After the New Year…
 Finished ball went out the candles ...
Sooner or later come to an end all celebrations, even as bright and long, as the New Year's holiday. But that's no reason to be sad.

It is sad that the trees have to throw away ... Often they throw more and dried, with soft elastic needles. But the spruce and pine trees are not just a new year but also the entire pharmacy and a beauty salon.

The needles contain vitamins - A, B1, B2, P, C, essential oil, tannins, alkaloids, resin acids. So do not rush to throw needles on Christmas trees, carefully gather the best, clean, dry pine needles in the case.

- In order to strengthen immunity
2 tbsp. tablespoons pine needles wash, put in an enamel pot, pour boiling water 1stakanom, bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for half an hour, turn off the heat and still insist half an hour. Strain. Take 1/3 cup 3 times a day, each time adding 1 teaspoon of honey.

 After the New Year…
   - Rastёrtaya needles helps with colds.

- Pine bath soothe the nerves, helps with cardiovascular diseases. 500 gr. needles to make 2 liters of boiling water, leave for 3-4 hours. Strain, pour into the tub.

And even with the help of needles you can moisturize, nourish the skin with vitamins and minerals, to make it more elastic, young and healthy. For example, do masks from the needles

- Mask for oily skin
1 tbsp. a spoonful of shredded pine needles make ½ cup of boiled water, half an hour, drain. By 2 teaspoons of tincture add 1 tbsp. spoon crushed in a coffee grinder rolled oats, 1 teaspoon lime juice, ½ teaspoon of honey. Mix and apply on face for 10 minutes, rinse swab dipped in the remaining infusion needles. After 5 minutes, wash with cool water. The skin becomes the haze disappears shine.

- The mask for aging skin
1 teaspoon of decoction of pine needles mixed with 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 1 egg yolk, mix well, apply on face for 10 minutes, rinse the remaining broth needles. Wash with water at room temperature.

- Mask pale skin
Mix 1 teaspoon of pine broth with 1 teaspoon of carrot juice and 1 teaspoon of honey. Apply on the face with a brush in several layers, or soaked in this lineup gauze put on face, and on top - a damp cloth. After 10-15 minutes, wash with a weak tea brewing room temperature.

- Hydrating Mask
1 teaspoon of crushed pine needles mixed with 1 tbsp. spoon grated on a grater cucumber, add 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Apply on face for 15 minutes. Wash with warm water, then cool. Apply a moisturizer.

 After the New Year…
 - Nourishing Mask
1 tbsp. spoon broth mixed with pine needles 2 tbsp. tablespoons soft cheese and 1 teaspoon of honey, mix well, apply on face for 10 minutes. Remove swab dipped in warm water, but it is better to chamomile tea (tea bags sold in pharmacies). The remainder of chamomile tea to throw an ice cube and wash after 5 minutes. Wipe face wash and nothing more is needed. From the course of Mulock, the skin becomes elastic, velvety with a slight golden tinge. After this course, it seems that a person illuminated by the morning sun.

- Mask for skin overdried
Mix 1 tbsp. a spoonful of broth with 1 tbsp of pine needles. dollop of sour cream and add as soft cheese, to get no dough a little thicker dough consistency for pancakes. Apply on face for 15 minutes. Wash warm decoction of parsley or warm water. Apply rich cream.

- To improve hair growth
Boil a handful of fresh needles 1 liter of boiling water, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for half an hour, drain, add 1-2 drops of essential tea tree oil (not more!), Rub into the roots and wet hair over the entire length. Wash off after 10 minutes.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva