Wednesday, August 29, 2007

About chapped lips again

Summer is gone on and the problem of chapped lips stays relevant. Today I offer the recipe of sage infusion, which helps you to deal with chaps. It has antiphlogistic, antimicrobial and wound healing effect. Pour 1 table-spoon of grinded sage with 1 glass of boiling water and keep to cool. Then filter and use 1-2 times a day. Apply on the chaps with piece of cotton wool wetted in the sage infusion.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Onion against acne

You’ll be surprised known that onion, this kitchen vegetable, can be used in the fight against acne, for skin whitening and so on. Today I offer some recipes of masks for face skin from onion. These masks fit for all types of skin.

Mask from plum against acne. Take 1 table-spoon of onion juice, pulp of 7 cooked plums and 2 tea-spoons of olive-oil. Mix all ingredients and put on the face, especially on the area of acne. Leave for 30 minutes and then wash the face.

Take 1 table-spoon of onion juice, 1 table-spoon of carrot juice, 1 yolk and 1 table-spoon of olive-oil. Mix all ingredients carefully and put on the face. Wash the mask from face in 20 minutes. This mask has tonic effect.

Take 2 table-spoon of onion juice, 1 pear and ¼ glass of milk. Knead a pear and mix pulp with milk and onion juice. Put on the face and leave for 15-20 minutes. It is mask for skin whitening.

Also you can make another mask from freckles. You need ½ of apple, 1 table-spoon of honey, 1 tea-spoon of ascorbic acid, 1 yolk, 1 table-spoon of apple vinegar, 3 table-spoons of vegetable oil and 2 table-spoons of onion juice. Mix all ingredients carefully. Put on the places with freckles and leave for 30 minutes. Generally apples and apple vinegar recover acid skin integument and have tonic effect for skin.

If you have wrinkles on the skin and feel discomfort because of skin dryness, you need potato mask. Take 1 table-spoon of onion juice, 1 potato, ¼ l. of milk and 1 table-spoon of honey. Boil a potato in milk and make potato mash, mix with honey and onion juice. Put on the face and leave for 20 minutes. For more effectiveness mask can be washed with mineral water.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Cosmetic milk from… milk

Can you make cosmetic milk at home? Sure, you can do it easily. Pour 100 ml. of milk into 300 ml. of boiling water. Take away from fire, cool and wait for appearance of the sediment. Now pour out clear part of mixture in the clean bottle. It will be ordinary cosmetic milk, which can be used for cleaning and softening of the skin.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Two-in-one vitamin cocktail & mask

If you are not satisfied with your color of the face and feel yourself tired and down, it’s time to get vitamin drinks. Mix 200 g. of carrot juice, fresh juice of ½ orange, ¼ lemon, 1 tea-spoon of honey and ½ glass of kefir. Drink prepared cocktail and put on the face its remains like a mask. Drink such cocktail oftener, make mask and fresh healthy color of your face is ensured.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Cranberries for skin of the head

Usually juice and pulp of cranberries are used for greasy skin of the head. Today I offer some effective recipes of masks from this excellent berry. These masks will give your hair silkiness, softness and luster.

Knead 2 table-spoons of cranberries in the ceramic bowl. Add 1 tea-spoon of lemon juice and mix carefully. Also add 1 tea-spoon of potato flour and mix again. Before head washing, put the mixture on the head skin. Cover head with piece of polyethylene and wear bath towel above. Leave mask for 30-40 minutes, then wash the head with soft shampoo for greasy hair.

Here is another mask for head. Knead 2 table-spoons of cranberries in the ceramic bowl; add 1 beaten yolk and 2 tea-spoons of sour cream. Mix everything carefully and add 1 table-spoon of flour, mix again. Put the mask on the head and hair. Cover head with polyethylene and bath towel. In 40-50 minutes wash head with soft shampoo for greasy hair.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Some details of skin peeling

To know own type of skin is very important before different procedures of skin care, including skin peeling. If you have greasy skin, you should make peeling of face skin once in 5 days. If your skin is dry, you should make peeling once in 10 days.

Also the final part of this procedure depends on type of skin. Wash scrub from greasy skin with warm water at first and then rinse face with cold water. But from dry skin scrub is washed only with warm water. For sensitive skin use the water of room-temperature. After peeling rub the face with tonic and put nourishing cream for your type of skin.

Make special mask-scrubs for face skin, which peel dead parts of skin and soften renewed skin. And of course, don’t forget about your own type of skin. This mask is for dry and sensitive skin. Take 2 table-spoons of sour cream and add 1 table-spoon of ground coffee.

For greasy skin take 2 table-spoons of kefir and add 1 table-spoon of big salt (marine salt is better). Mix everything and use as usually. After such peeling, face skin will become smooth and matt.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Summer is the season of décolleté

Sure summer is the best time for vacation. We enjoy sun, sea, warm sand. Women wear open clothes, sabot. And almost every piece of skin is opened rapt looks of men. And of course, one of the most important parts for women in summer is area of décolleté. Today I offer some recipes and tips for skin in the area of décolleté.

If the skin isn’t very clean, with acne, you should rub skin on the shoulders, upper parts of the back and breast with lotion from calendula. To prepare lotion, pour 1 table-spoon of dried flowers of calendula with 2 glasses of boiling water and leave for an hour. Then add 2 table-spoons of vodka or cologne.

To make breast skin healthy and to saturate it with oxygen, prepare rejuvenated lotion. Boil 2 tea-spoons of dried mint in the ½ liter of water for 2 minutes. Then add fruit vinegar and keep to cool. Add 2 table-spoons of rose water and rub upper parts of breast and back regularly. Keep lotion in the bottle from dark glass.

Generally you can make very simple masks for décolleté skin care. Put sour cream, kefir or sour milk on the neck, area of décolleté, shoulders. In 15 minutes wash mask with warm water. Such masks nourish skin very good and renew its elasticity.

And finally here is the special mask for area of décolleté. Mix 1 table-spoon of curd with 1 table-spoon of any cream (I use Nivea in blue tin). Put the mask on the skin for 20 minutes. Then wash the mask with warm water and rinse with cool water.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Natural skin whitening

In summer face skin pigmentation becomes plainly visible. Those, who know what this is, agree with me that it is not good-looking. Are there any means helping to get rid of pigmental spots? Yes, there are some. Cosmetologists usually advise to use whitening and peeling means. Of course you can use natural means too. For example, lemon juice, viburnum juice, and also juice of red currant, sauerkraut, fresh cucumber, parsley, grapefruit. You always find the whitening mean in every season.

You’ll get the good result making compresses with wine vinegar and clabber. Wet wad of cotton wool in 5% solution of vinegar and put on the pigmental spot. In 10 minutes put compress from clabber mixed with wheat flour on the same place. Proportion is ¼ glass of clabber to 1 tea-spoon of flour. Make such compress every day for one week and then every other day. When spots become lighter use this procedure once a week.

Mask from sauerkraut can be made every day. Wet napkins in the juice of sauerkraut and put on the pigmental areas 3 times one by one for 10 minutes.

Mask from beans is easy-made and effective. Pour 1,5 glass of beans with 1,5 glass of water and keep to infuse for 36 hours. Then knead, squeeze and add juice of one lemon. Put this mixture on the face before going to bed. If skin is oily, make this mask every other day, if skin is dry, make mask twice a week.

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