I don’t know who the star in this cleanser is. Is it the always gorgeous, plump and beautiful looking strawberries or the rosehip oil – beauty secret of the stars like Victoria’s Secret supermodel Miranda Kerr, the Duchess of Cambridge, Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria Beckham? Did I spark your interest with all of the name dropping? Well, who doesn’t want to feel like a superstar?!
Let’s try to get “close enough” by making this Strawberry Exfoliating Facial Cleanser together. Rosehip Oil comes from the expression of wild roses from the southern Andes. It contains essential fatty acids, Vitamin E, beta carotene and lycopene (remember the tomato?). And because Rosehip is such a light oil, it is absorbed instantly by the skin. It is the predominant oil for treating age spots and wrinkles. You can help your skin even further when you add strawberries into the mix. It actually has Salicylic Acid – commercially sold for acne treatment – and just like we saw with the Pineapple Cleanser, strawberries also contain alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA) – widely used by the cosmetic industry.
- up to 2 tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon rosehip oil
- 1 teaspoon castor oil
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- 2 or 3 strawberries
- Puree strawberries in a mini food processor.
- In a small container add sugar, rosehip oil, olive oil, castor oil and strawberry puree (approximately 1 tablespoon) and stir.
- Apply the cleanser on the skin, massaging it gently.
- For maximum benefit leave it on for at least 15 minutes (optional).
- Wash it off with warm water and a wash cloth.
- For a softer scrub use only 1 tablespoon of sugar or less. If you would like a more coarse scrub, add the sugar until your desired consistency, up to 2 tablespoons.
- You can also adjust your oil ratio. Castor oil can be too drying for some people. Find out what works better for your own skin.
- The fruit or vegetable is always optional. But if using strawberry, store it in the refrigerator.
- Give your skin some time to adjust to the oil cleansing method. It is normal to notice some breakouts as the toxins and impurities leave the skin.
Friday we are wrapping up the Exfoliating Facial Cleansers with a Cucumber recipe. Make sure you don’t miss it by subscribing to his blog on top of the sidebar.
If you would like a head start, and/or you just need a cute container to store the cleanser, stop by the Te Amo Too Shop and get the Strawberry Exfoliating Facial Cleanser. The only thing you need to do when the package arrives is add the fruit! The recipe and directions will be in the container, for easy access. And it also comes with a free wash cloth.
This post was featured at Sandy’s Point of View fabulous blog! Thank you Sandy!
Sources and Resources
Rosehip Seed Oil: Why this miracle skincare product will be the next coconut oil from Huffington Post
Top 3 Easy Strawberry Face Mask Recipes to Make at Home by healthmunsta