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STRAWBERRIES! what a delight. Uff! these little red bites! Aren’t they a burst of flavor and a sight for sore eyes? Have you ever found something that is so tasty yet so so healthy? Aren’t healthy things supposed to be bland and white only? How do strawberries fit in? Well, this is what you are here for, to know all the benefits of strawberries, especially strawberry benefits for the skin.
Finally, it is spring. While others might cheer for FLOWERS, I am cheering for STRAWBERRIES. Is it only me or you too drool over the fresh red strawberries all over the roadsides nowadays? What a delight it is to be living in a time where we can get strawberries throughout the year. But frozen strawberries can only dream of tasting and looking as good as fresh strawberries.
I haven’t met a single person in my life who is not obsessed with strawberries. How can one not be? The taste, the color, the texture, and uff the recipes. Is there a dessert that does not taste ten folds better with strawberries? From a simple chocolate fondue to a tres leches, strawberries are there to provide color and taste.
Now that I have drooled enough, I am thinking that there will be some people who don’t like strawberries. Why don’t they? Is hard for me to decipher Still respecting their choice and being inclusive, I am here to provide skin benefits of strawberry. And the best part is you can get these benefits by eating them or by putting them on your skin. Are both parties happy?
Skin Benefits Of Strawberry
1. Protects The Skin From The Sun
Well, strawberries don’t form a physical barrier around your skin but they can protect your skin from UV damage. Strawberries are loaded with antioxidants that include ellagic acid and anthocyanin. Ellagic acid has the ability to inhibit collagen breakdown. This reduced collagen breakdown protects the skin from the harmful UV radiation of the sun. Collagen breakdown is also associated with wrinkle formation and other skin aging symptoms. So applying a strawberry paste to your skin can help you in staying youthful.
The anthocyanin is responsible for the red color of strawberries. It is an effective scavenger of free radicals, that are associated with collagen breakdown and elastic fiber destruction. These harmful free radicals are increased when UV radiations hit your skin, so anthocyanin plays a direct role in protecting your skin from the sun.
2. Can Reduce Acne
Acne is caused by the accumulation of sebum within the skin. The acidic nature of strawberries helps reduce just that. It removes the excess oil and sebum from the skin hence contributing to reducing acne.
Strawberries are very high in Vitamin C, and vitamin C possesses anti-inflammatory properties. By reducing the inflammation in the body it can contribute to controlling acne. A small study conducted in 2009 also hints at the acne-fighting properties of strawberries. These benefits can be obtained by eating and physically applying strawberries.
Although seldom, but strawberries can be a cause of acne too. This can happen if you overdose your body with strawberries. Strawberries are packed with vitamin C and too much of it can cause flare-ups, redness, and irritation in some people. So your best bet is to enjoy this fruit in moderation.
3. Reduces Under Eye Bags
If like me, you too wake up like a zombie with dark and swollen under eyes, strawberries are here to the rescue. Strawberries have astringent properties which may help in reducing under eye puffiness. These properties allow strawberries to cure open pores and it causes the skin tissues to tighten.
Any cold product can help in reducing the puffiness so cold strawberries with their added benefits are your best bet. Simply cut out two slices of cold strawberry and place them under your eyes. Relax for 15 minutes and say hello to fresh smooth under eyes.
4. Scrubs Away Dead Skin
Strawberry puree along with the seeds can be used as a perfect scrub. The little seeds will remove the dead skin and the rest of the mass will provide the promised benefits. It also contains alpha hydroxy acids, which help to eliminate dead skin cells. Try adding further ingredients like coconut oil and you will get hooked to it.
5. Glow From Within
Eat strawberries to get all the nutrients in these beautiful bites. Vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber. What’s not to love? You can reap all these benefits from gulping down a glass of strawberry juice.
Your skin can be a strong indicator of your overall health. The vitamins and minerals can improve your overall health by reducing oxidative stress. This will give you a glow from within.
6. Brighten Skin And Remove Pigmentation
Strawberries contain alpha-hydroxy acids, which contribute in eliminating dead cells and cleanse the skin. You can transform your rough and dull complexion to a brighter and glowing one, with the help of strawberries. It also contains salicylic acid which helps in reducing hyperpigmentation and dark spots. It tightens pores and prevents the accumulation of bacteria, which can be a reason for future breakouts. In short, strawberries work as an excellent toner.
To Apply Or To Eat
There is no denying that strawberries can show miraculous effects on your skin. The confusion arises when one has to decide between eating them or applying them. The sweet flavor tempts you and the application of cold creamy strawberry lures you in too. Well, why decide when you can do both?
Eating strawberries means, you are taking all the healthy vitamins and minerals. These will help you in fighting oxidative stress and inflammation, this alone will cure a number of your skin issues.
Using strawberries topically can help you in fighting ageing signs. Keep in mind that there is not enough scientific evidence to back the “strawberry benefits for skin’ claims. But nutrients like Vitamin C, found in strawberries are a major product used in cosmetic and skin-enhancing procedures.
Although strawberries can do miracles for you and your skin, such tips can never replace the proper medical procedures. If you have any skin complication or are looking for immediate results for any of your skin issues, you should consult a dermatologist.
How to use strawberry for skin whitening?
There is no natural thing that guarantees skin whitening. Strawberries can only help in restoring your natural color. For that, you can either apply strawberry puree on your skin or rub a cut strawberry on your face.
What are the health benefits of strawberries?
Strawberries contains antioxidants that can reduce oxidative stress and improve overall health.
Which fruits increase the fairness on the face?
No fruit can make you fair. Fruits and other organic ingredients can only brighten your skin.
Book an appointment now, to answer all your queries. You can book an appointment with top dermatologists in Pakistan through Marham by calling at Marham helpline: 0311-1222398 or by online appointment booking facility through the website or Marham mobile app.
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