Strawberries, Red, Fruit, Ripe, ManyDiscover benefits of berries for skin! Strawberries are in season from late Spring to early Summer. They can be eaten different ways. Eat strawberries with salads, cereals, oatmeal, cakes, pies, ice cream, milkshakes, smoothies or in different ways.
Routine or organic strawberries can be found at the local farmers market and grocery stores. Picking strawberries at a strawberry field can be an enjoyable activity with family and friends. Check your local listings for a strawberry patch near you or at Boca Raton Animal Removal
BENEFITS of ANTIOXIDANTS: Antioxidants are chemical substances or compounds that inhibit oxidation. They are the body’s friend. They seek out, neutralize and destroy free radicals that cause havoc on the body. Free radicals speed up the aging process by breaking down collagen and reducing oxygen levels in cells. When free radicals overcome antioxidants, aged or bad skin conditions may develop like wrinkling, pre-cancerous or cancerous lesions.
ANTIOXIDANT FRUITS: berries, apples, oranges, plums, red grapes, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, mangos, pears, bilberries, cantaloupe and more. Antioxidant fruits improve skin condition and boost the immune system.
BENEFITS of VITAMIN C: Strawberries have an especially high content of vitamin C. Vitamin C has anti-aging properties. Reduce appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes. Improve skin elasticity and regenerate new skin cells. Eliminate build-up of dead skin cells. Lighten skin, reduce dark under eye circles, attack damaging free radicals. Improve overall complexion. Lighten and fade age spots, acne scars and blemishes.
ELLAGIC ACID: Protect against the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Reduce the appearance of minor hyperpigmentation. Heal damaged skin. Promote youthful appearance. Prevent hair fall or thinning hair with vitamin B5, B6 and ellagic acid.
NATURAL ASTRINGENT: Strawberries are a natural astringent and anti-inflammatory. Reduce under eye puffiness.
ACNE RELIEF: Strawberries help to decrease acne break-outs. Vitamin C, Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Salicylic Acid help clear acne and reduce oil from skin.
FOLATE: Regenerate and produce new skin cells.
DIETARY FIBER: Remove toxins.
SKIN CARE TIP: You can find homemade face masks recipes using strawberries, online, but use with caution. The salicylic acid in strawberries may be too drying and harsh for sensitive skin. Never use a face mask to skin prior to trying a small spot test first. Check to see if skin reacts. Rinse with cool water and discontinue immediately if skin reacts poorly with redness, itching, redness, burning or other irritation. Contact your medical provider, if necessary.
Here are a few of my favorite homemade smoothie recipes. They are easy and quick to create. You might want to try them too! Sometimes I add vegetables to my smoothie recipes such as spinach, kale or carrots. Smoothies are delicious drinks! I like to experiment with meals by making my own homemade recipes. I find the combination of foods just right for my taste. You can too! Have fun with antioxidant fruits and vegetables. Make your own homemade smoothie recipes!
Coconut Water, Strawberries, Blueberries, Kiwi, Pineapple, Mango
Almond Milk, Strawberries, Banana, Blueberries, Raspberries, Almond Butter
Orange Juice, Strawberries, Banana, Blueberries, Apple

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