Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Year fruit mandarin orange for skin care

New Year fruit mandarin orange for skin careMandarin orange is a symbol of New Year holidays and joy. However mandarin is not only delicious, it has a number of useful medical and cosmetic properties. This merry orange fruit can make you a real queen of the ball!

The Motherland of this miracle fruit is China. There people ate mandarins and used fruits with medical and cosmetic purposes from time immemorial. From there mandarin culture extended to all neighboring countries, and then come to Europe.

In the pulp of ripe fruits of mandarin tree there are sugar (10%), citric and other important organic acids, pectin, glycosides, β-sitosterol, mineral salts, vitamins C and B1. In the peel there are sugar, organic acids (mostly citric), essential oil, and the great amount of vitamins C and P, provitamin A.

Essential oil of mandarin is the great stimulator of the immune system. It increases protective functions of our body as a whole. Like mandarin oranges, mandarin oil has antiseptic and antiphlogistic effects. With cosmetic purposes essential oil can be used to rejuvenate skin and to improve complexion. This is an excellent tool for the care of oily and porous skin.

Useful tip! For enrichment of the cosmetic product, add some mandarin oil there (1-2 drops).

Some homemade recipes with mandarins for skin care.

- Squeeze the juice of two mandarins. Moisten prepared in advance cheese-cloth, folded in two layers with juice. Apply it on the neck and face for 15-20 minutes. Then wash away the remnants of the juice with cool water. Enriching and antiphlogistic mask will be great for all skin types.

- To rejuvenate the skin and to tighten pores you can make mandarin water. To do this, take a fresh peel of 1-2 mandarins and pour it with cold purified or boiled water. Cut or tear the peel into small pieces and keep in the water for 24 hours. Then you should filter the infusion carefully. Rinse the face with prepared water every morning and evening.

- To prepare the "matting" mask for oily skin, you need take the mashed pulp of 1 tangerine and mix it with 2 tablespoons of cream or conventional (not fruit!) yogurt. Add 1-2 drops of lemon juice or essential oil of lemon. Mix all ingredients well and apply on face, taking into account the skin lines. In 15-20 minutes, rinse off the mask with cool water.

- Mandarin can help to make deep cleansing of the face skin. Mash pulp of 1 tangerine, with a fork, and mix it with 1 tablespoon of rice or oatmeal. Apply the paste on the face and keep for 15 minutes. Then wash with cool water.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Lips care in winter

Lips care in winterWell, it is winter on the threshold already. And with the beginning of winter, some of us have problems with lips. Chaps on the lips appear, lips dry up, and healing takes a long time. So you should care for your lips carefully in this season.

It is very good to use lip balm in winter. Also you can apply moisturizing cream with vitamin E, which you usually use for face care. Use sun lip balm before going out on the street. You should drink more water. This will allow you to avoid dehydration. Do not lick lips! In the closed rooms, please, keep the normal air moisture.

If there are chaps in the corners of your mouth, then this is a sign of a lack of riboflavin. To solve this problem you need to include foods containing this vitamin in your diet. For example, legumes, green vegetables, dairy products or take vitamin B2 as well. By the way, we can judge about the general state of our health by lips. If there are no problems with health, we will see a beautiful red smooth lip rim.

Every day when you clean teeth, make a lip massage. To do this, take a clean brush and massage lips with soft circular motions within one minute. Then "draw a spiral" from the center to the corners of the upper lip first and then of the bottom lip with the fingers of both hands. These exercises stimulate blood circulation and hasten tissue regeneration. So you will forget about the problem of lips peeling.

In addition, at least two times a week, use a lipstick-scrub. Apply it on wet lips with circular motions, and in two minutes of massage, wash with warm water.

As a mask for lips you can use butter, cream, and other products containing animal fats. However, the best natural remedy is honey mixed with cream or cottage cheese. Keep this mask for ten or fifteen minutes and then you can simply eat this mask:-).