Every year from October 28 to November 9 in Colombo, the International Festival of spices, where guests from different countries try traditional dishes of other countries with the spices.
During the festival, held competitions cocktails, cooking chicken, ice cream, tea and spices. Live music.
We, too, can no longer do without spices, now there is no benefit of their deficits, and each of us decides what to add to the dish being prepared.
But spices are used not only in cooking, they are popular in folk medicine in many countries.
Spices are beneficial to health, improve the functioning of the stomach, improve immunity, strengthen the heart, blood vessels, removed from the body cholesterol, toxins and reduce blood sugar levels.
A more spice long and successfully used in cosmetics because
composed of almost all the spices have antioxidant, anti-aging of the skin
. At home, you can cook a lot of masks for health and beauty of face, body and hair on the basis of spices.
For a good complexion
2 bay leaves Pour hot water, cover with porcelain saucer and allow to cool. Strain. Wipe clean face morning and night for a month.
Mask for oily skin
2 tbsp. tablespoons of cosmetic clay diluted infusion bay leaf to the consistency of sour cream and apply on face. When dry, rinse with warm water, wash cold.
Mask, anti-aging and imparts a velvety appearance
1 teaspoon dry mustard powder mixed with 1 tbsp. olive oil, apply on face for 15 minutes.
Wash off with a cotton swab dipped in warm water.
Wash cold chamomile tea (1 teaspoon pour ½ cup of boiled water, half an hour, drain, cool and put in the refrigerator for a short while).
Grate half cucumber.
Take 4 tbsp. spoon the resulting mass, add 1 teaspoon of mustard powder, 1 teaspoon of honey and as much weak tea leaves of green tea, to get the consistency of sour cream. Apply on face for 5 minutes.
Wash brew green tea at room temperature.
Mask for oily skin prone to acne and pimples
1 dessert spoon of cinnamon powder mixed with 1 tbsp. spoon dry milk powder. Add olive oil so as to obtain the consistency of a cream. Apply on face for 2-4 minutes, rinse with warm water.
Wash cool decoction of parsley or chamomile tea.
This mask also cleans and nourishes.
The mask makes the skin healthy, smooth elastic
Turn in a meat grinder medium tomato without skin, add 1 protein and a pinch of thyme, mix well, apply on face for 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. Wipe face with ice.
Mask nourishes and Whitening
1 teaspoon of cinnamon mixed with 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon of cucumber juice, mix well, apply on face for 15-20 minutes.
Rinse with water at room temperature.
The mask for dry skin
4 teaspoon of cinnamon mixed with egg yolk, 2 teaspoons of fat cream. Apply a thick layer on your face for 15-20 minutes, remove the cloth, then rinse with warm water and wash cool.
Mask cleanses and tightens skin
½ teaspoon of ginger powder mixed with 1 tbsp. spoon of aloe juice, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and ½, turned into mashed kiwi.
Apply on face for 20 minutes, rinse with lukewarm brew green tea. After 5 minutes, wash with cool mineral water without gas or rub face with ice.
It is known that the beauty favorably affect the good mood. It rises when inhaling the aroma of vanilla, which helps produce serotonin - the "hormone of happiness."