Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Blackberry for skin care

Blackberry contains the great amount of vitamins and minerals: vitamins B, E, F, C, carotene, glucose, fructose, organic acids, tocopherol, and pectin. Blackberry leaves are rich in vitamin C, tannins, amino acids and minerals too.

Blackberry is widely used in traditional cosmetics. It is the great mean to refresh facial skin, get rid it of the gray tint, remove obsolete cells and restore skin color. For example, decoction of blackberry leaves soothes irritation and inflammation of the skin. So, you are welcome to use effective homemade recipes for skin care from this tasty berry.

If you want to give the skin a healthy fresh complexion, then grind a handful of blackberry leaves and scald it with a small amount of boiling water. Put the gruel between layers of gauze and put on the face for 15-20 minutes. There is no need to wash face later.

Refreshing mask. Knead 2 tablespoons of blackberries and add as much cream as to get a creamy mass. Apply the mask on the face for 10-15 minutes. Wash off the mask with a cotton pad wet in warm green tea, and then wash with cool water. This mask is very good for the neck and chest too.

It is very effective to clean the withering and flabby skin with a mixture of blackberry juice and milk (proportion 1:1). Clean oily skin with blackberry juice and dry skin with a mixture of blackberry juice and boiled water.

Mask for oily skin. Knead fresh blackberries; add ½ teaspoon of honey and 2-4 drops of lemon juice. Apply on the face for 10-15 minutes. Wash with water of room temperature.

Mask of a blackberry puree cleans skin and constricts pores.

Mix blackberry juice with mineral water (proportion 1:1) and wipe face in the morning and evening. The skin will become fresh and elastic.

To nourish the facial skin, apply grinded blackberry leaves on the face for 15 minutes. Moisten the skin with any moisturizing cream before. Wash with boiled water.