Anti-aging. Strawberries contain the anti-oxidant ellagic acid, which prevents collagen destruction—one of the major causes of wrinkle formation. Ellagic acid has a photoprotective effect that works against UV damage by stifling the production of MMP, which are enzymes that contribute in destruction of collagen. This prevents wrinkles from forming on the skin, thereby providing a healthy supple look to your face.
Say goodbye to acne. Notorious acne caused by excess accumulation of sebum can be cleared off with the nutrients in this fruit. The acidic nature of strawberries enables it to remove excess oil in the skin.
UV skin protection. The powerful anti-oxidant, ellagic acid is very useful as it protects the skin from harmful UV rays. A research conducted by researchers at a university in Korea discovered that mice that were exposed to UV rays after being given ellagic acid treatment showed reduced wrinkle formation as compared to mice that weren’t given the treatment before exposure.
No more oily skin. Rich in vitamin C, these fruits can be used to make excellent face masks to fight oily skin, as well as nourish and revitalize your skin. Strawberries are acidic in nature and this is effective to remove the excess sebum on skin.
Skin lightening. The juice is very efficient in lightening blemishes and acne scars. Strawberry juice contains skin lightening extracts as well as ellagic acid which reduces dark spots on skin. Simply apply the juice to the dark spots on your skin using a cotton ball and rinse thoroughly afterward.
Having a cup of coffee in the morning is like a ritual for most of us and why shouldn’t it be? After all, moderation consumption of coffee has many health benefits to offer. And if you love coffee way too much you’ll be glad to know that coffee has certain skin benefits too.
Coffee grounds are a mechanical exfoliate, meaning they can be used to scrub away dead skin to reveal the new, healthy skin underneath, whereas chemical exfoliates remove skin cells with enzymes or acidic properties. Exfoliating with coffee grounds improves circulation, leaving you with smooth, glowing skin.
Here are 8 skin benefits of using a coffee scrub.
It reduces inflammation and soothe red, inflamed breakouts.
It improves blood circulation. If you scrub your body with coffee, the caffeine present in it acts as a stimulant which improves the circulation of blood that moves through your veins. Okay?
It gives youthful, radiant skin.
It removes dead skin cells (sun spots, freckles, fine lines and wrinkles) and helps to generate new skin cells.
It reduces puffiness (especially around the eyes) by restricting the blood vessels and acts as a stimulant that will give you less tired looking eyes.
It improves the texture of your skin to make it feel softer, smoother and rejuvenated.
It reduces the appearance of cellulite – This is possible because coffee is a diuretic that dehydrates your body. So, when you apply a coffee scrub, the fat cells closest to your skin’s surface tend to shrink in size.
It adds a glow to your skin.
Coffee is a powerhouse of anti-oxidant properties! A natural caffeine Fix!