Saturday, July 5, 2008

Summer fruits and berries for skin care

Summer fruits and berries for skin careIn summer vitamin cosmetic masks from fresh berries and fruits are very useful. Fruit masks have cleansing, bleaching and dewy effects. But don’t forget about mixing prepared mask with sour cream or cream in equal proportions to diminish fruit acids’ action. All masks, I offer today, are easy to do and to use.

Lemon mask for dry skin. Take a teaspoon greasy cream and add 1 teaspoon lemon juice by drops, then add ½ teaspoon of mayonnaise. Put prepared mixture on the face for 20-25 minutes and then clean with cleansing tonic.

Pear mask will help you to constrict pores and to clean and moisten face skin. Put pear sauce on the face and décolleté and keep for 15-20 minutes. Then wash with cool water.

Apple mask freshens and rejuvenates skin. Grate peeled apple and add 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil, sour cream or cream. Put on the face and neck and then wash with cool water.

Banana mask cleanses greasy skin very well. Knead one banana and mix it with 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Put mask on the face for 15-20 minutes and then wash with cool water.

Grapefruit mask smoothes wrinkles and nourishes skin. Mix 2 tablespoons grapefruit with 1 tablespoon bran and 1 tablespoon cream. Put mask on the face for 20-30 minutes and then wash with warm water.

Plum mask for normal skin. Knead plum and add ½ teaspoon olive or almond oil and 1 teaspoon cream.

Quince mask freshens and tones up skin. Grate quince and mix with 2 tea-spoons cream. Put on the face.

Orange mask for any type of skin. Take juice of one orange and add 2 teaspoons honey. Put mask on the face for 10 minutes and then wash with cool water.

Pomegranate mask for any type of skin. Take juice of half a pomegranate, ½ teaspoon olive oil, 1 yolk, 1 teaspoon honey, 3 tablespoons oaten flakes and mix everything.

Cranberry mask for greasy skin. Mix 1 teaspoon potato flour with 1 teaspoon cranberry juice and egg-white. Put mixture on the face for 15-20 minutes and then wash with cool water.

Blackberry mask for dry skin. Knead some blackberries, add 1 teaspoon cream or sour cream and mix with 1 teaspoon honey. Put mixture on the face for 15-20 minutes and then wash with cool water.