Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The best facial masks from kiwi fruit

The best facial masks from kiwi fruitSure you know about useful qualities of kiwi, when we eat this fruit. But also kiwi is the wonderful cosmetologist! Vitamins and organic acids, containing in this fruit, are very useful for face skin. Facial masks from kiwi have both tonic and therapeutic effects. They cleanse skin finely; make it more elastic, fresh and young. Here you can find some easy recipes.

Kiwi mask for dry, worn and ill-nourished skin. You will need 1 tablespoon kiwi juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 yolk of egg. Mix the ingredients and apply on the face. Leave it on for about 15 minutes. Remove the mask using a sponge. The kiwi juice will stimulate the blood circulation and the mask will smooth, nourish and calm the skin.

Kiwi mask for any type of skin. Take one kiwi fruit, 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, 1 tablespoon orange juice, 1 tablespoon almond oil, and 1 cup mashed carrots. Mix all the ingredients and make a fine paste. Apply it on the face and leave until it dries. Wash your face with cold water.

Cleansing mask. Knead one kiwi fruit and put it on the face. If mass pinches skin from time to time, it is ok. It means that mask works, because organic acids give salutary effect. Wash your face in 15 minutes. Then clean the face with any tonic and put your ordinary cream.

Strawberry and kiwi facial mask for all skin types. You’ll need 5-6 strawberries, 1 kiwi fruit, peeled 1/2 cucumber. Using a food processor, blend all ingredients into a thin paste. If too runny, add a teaspoon of oatmeal until a paste forms that will stay on your skin without dripping off. To use, apply liberally to face and neck area. Gently massage to lightly exfoliate your skin. Leave on for 5-10 minutes, rinse well with warm water. Your skin will feel clean and fresh.

Nourishing mask. Knead a half a banana and 1 kiwi fruit and mix them carefully. Then add 2 tablespoons natural yoghurt. Put the mask on the face. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and then wash with warm water. Then clean the face with any lotion.

Kiwi cleanser for oily skin. This is a cooling, light facial cleanser suitable for oily skin. Make it as and when needed and use immediately for best results. You will need half a kiwi fruit, 15ml plain yoghurt, 5ml skimmed milk, 5ml clear honey, 5ml fine oatmeal, 1 drop petitgrain essential oil and 1 drop lavender essential oil. Place all ingredients in a blender and whiz until the mixture is smooth. Apply to face and neck with cotton pads. Massage in gently. Rinse and finish off with toner and moisturizer.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Make your neck skin soft and flexible

Make your neck skin soft and flexibleThe skin of neck, more sensitive and drier, suffers from external actions more than skin of the face. But you can return flexibility and softness making the special procedure: hot compress. Generally compresses and envelopments are considered the best means for recovering of neck skin. Today I offer two variants of such compresses. One of them is used with homemade cream. Another variant is made from sea-buckthorn and squash. To reach visible effect, you should make procedure of compress everyday before sleep during one week.

For the first compress you need make a cream. Mix 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon honey, 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, 15 ml of camphor spirit, 1 tablespoon vaseline and 1 teaspoon camomile decoction. To make camomile decoction pour 1 tablespoon camomile with a glass of boiling water and filter. By the way, prepared cream should be saved in the fridge, but warm it before using.
Then warm residuary camomile decoction, wet gauze napkin in the decoction and wrap round the neck. Keep for 5-7 minutes and then put prepared cream on the steamed skin. Leave cream for the whole night.

To make another compress you need take sea-buckthorn oil and warm it. Clean neck skin with cosmetic milk. Then wet gauze napkin in the warm oil and put on the neck from chin till clavicles. Put polyethylene film or compress paper above napkin, then put layer of cotton wool and finally lock in bandage or kerchief. Keep compress more than 20 minutes, but it’s better to leave it for the whole night.
After procedure clean the neck with dry cloth and make envelopment from squash. Put grinded squash on the gauze napkin and bandage it to the neck. Keep for 20-25 minutes, wash with warm water and then rinse with cool water.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Miraculous pumpkin against acne and not only

Miraculous pumpkin against acne and not onlyDo you know that to get clear of acne you have to eat pumpkin seeds every day? Pumpkin is irreplaceable mean in skin care, because of great content of zinc salts and vitamins E and T. It helps to increase metabolic processes. Also facial masks from pumpkin and pumpkin seeds have fine moistening and tonic effects. Today I offer some recipes of homemade facial masks from this useful vegetable.

For normal skin. Mince 200 gram pumpkin pulp and add 1 tablespoon non-fat sour cream. Mix everything and put on the face with thick layer. In 20 minutes wash the face with cool water. This mask cleans and tones skin very well.

For dry skin. Boil the piece of pumpkin and make puree. Add one grated apple, 1 tablespoon olive oil and mix everything. Put on the face and keep for 20 minutes. Then wash with warm water. This mask has moistening and emollient effect.
Grate a piece of fresh pumpkin and mix with 1 yolk and 1 tablespoon milk (for anti-aging effect change milk to vegetable oil). Put the mask on the face and neck. Wash with warm water in 15-20 minutes.

For greasy skin. Mix 2 tablespoons boiled pumpkin with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Put on the face and keep for 20 minutes. Then wash with cool water.
Mix 2 tablespoons pounded fresh pumpkin with egg-white and beat. Put on the face for 10 minutes and then wash with cool water.
Rub the face skin with a piece of fresh pumpkin some times a day to get rid of acne and pimples.

Anti-aging mask. Slice some pumpkin pulp and boil. Pound pumpkin and add a yolk, 1 teaspoon honey and mix carefully. Put the warm mask on the face and keep for 15-20 minutes. Then wash with cold water.

For all types of skin. Make puree from boiled pumpkin and add 1 tablespoon grated carrot and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Mix everything carefully and put on the face and neck for 15-20 minutes. Then wash mask with warm water.

Bleaching mask clears spots away and whitens freckles. Pound 2 tablespoons fresh cleaned pumpkin seeds adding boiled water (2 tablespoons). Then ass 2 tablespoons honey and mix carefully. Put the mask on the face, especially on the pigmental spots and freckles and keep for 30 minutes. Then wash mask with cool water. Keep the mixture in the fridge. Use this mask every day until desired result.

Moistening cream from pumpkin. Slice 150 gram of pumpkin pulp and boil in the steamer. Make a puree. Add 3 table-spoons milk and boil the mixture on the water bath until density of sour cream. Then add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, mix carefully and put into glass can. Keep this cream in the fridge and use every morning.