Household cosmetics from medicinal herbs
 The trend of the last decade in cosmetics - use in the manufacture of cosmetics natural ingredients. Such components - vegetable, animal or mineral origin - obtained exclusively by natural means. Increasingly popular is the so-called phytocosmetics.

It is composed of extracts of medicinal plants, and artificial preservatives replaced natural: breast, grape, lemon, or ascorbic acid. Phytocosmetics has not instantaneous, but gradual reliable result, affecting not only the local problem, but also to internal processes that affect the condition of our skin, hair and nails. The only drawback of such cosmetics is its price. Phytocosmetics of natural ingredients is more expensive than their synthetic analogues because of the special requirements for the quality of raw materials, the place of his growth, methods of drying and storage.

In order not to deprive yourself of the beautiful and effective way to care for appearance, you can use a selection of simple and effective potions preparation of which take a little time and money.

Peppermint has been used successfully to relieve inflammation, itching and feeling of tiredness. Peppermint extract, because menthol contained therein and its anesthetic, cooling and antiseptic action, actively added to creams and gels leg toothpastes.

Toning Lotion: 2 tbsp. tablespoons dry grass pour a glass of boiling water and let it brew. Strain and add 1 tbsp. spoon glycerin. Wipe the morning face and neck.

With heightened sensitivity to UV pour 5-6 sprigs of mint 1, 5 liters of boiling water, leave for an hour, cool and strain. After bathing, rinse your entire body peppermint extract and wait until it dries. Do not wipe with a towel.

Infusion for Oily Skin: Take half a cup of fresh mint leaves and plantain, chop them well, pour 2 cups boiling water. Clean the skin morning and evening.

Steam trays of mint infusion well helps with dry skin sluggish, but are contraindicated in dilated pores.

With weary legs, you can add 1-2 drops of peppermint oil in a portion of the cream for the feet. A good way to relieve fatigue is Preparation of foot baths on the basis of a mint infusion.

Calendula officinalis effectively combats free radicals, normalizes sebaceous glands, stimulates cell renewal, produces a pronounced bleaching effect. As a component of marigold extract is indispensable in the production of special cosmetics for problem skin as well and favorably reduces inflammation effect on oily and combination skin.

Tool to combat teenage eels: 3-5 tablespoons of fresh flowers fill the 100 ml of salicyl alcohol. Place the mixture in a dark glass container and let it brew for a day, then strain. 1 tbsp. spoonful of lotion dissolve in a glass of warm water and wipe skin morning and evening. Means well and helps with acne on the body.

To lighten freckles, squeeze the juice from fresh flowers and leaves of the plant. Dilute with water 1: 1 with the mixture and wipe face in the morning and in the evening, after 15 minutes rinse.

Cornflower blue is used for lotions with fatigue eye care products in the skin around the eyes, creams, designed for sensitive and irritated skin.

For oily skin useful compresses infusion of flowers of cornflower. To make it, take 1 tbsp. spoon and flowers fill the cup of boiling water. The resulting infusion split into two parts. One in the refrigerator and the other a little warm up. Dampen the towel first in a warm infusion, and put on face for 3-4 minutes, then cold, which must be kept on your face for 10-15 minutes. Repeat several times completing the procedure a cold compress.

With red eyes, their fatigue 1 tbsp. spoon flowers fill the cup of boiling water, let it brew. Cotton swabs soak in cold infusion and apply to eyelids for 10-15 minutes. Eyes after procedure will again be bright and rested.

If your hair for a month every 2-3 days rub into the scalp a hot infusion of cornflower the basis of a handful of flowers on a liter of boiling water. Rinse the infusion should not be.

If varicose veins on the legs, fatigue 50g fresh flowers of cornflower pour 0, 5 liters of boiling water. Allow an hour to infuse, then strain and cool. Moisten a cotton cloth in a cool brew, put it on eggs and feet for 15-20 minutes.

Chamomile relieves drug hypersensitivity and irritation, ideal for dry skin.

Nutrition for Dry skin: 1 tbsp. spoonful of chamomile flowers fill the glass of hot fresh milk. Soak infusion of cheesecloth, folded in several layers and apply on face for 15 minutes.

Soothing for inflamed skin infusion: 2 tsp. Daisy petals and rose petals fill the cup of boiling water. Wipe skin extract obtained in the evening.

Tonic Ice: ready camomile tea Pour into molds for ice. Wipe the frozen cubes of the face, neck and neck in the morning.

To give strength and shine lighten hair, take 1 tbsp. spoonful of chamomile flowers and ground roots of nettles, and fill them with 1 liter of boiling water. The resulting broth rinse your hair after washing.

Aloe Vera used for intensive moisturizing dry and irritation of sensitive skin removal. Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial qualities of aloe juice helps fight skin rash.

For oily skin: Take 1 tbsp. spoon pulp of aloe and cucumber and chop, add 1 tsp. of decoction of hypericum and egg yolk. Apply on the face and decollete area for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with warm water. At the end of the procedure, rinse your face and neck with cool water.

Rejuvenating mask: Mix 1 tbsp. spoon the pulp of aloe, sour cream St. John's wort and infusion with 1 tsp. of honey. Apply in the evening after cleansing to 15-20 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Very good finish this procedure using ice cubes.

Stinging nettle contains a large amount of retinol, vitamins C and K, which allows her to perfectly take care of hair, keep skin young and prevent the formation of vascular net.

Mask for normal to dry skin: 1 tbsp. a spoonful of crushed leaves Nettle pour 2 tbsp. spoonfuls of hot milk, let it brew for 20 minutes, then add the egg yolk and mix thoroughly. Apply on face for 10-15 minutes. This recipe can also be used for oily skin, only the yolk replaced with the protein.

The remedy for hair loss: 5, Art. tablespoons fresh leaves Pour 1 liter of boiling water. The resulting extract rinse hair after washing, massaging the scalp while. Rinse off after infusion of the application should not be.

Dandelion evens the complexion and fights with pigment spots. The content of vitamin E makes it a common ingredient in anti-aging cosmetics, particularly in combination with vitamin A. This combination gives the tone sluggish and flabby skin. Dandelion root has anti-inflammatory action, promotes healing of wounds, and the juice of this plant successfully fights calluses.

For aging skin: mash in a mortar and a few fresh leaves of dandelion, Add a little water and 1-2 tbsp. spoons of honey. Coat the face with a thin layer of olive oil, dandelion, apply a mask on top. Hold on your face for 10-15 minutes and rinse with warm water.

Disinfecting lotion for oily skin: 1-2 plants (with branches and roots), chop, put in a glass jar and pour 300 ml of vodka. Steep in a dark place for several days. Then strain and rub lotion on the face morning and night, after throwing his boiled water in a ratio of 1: 2.

Mask for a good complexion: 1 tbsp. spoon of leaves dandelion and mint mix with 1 tbsp. dollop of sour cream and 1 tsp. of honey. Apply on face for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water and rinse with cool water.

To remove the formed callus, very efficient use of fresh juice of the flowers and stems of the dandelion. Daily lubricate them affected sites to complete disappearance of blisters.

Home phytocosmetics - irreplaceable tool in the fight for renewal of youthful skin, restoring its tone and a healthy color. But keep in mind that there may be an allergy to any component of this type of means to care for skin. To determine the suitability of it or not, before using this or any other means, especially if the allergy you have met, appropriate to conduct the test for allergies on a small area of ​​the skin.
Author: Natalia Biatova