The main enemy of female beauty, as hundreds of years ago, are wrinkles. Small wrinkles over time mark the eyelid line, nasolabial folds, treacherously betray age. And although nature will still take its toll and completely overcome the age-related changes in the skin will not succeed, with proper care you can significantly delay the appearance of new wrinkles. In our new article, we will tell you how to make natural masks and care creams at home.
How to prepare natural masks
Timely application of homemade face masks will help prevent wrinkles, nourish the skin with the necessary substances and restore elasticity.
Masks can be prepared at home. They will be no less effective than those sold in the store if you use them regularly 1-3 times a week.
- 1 spoon of honey;
- 1 spoon of oatmeal;
- 2 spoons of fresh black tea;
- 2 spoons of milk.
Mix honey with oatmeal, add strong tea and pour milk. Stir everything thoroughly. The mixture is applied to the skin for 15 minutes, then washed off with warm water. In the absence of oatmeal, you can take rice or oatmeal flour.
Those who are allergic to honey, do not worry: you can make an effective and fragrant mask of grapefruit.
- 2 spoons of grapefruit pulp;
- 2 spoons of fresh carrot juice;
- 1 spoon of cream;
- 1 spoon of rice or oatmeal flour.
Mix the grapefruit pulp with 2 spoons of fresh carrot juice. To do this, it is good to have a juicer at home. To the resulting mixture add sour cream and rice (or oatmeal) flour. Stir everything thoroughly and apply on face for 10-15 minutes. Remove the mask with a cotton pad dipped in grapefruit juice, and then wash with warm water.
After removing the mask and washing, do not rub your face with a thick towel, irritating the delicate skin. It is better to gently wet with a soft towel and let the skin dry on its own. With regular use of any mask, you need to closely monitor the reaction of the skin, because not every allergy manifests itself immediately. In case of itching, redness and irritation, it is best to immediately wash off the mask and choose another.
Homemade anti-wrinkle cream
- Almond oil – 2 tablespoons;
- Avocado oil – 1 tablespoon;
- Cocoa butter – 1 teaspoon;
- Sandalwood oil – 5 drops;
- Bergamot oil – 5 drops;
- Beeswax (granules) – 1 teaspoon;
- Borax (powder) – 0.5 teaspoons;
- Althaea ( Althaéa officinális), tincture (recipe below) – 2 tablespoons.
To prepare tincture for our recipe, soak 25 grams of the crushed dried rhizome of althaea in 150 ml of water (30 teaspoons) for 2 hours, then boil the infusion on low heat for 5 minutes. Cool and strain.
To prepare the anti-wrinkle cream, mix almond oil, avocado oil and cocoa in an enamel bowl, add granules of beeswax and heat the mixture to steam until the wax melts. Beeswax is insoluble in water, in glycerin, and practically insoluble in alcohol. But it dissolves well in fatty and essential oils.
Then we need to dissolve, with gentle heating, 0.5 teaspoons of borax powder in 2 tablespoons of althea tincture. Borax is the name of sodium tetraborate (sodium borate), a salt of boric acid. Borax powder is sold in any pharmacy, it is one of the universal and cheap products, which is used in the cosmetics industry and is a preservative, disinfectant solution. The component will prevent delamination and improve the consistency of the cream.
The last stage is a neat combination of ingredients. Slowly add the tincture to the oils, stirring constantly. When the mixture has cooled, add 5 drops of sandalwood and bergamot oils.