Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Year fruit mandarin orange for skin care

New Year fruit mandarin orange for skin careMandarin orange is a symbol of New Year holidays and joy. However mandarin is not only delicious, it has a number of useful medical and cosmetic properties. This merry orange fruit can make you a real queen of the ball!

The Motherland of this miracle fruit is China. There people ate mandarins and used fruits with medical and cosmetic purposes from time immemorial. From there mandarin culture extended to all neighboring countries, and then come to Europe.

In the pulp of ripe fruits of mandarin tree there are sugar (10%), citric and other important organic acids, pectin, glycosides, β-sitosterol, mineral salts, vitamins C and B1. In the peel there are sugar, organic acids (mostly citric), essential oil, and the great amount of vitamins C and P, provitamin A.

Essential oil of mandarin is the great stimulator of the immune system. It increases protective functions of our body as a whole. Like mandarin oranges, mandarin oil has antiseptic and antiphlogistic effects. With cosmetic purposes essential oil can be used to rejuvenate skin and to improve complexion. This is an excellent tool for the care of oily and porous skin.

Useful tip! For enrichment of the cosmetic product, add some mandarin oil there (1-2 drops).

Some homemade recipes with mandarins for skin care.

- Squeeze the juice of two mandarins. Moisten prepared in advance cheese-cloth, folded in two layers with juice. Apply it on the neck and face for 15-20 minutes. Then wash away the remnants of the juice with cool water. Enriching and antiphlogistic mask will be great for all skin types.

- To rejuvenate the skin and to tighten pores you can make mandarin water. To do this, take a fresh peel of 1-2 mandarins and pour it with cold purified or boiled water. Cut or tear the peel into small pieces and keep in the water for 24 hours. Then you should filter the infusion carefully. Rinse the face with prepared water every morning and evening.

- To prepare the "matting" mask for oily skin, you need take the mashed pulp of 1 tangerine and mix it with 2 tablespoons of cream or conventional (not fruit!) yogurt. Add 1-2 drops of lemon juice or essential oil of lemon. Mix all ingredients well and apply on face, taking into account the skin lines. In 15-20 minutes, rinse off the mask with cool water.

- Mandarin can help to make deep cleansing of the face skin. Mash pulp of 1 tangerine, with a fork, and mix it with 1 tablespoon of rice or oatmeal. Apply the paste on the face and keep for 15 minutes. Then wash with cool water.

Happy New Year!