Strawberries and cream
 Here comes the strawberry's time, and who among us does not love strawberries and cream ... But strawberries are not only edible berry, it is also a drug. And, using strawberries in the home cosmetics, you can get an effect that does not always give a cream shop and a mask.

The first to raise the forest strawberries on beds Frenchmen began in the XIV century. All great lovers considered it a perfect aphrodisiac, contributing to increase sexual desire in both men and women.

I must say that it was not of deceit, nor of a beautiful fairy tale. Strawberries really hot blood and ignites a passion, because of the contained zinc, which scientists have found in it.

In 1714 a French officer, Captain cutters, found in Chile strawberries that differ in taste and size of the one that he used to see at home. Thanks to him, a few Chilean strawberry plants were in botanical gardens in Paris, where it was put to a number already in the collection of garden shrubs Virginia strawberries. There was crossing, and as a result there was a berry that was later called strawberry.

 Strawberries and cream
   But most of us calls Fragaria ananassa   strawberries. Since then, Europe has begun strawberry boom.

In Russia, she came under Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich, it began to grow in the large imperial garden in the village of Izmailovo, near Moscow. It is said that the son of Alexei Mikhailovich, the future monarch Peter I, the first time you try the strawberries in the summer 1678, came from her so excited that his father ordered her to submit to the king's table regularly.

In the old days, not only eating a strawberry fresh and cooked from it jams without sugar by long evaporation.

 Strawberries and cream
   Now, many of us, especially those lucky women who have a private villa and strawberry beds, plenty after eating sweet berries, can proceed with cosmetic procedures . All of us probably remember the movie "Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears" and strawberry mask on the face of Irina ants.

Well, that's not to frighten impressionable men, strawberry mask as well as all others, it is better to do, staying alone with yourself, or face-to-face with a mirror image. Oh, and before applying the mask on your face, apply a lot of strawberry in the crook of the elbow. Because there is some allergy to strawberries.

- Mask brightens skin
Mash the strawberries, put between layers of gauze and put on face.
Rinse with water at room temperature.

- Rejuvenating mask
4 strawberries mash well and mix with 1 tbsp. spoon sour cream and apply on face, neck and neck for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and then wash with cool.

- Face Mask, tightens the skin
2-3 berries (depending on their size) to grind, add 1 tbsp. a spoonful of honey and 1kaplyu (no more! so as not to burn the skin), essential oil of rose. Apply on face for 20 minutes. Rinse with water at room temperature. The course of 15 masks pieces. Conduct in 1-2 days.

- The mask for dry skin
Mashed strawberries mixed with 1 tbsp. spoon of olive oil. After 15 minutes, remove the mask swab dipped in warm water with the addition of strawberry juice. After another 5 minutes wash cool water or wipe the face with ice.

- For dry, aging skin
Mash ripe berries, add 1 tbsp. spoon heavy cream and 1 teaspoon of honey, mix well. Apply on face for 15 minutes. Rinse with tepid brew green tea, or broth hips. After 7-10 minutes, wash with water at room temperature.

- The mask for sensitive skin prone to irritation
4 strawberries knead and add 1 tbsp. soft spoon grated cheese through a sieve, mix well, apply on face. Wash off after 15 minutes of warm decoction of parsley or chamomile. Wash a few hours later.

- Hydrating Mask
2 tbsp. Spoon strawberry juice mixed with 1 teaspoon of olive oil, ½ teaspoon of honey and 1 egg yolk. Mix well, apply on face for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water, then wash cold.

- Mask soothes and smoothes wrinkles
Take a small crumb of white bread, fill it with strawberry juice to a thick paste, add 1 teaspoon of sour cream, mix, apply on face for 15-20 minutes. Wash first with warm water, then wash with cool.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva