Cognac ... in the service of beauty
 Cognac is a drink for the elite, sophisticated connoisseurs call it the emperor among the spirits, and Victor Hugo called him a drink of the gods.

The history of cognac shrouded in mystery and covered with legends. But we know that even the III century AD, the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Probus allowed the Gauls to grow grapes.

Distill wine grape into alcohol started during the Crusades, and brandy, which turned out by chance, was named after the town of Cognac, known as a major trading port More from the XI century. In the vicinity of growing grapes and producing wine white charante who XV - XVI centuries, enjoyed great popularity among Flemish and Dutch merchants. Several barrels were left unattended and had lain for several years, and when they opened, they were amazed by the exquisite taste and aroma of the beverage formed in them.

Cognac - a French word cognac   - A strong alcoholic beverage produced from certain varieties of grapes for special technology. Although the geographical boundaries of the area, which allowed the production of cognac, and the name "Brandy" is strictly defined, in addition to native French cognac, brandy exists Armenian and Azeri.

 Cognac ... in the service of beauty
   Many people know that the Armenian cognac loved Winston Churchill.

Immediately after the grape harvest takes place juicing technology, which is not to break up the stone. The process of distilling the fermented grape wine takes place in the "Charentais alembic." Exposure brandy shall not be less than two years. Some very expensive cognacs are aged in 70 years.

Cognac has a sunny color from golden to dark amber. He can smell strawberries, raisins, prunes, nuts, violets, jasmine ...

But Brandy is not only pleasant to drink, it is useful for the skin. Cognac makes it more youthful, supple and prevents its aging, wrinkles and smoothes existing ones. Of course, modern does not necessarily translate into facials old French cognac worth up to half a million dollars per bottle. It will approach the one that is easier.

- The mask for dry skin
1 teaspoon of brandy mixed with fresh honey, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 egg yolk. Mix well and apply on face with a brush for 10 minutes. Wash with water at room temperature.

 Cognac ... in the service of beauty
 - Rejuvenating mask
Mix 1 teaspoon brandy 1 tablespoon of aloe juice and 1 teaspoon of fat cream suitable for your skin type, all to mix and apply on face for 10 minutes. Remove with a cotton swab dipped in a weak warm tea leaves of green tea. Wash with water at room temperature and apply a moisturizer.

- Mask nourishing and smoothing wrinkles
1 tbsp. a spoonful of brandy mixed with 2st. tablespoons soft cheese, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon honey and 2 teaspoons of heavy cream, mix well all. If the mask is thick, then add more cream. Apply on face for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water, rub the skin with ice cubes.

- Whitening Mask
1 teaspoon of brandy mixed with ½ teaspoon of lemon and a half, grated on a fine grater cucumber mix well, add as much crushed on a coffee grinder oat flakes, to get the creamy mass. This mask makes the skin matte and smooth.

- To strengthen the hair growth and give them the pomp
1 teaspoon of brandy mixed with 1 tbsp. spoon of castor oil and 1 teaspoon of burdock oil, stir, add 1 egg yolk, mix again. Rubbed into the roots of the hair and spread throughout. Put on plastic cap, wrap a towel on top of the hair. Wash off after half an hour of tepid water. Rinse with water and lemon juice - 1 liter of boiled water 1st. a spoonful of lemon juice. If a course of such masks, the hair will become sunny shine.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva