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The Use Of Plants In Cosmetics
The Use Of Plants In Cosmetics

Video: The Use Of Plants In Cosmetics

Video: The Use Of Plants In Cosmetics
Video: Plants with Cosmetic Uses | List of Herbal Plants Used in Cosmetics 2023, March

Spring and cosmetics

The long winter is over. It's time to take care of your appearance now. Traces left in winter are clearly not painted. The skin of the face sometimes looks too pale, withered. The skin on the hands became coarse and dry, the hair "tired" from warm hats became dull and brittle. The kilograms accumulated over the winter cause concern. General fatigue is felt - a consequence of the body's adaptation to spring changes.

We conquer spring weariness

- In spring, the body especially needs vitamins and minerals. Eat as many fresh fruits and vegetables as possible. It is useful to drink "firming nectar" every day on an empty stomach: 1/2 cup of boiled cooled water, into which half a lemon is squeezed out and a spoonful of honey is added.

- Walk more, if possible, relax outside the city. Dramatically reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke.

In conclusion, one more piece of advice: enjoy the spring. A good mood, a soft smile illuminate the face with inner light. This is the secret of attractiveness and unfading youth.

Returning freshness to the skin

Taking care of your appearance, remember: natural masks are the best cosmetic product, sometimes more effective than the most expensive creams. In spring, the skin of the face, especially dry, sensitive, needs vitamins. We recommend masks that are applied for 15-20 minutes at any convenient time, then washed off with warm water.

Masks for dry and normal skin

1. A tablespoon of rolled oats crushed in a coffee grinder (you can take ordinary oatmeal), mix with a tablespoon of any vegetable oil (if available, preferably olive, peach, apricot), a tablespoon of milk and a teaspoon of warmed (up to 40-50 °) honey. Remember, warm honey penetrates the pores better and is therefore more effective. You can not add honey to the mask for women who have small blood vessels on their face.

2. Pour a teaspoon of finely chopped birch leaves with a quarter cup of boiling water. After insisting 1.5-2 hours, drain. By adding 1 tablespoon of this infusion to a nourishing cream for dry skin, you get a vitamin mask. Spread it on your face with a thin layer.

Mask for aging skin

Well washed leaves of young nettle, dandelion, mint (in equal proportions), turn through a meat grinder or chop with a knife and boil with boiling water. The water should lightly cover the mass. Mix one tablespoon of gruel from leaves, cottage cheese and warmed honey - the mask is ready. It is also recommended to make masks with a high content of fat and moisturizing components - vitamin A, collagen (for older women) for several weeks. We prepare such masks from cottage cheese, egg white, cucumber.

Curd masks

1. Mix a spoonful of honey with 2-3 teaspoons of fresh cottage cheese, knock it down in the form of a cream and apply this mixture on the face. Particularly careful should be to cover the areas around the eyes and around the mouth. After 20 minutes, rinse thoroughly with a cotton swab dipped in cold milk.

2. Mix two tablespoons of cottage cheese with 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil. You can add the juice of half an orange. The mixture is kept on the face for 20 minutes, washed off with a swab, first with warm, then cold water.

Cucumber mask

Grate cucumber, mix with knocked down protein and apply on face. If you just need to "drink" or whiten your skin, just cover your face with thin strips of cucumber.

Face water massage

For this purpose, it is recommended to massage your face with a strong stream of warm water: under the shower and even with a spray bottle. Water spray stimulates and activates blood circulation, massages and, more importantly, moisturizes the skin. Mineral water is recommended especially for irritations and visible dryness of the skin. The procedure is simple: the face is washed with natural mineral water, which you can always buy in the store. The action of this cosmetic "preparation" is much more effective than ordinary water.

Compress before bed

During your evening dressing, after washing and lubricating your face and neck with moisturizer, cover your face with a damp hot piece of lignin or a towel for 15-20 minutes. Thanks to this procedure, the skin absorbs the cream much faster, and with it the water. Dry skin is notoriously difficult to absorb moisture. Therefore, it is very useful, for example, to make a flaxseed mask twice a week: pour a handful of seeds with a little water and let it stand for about an hour. Lubricate your face with the resulting mixture and cover with a thick layer of lignin for 30 minutes. Then remove the mask, rinse your face with warm water, dry slightly and use your fingertips to drive a moisturizer into the skin.

If you have oily skin, steam baths are very helpful for your face (however, they can be done for any skin type). They are used to cleanse the skin of the face. Under the influence of steam, the blood vessels expand, the blood supply to the skin improves, the plugs in the ducts of the sebaceous glands soften, the inflammatory seals resolve, and a reflex effect on the central nervous system is carried out. But they are contraindicated for those who suffer from hypertension, bronchial asthma, redness of the face. At home, a steam bath is performed as follows. After boiling water, remove the dishes from the heat, put the following medicinal plants in it, let them brew. Tie hair with a scarf, wipe the skin around the eyes with a fat cream. Straining the broth and pouring it into a bowl, cover your head with a terry towel and hold it so that the steam goes to your face. The procedure is repeated every two weeks for oily skin and once a month for normal skin.

With normal skin, to prepare the infusion, use: leaves of coltsfoot, chamomile, clover, lavender, rose petals, yarrow.

For dry skin: leaves of coltsfoot, chamomile, lavender, willow, linden blossom, flowers of yarrow, violet, hawthorn.

For oily skin: young pine cones, leaves of coltsfoot, St. John's wort, wild mint, chamomile, willow, linden blossom, savory, rosemary, yarrow.

You can insist in boiling water either individual herbs, or fees from different components in equal proportions. Fresh leaves and flowers must first be chopped. With dry skin, the duration of a steam bath is a few minutes, with normal skin - about 10, with oily skin - 10-15 minutes. After a steam bath, wash with cold water or wipe your face with lotion. You can go outside 30-40 minutes after the procedure.

For oily skin, you can make tea lotion (it tightens pores). Brew a small amount of tea with mineral water, cool, add a few drops of lemon juice. Wipe your skin in the morning and evening.

For very oily skin, it is recommended to wipe your face with lemon juice several times a day.

Rough facial skin

The skin hardens mainly on the forehead, cheeks and chin. Try massaging your face vigorously with a cotton rag twice a week.

Raw milk improves complexion. For several weeks in a row, wipe your face with milk daily without rinsing it off for half an hour. For oily skin, calendula masks are useful. It is necessary to take a thin layer of cotton wool, soak it with a solution of calendula infusion (2 tablespoons of herbs for half a glass of water) and put on the face for 20 minutes. If the skin is not prone to irritation, then the mask can not be washed off, but only removed with a cotton swab and then powder the face …

For oily skin, a sauerkraut mask is suitable. Apply 100 g of cabbage evenly and tightly on the face, after covering the eyes with a gauze napkin. After 20 minutes, wash off with cold water. The mask tightens pores, nourishes the skin with vitamins F, C. Softens oily and rough skin.

For oily acne skin, you can apply a mixture of 50 g of calendula infusion, 50 g of camphor alcohol and 50 g of water; for fading, porous, pigmented skin - lotion from grapefruit or lemon peel. For its preparation, the zest of a whole fruit is cut into small pieces, poured with boiling water and kept in a sealed container for 5-7 hours. After straining, add 1 tablespoon of alcohol or 2 tablespoons of vodka.

Vegetable masks

Vegetable masks cleanse, whiten, soften, tone the skin, enrich it with vitamins and mineral salts, give it youth and freshness. They are simple, cheap, effective. In addition, everyone can use them, regardless of whether their skin is dry, oily or normal. They can be applied 2-3 times a week or daily. Before the mask, the face and neck must be thoroughly cleaned with lotion or water. During the procedure, which is best done while lying in a comfortable position, facial expressions should be avoided. Remove the mask carefully, with light movements, without stretching the skin.

From lettuce leaves

The salad is very rich in vitamin C, proteins, mineral salts. Grind a few green leaves into gruel. Mix two tablespoons of salad with two tablespoons of sour cream. Apply the mask to face and neck and after 10-20 minutes rinse with cool water.


To two tablespoons of parsley leaves, pounded into gruel, add two tablespoons of honey and lemon juice, stir thoroughly. Apply the mask to the face, rinse off with cool water after 15 minutes. The mask is used to discolor freckles and age spots.

Cucumber mask

Grate juicy cucumber, apply a thin layer of gruel on the face and neck, after 20-25 minutes remove with a piece of damp cotton wool. Cucumber mask heals, smoothes and whitens the skin, tightens pores.

Tomato mask

Add two tablespoons of almond bran or oatmeal to the juice of mashed tomatoes, apply the mask on the face and neck, rinse off with cool water after 15-20 minutes. The mask improves skin color, tightens pores.

Potato mask

Make a puree by adding yolk and a tablespoon of hot milk to one potato. Apply the mask with hot and after 15-20 minutes rinse with hot and then cold water. Potato mask removes signs of fatigue on the face, smoothes wrinkles.

Beetroot mask

Wipe the cheeks and neck with a slice of beetroot, let it dry a little and apply a thin layer of cream on the skin, hammering it in with your fingertips. The mask improves the complexion.

Carrot mask

Grate one carrot, apply the resulting gruel to the face and neck, after 15-20 minutes, rinse with cold water. The mask is especially indicated for oily, acne-covered, pale and dull skin.

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