Masks from sauerkraut
 "Russell lady in the garden,
Dressed in a loud silk.
We are preparing for her tubs
Coarse salt and half a sack "
(riddle about cabbage)

I sometimes think that if that appears abundantly in the food and cosmetic stores, we have underestimated the native Russian. For example, sauerkraut. But this product will save and health and beauty and will add years of life.

For example, it is known that explorer Cook, to take in the XVIII century, a three-year sea voyage for scientific purposes, was confident that his success in the expedition largely owes 60 barrels of sauerkraut that Cook was carrying with him. It is this cabbage helped save the crew health and performance.

And in Korea, which is very popular spicy pickled cabbage - kimchi, kimchi existing institutions. In Seoul, every autumn competitions in its fermentation.

Sauerkraut really can be called a kind of elixir of health and beauty. Her brine contains: vitamins B, K, U, PP, C, carotene, folic acid, lactic acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus ...

Lover sauerkraut almost never gain weight as sauerkraut enhances metabolism. Many nutritionists call it the key to harmony.

Sauerkraut improves digestion, neutralizes the fermentation products, cleanses the intestines, eliminates toxins, helps treat stomach ulcers and 12 duodenal ulcers, prevents the development of cancer, helps with asthma, allergies, relieves pain in the liver.

 Masks from sauerkraut
   Sauerkraut juice is useful to drink in cholelithiasis, diabetes to lower blood sugar, hemorrhoids.

With weak gums, traditional medicine recommends chewing often sauerkraut.

That sauerkraut rejuvenates, known since ancient times. We now know that folivaya acid in sauerkraut, participates in the formation of new cells.

Russian Empress Elizabeth rubbed the juice of sauerkraut to the bath for the white face and body.

We can also follow the example of Peter the Great and daughter use sauerkraut at home to preserve their beauty .

- Mask from sauerkraut to lighten the skin and giving it a velvety
Wash. If the skin is dry, then grease with vegetable oil. Place the sauerkraut slightly squeezed between the rows of gauze and apply on face for 15 minutes. Wash with water at room temperature.

- Mask tones and soothing
Mix 1 tbsp. a spoonful of chopped sauerkraut with 1 tbsp. spoonful of soft cottage cheese and 1 tbsp. dollop of sour cream, mix well and apply on face for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and then wash with cool.

- For oily skin
1 tbsp. spoonful of sauerkraut mixed with ¼ teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 tbsp. dollop of sour cream. Apply on face for 10 minutes. Remove swab dipped in warm, weak tea leaves of green tea. Wash with cold water.

- Hydrating Mask
1 tbsp. spoonful of sauerkraut mixed with 1 tbsp. spoon grated on a fine grated fresh carrots, 1 beaten chicken egg yolk, 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil and 1 teaspoon of cream. Mix well, apply on face for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm decoction a little parsley or green tea leaves, rub the skin with ice and apply moisturizer.

- Whitening Mask
Mix 2 tbsp. spoon sauerkraut with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 2 tbsp. spoons of yogurt. Apply on face for 10 minutes, rinse with warm water, wash with cool.

- Cabbage juice slightly warm up and pour into a bowl, drop to your hands for 20 minutes. After a course of baths hands are soft and velvety, like a princess.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva