Kalina in cosmetology
Viburnum is not only a beautiful ornamental plant. It also has a lot of useful properties both when consumed in food and for medical purposes. The article will focus on the use of plants in cosmetology - for the preparation of face masks.
How to use viburnum oil?
Oil from the seeds of the fruit of the plant is produced by cold pressing. It has a brown or brown-red color and a specific smell of berries.
The substance has three uses:
- in cosmetology;
- as a biologically active food supplement;
- as part of medications.
With the mass of positive properties of viburnum oil, it is used in various fields of medicine and is included in a large number of drugs of various forms of release.
Viburnum mask recipes
The use of plants in cosmetology has a good effect. A huge advantage of masks using viburnum is their naturalness, lack of chemical additives and the ability to cook them yourself. For viburnum masks, additional ingredients are used to enhance the effect, for example, eucalyptus, yolks, banana, blue clay, St. John's wort oil, etc.
To clean the pores, get rid of acne and acne, and also to prevent their formation can be a composition with the addition of eucalyptus powder and flour:
- Insist two pinches of eucalyptus in 1/2 cup boiling water and cool for 2 hours.
- Add berries or viburnum juice to the eucalyptus infusion in a ratio of 1: 2.
- Pour flour into the solution until gruel forms.
The mask nourishes the skin and produces collagen, which helps smooth out small wrinkles and reduce large ones. It is done this way:
- Rub the berries to a puree state - it needs only 5 ml.
- To make banana puree - 1 teaspoon is enough.
- Mix both components and add the yolk of the chicken egg.
- Mix everything thoroughly until smooth.
For dry skin
You can also moisturize, renew and elasticize your skin with this wonderful plant. Viburnum mask to combat dry skin is done using plant extract, shea butter and dried kelp. Each component needs 10 g.
All ingredients are mixed until smooth, the resulting mass is evenly applied to the face. Before applying, it is necessary to steam the face in a towel soaked in warm water for 10 minutes. After which the mask is applied and aged for 30 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water, and preferably infusion hibiscus. Such masks are applied for 10 days and have a positive effect on the skin.
For oily skin
Excessive oily skin leads to clogging of pores and the formation of acne and acne. To combat these phenomena, you can use the juice of viburnum berries (10 ml) in a mixture with St. John's wort oil (5 ml) and red or blue clay (10 g).
A homogeneous mixture of ingredients is applied to the face for 20 minutes. It is better to wash it off with a warm infusion of nettles. The course of treatment and prevention lasts 10-15 days.
The ingredients of this recipe are quite different, but the resulting mass will help rejuvenate the skin of the face. The composition includes viburnum berries (15 g), rice starch (10 g), fat sour cream (10 ml), vitamin E (Tocopherol - 5 ml).
Did you know? In Russia, the plant was considered a wedding tree, its flowers and branches were included in the bride's bouquet. They also decorated table dishes and tables.
The recipe for the composition is as follows:
- Grind the berries and pick seeds and pieces of peel.
- Pour rice starch or rice crushed to powder.
- Add vitamin E and sour cream, mix the mixture thoroughly.
Viburnum flower lotion
In addition to berries, you can use decoctions from other parts of the plant for skin care. A simple remedy is a decoction of the flowers of the culture, which can be harvested both fresh and prepared for future use by drying.
A handful of flowers need to pour 0.5 liters of boiling water, brew and insist for 2 hours, then strain. The resulting fluid using cotton pads wipe the skin of the face.
A beautiful and healthy plant viburnum is able to smooth out wrinkles, improve skin condition and improve mood. The use of this culture is rooted in centuries, and the ancestors have developed many options for its use for the benefit of the human body.