Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Glycerin for softening and moisturizing of skin

Glycerin for softening and moisturizing of skinGlycerin is often used in with cosmetic purposes, because it has effective softening and moisturizing qualities. It is soaked into skin easily and improves its blood circulation. Keep in mind that glycerin is used with little amount. Researches found that glycerin had the greatest effect when there was not more 10% of that useful matter in the cosmetic mean. In this case, glycerin works as very active moisturizing mean. Remember, glycerin can’t be used in big quantities and in its clear form, because it becomes harmful for skin. As they say: “Good things come in small packages”.

For normal skin. Mix 1 teaspoon sour milk, 1 teaspoon yolk, and 5 drops glycerin. Put the mixture on the face with help of brush and keep for 20 minutes. Then wash mask with warm water. Such mask has nourishing and moistening effect.
Pour 1 cup of cream in the glass jar and add one egg, ½ glass of vodka, juice of one lemon and 1 teaspoon glycerin. Mix everything carefully. Use this lotion for face and neck before sleep. It cleans, nourishes, moistens and whitens skin and also prevents from wrinkles. Keep jar with lotion closed in the fridge during 6 months.

For dry skin. Mix 1 tablespoon glycerin, 1 teaspoon liquid ammonia, 1 teaspoon honey, ½ glass cold boiled water. Use the mixture like a lotion in the evening. Keep the lotion in the fridge. It softens skin and removes dryness.
Mix ½ teaspoon glycerin, 1 teaspoon honey and 2 teaspoons cold boiled water. To thicken the mask add some oatmeal and mix everything. Put the mask on the face and keep for 20 minutes. Then wash with warm water.
Pour 1 tablespoon camomile with ½ glass of boiling water and keep for 2 hours. Then filter it. Add 50 gram butter, 3 teaspoons castor oil, ½ teaspoon glycerin, 30 ml. camphor alcohol and ¼ prepared camomile decoction. Mix everything carefully and use as night cream. It has great anti-aging effect.

For greasy skin. Mix 100 gram china clay with 3 tablespoons cold boiled water, add in 1 teaspoon glycerin and spirit. Put the mixture on the face. In 20 minutes take the mask away with cotton wool wad and wash with cool water.

For combined skin. Grate one lemon and pour it with 100 gram vodka, mix everything and filter through gauze. Add 1 glass sour cream, beaten white of egg and 1 teaspoon glycerin. Mix everything carefully. Put the mask on the face and keep for 15-20 minutes. Then take away with cotton wool wad wet in the tea. Do not wash the mask fully. It protects from dehydration, especially if you spend much time at open air. Save the mask in the fridge and use every day during cold times.

Anti-aging mask. Mix in 1 tablespoon dried leaves of mint, camomile flowers, leaves and berries of rowan-tree. Pour it with 3 glasses of boiling water and infuse for an hour. Then boil for 10 minutes and filter. Add juice of half a lemon, in 2 tablespoons glycerin and cologne. Mix everything carefully. Run the face and neck with lotion some times a day.

For all types of skin. Grate ¼ quinces, squeeze juice through gauze and add 5 drops glycerin. Put the mixture on the face for 20 minutes and then wash with warm water and rinse with cold water. It moistens and enriches skin greatly.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Original facial scrubs from nuts

Original facial scrubs from nutsTo support the healthy condition of your skin, you should make facial peeling every week. Today I offer two recipes of homemade scrubs for your choice. The feature of these scrubs is their components, which nourish and moisten skin at one time with cleaning. The role of abrasive elements belongs to grinded nuts. Nuts peel skin with care and effectively.

Grind rind of 1 apple together with rind of 1 big slice of melon and squeeze juice with the help of gauze. Grind ½ glass of any nuts and add to squeezed mass. Mix everything carefully. Put the mixture on the face and keep for 20 minutes. Then take the peeling away with circular stroking, and wash with warm water. Finally clean the face with tonic. After this procedure your skin will become clean and fresh.

Grind a glass of any nuts and rind of big apple. Add 1 tablespoon cream (for dry and normal skin) or sour cream (for greasy skin). Put scrub on the face, neck and area of décolleté with circular stroking. In 10 minutes wash with warm water and put moistening cream on the skin. You can use this scrub twice a week, even for dry skin.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Homemade facial masks with olive oil

When should we make facial masks with olive oil? In winter! Actually in this season we suffer from wind and frost and even greasy skin becomes almost dry, and dry skin becomes too sensitive. Olive oil does for dry and sensitive skin very well, softening and moistening it. Also oil has anti-aging effect, smoothing wrinkles and preventing their appearance. Try any of recipes below to enjoy great effect of olive oil.

Masks for normal skin. Knead a teaspoon of non-fat curd with ½ teaspoon olive oil and add ½ teaspoon parsley juice. Mix all ingredients carefully. Put on the face and keep away in 15-20 minutes, and then wash with warm water. This mask nourishes and softens skin very well.
Grate the half a fresh cucumber and squeeze juice. Add ½ teaspoon olive oil and 1 teaspoon sour milk. Mix everything carefully and put on the face and neck. Wash with cool water in 20 minutes. This mask cleanses and softens skin.

Masks for dry skin. Bake a small onion with peel in the oven, clean the onion and pound. Add a teaspoon olive oil and a teaspoon honey. Mix everything carefully and put on the facial skin for 15-20 minutes.
Knead 5-6 boiled white beans; add a teaspoon olive oil and a teaspoon lemon juice. Mix everything carefully and put on the face. Keep for 20 minutes and then wash with warm water. This mask nourishes and whitens skin.

Masks for greasy skin. Mix some tomato juice, 1 teaspoon starch and ½ teaspoon olive oil. Put the mask on the face. Wash with warm water in 20 minutes. This mask removes fat from skin, softens and smoothes skin.
Mix 1 teaspoon oat flour with 1 teaspoon sour milk and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Add 0,25 teaspoon kitchen salt and keep for some time stirring slowly. Put on the face and keep for 20 minutes. Then wash with warm water.

The mask for sensitive skin. Mix sauce from ¼ banana with 1 teaspoon of grated fresh cucumber and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Put the mixture on the face and keep for 30 minutes. Then wash with cool water. This mask soothes skin well.

The mask for all types of skin. Mince dill and mix 2 tablespoons of it with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Add pounded oat flakes to mixture and mix everything again. Put the mask on the face and keep for 15 minutes. Then wash with warm water. This mask cleanses, moistens and enriches skin.

Anti-aging mask. Knead ¼ lemon and add 1 teaspoon olive oil and 1 yolk. Mix all ingredients carefully and add some pounded oat flakes. Mix again. Put the mask on the face and neck and keep for 20 minutes. Then wash with warm water. Make this mask regularly to smooth wrinkles and prevent appearance of new ones.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Ah, my poor feet

Ah, my poor feetSure everyone knows how poor feet get tired for the whole day. The skin on your feet is very delicate and foot skin care on a regular basis is a must if your feet are to look beautiful. But if you don’t pay attention to your feet, they can suffer from callosities, cracks on the heels and so on. So we should remember that foot care is very important in order to keep your feet healthy and beautiful. If your feet are dry and cracked from the weather, or just tired from a long day at work, choose any homemade recipe in this article and help your feet.

Against cracked heels. Prepare an apple spread. Cut an apple and boil in the little amount of milk. Cool gently and put on the cracks with thick layer, then cover with napkin and bandage with gauze for 30 minutes. Then wash apple spread and put any cream on the heels. Repeat this procedure some days running.

Against feet tiredness. In the evening after hard working day, you can make foot bath. Mix a handful of linden flowers and a handful of mint leaves. Pour with 3 liter of boiling water and keep to infuse and get cooler. Keep feet in the infusion till full cooling down.
Give your feet a special foot bath. Put a cup of marbles in the bath water and roll your feet around on top of them to stimulate the nerve endings. Pick up the marbles with your toes, flex and contract your feet and toes and then let go off the marbles. This will allow the arches and muscles of the feet to stretch.

Against dry callosities. Pound the aloe leaf. Grease skin around callosities with vaseline and put pounded aloe on the callosities. Then put a plaster on the callosities and bandage. In 24 hours you should scrape off soft corneal layer. Put any cream on the feet after this procedure. You can repeat compress from aloe some times, till callosity will be off.

Against coarse skin. Make potato bath for feet time to time. Take ½ glass of clean potato peelings and add ½ glass of linseeds. Pour the mixture with 0,5 liter of water and boil till condition of thin gruel. Put feet in the cooled bath for 15-20 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Put any cream on the feet.