Thursday, January 5, 2012

Recipe for Skin Care during Winter

Winter is not in a hurry, it takes its time to cover everything around with a white fluffy veil.
Winter, like an artist, decorates the frost  on our windows with inimitable, amazingly beautiful ornaments.
The snow and the cold make up the unpredictable winter weather.

It’s tremendously charming when the white mossy snowflakes are circling in the dance and falling slowly on the ground for a final curtsey… Every morning is a new surprise because you don't know what the weather will be like.
However, despite that winter brings its inconvenience to our skin because of the cold, wind and dry air in apartments and offices, it also damages the delicate sensitive skin which contacts with scarves, high collars and winter hats during the cold season.

In cold weather it happens that oily skin verges close to normal, and normal skin becomes dry, when dry skin becomes too sensitive and irritated.
In winter, do not wash face with soap nor use any lotions that contain alcohol , otherwise it causes additional dryness, tightening and flaking of your skin.Experts often recommend washing  your face with milk or cream.

The most popular cosmetology advises is  to start your morning beauty procedure with washing the face with a weak brew of green tea or decoction of chamomile. If you want to have a tanned skin, a weak brew of black tea, but without any additives. It will work just perfect.
It is recommended to apply a nourishing cream in the morning  20-30 minutes before going outside, but a moisturizer is to be  used at night.
In order to look good and do not grow ugly by spring, make the following  masks twice a week. 

  • Vitaminizing and moisturizing. 1 kiwi peeled, mash with a fork until you get a very soft consistency and texture. Add yogurt and a little potato starchjust to obtain consistency of sour cream. Spread on the face, neck and décolleté area for 20 minutes.Wash off with a warm parsley decoction or green tea brew. Apply a moisturizing cream. 
  •  Rejuvenating mask with wheat germ. Steep wheat in a cloth, wait until the hatch shoots about 1-2mm. Grind, add the warm cream to reach a pulp consistence, then apply it on face and neck for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water, and then wash with cool water or sparkling water without gas.
  • To rejuvenate and make the skin bright. Peel and grate a small juicy carrot, add 1 Tbsp of soft quark and 1-2 tsp of heavy cream. Apply the mass on your face for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with a warm water and apply a nourishing cream.
  •  Rejuvenating and nourishing mask. 1 Tbsp honey diluted with warm cream. By using a brush, apply the mixture very gently and evenly on the face, neck and chest for 20 minutes. Wash it off with a chamomile decoction or a  warm water. Wipe the face with a piece of ice from the broth of parsley, if do not have such, an ordinary piece of ice will be fine. Then use a moisturizing cream. This mask also helps to get rid of wrinkles and  tightening.
  • For very dry skin. 1 Tbsp lime blossom (available at pharmacies) make ½ cup boiling water and infuse for 2 hours. Strain, take the 1 Tbsp infusion, add 1 Tbsp butter without natural herbal supplements, mix well and apply on face for 20 – 25 min. Afterwards, remove the remnants of fat with a cloth.
  • Potato Mask. Get a flat, smooth potato tuber. Cook potatoes with skin ,  then peel hot, turn quickly into a puree; add 1-2 Tbsp sour cream and apply this mixture on face and neck. Cover with a towel.  20-25 minutes after,  rinse with a warm water.


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