Pancake with benefits for health and beauty
 Carnival - a holiday that has been preserved from the times of the pagan Slavs. It is celebrated in the last week before Lent, seven weeks before Easter. This year, Mardi Gras falls on February 28th.

Despite the fact that the pancakes - the main symbol of Maslenitsa - is hardly a dietary meal, I want to celebrate it not only fun, but also with health and beauty.

Mardi Gras is always a meeting of spring, then there is a sense of joy. In ancient times, this feast has been associated not only with the wires of winter and beginning of spring, but also the name of the god of fertility and cattle breeding of Veles. And personified the awakening of nature from the winter sleep, and the start of field work. That is why the Carnival was to be abundant and nourishing to bring the harvest in the new year.

Carnival continues seven days. everyday Maslenitsa   It has its own name and its meaning:

- On Monday - Meeting. To this day it was completed slides, swings, booths. Wealthy people began pancakes Monday. The first pancake was given to the poor in remembrance of deceased relatives.

- Tuesday   - Zaigryshi. On this day, boys and girls gathered in the morning, ride the mountains and ate pancakes. Invited with relatives and friends.

- Environment   - Gourmet. On this day in-law came "to the mother-to pancakes." Also invited other guests.

- Thursday   - A binge. Carnival Thursday unfolded to its full width. People riding on threes, with icy mountains, arranged carnivals and sideshows, fights and everything ended in a noisy feast.

- Fri   - Teschin Vecherko. On this day in-law was invited to visit his tёsch and treated them pancakes.

- Sat   - Zolovkina gatherings. Young daughter invites to his zolovok and gave them gifts.

- Sunday   It called forgiven. On this day all asked each other's forgiveness. What many do now. And, of course, a variety of baked pancakes - simple, lace, by leaps and bounds, with pripёkom and fillings.

 Pancake with benefits for health and beauty

For those who care about the harmony of shapes and beauty of the face, there are Cumulative pancake recipes :

- For example, pumpkin pancakes
1 cup of slightly warmed milk to pour into an enamel saucepan, add 10 g. yeast, 1 part-time cup of flour, knead the brew and let it go. Clear 30 oz. pumpkin, cut into its pieces and boil in salted water, then rub through a sieve. Put the pumpkin in coming up brew, add rastёrty with 1 tbsp. spoon of sugar and salt, egg yolk, 1, 5 cups of milk and mix well. Egg whites whipped into a thick foam, gently put the dough and let it rise. Bake pancakes in oil.

- Carrot Fritters
Stir 1 cup carrots, grated on a grater, 1 cup flour, ½ cup sugar, 1 egg, 40 gr. melted butter, ¼ teaspoon teaspoon soda, quenched with lemon juice and 1 tbsp. a spoonful of vegetable oil. All mix and bake as usual pancakes in oil, obzharivaya on both sides.

 Pancake with benefits for health and beauty
   - Oat pancakes
Take 1 tbsp. a spoonful of honey, 1 cup at a coffee grinder milled oatmeal, 1 tbsp. a spoonful of vegetable oil and pour boiled water so as to obtain the consistency of pancake dough usual. Bake like regular pancakes.

Now residues of these products can be prepared facials .

- Mask nutritious carrot
2 tbsp. spoon grated on a fine grater carrots Mix 1 beaten egg yolk and 2 tablespoons. dollop of sour cream. Apply to face, neck, chest for 15 minutes, rinse with warm water, wash with cool. If desired, apply a nourishing cream.

- Pumpkin mask
Grate a small piece of pumpkin on a fine grater, take 2 tbsp. spoon, add 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon of honey and ¼ teaspoon of lemon juice. All Mix and apply on skin for 15-20 minutes, rinse with a weak, warm tea leaves of green tea. After 5 minutes, wash with water at room temperature.

- Mask of oatmeal   for all skin types
2 tbsp. tablespoons oatmeal Pour ¼ cup of warm milk, give a swell, add 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon of aloe juice. Apply on the skin for 15 minutes, rinse with warm decoction of parsley or water. Wash with cool water.

And do not forget to take a walk on Shrove Tuesday in the open air, ride a rollercoaster and triples with bells. Modern science confirms that fun, holidays and just a good mood prolong youthfulness, make proud posture and give the beauty and freshness of the face.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva