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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Rose: the secret of beautiful skin

Rose: the secret of beautiful skinRose is a unique flower. There is no other universal symbol of beauty, in the history of mankind, as the rose. This role has been proceeding through centuries and cultures. Rose has harmonizing and healing properties and is suitable for soft, sensitive and allergic skin. Besides, the petals contain high level of natural fatty acids, which restore the protective properties of skin cells. So, rose is an effective anti-aging mean. Here are some wonderful recipes.

Rose water (against irritation)
Put the petals of 4-5 big dark-red or maroon roses in a jar and pour with 1 liter of water. Add 200 grams of sugar (preferably, cane-sugar), brew it for 2 hours, toss it and strain. Store in the cool place.

Egyptian cream (for dry skin)
Squeeze juice from two aloe leaves (don’t water the plant for two days before cutting the leaves – to accumulate useful components in them), mix with 2 tablespoons of filtered water, 3 tablespoons of rose water (or rose petals tincture) and a teaspoon of honey. Put the bowl with mixture onto boiling water and gradually mix with 100 grams of lard. Put the prepared cream into non-metallic cans, cover it properly and store in a fridge. Apply a thin layer on the face daily.
Commentary: this is a good remedy when your skin is tightened and against the premature wrinkles. This cream is forbidden to people with rosacea because it contains honey which has the vasorelaxant substance.

The rose lotion (against wrinkles)
Mash 2 avocados; add petals of 2 white lilies and 4 big pink roses. Pour with half a liter of vodka and leave it for 3 weeks. Then strain. Dilute before use: for half a glass of tincture add half of glass of filtered water, then glycerin and lemon juice, in 1 tablespoon of each ingredient.
Commentary: the lotion wonderfully moistens and nourishes your skin, prevents dehydration of skin and, eventually, the appearing of premature wrinkles. The lemon juice whitens your skin and nourishes it with vitamin C. Using this lotion you’ll see that your face freshens very quickly.

Rose petals tonic
Put petals of 5 middle-sized red roses into half a liter of apple vinegar. Put into tightly covered non-metallic can for 3 weeks. Then the mixture should be strained. Dilute with equal quantity of filtered water. It cleans and tones up every type of skin well.
Commentary: a good remedy for gentle cleansing of skin.