Moa is a Class of 2018 senior from Helix Charter High School. She is on the swim and the water polo teams. She is also involved in the National Honor Society and the SOMA Club.
Beginning later this week, I will be introducing the members of the 2018 Star Squad!! Over the next 5 weeks you will get to meet the awesome Class of 2018 seniors. I can't wait to show off the photos from their model sessions and give you all the details from my exclusive interview with each one of them.
Over the next couple of weeks, I'm going to introduce to you, the Teen Squad. This Squad is made up of teens ages 13-16. Those are two big milestone years. Turning 13 you have finally reached Teenage-dom. And 16. Do we even need to talk about the magic that is 16? Skin is clearing up. Driving. Independence. Definitely memories that you'll want to capture!
I love summer fruits. The melons. The berries. Especially strawberries. But did you know that strawberries are good for more than just eating? I'm going to show you how to use them in your beauty routine as a face mask and a teeth whitener. The AHA’s, salicylic acid, and vitamin C in strawberries work to gently exfoliate skin. Strawberries' malic acid helps to whiten teeth.
Strawberry & Honey Face Mask Recipe
5 medium strawberries, washed and topped
1 tsp honey
½ tsp unrefined coconut oil, melted*
Remove the green tops, mash strawberries together with the honey and coconut oil in a bowl until well combined. Apply to a clean, dry face and allow to sit 5-10 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Apply your fave moisturizer. Voila!
*coconut oil can be found in the baking aisle of your grocery store
Strawberries are able boost your immunity, and they are a good source of fiber, which aids in digestion. They are rich in manganese and they help out in regulating blood sugar levels. Those pretty little red vixens also have more Vitamin C than oranges. Vitamin C works to reduce inflammation, and boost cell and tissue repair. And, as we are about to find out, strawberries can also do amazing things for your skin, by gently exfoliating to renew and detoxify.
We usually think of colorful berries as staining our teeth, but strawberries can actually help whiten them thanks to the malic acid. The Vitamin C is starring in this recipe too, since it fights plaque!
Strawberry Baking Soda Teeth Whitener
5 strawberries, washed and topped
1 tsp baking soda
Remove the green tops, mash strawberry. Mix together with the baking soda until well combined. Use your toothbrush or your finger to brush with the mixture for 1-2 minutes. Rinse. Repeat twice monthly.