Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Dewy mask from apples

Do you know that masks from fresh apples can make small cosmetic wonders? Really apples have a great number of biologically active substances and that’s why apple masks are able to tone up, soften and renew skin, helping to take tiredness away and to return healthy fresh look to skin. Offered mask from apples could help you in the situation when you have to look like fresh apple for limited time.

Grate one fresh apple. In advance you needed to boil one potato in its skin. Peel the potato, knead and mix with apple gruel. If your skin is oily, add 1 table-spoon of milk, if your skin is dry, add 1 yolk and 1 table-spoon of cream. Put on the face for 20 minutes. This mask increases circulation of the blood, make skin color better and gives the freshness.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Oil for your skin

You often could see that one of the components in skin care recipes is vegetable oil. It is a good ingredient for skin care. Also we use other types of oil in cosmetic aims. Generally various oils are used in masks, baths, compresses, and so on. I advise you to look through the list of oils below and to choose your own. When you see the vegetable oil as an ingredient in any recipe, use your own kind of oil instead of vegetable oil. You’ll see the effect from procedure with your oil will be better. But at first we should know about its special qualities to use oils right.

Vegetable oil is usually used for greasy skin. It makes the condition of grease and problem skin better. This oil is rich in vitamin B.

Olive oil is usually used for dry, irritated skin with reddening. It has many vitamins and microelements. Olive oil has great medicinal qualities.

Corn oil is used for withered aging skin. It is the oil of high nutritive value with vitamin A, which is necessary for regeneration of skin.

Jojoba is for all types of skin, especially for dry. This oil moistens skin very well. Jojoba makes the skin silky. It has antiphlogistic effect. The value of jojoba is in unlimited shelf life. You can use jojoba not only in face skin care. But also with the help of jojoba you will be able to heal crannied lips or overdried skin, and get rid of dandruff.

Almond oil is for sensitive skin and especially useful for delicate childish skin. It has sedative, smoothing, nourishing effect. But almond oil has limited shelf life.

Oil from wheat brairds is very useful for withered and wrinkled skin. This oil has great smoothing and regenerating effects.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Apple diet for 3 days

Apple diet is ideal for cleansing of all organism and weight loss, because apples contain almost all vitamins and mineral matters we need, including folic acid, sugar and pectin. Many dietitians advise to spend 2-3 fasting apple days per a week. Today I offer 3-days apple diet. Food value of apples is 37-46 kilocalories for 100 gram.

The first day: you can eat only apples for the whole day, but not more 2 kg. It can be apples, apple sauce, grated apples, and baked apples. For supper you should drink cocktail from equal parts of fresh apple juice and mineral soda water. You can add some lemon juice in cocktail.

The second and the third days: menu like in the first day and also you are permitted to eat 200 g of non-fat curd. As for drinking, there are two opinions, you can choose yourself. One way is that you should drink much, but herb infusions, not water. Or you should follow diet without drinking, because apples contain liquid. Choice depends on your feelings and requirements of organism.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Emperor mask for face skin

You can’t compare this mask with any other one. I mean biologically strong and tonic mask from… meat. It was well-known even in times of Roman emperors. Now we have the recipe of that mask. And one interesting fact from history is here - Madam Pompadour put on her cheeks thin veal cutlets after cleaning the face with mixture of sugar and egg-white, wishing to get lively and fresh ruddiness.

Take 100 gram of lean fresh meat (veal is better) and mince meat. Mix with 1 table-spoon of vegetable oil and 1 beaten egg-white. Put on the face and leave for an hour. Then wash the face with warm water.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Masks for breast skin

Spoil breast with homemade masks. Remember that you ought not to touch mammilla and area during cosmetic procedures. Though cold is more useful for breast, but offered masks are better to do in the bath or sauna. When skin is steamed, cosmetic ingredients penetrate deeper into inner skin sells.

Make mask from rose-petals, which has fine tonic effect. Grind dry rose-petals in the coffee-grinder till flour state. Take 2 table-spoons of this flour and mix with 1 table-spoon of sour cream. Put on the breast and leave for 15 minutes.

If you see small wrinkles on the breast you should make special potato mask. Knead half of one boiled potato (without salt) by fork. Add 1 tea-spoon of honey, 1 tea-spoon of sour cream and 50 ml. of vegetable oil. Put on the breast skin for 20 minutes. Such mask will smooth wrinkles and make skin soft, if you make it once a week.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Recipe for growth of eyebrows

The recipe of nourishing mixture for eyebrows is very useful for your eyebrows being beautiful and well-groomed, silky and shining. It is easy to make at home. You need 1 tube of lanolin cream, 30 drops of vitamin A in oil, 15 drops of vitamin E in oil, 1 tea-spoon of vegetable oil and 1 tea-spoon of castor oil. Mix all ingredients carefully.

Use this mixture regularly, in the morning and in the evening during 2-3 months. Don’t forget to clean eyebrows before procedure. Also you can use this mixture for strengthening of eyelashes. Every day put the mixture on eyelashes with soft brush before sleep.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Moisturizing tonic for face and neck

Moisturizing tonic is especially useful in summer. It is made in some stages. First of all prepare infusion from marigold flowers. Pour 2 table-spoons of cut flowers with 1 glass of boiling water and keep for half an hour, then filter. Then make rose water from rose-petals. Pour 2 table-spoons of petals with 1 glass of boiling water and keep to infuse.

Mix 2 table-spoons of glycerin, 2 table-spoons of rose water and 2 table-spoons of infusion from marigold flowers carefully. Clean the face and neck with tonic every day and enjoy pleasant feelings.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Recipes for grease and dry hairs

You shouldn’t suffer from grease hair. Make the special lotion by yourself and use it after hair washing every time. This lotion will help your hair to be clean and will take surplus greasiness away. Pour 2 table-spoons of linden flowers with 500 ml. of boiling water. Boil 2-3 minutes on the light fire, and then filter. Add 1 table-spoon of vinegar or juice of 1 lemon, and 50 ml. of calendula extract (or eucalyptus) or camphor alcohol. Apply lotion on the dry hair after washing with cotton tampon.

To recover dry and thin hair you need to use oil masks. Before head washing you should apply castor oil onto hair roots. Cover the head with butter-paper and bath towel above. Leave mask for 2 hours, then wash head as usual. After washing rinse the head with mint infusion. To prepare it you should pour 2 table-spoons of mint with 200 ml. of boiling water. Infuse for 30 minutes and then filter.
Once a month make a special compress for hair recovering. Mix 1 beaten egg-yolk with 1table-spoon of castor oil. Rub warm mixture into head skin and apply on the hair. Cover head with piece of polyethylene and bath towel above. Leave for 1-2 hours. After compress wash head as usual.