Monday, April 30, 2007

Pay attention to your teeth

In spring women often have problems with gums. They begin to bleed, to cover with small ulcers. What should we do? Look! Herbs, vegetables and fruits hurry to help you. Most of all various rinsings are popular.

Decoction from oak bark helps to treat gums very well. Pour 1 table-spoon ground oak bark with 1 glass of water and keep in the water bath on the light fire for 15 minutes. Then filter. Rinse mouth with this decoction twice a day, in the morning and evening.
Also rinse mouth with warm extract of Acorus calamus. It is easy to make at home. Pour 1 tea-spoon of cut Acorus calamus rhizome with 1,5 glass of boiling water and infuse it for 2 hours. Then filter.

During spring “rheumatic pain” in teeth you can use lemon juice. Squeeze juice of half a lemon into ½ glass of warm boiling water and rinse mouth with this liquid some times a day.

Calendula is well-known by its fine antiphlogistic and bactericidal qualities. If you suffer from stomatitis and gingivitis you need to rinse mouth in the morning and evening with aqueous extract of calendula. Pour 10 gram of flowers with 1 glass of boiling water and keep for an hour.

Also you can follow my plain advices. In spring and early summer conifers are covered with fresh thorny leaves. You should chew fresh thorns, not swallowing. They have pleasant taste and at the same time they manage many problems with gums. Another way is to eat sauerkraut. It contains a lot of vitamin C, which is very useful for gums. Bon appetit!

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.

weight loss - The Diet Solution ProgramThe Diet Solution Program - A Comprehensive Weight Loss Program That Will Not Only Remove Body Fat, But Guarantees Increased Energy, Health And Vitality. Just put in place a few simple principles and the weight just keeps coming off.

- Step by step action steps telling you exactly how to put the principles in place
- Detailed daily meal plans that make everyday eating easy
- Shopping Lists to make food shopping a snap
- Delicious Recipes to make everyday meals tasty

The Diet Solution Program - a proven, easy way to live and eat that will eliminate your weight loss and health struggles in just a matter of days.

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.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Yoghurt in the skin care

Yoghurt is very useful product, which you can use successfully in the care of face skin, body and hairs. To feel the magic cosmetic force of yoghurt you need small quantity of it. You will be surprised how it’s easy and effective in use.

Mask from yoghurt for face and neck. Mix 2 table-spoons of yoghurt with 2 table-spoons of yeast and add vitamin E in the oil. Put the mixture on the face and neck for 20 minutes and then wash with warm water.

Moistening and cleansing mask for body. You need 500 grams of natural yoghurt. Smear your body with yoghurt beginning from neck to ankles. In 15-20 minutes add some yoghurt on the callous parts of skin, especially on the elbows and lap. After this procedure take a warm shower and then rinse the body with cool water. You’ll see the body skin is unusually tender and silky.

Washing with yoghurt will help your face skin to get amazing softness and tenderness. For better effect wash the face with any scrub, then rub honey into skin and put grated cucumber on the face. In a minute rinse the face with warm water and wash with yoghurt.

And finally make cocktail with yoghurt for thin and slowed hairs. You should mix 6 table-spoons of natural yoghurt with 1 egg. Put the mixture on the head skin. Wrap warm towel around the head for 10-15 minutes and then wash the head. Make this mask once a week.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Cabbage against freckles

Spring has just come and many women began to suffer from freckles. It’s a pity that they don’t know about one tried remedy – cabbage, which has bleaching effect. Today I offer some recipes for face skin with freckles from cabbage. Sure everyone finds this vegetable in the fridge at home. My recipes fit to all types of face skin.

It’s a mask from cabbage with mayonnaise. Mix in 1 tea-spoon of ground fresh cabbage, sauerkraut and parsley. Add 2 tea-spoons of mayonnaise. Mask is ready. Also prepare ½ glass of juice from fresh cabbage. Put the mask on the face and keep for 30 minutes. Then take away the dried mask and clean the skin with wad of cotton wool wetted in the cabbage juice. You should make such masks every 3 days.

To intensify the effect from mask described above, you should clean the face skin with cabbage lotion some times a day. It’s very easy to make. Mix ½ glass of sauerkraut’s brine with ½ glass of cold boiling water. And the effective lotion is ready.

Generally you will be able to prevent appearance of freckles if you drink 1/3 glass of sauerkraut juice in the morning and 1 glass of milk in the evening. Use offered mask and lotion from cabbage regularly and don’t stay under straight sun rays.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Three easy masks for any type of skin

Beat yolk of 1 egg; add 1 tea-spoon of lemon juice, cognac and 3% hydrogen peroxide. Mix and put the mask on the face by brush. When it dries, put one more layer. Keep the mask on the face for 15-20 minutes and then wash the face. This mask makes better the color of face skin, and whitens a little.

Knead the pulp of melon by fork and to leave for 1-2 hours. Then squeeze the juice from melon and pour into glass bowl. Add 2 table-spoons of honey and 1 tea-spoon of salt. Mix, filter and add 1 glass of vodka. Wipe clean skin by lemon lotion and don’t dry for 1-2 hours. Keep the lotion in the cold place. This mask moistens face skin very good.

Knead 2 table-spoons of sea-buckthorn berries and mix with 1 table-spoon of sour cream. Apply the thin and even layer of mask to face and stay for 20-25 minutes. Then wash the face by warm water. Repeat this procedure 2-3 times a week for 1.5-2 months. Your face skin will become healthy and well-groomed.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Apple vinegar for skin care

An apple vinegar, retentive all useful qualities of apples, is very popular product in cosmetology. Also people use this product for skin care. You can make simple tonic for problem teenager’s skin too. Add 1 table-spoon of apple vinegar to 1 glass of boiling water. Keep the mixture in the closed sterilized bottle. Use tonic in the morning and evening.

If your palms sweat, you should keep hands in the solution of apple vinegar time to time. Add 2-3 tea-spoons of vinegar to 1 liter of water and keep hands in the solution for 10 minutes. In the night clean the sweaty skin with apple vinegar.

You can use apple vinegar for strengthening of nails. If you have fragile nails you should make the procedure I offer. Mix apple vinegar and vegetable oil in equal proportions. Keep hands in the mixture for 10-15 minutes. Do it 1-2 times a week.

How do you use apple vinegar for skin care? Feel free to write your own recipe in comments.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

If your hair too dry

If hair is too dry, we are usually recommended to use lotions from citrus plants: mandarins, oranges, and grapefruit. Yes, it’s a good offer and we will try to make such lotion at home. Here is the recipe of mandarin-peels lotion.

Take mandarin-peels and crush them up carefully. Put in the glass dish and spill vodka (2 glasses of vodka for 1 glass crushed peels). Close up the glass with prepared infusion and keep 10 days in the dark place. Then filter lotion through two layers of gauze and add 2 tea-spoons of boiling water.

Before head washing you should divide hair to single locks and clean head skin with mandarin lotion. Put cotton fabric on the head. Keep for 30 minutes and then wash hair with soft shampoo for dry hair. Finally rinse hair with acidulous water.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Salt ice and pumpkin against acne

If you have acne rash on face skin, I advise you to clean skin with salt ice, which you can make by yourself easily. Dissolve 1 table-spoon of salt in 1 glass of boiling water. Freeze salt water in the ice cups in the fridge. Massage the face with a block of ice until thawing. When face skin will take up, wash the face.

Then make a mask from pumpkin. Cover acne rash with pulp of fresh pumpkin. Keep for some minutes and then wash the face. Also you should remember that one of the most effective remedies against acne is pumpkin seeds. Eat seeds as often as possible and enjoy your beautiful skin.