• Home cosmetics with juices and citrus oils

    Soap balls

    To prepare this cleanser, you will need the following components:

    275 g of glycerin soap;

    50 g of unripe oats;

    30 ml of almond oil;

    5 ml of well-ground orange peel;

    12 drops of lemon essential oil.

    Based on glycerin soap of high quality on a natural basis. It must be cut into small pieces or grated on a fine grater. Then, the soap is dissolved in a water bath. Add oatmeal, almond oil, mix thoroughly. Remove from the fire, add grated orange peel and essential oil of lemon and allow the mixture to cool slightly. The mixture should be divided into 4 equal portions and rolled into a small ball. For the night, put the soap balls on the wire mesh for hardening. When they harden, wrap them in tissue paper;store in a cool, dry place.

    The product is perfect for the care of sensitive, prone to dry skin.

    Orange can be used both as a cleansing and as a tonic and at the same time a nourishing agent for oily and normal skin. It is applied to the face, previously cut into thin circles.

    Nourishing lotion for the neck

    It can be used instead of washing in the evenings, it cleans, nourishes and protects such a vulnerable skin of our neck. Mix the yolk with sour cream( 100 g), add a quarter of a tablespoon of alcohol( or vodka) and juice of half a lemon or orange. After moistening the cotton swab, gently wipe the skin of the neck.


    From orange peel and oat flakes you can easily prepare an effective facial cleanser - it will help to remove dead old cells of the epidermis, will rejuvenate the skin, improve the complexion. Take 2 tablespoons of yogurt, mix them with 1 tablespoon of grated orange peel and 1 tablespoon oat flakes. Add half a teaspoon of olive oil. The resulting mass in light circular motions, massage into the skin of the face for 2-3 minutes. Then rinse your face with chamomile stiffened infusion and apply a light nourishing cream.


    You can prepare vitamins and whitening masks based on lemon juice.

    To the tablespoon of oatmeal add the juice of half a lemon( or juice from 1 orange, half a grapefruit, 1 tangerine) and milk until the mush. Lubricate face and neck, leave for 20-30 minutes, then rinse with cold water.

    In a mixture of 1 teaspoon of oatmeal, 1/2 yolk, 1 grated carrot add 20 drops of lemon juice, stir well and apply on face for 20 minutes, then wash off first with warm, then with cold water.

    Juice 1 lemon strain through cotton and mix with 2 teaspoons of liquid honey. Saturate this mixture with gauze or paper napkins and apply on the face, changing them 2-3 times in 10 minutes. Then wash your face with warm water. In the refrigerator, the mixture can last up to 7 weeks. Recommended 15-20 such honey-lemon masks with intervals of several days( depending on the tolerance of the skin).If the skin is dry, you must first lubricate your face with a fat cream.

    Rub 15-20 g of yeast and mix with a teaspoon of lemon juice. To the resulting mixture, add with fresh stirring fresh milk to get a gruel and apply to the face. After 20 minutes, wash your face with warm water and apply a few cold compresses. A yeast mask with lemon juice is used for any skin.

    To refresh and tone the skin of any type, put 1 yolk and 1/2 teaspoon of honey into the glass. Add 3-5 drops of

    olive oil, 10 drops of lemon juice and about 1 teaspoon of oatmeal to get the gruel. Apply on face and neck for 15-20 minutes. Wash off the mask with cold water and apply a cold compress.

    Protein-lemon mask( for oily, porous skin).To a well-beaten egg whites, add a teaspoon of lemon juice and the resulting mass is applied to the skin for 15-20 minutes. There is another way of superimposing such a protein mask: the unbroken protein is mixed with 1 teaspoon of camphor alcohol or 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, applied to the skin, allowed to dry and the next layer applied - all repeated 4 times.

    Mask for mixed skin. It is rich in natural acids and has a direct effect on the areas of oily and dry skin. Enzymes contained in fresh apple and lemon juice, reduce pores and gently exfoliate the skin, removing dead cells and fat. Yogurt, like other dairy products used in cosmetics, softens and nourishes sensitive skin. This mask is especially effective for the treatment of acne - oat flour reduces inflammation and irritation. For the mask, take 15 ml( 1 tablespoon) of finely ground oatmeal, 15 ml of fresh yogurt( without fruit and other flavors, but with acidophilin - its bacteria are the best means of fighting acne);half a grated apple, 10 ml( 2 teaspoons) of lemon juice. Mix oatmeal and yogurt until pasta is formed. Add the grated apple and lemon juice and mix again thoroughly. Apply to clean dry skin of face and neck, leave for 15-20 minutes, and then rinse with warm water and dry the skin, lightly patting.

    Nourishing mask for dry skin: lemon juice - 20 g. Spermaceti - 10 g. Beeswax - 10 g. Alcohol - 5 g.

    Mask for the skin of the neck. It is conducted by courses: 10-12 times 2 times a week. Duration - 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water. To impose such mask it is desirable after compresses for a neck.

    Protein mask: Mix the egg whites with a teaspoon of vegetable oil and juice of half a lemon.

    Steam bath for the face

    Weekly plant steam baths are useful for any type of skin. They should be done and in the event that you have dry sensitive skin. The substances contained in the steam will help to nourish dehydrated skin cells. Steam baths are an excellent tool for caring for oily porous skin and mixed skin - the pores are cleaned, and then narrow, the skin as a whole softens.

    For the bath, prepare 15 ml( 1 tablespoon) of the following plant mixture:

    for normal skin - crushed lavender and sage grass;

    for dry skin - chamomile and basil;

    for oily and mixed skin - mint grass and crushed lemon peel.

    You will also need a saucepan or a wide bowl and a large towel. Pour in a bowl of freshly boiled water, add the herbal mixture and insist for five minutes. If you do not have a fresh or dry vegetable mixture at hand, you can replace them with tea bags.

    Tilt your face over the steam and cover yourself with a towel. Close your eyes and relax for 2-3 minutes. Steam does not have to burn the skin - everything that is required from the steam bath - it's gentle heat. After the procedure, dry the skin, soak it with a cool clean cloth and apply a light moisturizer or make a nourishing mask.

    Natural home face cream Most of the bases in modern creams, even "branded", are artificial fat. If natural is used, a lot of preservatives are added to it - after all, you need to ensure its long storage. So, medical cosmeticians believe, the words "exclusive, natural" - with respect to most creams is nothing more than an illusion. If a woman really wants to get a good cream, she must herself "put a hand to it."A simple recipe for Dr. Gutkin: the market buys the interior lard. Then the melted fat is beaten with a mixer and at the same time mineral water or boiled cold water slowly pours into the desired consistency. The cream is ready. For the smell and pleasantness, add a couple of drops of essential oil and thoroughly

    stir. This is really a good, fresh and exclusive cream.

    Combating pigmentation and freckles

    Take 100 g of honey and mix with the juice of 1 lemon. Soak gauze napkins with this mixture and apply them for 15-20 minutes to places covered with freckles, then rinse the skin with warm water. Noticeable effect can be expected if you apply this tool regularly, once a day - at least 15-20 masks per course.

    If the skin is oily, prone to acne, then for the purpose of cleansing and whitening, you can wipe it with lemon juice, mixing it in equal parts with cologne, or lemon juice with a small amount of salt added to it.

    Also, if there are freckles on porous acne prone skin, you can use toilet water of such composition: lemon juice - 50 g. Glycerin - 5 g. Camphor alcohol - 10 g. And water - 25 g;or juice of half a lemon, 100 g of milk, 15 g. of vodka, 10 g. of sugar.

    For dry skin it is useful to wipe the face with a tampon moistened with the following emulsion: cream - 100 g. 1 yolk, juice of 1 lemon, glycerin - 5 g;all this is mixed with 100 g. cologne.

    Paste from 1 lemon with peel without seeds pour a glass of vodka, insist in a dark place for 2 weeks, lubricate for the night freckles and age spots.

    Mask from freckles: juice of 1 lemon, 1 egg white, 10 g of sugar, 100 g of water. Apply on cleansed face for 20-30 minutes every other day. Wash off with warm water with a cotton swab.