Monday, October 11, 2010

Autumn gifts: potato for skin care

Sure you eat potato almost every day. Boiled or fried, baked or mashed - potato is very tasty and this fact is known by all people. But not everyone knows that potato is a wonderful product for making of cosmetic face masks.

Moreover potato is the perfect cosmetic product. It is natural, cheap and efficacious mean for skin care! The reason is in the chemical composition of potato tubers, which contain many substances useful for the skin.

First of all it is vitamin C. It participates in the synthesis of collagen - a natural compound, giving firmness and elasticity to the skin, protecting skin from premature aging and adverse external influences.

In potato tubers there are special proteins, which activate the process of regeneration of epidermal cells and promote healing of wounds and cracks. Such minerals, as zinc and copper, help to smooth small wrinkles and improve skin turgor.

Smoothing potato mask
You will need 2 tablespoons of potato starch and warm water. Put starch in a bowl. Pour it with warm water and mix carefully. Apply some greasy cream on the face and neck. Then apply starch mixture with wide soft brush. Do not apply the mask on the area around the eyes and the front surface of the neck. After 20 minutes soften the starch mass with wet compress, and then rinse with warm water.

Advice! Mask from potato starch effectively tightens pores, stimulates local blood circulation, and has a smoothing effect. But it dries the skin. That’s why it is not recommended to make this mask very often.

Envelopment from potato mash to make your hands soft
You will need 2-3 potatoes, 3-4 tablespoons of warm milk, water. Boil potatoes in water, peel and mash. Mix with milk carefully. Apply mashed potatoes to hands and keep it on the skin for about half an hour.

Advice! Also envelopment from potato mash will help you to get rid of the skin irritation.

Moisturizing lotion from potato and milk
You need 120 milliliters of potato broth and 140 milliliters of milk. Boil the potatoes. Take 120 milliliters (4 tablespoons) of broth and wait until it cools down, then mix with 140 milliliters of milk. Pour the mixture into jar and keep in refrigerator. Before use, shake vigorously. Apply lotion to your face with light circular motions and keep for 10-15 minutes. Then remove with paper towel.

Lotion for oily skin
You will need 1/4 cup juice of raw potatoes and 1/4 cup tomato juice. Peel some potatoes, grate and pour the resulting juice into the bottle. Do the same actions with tomatoes. Mix two vegetable juices. Clean the skin of face and neck with a cotton pad wetted in prepared lotion. Make this procedure in the morning and evening.

Advice! Keep this great lotion in the refrigerator.