Everyone has unique skin, which is why there are so many different types of acne treatment solutions on the market and in the home remedy sections of books. If you haven’t tried using the healing, curing and preventing effects of strawberries before, now is the time. For many people, these homemade acne treatment recipes do in fact work to get rid of acne, prevent future acne, and improve the health of facial skin as a whole.
How Strawberries Work for Acne Treatment
Fresh strawberries and strawberry leaves contain salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is one of the top active ingredients in most any acne treatments because it works to get rid of dead skin cells that clog your pores, minimizes the size of pores and gives your face a fresher and more radiant glow.
Strawberries also contain antioxidants and various vitamins and nutrients that will help repair damages to the skin, including acne scars. The leaves of strawberries contain properties that are good for use as an anti-inflammatory for acne and other skin conditions.
How to Make and Use Homemade Strawberry Cleanser
Use three ripe strawberries with the stem and any leaves attached to make the strawberry cleanser for acne treatment.
- Using a fork, mash the strawberries in a bowl.
- Wash your face with mild soap and warm water before using this acne treatment. You do not have to dry your face; it is good for the face to be partially wet when using this homemade acne treatment remedy.
- Apply the mashed up strawberries to your face, rubbing in circular motions around your cheeks, chin, nose and forehead. Do not use around eyes, eyebrows, or within about a half to an inch from your mouth. This concoction dries up oils on your face and can irritate the more sensitive areas of your skin.
- Rinse well with warm water and pat dry your face with a towel.
How to Use Strawberry Leaves
To use strawberry leaves for acne treatment in the form of a cleanser, gather enough strawberry leaves that will produce at least a quarter cup of ground up leaves. Add a quarter cup of water to the leaves and mix well. This should form a paste like mix.
Wash your face with mild soap and warm water; do not dry your face. While the face is still wet, take the strawberry leaf paste and rub it into your skin in circular motions. Just like the strawberry mixture, you should keep away from sensitive areas. Rinse your face and blot dry with a towel.
How to Make and Use a Strawberry Mask
Use four ripe strawberries and mash them with a fork in a bowl. You can add a spoonful of dry oatmeal to the mixture for more grit and sticking ability.
Wash your face with warm water and mild soap before application. Do not dry your face. Apply the mask by starting at the neck and rubbing the mixture up onto your face. Then apply to jaw and cheek area, then the nose, between the eye brows, and up onto your forehead. Leave the mask on for no more than 15 to 20 minutes. Leaving the mask on longer could result in dry skin.