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Video: Use Of Plants In Cosmetics - Neck, Hands & Feet Care - 2
Neck reveals age
Facials should not end with the chin. The neck and décolleté require no less attention, on the skin of which the winter season also affects negatively.
· Curd compress for the neck, keeping the skin elastic.
Stir in 2 tablespoons of cottage cheese, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon of orange juice or grapefruit juice. Heat the gruel, spread it between two layers of gauze and attach it to the neck, leaving it open within the thyroid gland.
The following procedure will help smooth out wrinkles on the neck and chest: liberally lubricate these areas with skin oil, put a hot compress and leave overnight.
· A very good remedy is a vegetable oil compress. A soft cloth folded in six layers is moistened with warm olive, corn or sunflower oil and applied to the neck for 20 minutes, covered with compress paper and a layer of cotton wool on top. As soon as the compress has cooled, it is again dipped in warm oil. After the procedure, the neck is washed with warm water. You can apply a warm oil compress to the neck moistened with salt water (1 teaspoon of table salt in 1 glass of water). Keep the compress for 15-20 minutes.
· Redness and peeling of the skin of the shoulders can be eliminated using daily potato compresses: Peel 1 kg of potatoes boiled in a jacket and spread on two pieces of cloth, then put on the shoulders. After a while, when the compress has cooled down, remove and clean with damp gauze.
Help your hands
In dry, changeable weather, hands turn red, coarse, and cracks appear on them. For hand care, the following procedures help:
· After each washing of hands and their careful wiping, it is recommended to grease the outer side of the palm with fat cream or glycerin.
· To soften the skin of the hands, you can use a decoction of potatoes (or a teaspoon of mashed potatoes), a decoction of flaxseed, as well as a composition of 2 tablespoons of glycerin and a teaspoon of ammonia.
Warm herbal baths are also very useful - chamomile, nettle, plantain, linden blossom, sage, burdock (based on a tablespoon of any herb per liter of hot water). After such a bath, rub hand cream or any nourishing cream for dry skin into wet skin.
· Perfectly softens the skin of the hands with a bath of milk whey left over from the preparation of cottage cheese or sauerkraut juice. It's good to make a vegetable starch bath (a tablespoon per liter of water).
For hands with rough, chapped skin, the following bath is recommended once a week:
· If the skin of the hands has become rough, do once or twice a week baths of sauerkraut juice, whey, potato broth. Then lubricate the skin with a greasy cream and put on cotton gloves overnight.
· After a long wash, it is useful to wash your hands with a weak solution of vinegar or grease with lemon juice, kefir or yogurt. This will soften the harmful effect of washing powder, soap or any other alkali.
Hold your reddened hands in lukewarm water drained from boiled potatoes, and they will become softer, the redness will pass. If the skin of the hands is generally prone to redness, then from time to time do warm baths of salted water, and also alternately lower your hands in warm or cold water.
· If your hands are very tired, make a bath for them before going to bed of infusion of nettle leaves, chamomile flowers and elderberry in equal parts.
· If your hands are stained from work in the kitchen, wipe them thoroughly with apple peel. The smell of onion or garlic can be eliminated by rubbing your hands with a little coffee.
Heavily soiled hands can be easily washed off by rubbing vegetable oil with sugar into the skin.
If calluses appear, make soap and soda baths with the addition of ammonia (you can not add soda to rainwater): per liter of water - a teaspoon of baking soda, 2 teaspoons of ammonia, a teaspoon of soap powder or shaved soap. You need to keep your hands in such a bath for 15-20 minutes, then wipe dry, rub with a pumice stone.
Now let's take care of the nails
· Fragile, brittle nails are strengthened with trays of warm vegetable oil to which vitamin A, three drops of iodine or 5 drops of lemon juice are added. Do them 1-2 times a week. Lemon juice, table vinegar, cranberry or red currant juice should be regularly rubbed into both the nail plate and the skin around. And once every two days, it is useful to make warm baths of sea or table salt.
Brittle, brittle nails are massaged with a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice.
· Beeswax "thimbles" have an excellent effect. It must be preheated in a water bath, then the whole nails must be immersed in it. On the fingers will appear "thimbles" of wax, which must be kept until morning.
Legs carry the weight of our body throughout our life, so you should take special care of them.
· Baths of hot water, sea salt and linden blossom relieve fatigue and eliminate burning sensation in the legs, soften rough skin, strengthen blood vessels, and improve blood circulation. After the end of the procedure, lubricate the heels and feet with foot cream and massage them for two to three minutes.
· Bath that relieves fatigue and restores blood circulation. Rub the feet with pure lemon juice and massage vigorously. Then they are dipped into a bowl of hot water, adding the juice of two lemons to it. When the water has cooled, rinse your feet with clean water.
· Another way to relieve fatigue: Wipe your feet with a piece of ice containing mint extract. When your legs are "buzzing" with fatigue, you will be helped by a bath of an infusion of a mixture of mint, hemp and elderberry. And then lubricate your feet with a special foot cream. Wrap your tired legs in fresh maple leaves or mother-and-stepmother leaves and raise them a little higher.
· To improve blood circulation in the legs: per liter of boiled water - 2 tablespoons of pine buds and a tablespoon of vinegar.
· A bath with calendula infusion (1 tablespoon per liter of water) has a disinfecting effect on cracked skin of the feet.
If you have sweating feet, do daily baths at night from a decoction of oak bark (50-100 g for 3-5 liters of water) or infusion of sage and nettle (50-100 g of a mixture for 3-5 liters of water). Another infusion is from the bark of white willow, mint leaves or elderberry.
If you don't want calluses, don't wear tight shoes. If calluses have already appeared, try to remove them with folk remedies:
· Apply fresh dandelion juice daily until they disappear completely. The juice is squeezed out of the dandelion flowers along with the stem.
· Cover the corn with hot baked onions. Apply a bandage to protect healthy skin. After a few hours, immerse your feet in hot water, gently scrape off the softened stratum corneum. Repeat the procedure twice a day until complete recovery.
· Crush a clove of garlic, mix with lard in equal proportions. Lubricate the corns until they disappear.
· Wipe the callosities with a slice of tomato or tomato puree. Tomato juice treats fungal infections of the toes.
For sore legs, herbal baths are indicated. A bath with chamomile, flaxseed, horsetail, horse chestnut and mint, for example, has a good effect. All of these plants take one handful per bath, boil for 10 minutes over low heat and filter. The bath lasts 10 minutes. The basin is only half filled and hot water is added as it cools.
Bath with pleasure
In the spring, at least once a week, take a rejuvenating bath by dissolving 1 kg of salt and pine concentrate in water.
Universal bath. Dissolve 10 drops of eucalyptus oil and a small amount of bath liquid in warm water. Take 15 minutes. This bath gives smooth skin and calms the nervous system.
Softening bath. For dry, keratinized skin, a bath with the addition of 1/2 kg of starch and bath liquid is useful.
Herbal bath. Prepare an infusion of 250 g of dry medicinal plants, which are selected depending on the type of skin: linden blossom and chamomile relieve irritation, leaves of strawberries, sage and needles with wheat, smooth the skin with hands and feet, hay infusion is used for frostbite, oak bark heals a rash.
Pine bath. Soothes, relieves nervous tension, is used in the treatment of disorders of the cardiovascular and nervous system. However, this water procedure is not useful for everyone. It is contraindicated in people suffering from, for example, severe atherosclerosis, various neoplasms. If you are going to take pine baths, talk to your doctor.
What exactly is added to the bath - liquid pine extract, powder or tablet - does not matter. The "secret" of the beneficial effect on the body of coniferous baths is that they excite the nerve endings of the skin, and through them the central nervous system and the brain. This is a kind of workout that helps to heal the nervous system. Typically, the water temperature ranges from 34 ° to 38 °, and the duration of the entire procedure is from 8 to 15 minutes.
Not all people are recommended to take a bath for health reasons. However, everyone can take a shower. Choose the temperature of the shower water according to the feeling of pleasantness, in this case your nervous system will not be overexcited. Finish with a cold shower if your health condition allows it. And remember: water helps to preserve the beauty and youth of the body.