STRAWBERRIES AND THEIR LEAVES MAKE GOOD HOME REMEDIES FOR ACNE
Diet modification and body cleansing has been two of the most recommended treatments for acne. For example it has been recommended to eat less fat because it promotes acne. Apart from avoiding the donuts, you can take in foods that benefit your skin as well. Fruits are one of the known skin enhancers and are used in many home remedies for acne. Many suggest consuming red and orange colored fruit skins is good for your acne. This is because these fruits contain antioxidants that help eradicate free radicals that damage our body as we age.
Apples, oranges, cherries, papaya, and strawberries are some fruits with a good amount of antioxidants. But in this article, we will take a closer look at strawberries. Apart from the antioxidants they contain, strawberries also have Vitamin C that boosts the immune system, improves tissue repair which helps prevent scarring, and helps clear blemishes, wrinkles and yes, acne. Strawberries serve as a conditioner, toner, pigmentation lightener, and pore reducer.
The fruit also contains a lot of vitamins and minerals which help with maintaining good skin integrity. But did you know that its leaves are also known to be a solution for your acne? When there is acne, there is inflammation where redness and swelling are always present. With the use of strawberry leaves, the inflammation can be lessened.
How do we do it? Here’s how:
1 cup of strawberry leaves
1 tsp of water
- 1) Grind the leaves in the mortar and pestle with 1 tsp of water.
- 2) Once it attains a pasty mixture, you can apply it to the affected area.
- 3) Leave it for 20-30 minutes.
- 4) Rinse with cool, clean water.
Make sure that you have washed your face prior to thick paste application. Doing this will better the chances of success and it is by far better to start off with a clean face when applying treatment. Now, what do the leaves really do to your skin? The presence of acne makes the affected areas acidic which in turn causes the inflammation. The strawberry leaves promote alkalinity which decreases the acidity of the acne. Thus, reducing redness and swelling. The nutrients in them aid the immune system in fighting the infection increasing your chances of reducing the recurrence of acne. Not only are you addressing the cause of the problem but you are also acting on the symptoms it produces. We hope this remedy works for you. Enjoy pampering your skin all while eating foods that help in cleansing your body.