By Mary N. DiZazzo

The Delectable Strawberry!

Ciao bella,

It's that time of year again ... Strawberry Season!

So while you’re munching on this amazing little fruit, keep in mind its antioxidant-rich properties and indulge in a Strawberry Facial. For Natural Beauty enthusiasts, Strawberries carry skin-smoothing vitamins A and C, and contain alpha-hydroxy acid that will brighten your skin. So treat your complexion to these soothing Strawberry remedies!

This Strawberry Cleanser will give you a summer glow; In a blender mix 6 fresh Strawberries, 2 Tbs. Almond oil, and 3 Tbs. Witch Hazel. On damp skin, massage into your face, rinse with warm water, and pat dry. You’ll feel and see the difference after one application.

Strawberry Toner; Steep overnight 1/3 cup fresh Strawberry Leaves, and 1/4 cup Cider Vinegar. After straining liquid, add 1/4 cup Rose Water. Pat onto skin with a cotton square. Strawberry Leaves have as much vitamin C as oranges! Vitamin C helps to fi rm your skin. The Rose Water helps to sooth and heal infl ammation, especially UV damage from sun exposure which causes premature aging.

Strawberry Face Mask; 1/2 cup fresh Strawberries, 2 tsp. Honey, and 1 Egg white. Mix in a blender, smooth over a clean, dry complexion ... leave on for 15 minutes, and rinse well with cool water. The Strawberries contain salicylic acid, a natural cleanser and exfoliant. The Honey is a soothing and antibacterial carrier. The Egg makes for a balanced complexion! This mask is amazing; you can see and feel the difference immediately.

So all my Glamazons ... enjoy the month of June with its season's best: "The Strawberry."

Buona Giornata.

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull

Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or