Thursday, August 14, 2008

Summer recipes for hair care

Summer recipes for hair careIn summer our hair suffer from hot sun most of all. In this season we need to take care of our hair from drying, and harmful sunrays. I am sure you wear nice hats in summer, especially being at the beach. But if your hair were damaged from sunrays, you can use these recipes to help your hair fast.

Restorative mask for damaged hair. Take 4 teaspoons of colorless henna, 5 tablespoons of fresh nettle and pour them with boiling water. Add 1 yolk and mix everything carefully. Put on the hair and keep under polyethylene little cap for 1,5 hours. Then wash with warm water.

One more mask for damaged hair. Mash a ripe banana with a few drops of almond oil and massage into hair. Leave it for about 15 minutes. Rinse with soda water and then shampoo and condition.

If your hair is damaged, you can also try this pack. Mix juice of two freshly squeezed lemons, two egg yolks, one egg white and a tbsp of honey. Apply onto the hair and let it rest for some time. Shampoo and rinse off with cold water

Rinse for greased hair. Pour 6 twigs of rosemary with 1 liter of boiling water (or mineral water) and boil for 30 minutes. Then cool and filter the decoction. Wash the head with rosemary decoction.

Summer mask for hair. Mix 2 tablespoons of honey with 2 teaspoons of aloe juice and castor oil. Rub the mixture into head skin and hair. Keep for 30 minutes and then wash head with camomile or nettle decoction. This mask is very effective for overdried hair. You can make this mask twice a week.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Apples for skin care

Apples for skin careThe end of summer is rich in apples. You think it’s ordinary fruit without any surprising qualities, but you are mistaken. Apples contain sugar, tannin, organic acids and pectin. Thanking this great content, apples nourish, moisten, soften and renew skin very well. Today I offer some original recipes of apple masks for facial skin. Choose and try!

The mask for normal skin. Add 3 tablespoons of hot milk to 1 tablespoon of oaten flakes and keep for 10 minutes. Grate one apple and mix with beaten yolk, add flakes and mix everything carefully. Put on the face and neck and keep for 10 minutes. Then wash with warm boiled water. This mask nourishes and moistens damaged skin from sun.

Two masks for dry skin. Mix 1 tablespoon of grated apple with 1 tablespoon of butter. Beat one yolk with 1 teaspoon of honey and add to apple mixture. Mix everything and put on the face and neck for 20 minutes. Then clean the face with napkin. You’d better to use this mask before sleep.
This mask has the great tonic effect. Grate one apple, add 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 yolk, 1 teaspoon of ascorbic acid, 1 teaspoon of apple vinegar and 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Mix everything carefully and put on the face. Keep for 30 minutes and then wash with cool water.

For greasy skin. Beat up white of egg and add 2 tablespoons of grated apple, 1 teaspoon of potato starch and grinded apricot (or half a peach). Mix everything carefully and put on the face for 15 minutes. Then wash with warm water.
Also you can grate one big green apple and add 1 teaspoon of grinded horseradish. Beat up white of egg and add to mixture. Put on the face and keep for 15 minutes. Then wash with cool water. This mask draws pores and tonics greasy skin.

The mask for sensitive skin. Boil one potato (without salt), clean it and knead with fork. Add grated apple, 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil and yolk. Mix everything carefully and put on the face and neck. In 20 minutes wash the face with cool water.

Masks for aging skin. Grate one carrot and 1 green apple. Mix them and put on the face for 15 minutes. Wash with cool water. This mask moistens skin and gives the healthy color.
Beat up an egg; add grated apple and 3 grinded apricots (or 1 peach). Mix everything and put on the face and neck. Keep for 20 minutes and then clean the skin with ice-block.

And finally the mask for all types of skin. Mix 1 teaspoon of apple sauce with 1 teaspoon of mayonnaise. Put the mixture on the face and in 20 minutes wash with warm water. It’s very easy and fast mask for any type of skin.