Strawberries are one of Britain’s most beloved fruits, they conjure up memories of a Valentine’s Day treat or a warm summer’s evening sipping Pimms al fresco and they make the perfect pairing for cream and meringues at a summertime picnic but they have so much more reason to be celebrated. They have a wide range of skincare benefits; helping to treat dryness, ageing and dull skin tones which, let’s face it, are concerns that most of us have experienced at some point.

For those with dry skin, strawberries can help to nourish, moisturise and hydrate the skin. They can repair, protect and replenish dry or damaged skin leaving it feeling smooth and soft.

It is also a great ingredient for those with dull complexions as strawberries contain salicylic acid and AHAs which exfoliate skin, removing dead dull skin cells to leave skin clear, smooth and radiant.

Those with acne prone skin can look to strawberries for their astringent properties as they will help to eliminate blemishes and dark spots.

One skincare benefit strawberries possess that should excite everyone is due to their anti-ageing properties. They are rich in antioxidants including Vitamin C which help brighten skin as well as aid the cell regeneration process giving healthy and youthful looking skin. These antioxidants work to prevent damage from free radicals and UV rays which can cause fine lines and wrinkles. They also support the production of collagen to keep skin firm and supple. Strawberries can also help to reduce puffiness and dark circles under the eyes.

Strawberries possess many benefits for your hair as they moisturise hair and scalps to leave hair looking soft and shiny. They also contain silica which aids hair growth.

Who knew that the summer fruit we enjoy so much could possess so many benefits for our skin?

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