Flicking through my pile of research studies that are filling up my desk and I came across a study discussing that the humble strawberry contains ellagic acid and vitamin C (which may be of no surprise), and I got to thinking about the practicality of their extreme potential to protect the skin from environmental damage, both from ingestion and external application. So my mini lab assistant and I decided to get creative and create a face mask that trumps anything in the supermarket and is good enough to eat!
The strawberries obviously pack a punch with their antioxidant status, the full-fat yoghurt contains lactic acid which removes dead skin cells and unclogs the skin’s pores, and the lemon juice can lighten any dark spots. Which combined make a perfectly delicious rejuvenating, skin brightening, facial mask. Here’s our recipe:
OUR BERRY GOOD FACE MASK
Makes one generous sized mask. We doubled the amount which was enough for both of us (even after a few sneaky spoonfuls disappeared).
* 3 large strawberries (the riper, the better!),
* 1 tbs of full-fat yoghurt, &
* a small squirt of lemon juice.
We used a mortar and pestle to mash the strawberries and yoghurt together and then stirred in the lemon juice before application. You could use a blender if you wish also.
Apply to your face and leave for up to 20 minutes and then wash off.
* Please do not use on your skin if you have an allergy, intolerance or sensitivity to any of the listed ingredients.