The basic scheme of facial necessarily involves washing or foam soap (cleansing), rub lotion on the face (toning), applying the cream several times a week - face masks (nutrition and hydration).
What is lotion and it really needs it to us in an effort to look fresh, beautiful, well-groomed?
The origin of the word has Roman roots, lotio - washing, bathing, but the name itself - lotion, invented by the French. Already in the Middle Ages, the French beauty was widely used lotions to clean the face, and the first lotion, apparently, it was diluted with grape wine. The lotion is a cosmetic and hygienic means for skin care, most often aqueous-alcoholic solution of biologically active substances, which may include vitamins, juices, extracts of herbs and other plants.
Lotions are water, alcohol, alkaline and acid - suitable for every type of care for a certain type of skin. For oily skin suit alcohol and alkaline lotions for dry - or acidic water. However, even for oily skin in the light of modern research, instead of the alcohol lotion increasingly used successfully isotonic antibacterial lotions. If you do decide to purchase alcohol lotion - alcohol content must not exceed 40%, but better - and even less. Lotions are used for cleaning the face (for example, when removing makeup), moisturizing, refreshing and softening the skin; there are lotions made specifically for hands, body, hair. Healthy skin has a slightly acid reaction, with this in mind, the modern facial lotions usually have a pH in the range of 5 -7, and the rest to 9 pH.
Tell us a little bit more about different kinds of lotions.
Alcohol lotion disinfects, cleans, dries wounds and pimples, but can irritate and dry the skin, so use it only for oily skin, and no more frequently than every other day. After treatment with an alcohol lotion be sure to wipe your face or soothing tonic to grease light soothing cream. Acidic lotions often contain citric or lactic acid, thereby whiten the skin. They narrow the large pores, but poorly cleaned skin. Therefore, these lotions recommended to use after cleansing milk and water with foam. Choosing the right formulation allows this lotion greatly narrow the enlarged pores and prevent the formation of acne. With this lotion, oily skin will always look fresh, excessive greasiness will be invisible to others.
Alkaline lotions low concentration are also used for oily skin. A cotton pad soaked in an alkaline solution, gently rub the inflamed skin (for acne, purulent inflammation).
For dry skin lotion is needed a totally different - one that, in addition to the cleaning effect, even to soften and tone the skin, at the same time strengthening the blood vessels and giving it a velvety texture. After all, such a task is in front of the tonic, which is recommended to be used after cleansing.
Now you can easily find on sale lotion and tonic ("two in one"). It is more advanced, as both cleans and tightens pores, moisturizes and whitens the skin somewhat.
Lotions, tonics and cleaning person and can be easily prepared at home. Here are some recipes from which you can choose the right for your skin.
Salt care lotion for any skin
The most simple and effective use of sea salt at home - daily washing salt lotion. This lotion will help prevent skin problems and keep the young face. The concentration depends on skin type: oily can be dissolved in a glass of water 1 tablespoon of dry and sensitive - only 0, 5-1 teaspoon. Water for lotions should be used with distilled, melted or boiled. Keep salt lotions should not be - cook them just before washing.
Cucumber Lotion - whitening and tightening
To prepare the ground into a fine grater cucumber and pour the resulting mass of an equal volume of vodka or diluted twice with ethanol. The mixture was infused for two weeks and filtered. If the facial skin is dry, then the infusion is diluted with water and twice for every 100 ml of the solution add 1 teaspoon of glycerin.
Very useful skin lotions with the addition of vitamin-rich apple, grape and lemon vinegar or infusions of herbs.
Take two handfuls of dry grass, peppermint (2 tbsp. Spoons), pour a glass of boiling water and leave to infuse for 30 minutes. Such water can wash in the morning and evening. The broth can be frozen and wipe the skin with a piece of ice.
2 teaspoons of St. John's wort, juniper berries, mint, lime blossom, tea, pour 1 cup boiling water. Recommended for sagging prone to swelling of the skin.
Take 2 teaspoons of rose petals, sage, chamomile flowers, 1 cup of boiling water. Infuse for 10-15 minutes, drain.
The lotion of rose petals
4 cups dried petals of red roses pour 0, 5 liters of vinegar, put in a sealed jar and leave for 3 weeks. Then infusion of strain and dilute with an equal amount of boiled water. The lotion cleanses and tones the skin, increases its protective functions.
Toning and firming lotion on the basis of wine
Stir 3 h. L. chamomile 2 h. L. dried rose petals or sage, 1 ch. l. mint, 6-8 c. salicylic acid. Pour 2 cups of high quality dry sour wine. The mixture was put into the refrigerator for 2 weeks, sometimes stirring. Then strain. When used diluted with distilled or half-thawed water. Wipe evening cleansed face before applying the cream. Rates used daily for 20-25 days. A month can be repeated.
Honey and lemon lotion
Take 1 cup of warm boiled water, 1 teaspoon honey, juice of half a lemon. Wipe face in the evening before applying cream. The composition is very well tones the skin. But it is better not to use those who can be seen on the face of the vessels.
Whitening Lotion at freckles
An effective bleaching agent at freckles is a mixture of lemon juice, water and vinegar, taken in equal amounts. If the skin is dry, it is necessary to add to the mixture a little glycerin.
Lotion of parsley
It has a refreshing effect and is useful for all skin types. He is prepared. Pour 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 1 cup of hot water, press 1 hour, strain and cool. Store in the refrigerator for 3 days.
Each stage of skin care is important in its own way, and do not abandon her purification using lotions, especially lotions that water purifiers are the most safe and suitable for daily use in any type of skin. Wipe them face can be several times a day at any time - and you will soon feel like your skin is younger, gets a fresh healthy look!