2012 Florida Strawberry Festival
|March 7, 2012||Posted by Michelle under Agriculture, Events|
The 77th Annual Strawberry Festival runs March 1-11, 2012 in Plant City, Florida. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Festival’s theme is “Growing Sweet Memories.”
Chelsea Bowden was named the 2012 Florida Strawberry Festival Queen earlier this year and will represent the industry at events throughout the year. The Festival will feature entertainment ranging from a baby contest (including a baby parade on March 10) to dairy, lamb, beef, swine, and plant shows. Tampa Tribune Day on the Midway is March 9 from noon to 10 p.m.
Strawberries are delicious and beautiful. They also have many beauty benefits for your skin. Strawberries contain salicylic acid that rids the skin of dead cells, makes your pores smaller, and your face look brighter and shinier. They gently refresh and exfoliate the skin, remove impurities, and reduce redness and swelling, functioning as a cleansing and skin-softening facial mask.
In addition, the antioxidants in the fruit help to repair skin damage and counteract aging effects. Your skin produces millions of new cells every day, and regenerates itself completely every 30 to 40 days, but after the age of 30, this natural rejuvenating process slows considerably. At this time, the skin can benefit from a strawberry facial mask. Would you be skeptical about using strawberries as a facial mask? If so, why?
Here are some general tips for homemade facial masks:
- Cleanse your face before applying a mask, using a toner
- Use soft water or distilled water whenever possible
- Apply the mask by beginning at the chin area and moving up to the cheeks and forehead. Apply the nose next, moving outward toward the cheeks. Be sure to leave space around the mouth, eyes, and eyebrows. Finally, spread the mask on your throat, moving from bottom to top.
- Always use it immediately. Because you don’t use preservatives, the mixture can go bad and damage your skin.
Here is a quick and easy Strawberry Facial Mask recipe. Let us know how you like it!
Homemade Strawberry Facial Mask
- 4 to 5 very ripe, medium size strawberries
- 2 teaspoons heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon honey
What to do
Rinse the strawberries and dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. In a small bowl, mash fruit with a fork. Add cream and honey, mixing well. Apply immediately and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse off with lots of warm water.