Saturday, April 21, 2007

Herbal masks for skin care

Sure you can find a lot of different articles in net about use of herbs. Really herbs contain vitamins, biogenic stimulators, phytoncids, and natural hormones. All these useful components have salutary effect for skin, improve metabolism, and help to solve many skin problems.

Coltsfoot mask for greasy skin is easy to make. Prepare gruel from clean leaves of coltsfoot and put on the face. For dry skin you should pound clean leaves of coltsfoot, add ground raspberry, blackberry and viburnum. Put the cream on the face and add mask from clean leaves above. Keep for 10-15 minutes and then wash the face with warm water.

Here is recipe of infusion from sage for dry and sensitive skin. Take 2 table-spoons cut sage and pour it with 2 glasses of boiling water, keep before cooling and then filter. Infusion from sage is used for cleaning face and neck. Also from sage infusion you can make warm and cold compresses against eyes’ bags. Pour 1 tea-spoon of sage with ½ glass of boiling water. Keep for 10-15 minutes, filter and divide in half. Then cool one half of infusion and warm another half. Put cotton tampons wetted in hot and cold infusions on the eyelids in turn for 10 minutes. It’s better to make this procedure before sleep in a day.

For greasy skin I offer the cleanser from horse-tail infusion. Pour 1 table-spoon of horse-tail with 1 glass of cold water. Boil for 20 minutes and then filter decoction. Before sleep clean the face with infusion and horse-tail will dry the skin a little. Don’t forget if your skin has any allergic reactions; consult with a doctor before using herbal masks.