I love strawberries, but they’re also great for the skin. Strawberries and lemons are natural astringents and can help slough away dead cells to reveal more rejuvenated skin. Strawberries also contain natural salicylic acid which helps combat oily skin and pimples.
Strawberry & Lemon Face Scrub
I normally don’t measure anything – it’s something you really can’t mess up!
- 1-2 strawberries, mashed
- 1-2 tsp. of lemon juice
- 1 tsp. agave (or maple syrup/honey), optional
- 1 tsp. sea salt (or sugar), optional
(The agave and sugar are optional because you don’t necessarily need them but they can help to smooth the skin. And the seeds in the strawberries can act as the exfoliants rather than the sea salt or sugar.)
Mix all ingredients together, using more or less of any ingredient that suits your needs. I normally just take this scrub in the shower and apply it in there, leave for 1-5 minutes and rinse. It also makes a great body scrub.
Because this scrub is made with fruit, it won’t last that long. That’s why I suggest only using 1 or 2 strawberries. Although, the lemon juice in it will help it last a little bit longer, I wouldn’t keep it for more than 2or 3 days in the fridge. But use your judgement, you’ll be able to tell if it’s gone bad. I usually make enough for 2 days so I’m not sure how long it will last.