Showing posts with label skin care. Show all posts
Showing posts with label skin care. Show all posts

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Don’t show your age

Usually they say that hands and neck are able to show real age most of all. If your hands and neck are well-groomed, nobody knows your real age and you’ll look younger. Generally we often forget to care about neck skin, though almost all means for face skin care are right for neck too. They are moistening, nourishing, sun creams, and special anti-aging masks.

Mix yolk with 100 gram of sour cream, add 1 table-spoon of vodka, juice of half a lemon or orange. Put the mixture on the neck skin and leave for 15-20 minutes. Then remove the mask with warm water and rinse neck with cold water.

Mask from green lettuce and clabber has rejuvenated effect. Chopped leaves of lettuce mix with clabber and put on the neck.

It’s very useful to rinse the neck with herbal infusions. You can use lime-blossom, camomile, sage, birch buds.

Mask from herbal mixture helps to smooth wrinkles. Take in equal parts camomile, mint, birch leaves, dandelion, flowers of rose and white lily and boil them. Mix 1 table-spoon of gruel with 1 table-spoon of curd and also add 1 tea-spoon of honey.

Those, who suffer from thyroid gland sickness, can use only olive oil for neck skin care. It’s better to make compresses from olive oil.

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.

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.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Summer masks for skin

For normal skin. Take 2-3 plums, clean from peel and knead. Add ½ tea-spoon of sour cream and 1 tea-spoon of starch. Mix everything and put on the face and neck for 20-30 minutes. Then wash with warm water.

For normal and grease skin. Make juice from one peach. Add some milk and 1 table-spoon of oatmeal. Mix everything and put on the face for 20-30 minutes. Then wash with cold water. Here is another variant of this mask. Knead one peach and add 1 tea-spoon of starch or oat flour. Put mask on the face for 20 minutes and then wash with warm water.

For dry skin. Knead 1 peach and add some camomile infusion. Put on the face for 20 minutes and then wash with warm water. Nourishing lotion for dry skin is made from melon. Make juice from some layers of melon. Mix 1 table-spoon of juice with the same amount of boiled milk and mineral water. Clean face and neck with melon lotion twice a day. I want to remind that melon contains vitamin A, which is responsible for beauty and youth of skin. Also melon lotion has whitening effect.

For grease skin and skin with acne I recommend tomato mask. Put on the face layers of tomatoes with beaten white of egg. And clean acne face skin with mixture of tomato juice and glycerin.

For any type of skin. Make juice from melon. You need 2 table-spoons of melon juice. Mix 100 gram of semolina with 1 egg yolks (beaten). Add 2 tea-spoons of honey, ½ tea-spoon of salt and finally 2 table-spoons of melon juice. Put the mask on the face and neck for 15-20 minutes. This mask nourishes, refreshes, moistens and smoothes skin.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Food for beauty

Our skin needs in vitamins and useful nutritive materials much. So we should choose products for food attentively. What foodstuffs and drinks are recommended by experts in skin care?

Sauerkraut is the best ally in the fight against overweight. Also sauerkraut juice retards ageing and withering of skin tissues.

Kefir is one more necessary product of beauty. It makes work of bowels better and it is very important for skin.

Among the great number of various juices you should pay attention to apple juice, which is rich in iron and apricot juice with potassium and carotene. I guess you know that iron increases hemoglobin in blood, potassium feeds cordial muscles and carotene improves eyesight and strengthens gums and teeth.

Citrus plants and black-currant are the source of vitamin C.

Lean meat, fish and cereals are rich in zinc, phosphorus and selenium.

Vegetable oil contains necessary for skin vitamin E.

Carrot contains provitamin A and beta-carotene.

Oat flakes (porridge) is irreplaceable skin care mean since ancient times.

Nuts are very useful for skin by its antioxidants and mineral matters. Also nuts assist in cleaning organism from harmful matters.

Give up drinking coffee and black tea. And begin to use green tea to make color of face skin better.

Hips infusion is the best drink against beriberi.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Vitamins for body skin

Don’t forget about your body skin. It needs in vitamins like a face skin. The best way of body skin care is various baths. It can be herbal baths, vitamin baths, salt baths and so on. Prepare the bath to your taste and enjoy it!

To make vitamin bath you need to mix in 1 part of raspberry and cowberry leaves, in 2 parts of sea-buckthorn and currant leaves, and in 3 parts of ashberry and dogrose leaves. Prepare infusion from them in proportion 100 gram of dry mixture for 2-3 liters of hot water. Boil the mixture on the fire for 15 minutes and then keep brewing for 45 minutes. Filter ad pour into the bath. Procedure should take since 5 till 20 minutes.

To make herbal bath you need to take in 3 parts of camomile and origanum, 4 parts of hop cones and 5 parts of motherwort and knotweed. Proportion the same - 100 gram of dry mixture for 2-3 liters of hot water. Use another recipe of herbal bath. Mix 4 parts of camomile, 5 parts of sea-buckthorn leaves, 3 parts of knotweed, 3 parts of viburnum branches, 3 parts of horse-tail and 2 parts of needles (branches of cedar, fir and pine-tree).

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Find the help from freckles in the garden

May is the month when you can use verdure from your garden for skin care. Try and make sure of its conspicuous whitening effect. For example you can make easy masks from verdure and kefir. You need 2 table-spoons of cut parsley, sorrel, spinach, common elder and strawberries. Blend all ingredients with 1 table-spoon of kefir or curdled milk.

To take freckles and pigmental spots away you should wet face with extract of parsley. To prepare extract, pour cut green with boiling water, and keep for some hours. Then filter and use for cosmetic procedures.

You can prepare lotion for moving freckles away from flowers of dandelions. Pour 12 flowers with 1 glass of boiled water (room temperature) and keep for 1-1,5 hours. Then filter and rub the face skin 3-4 times a day.

Another lotion for skin with freckles is made from dandelions too. Pour 2 table-spoons of flowers with 1-1/2 glass of hot water and boil for 10-15 minutes. Then filter and use for washings.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Some minutes for eyelids skin

Our eyes are our soul’s mirror, aren’t they? But one day you see not soul but eye-bags. Of course there are many various special creams against them but you’d better to use homemade means to take eye-bags away and to care about eyelids skin effectively.

The easiest way of eyelids skin care is to put sour cream on the skin under eyes and keep for 15 minutes. Then wash away with cold tea. Or grate carrot and put in the small gauze kerchief. Put then on the eyes for 15 minutes and then wash eyes with cold tea.

In the morning it’s very useful to make compresses from strong tea. Wet cotton tampon in the fresh strong tea and put on the eyelids for some minutes. Then wash the skin with cold water or clean the skin with ice-block.

Make light massage by yourself. With finger-pads you should carefully press skin above eyebrows, then on the eyebrows and then to direction from temples to eye-corners. Since 7 p.m. do not take water or any other drinks.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Bananas in skin care

Sure banana is your favorite fruit. Bananas are very useful in all its qualities. This fruit has cellulose, protein, potassium, provitamin A, macrocells, organic acid (apple one mainly), vitamins C, B, PP and E. Pulp of banana used in cosmetic masks has perfect emollient, moistening and smoothing effects. That’s why masks from bananas are very useful and necessary for all women.

Firstly I offer some banana masks for all types of skin. Knead 1 banana as puree and mix with 2 tea-spoons of free sugar yoghurt or oatmeal. Put on the face for 15-20 minutes. Knead 1 banana and mix with some milk. Put on the face and in 15-20 minutes wash the face with milk.

Masks for normal and dry skin. Knead 1 banana and mix with 1 tea-spoon of sour milk. Put on the face for 15-20 minutes and then wash with warm water. For more effect you should take a course from 20 such masks – every day or every other day. Also you can mix 1 kneaded banana with 1 tea-spoon of honey. Put on the face for 15-20 minutes and then wash the face with warm water.

For dry and withered skin you should mix pulp of 1 banana with 1 egg yolk and 1 tea-spoon of sour cream. Put on the face for 15-20 minutes and then wash the face with warm water. You’d better to make this mask 2-3 times a week. The whole course is 20 masks.

If your skin is greasy, you should take a course from 20 masks like this. Knead 1 banana with 1 tea-spoon of lemon juice. Put on the face for 15-20 minutes and then wash face with warm water. You’ll get another variant of this mask if you add 1 egg yolk in the mixture of banana and lemon juice.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

From rose petals

Rosewater is considered as wonderful stimulator for skin. In summer, when roses are blooming with such sweet fragrance, you can prepare tonic for face from petals of these beautiful flowers. With the help of rose tonic your cheeks will turn pink and color of face will improve.

To make it you need 6 table-spoons of fresh rose petals, 1 tea-spoon of hazelnuts and 300 ml. of water. Pour rose petals with boiling water and keep to infuse for 30 minutes. Then filter the infusion, add hazelnut and shake. Save rose tonic in the fridge and use regularly.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Say “NO!” to wrinkles and crinkles

Good way to fight against wrinkles is tonic based on medicinal herbs or fruit juices with adding homemade wine (for dry skin) or vodka (for grease skin). Such tonics will help to make the skin alive, to strengthen tissues and to save skin healthy, flexible and elastic.

To prepare tonic for grease skin you should grate 5 cucumbers and add with petals of 2 arum lilies and 5 roses. Pour it with ½ liter of vodka. Keep for 3 weeks and then filter. Add 1 glass of boiled water to 1 glass of tincture, and also 2 table-spoons of glycerin and 2 table-spoons of lemon juice.

For women with dry skin I offer tonic from herbs. Take 30 g. of camomile, 20 g/ of peppermint, 10 g. of rosemary and 20 g. of calendula and pour it with 1 liter of white wine. Keep for 2 weeks and then filter.

Use tonics twice a day – in the morning and in the evening. After morning washing rub the face with tonic and keep to dry, putting the day cream on the face. In the evening rub the cleaned face skin and keep to dry. When face dries, wash it with warm water.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Bring moisture back to your skin

It happens that skin becomes overdried after sun baths. To prevent it you should rub clabber in the skin regularly and to make masks from clabber. For example, blend 2 table-spoons of clabber, olive oil and honey. Put it on the face for 20 minutes. Wash the face after mask and put nourishing cream on the face.

Also you should make masks from mixture of fruit or vegetable juice with milk. Such masks moisten skin very well. And again use clabber. Knead one peach and add 1 table-spoon of clabber (or take 1 yolk). Mix with 1 tea-spoon of vegetable oil or sour cream. Put the mask on the face and neck for 10-15 minutes.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Masks for withered skin

Today I offer easy homemade masks for women after 40s. Withered and wrinkly skin can be cared successfully. Generally woman of any age should stay attractive and charming. Well, it’s the lotion for dry withered skin. Take 2 table-spoons of poppy petals and pour it with 200 ml. of boiling water. Keep for some hours and then filter. Ointment with this lotion is very useful for wrinkled skin.

If you have wrinkled skin with dilated pores, you should make the mask from sweet cherries. Knead some cherries to prepare ½ glass of squash and add 1 tea-spoon of honey and 1 tea-spoon of lemon juice.

Good remedy from wrinkles is vegetable marrow and its juice. Take 1 tea-spoon of vegetable marrow juice and add pulverized yolk, mix everything and put on the face for 15 minutes. Take the mask away with the wad wetted in warm water. Then rinse the face with cold water. You can make another mask from vegetable marrow. Put vegetable marrow’s slices on the face and keep for 20 minutes. Then wash the face with milk.

Here is the rejuvenesced mask for withered skin. Mix in equal parts grapes juice and raw milk (approximately in ¼ glass). Wet layer of cotton wool in the mixture and put on the face. Cover the mask with the bath towel. In 15-20 minutes take the mask away and put the age-specific cream.

And finally the vitamin mask. Grate celery root and mix with grated apple. Add some oat flour for thickening/ Put the mask on the face and keep for 15 minutes. Then wash the face with decoction from leaves and root of celery. All components of this miraculous mask moisten and tone up the skin of women at a mature age.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Milk wonders

Do you know that many well-known cosmetic companies use milk for making various rejuvenated and regenerating creams? Useful components contained in milk, such as vitamins, proteins, mineral matters, glycoprotein and so on, have the ability to renew skin cells. Milk is used as a basis of different tonics, cleansers, lotions, which moisten, soothe and nourish skin.

In the homemade cosmetology milk is considered like one of the most effective product of face and body care. Curd, kefir, clabber are fine whitened and peeled means. After washing face with milk, face skin looks fresh and shining. In summer with its dry air and sun rays we often suffer from overdried skin. In this case I offer to make milk baths time to time.

To prepare milk bath you should add 2 liters of whole milk in the water or put gauze bag with 2-3 table-spoons of dried milk. Also you can make milk infusion with herbs in advance. Take in 1 table-spoon of camomile, mint, lavender and marjoram and pour it with 2 liters of milk. Keep mixture for 2 hours, then filter and add in the bath.

During milk bath you can make milk mask to moisten and soften face skin. Mix in equal parts curd, milk, olive oil and carrot juice. Put on the face for some minutes.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Some problems with hair

If your hair too dry, try to nourish them with mask from coltsfoot. Take 4-5 big leaves of coltsfoot, cut them very small and pour with 1 glass of milk in the ceramic dish. Add 1 tea-spoon of drawn honey and mix all ingredients. Put the mixture on the head skin and rub into hair on its length. Cover head with polyethylene and towel above. In 25-30 minutes wash hair with any soft shampoo. Make such procedure 3-4 times a month.

If your hair too greasy, make hair lotion from oak bark. Take 2 table-spoons of ground oak bark and 2 table-spoons of willow bark and pour with 1,5 glass of boiling water in the enamel ware. Keep for 1 hour. Filter decoction through gauze and add 1 table-spoon of vinegar. Before washing the head, put lotion on the head skin and on the hair. Cover head with polyethylene and towel above and keep for 30-45 minutes. Then wash the head with special shampoo for greasy hair.

If you suffer from seborrhea, treat hair with this mask. Take 4-5 fresh leaves of coltsfoot, cut them and pour with 2 glasses of boiling water in the enamel ware. Close with cover and keep on the water bath for 30 minutes. Then filter and pour to ceramic dish. Add 2 table-spoons of olive oil and mix. Put the mask on the hair and head skin, cover head with polyethylene and towel above and keep for 40 minutes. Then rinse hair with warm water with citric acid or vinegar.

If you have dandruff, itch and hair shedding, you should make infusion from coltsfoot leaves. Take 4-5 big leaves of coltsfoot, cut them and pour with ½ liter of boiling water in the enamel ware. Close with cover and keep for 30 minutes. Put it on the hair with wads of cotton wool wetted in the infusion. Cover the head with cotton towel and keep for 30-40 minutes. Then wash hair with soft shampoo and finally rinse with infusion. You should use only makeup infusion.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Watermelon diet

Many women have desire about weight loss without wearisome diets or hard exercises. Are you the one of them? Well, take a note of watermelon fasting days. You have the chance to lose couple of pounds eating watermelon 1-2 days a week. During the day eat 2-2,5 kg of fresh pulp or drink 1 glass of watermelon juice 3-5 times a day. And you haven’t to eat something else. You can only drink boiling water.

I’d like to remind that watermelon is dietetic low-cal foodstuff rich in vitamins and microelements. It’s used for improving of work of kidneys, liver, bile-excreting parts and blood. So if these parts work well, your skin will be healthy too. But you should get an opinion of dietitian before, because watermelon diet has some limits.

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.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Make easy masks for face skin from cultivated berries

This mask for dry skin nourishes, moistens and whitens face skin. Mix ¼ glass of gooseberry juice with ¼ glass of milk. Wet some layers of gauze in it and put on the face. Also put the wet towel above. Keep for some minutes and then wash the face.

Here is mask for sensitive skin of face. You should mix 2 tea-spoons of red currant juice, 1 tea-spoon of curds and 1 tea-spoon of honey. Put the mixture on the face and in 15 minutes wash with cold water. Also you can make another mask. Mix 1 tea-spoon of curds with 1 tea-spoon of honey and add 2 tea-spoons of gooseberry juice. Put the mask for 10-15 minutes and then wash with cold water.

If your skin is normal you can make a mask from raspberry. Wet a napkin in the raspberry juice and put on the face for 15 minutes. Then take away mask and wash the face with cool water. This mask cleans and nourishes face skin. Or take 1 table-spoon of raspberries and mix with 1 table-spoon of honey. Put the mixture on the face for some minutes. This mask moistens skin very well.

And finally it’s mask for greasy skin from cherry. Wet a napkin in fresh cherry juice and put on the face for 15-20 minutes. Then wash the face with cool water. Also you can make the mask from apricot. Mash some apricots and mix with sour milk (1:1) and put on the face. Keep for 15-20 minutes and wash with cold water.