Sunday, January 27, 2008

Winter cosmetic: aloe

Winter cosmetic: aloeYou can find aloe as one of the components in many cosmetic products. Actually aloe is used in cosmetic and medical fields about 3500 years! South Africa is considered Motherland of aloe. Now it is widespread all over the world. The reason of such popularity is the rich composition of the plant. It has natural antiseptics (salicylic acid, phenol, sulfur and lupeol) and organic acids (cholesterol, camphor and B-sitosterin) and biostimulants.

In cosmetic aloe is used in creams and lotions in concentration 2-15%. Component aloe nourishes, moistens and recovers skin, protects skin from bacterial aggression. Aloe is especially effective in the facial skin care. Today I offer some recipes of facial masks with aloe.

Take 2 tablespoons of fresh aloe juice and mix with white of egg. Put the mask on the face for 15 minutes. This mask is especially recommended for inflamed skin with acne.

Mix 2 tablespoons of fresh aloe juice with 1 tablespoon of camomile decoction and 1 tablespoon of honey. The mask is put on the face and neck for 10-15 minutes. Also you can use calendula or mint instead of camomile.

Here is “Mask of Youth”. Mix aloe juice and cream in equal proportions. Wet gauze napkins in the mixture and put on the face. This mask freshens up the skin and makes skin’s color better.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Facial masks from carrot

Facial masks from carrotWe know about useful qualities of carrot since ancient times. It contains a lot of glucose, salt of potassium, cobalt, iron, copper, iodine. Carrot is valued highly because of its provitamin A (carotene). But it also it has many other vitamins like C, D, K, E and vitamins of group B. Sure your skin will be grateful to you for the great vitamin support during winter avitaminotic period. Today I offer some masks from carrot for different kinds of skin. You can find any mask for your taste and spoil your skin.

The mask for normal skin. Mix 1 tablespoon of fresh grated carrot with 1 teaspoon of oatmeal, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and ½ of egg yolk. Put the mask on the facial skin for 20 minutes and then wash with warm water. Use this mask regularly and your skin will get natural nutrition and even color.

The mask for dry skin. Grate one carrot and squeeze juice. Add 1 tablespoon of sour cream and 1 tablespoon of cucumber juice. Mix everything and put on the face for 15 minutes. Then wash with cool water. The skin will become soft and velvety after this procedure.

The mask for greasy skin. Mix 3 tablespoons of carrot juice with 2 tablespoons of sauerkraut juice. Wet gauze napkins in the mixture and put on the face for 5 minutes. Then wash the face. Make this mask some times a week and your skin will become tender with healthy color.

The anti-aging mask. Mix 1 tablespoon of carrot juice with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of curdled milk and 1 tablespoon of rice flour. Put the mask on the face for 20-25 minutes and then wash with cold water.

The mask for inflamed skin. Mix 1 teaspoon of grated beet, carrot, potato and add 1 tablespoon of kefir. Put the mixture on the face for 10-15 minutes. Then rinse the face with warm water and then with cold water. This mask will soothe your skin well.

The mask for all kinds of skin. Mix 1 tablespoon of grated carrot with 1 tablespoon of grated apples and put on the face for 15-20 minutes. Then wash the face with warm water. This mask has the great nourishing and moistening effect.

The lotion against freckles. Mix 1 tablespoon of carrot juice with 5 drops of lemon juice. Clean the face with lotion every evening before sleep, but not before going out.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Don’t crumple face skin

Do you like to sleep on belly? Do you have crumpled face in the morning? Coarse cotton or linen clothes crumple the face skin. And also they can be the reason of skin irritation and appearance of wrinkles. Buy the pillowslip from natural silk satin. Silk proteins are very useful for skin and plain cloth doesn’t dint on your face.