How to make your own strawberry facial

Learn to make your own strawberry facial; it’s what separates the women from the girls.  What separates the ladies from the gents, and … I’m all out of clever and it wasn’t even that great.  That’s it folks, nothing to see here!

DIY strawberry face maskBut seriously, let’s talk about how to make your own facial: a strawberry one at that.  I love me a good DIY facial, and this one is fantastic.  You only need three ingredients to whip up this face mask and it is so deliciously fabulous for your skin.  Strawberries are filled to the brim with healthy antioxidants, vitamin C, and salicylic acid (found in good acne creams) and let’s face it: strawberries make a girl feel nice and pampered.  Don’t they?  Is it just me?

Strawberries remind me of champagne, which although I don’t drink, feels glamorous, and feeling glamorous reminds me of a spa.  And when there’s a spa, there’s probably a facial.

If you give a mouse a cookie he’s going to ask for some milk, and if you give a girl a strawberry, she’s going to ask for a facial.

(mad props to Laura Numeroff for keeping me entertained at story-time)

DIY strawberry face mask

Alright, enough distraction.  Here’s the facial recipe.

How to Make Your Own Strawberry Facial:

  • 5-6 ripe strawberries
  • 2 T ground almonds
  • 3 T yogurt

Using a coffee grinder or blender grind the almonds into crumbs.  In a separate bowl mash the strawberries together (really well).  Once the strawberries are a good mashed consistency, add yogurt and almonds and mix the whole thing together until you have a nice consistency.

Spread the strawberry mixture all over your face and let it sit for about 20 minutes.  Go watch an episode of one of your favorite shows (a short show, no Grey’s Anatomy or movie marathons today, sorry) while the facial has time to soak into your skin.

Wash mask off with lukewarm water.

Don’t you feel better already?  Those strawberries, they get me every time.

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Sara :

    This is just awesome! I am a big fan of your blog, your posts are so creative and the photos are fantastic. This one looks tasty!

  2. Elizabeth Kane :

    This looks fairly easy and indulgent. Especially as it gets warmer and strawberries become a staple on the grocery list. It’s even edible! *super plus*

  3. Katrina :

    Where is the cute picture of you lounging with this facial?! LOL
    I have been reading these books to my daughter lately, there is a Moose one too :)

  4. Dima :

    I love it, I mean your blog, I love homemade facial masks, and your remedies are fun and delicious, I don’t mind if I taste some of it :)

  5. Shanna :

    Sounds heavenly! Can this be made and gave as a gift? Would I have to refrigerate this?

  6. Loretta :

    I adore doing DIY facials and do them at least once a week. Mine are usually clay, but your strawberry one sounds decadent!

  7. Millie :

    I love your blog and your sugar scrub has been a raging success with my closest girlfriends who I shared a batch with!
    So I’m definitely keen to give this facial a go, just wanted to check can I use almond meal or do the almonds need to be a little rougher?
    Thanks a million :)