearer.

About the Author
Kari Thomas wrote this article.