For centuries, the only cosmetic face cream has been a mixture of spermaceti, wax, almond oil and water. The mixture was called cold cream cold cream. The creation of his prescription is attributed to the famous physician of antiquity Galen.
Cosmetic cream for the skin of the face from wild medicinal plants, methods of application, recipes, cooking at home.
The basis of all modern skin care creams, as in ancient times, is a composition of fatty substances and water. Biologically active substances obtained from products of natural origin give them new healing properties. The most commonly used extracts are aloe, anise, arnica, valerian, coltsfoot, chamomile, wheatgrass, meadowsweet, horsetail, etc..
The composition of the creams used to treat youth acne, add hop extract containing phytohormones. An integral part of modern cosmetics is fats. Fatty substances, penetrating the skin, impregnate and soften its surface layer. Give it firmness and elasticity, protect it from adverse effects and wrinkles.
By the nature of the action, natural wax lanolin approaches fats. It perfectly softens the skin, makes it velvety and supple, enhances blood circulation and metabolism. The cosmetic cream that it is part of is easily absorbed without leaving a greasy, sticky residue. When creating moisturizing creams, collagen and keratin hydrolysates of the main skin proteins are widely used. They help retain water in the stratum corneum, make it fresh and supple..
Methods for applying cosmetic cream.
To get the maximum effect from the use of the cream, it must be applied in accordance with certain rules. After cleansing the skin, a nourishing cosmetic cream is applied to a moisturized face. Water contributes to the rapid penetration of the cream into the skin. A little cream is squeezed onto the back of the hand with a cleanly washed left hand to give the body temperature. Then, with the fingers of the right hand, a thin layer is applied to the face.
In this case, special attention is paid to the area of folds around the mouth, wrinkles around the eyes, the skin of the eyelids almost devoid of sebaceous glands. Cosmetic cream is applied with light stroking movements along the lines of least stretching of the skin (massage lines). Then it is driven by fingertips with patting movements towards the cheekbones. Emulsions are applied to the skin with a cotton swab, also taking into account massage lines.
In the eye area, creams are applied from the base of the nose along the line of the eyebrows to the outer corner of the eye, and then to the inside. On the cheeks with light circular motions, starting from the wings of the nose in the direction of the temples. From the corners of the mouth to the middle of the ears, from the middle of the chin to the bottom of the ear. On the nose in circular motions from the nose to the tip of the nose.
Near the mouth in semicircular movements. On the chin in small circular motions in the direction from the right to the left corner of the lower jaw. On the neck with light circular movements from ear to collarbone. And on the forehead from the middle of the forehead to the temples.
Terms of activity and storage of face cream.
Since the formulations of most modern creams are based on preparations from medicinal plants of leuzea, sea buckthorn, chamomile, yarrow, hop, eleutherococcus, they have a period of their biological activity. Usually, the period of activity of cosmetic preparations with a healing effect is 6-24 months from the moment of their production.
After this, cosmetics are considered unsuitable and it is dangerous to use them. They can cause allergic dermatitis and other skin diseases. Therefore, when buying a cosmetic cream, you must always pay attention to its expiration date.
Creams are stored in a cool, dry place at a temperature of no higher than 20-25 degrees. They should be protected from direct sunlight and freezing. Can be stored in the refrigerator, but only in the compartment with a plus temperature.
Cosmetic cream for skin protection.
To protect the skin, day creams are primarily used. They are applied in the morning after cleansing the skin and are not removed during the day. Unlike fatty nourishing creams, they soften only the surface layers of the skin, protect it from moisture loss, as well as from dust and dirt.
Day creams give the skin a pleasant matte shade, serve as a good foundation for powder. It is recommended to use day creams in dry, windy, hot or cool weather. When choosing a cosmetic cream that matches your skin type, you first need to familiarize yourself with its annotation with its main components and purpose.
Creams for skin protection also include sunscreen creams, creams to protect the skin from the cold, as well as to protect hands from the effects of various chemicals, constant exposure to water.
Moisturizing Cosmetic Cream.
Moisturizing creams universal creams. They are used for all skin types and, especially, for withering. They saturate cells with water and substances that can hold it. These creams, as a rule, nourish the skin, delivering it to its deep layivitamins, fats and other substances necessary for living cells.
Nourishing cosmetic cream.
The appointment of nourishing creams to improve skin nutrition and stimulate cell metabolism. Unlike daytime and moisturizing creams, they are applied to the face and neck for 1-1.5 hours, usually before bedtime. You can not leave a cosmetic cream at night, no matter how good it may be, since the water that is part of any cream evaporates.
The cosmetic cream thickens and turns into an ointment that promotes excessive warming of the skin, stagnant blood and, ultimately, the expansion of blood vessels, sagging and puffiness of the skin. Therefore, the remaining cream should be carefully removed with a cosmetic towel.
Strengthen the action of a nourishing cream with a warm compress. Cosmetic cream is applied to the face and neck with a thicker than usual layer, then cover the face with a terry towel dipped in warm (40-43 degrees) water or a decoction of herbs. The compress is changed 3-4 times, hold it for 15-20 minutes. Nourishing creams are chosen depending on the type of skin. As a rule, they begin to be used regularly after 25 years..
To care for oily skin, the industry produces a number of creams with a thick and liquid consistency. Thick cream cosmetic cream for oily skin is recommended to be applied after washing with soap.
Recipes for the preparation of cosmetic cream for facial skin from wild medicinal plants at home.
Quince face cream.
2 tablespoons of quince pulp are thoroughly ground with 2-3 tablespoons of melted bone marrow, 1 yolk, 1 teaspoon of honey and vegetable oil. When rubbing, add 1 tablespoon of camphor oil dropwise. It is used for dry, aging skin of the face..
Birch face cream.
1 tablespoon infusion of kidney birch and nettle leaves (1: 1) is poured into 100 ml of boiling water. Combine with 50 g of butter or table margarine, 10 g of beeswax and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. The mixture is melted by steam and add 1 teaspoon of a solution of vitamin A. It is used for dry skin.
Liquid cosmetic cream for aging skin.
Chopped zest of 3 lemons is poured with 200 ml of boiling water, insist 8-10 hours. Then filter through cheesecloth and squeeze well. The infusion is mixed with 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil, juice of 3 lemons, 2 tablespoons of cream or milk, 3 tablespoons of cologne and 100 ml of previously prepared and chilled infusion of rose petals, jasmine, white lily.
Fat Nourishing Cosmetic Cream.
The following components are melted in a water bath. 3 tablespoons of stone oil, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of almond oil and 1/2 tablespoon of beeswax. In a separate bowl, dissolve in 3 tablespoons of hot water 1/2 teaspoon of borax. Then this solution is slowly poured into a mixture of oils and stirred until completely cooled..
Strawberry face cream.
To 100 ml of fresh or frozen strawberry juice, add 1 dessert spoon first of lanolin (dissolve in a water bath), and then oatmeal or oatmeal crushed in powder. Stir until a homogeneous mass is formed. It is used for dry and normal skin types..
Cosmetic cream for dry aging skin.
Fresh leaves of nettle, mountain ash, parsley, currant, jasmine petals and roses, taken in equal proportions, are passed through a meat grinder. 50 g of margarine, 10 g of beeswax, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil is melted by steam and 1 teaspoon of an oil solution of vitamin A and 10 g of a mixture of plants are added to the mixture. Then carefully rubbed.
Cosmetic cream for the neck.
Mix 1 yolk, 1 teaspoon of honey, 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon of infusion of chamomile inflorescences, 15 ml of camphor alcohol and the same amount of lanolin or petroleum jelly. The cream is applied to the skin after a hot compress.
Red Capsicum Cosmetic Cream.
2-3 tablespoons of bone marrow and 1 teaspoon of beeswax are dissolved in a water bath. Separately, rub a small piece (with the little finger’s nail) of red capsicum with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Both mixtures are combined and thoroughly mixed. This cosmetic cream is designed for pale, dry, aging skin.
Cosmetic cream for face skin from rose petals.
Rose petals (4-5 buds) are passed through a meat grinder and thoroughly ground with margarine (50 g) and beeswax (10 g) melted in a water bath. 1 teaspoon of vitamin A oil solution is added to the mixture..
Cosmetic cream for face skin from wheat germ.
Ingredients: 1 teaspoon of beeswax, 1 teaspoon of emulsifying wax, 5 tablespoons of lanolin, 5 tablespoons of sunflower oil, 2 tablespoons of oil from wheat seedlings, 5 tablespoons of water, 1 tablespoon of decoction of hazelnut branches (hazel), 1 / 2 teaspoons borax and a few drops of perfume. Waxes and oils are mixed in a water bath. Heated water with a bora until completely dissolved. Then the ox and bora are slowly poured into the molten oils and waxes and mixed until thick..
Persimmon cosmetic face cream.
1 tablespoon of persimmon gruel is ground with 1 tablespoon of butter, 1 yolk and 1 teaspoon of honey until a homogeneous mass is obtained. Cosmetic cream is applied to the face for 20-30 minutes. The excess is removed with a paper towel. It is used for dry and normal skin types..
Cosmetic cream for the skin from elderberry flowers.
3 tablespoons of almond oil, 2 tablespoons of elderberry flowers and 1 tablespoon of lanolin are mixed in a bowl in a water bath. The mixture is boiled for 1 hour, filtered and warm water added slowly..
Cleopatra Cosmetic Cream.
5 g of aloe powder is carefully mixed in 40 ml of distilled water so that there are no lumps, 20 ml of rose water or infusion of rose petals are added. 2 tablespoons of finely chopped petals, pour 200 ml of boiling water, cover with a towel, insist 20-30 minutes, then cool and filter. And 1 teaspoon of honey.
The mixture is placed in a water bath and fresh pork fat (100 g) is gradually introduced into it, making sure that it does not overheat too much. Ready cosmetic cream is transferred to a jar and stored in the refrigerator. Apply on the face and neck with a thin layer 1 time per day.
Cosmetic cream for skin inflammation.
10 g of tincture of hypericum beat with 40 g of butter.
Cosmetic cream for face skin with cocoa butter.
A mixture of the following components is heated in a water bath, mixing them well. 2 tablespoons of cocoa butter, 2 tablespoons of emulsifying wax, 1 tablespoon of beeswax, 4 tablespoons of olive or sunflower oil and 1 tablespoon of almond oil. When the whole mixture is completely melted, remove it from the heat and mix until it cools..
In this case, add a few drops of perfume. Cosmetic cream makes the skin smooth and non-greasy. If you do not have wax, then you can take 2 tablespoons of lanolin and 8 tablespoons of almond oil (sesame or sunflower) and melt in a water bath. This cosmetic cream is very useful for dry skin, as well as for skin care of the elbows, knees, feet and neck. For oily skin, add 2 tablespoons of rose water (or ordinary soft water).
Face cream with sunflower oil.
Ingredients: 4 teaspoons of lanolin, 2 teaspoons of emulsifying wax, 2 teaspoons of beeswax, 5 tablespoons of sunflower oil, 6 tablespoons of water, 2 teaspoons of glycerin and 1/2 teaspoon of borax. A mixture of wax, oil and lanolin is melted in a water bath. In another dish, water, glycerin and borax are heated..
It must be ensured that the borax is completely dissolved. When the melted oils and waxes are in a pre-warmed state, slowly add dropwise a solution from the second dish, drop by drop, and mix the mixture with a wooden spoon until a thick whitish cream forms. Such a cosmetic cream moisturizes and softens the skin..
Cosmetic cream for face skin with aloe extract.
10 ampoules of aloe extract, 20 g of lanolin, 2 g of spermaceti and 10 g of peach oil are mixed. Such a cosmetic cream is a good nutrient. In particular, it is useful for sensitive skin, prone to peeling and irritation, with pustules. When applied, skin elasticity increases. The face and neck are protected from wrinkles. It is used for dry and normal skin types..
Lemon face cream.
2 tablespoons of lemon pulp are thoroughly ground with 2-3 tablespoons of melted bone marrow, 1 yolk, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Grinding the mixture, add 1 tablespoon of camphor alcohol dropwise to it. This nourishing cosmetic cream is used for dry, aging skin of the face..
Honey Nutritious Cosmetic Cream.
Take 120 g of honey, 240 ml of aqueous lanolin, 100 ml of almond oil. They heat honey for a couple, add lanolin and, when it dissolves, oil. Mix well, remove from heat and whisk.
Chamomile face cream.
50 g of butter or margarine, 2-3 teaspoons of vegetable oil melt in a water bath. 2 yolks are added to the mixture and triturated. During stirring, a solution of honey (2 teaspoons) and glycerol (1 teaspoon) and chamomile infusion (100 ml), and then 30 ml of camphor alcohol are poured and continue to stir until completely cooled.
To prepare chamomile, a full tablespoon of dried inflorescences is poured with 100 ml of boiling water, covered, insisted for 1 hour, then filtered, squeezed the sediment. The resulting cream is placed in a glass jar with a ground stopper and stored in a cool place. It is used for dry skin. Such a cosmetic cream can also be used with aging wrinkled skin for a mask that is applied for 20 minutes.
Rowan cosmetic cream for face skin.
1. Rub 1 tablespoon of butter with 1 yolk, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of pulp from the crushed fruits of mountain ash ordinary until a homogeneous mass. The resulting cosmetic cream is applied to the face, and after 20-30 minutes, its excess is removed with a paper or soft clean cloth. The cream is used for dry and normal skin types..
2. Two tablespoons of pulp from the fruits of mountain ash are ground with 2-3 tablespoons of melted bone marrow, 1 yolk, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Grinding the mixture, add 1 tablespoon of camphor alcohol dropwise to it. It is used for aging skin..
Plum cosmetic cream for face skin.
Grind 1 tablespoon of butter with 1 yolk, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of gruel from the crushed fruits of home plum until a homogeneous mass is obtained. The mixture is applied to the face and after 20-30 minutes. Remove excess with a paper towel or soft cloth. This cosmetic cream is used for dry and normal skin types..
Mixed cosmetic cream of various oils.
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of beeswax, 4 tablespoons of emulsifying wax, 3 teaspoons of lanolin, 4 tablespoons of almond oil, 4 tablespoons of sunflower oil, 2 tablespoons of peach oil, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of castor oil, 5 tablespoons of water, 1/2 teaspoon of borax, a few drops of lavender oil.
Waxes and oils are mixed and melted in a water bath. In a separate bowl, borax is dissolved in warm water. Add this solution to the molten waxes and mix until cooling. Such a cosmetic cream does not leave traces of oil on the face and gives the skin a satin shine.
Currant face cream.
Prepared from 2 tablespoons of mashed currant mixed with 2-3 tablespoons of melted bone marrow, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Grinding the mixture, add 1 tablespoon of camphor alcohol dropwise. It is used for dry, aging skin..
Stimulating Cosmetic Cream.
Take 1 tablespoon of linseed oil or linethol (a pharmaceutical preparation from flaxseed), 3 chicken yolks, 200 ml of cream, 2 lemons, 1 tablespoon of honey, 150 ml of camphor alcohol and 250 ml of water. The yolks are thoroughly ground with butter and cream is added. Squeeze the juice of lemons separately. In a glass jar cut their peels, pour hot water. Cover and leave for 1-2 hours.
After that, the liquid is filtered, mixed with lemon juice and honey. With a mixture of egg yolks and cream with careful stirring, add this infusion and slowly pour camphor alcohol. All pour in a bottle of 500 ml, shake and bring the volume to 500 ml with water. Store in a cool dark place, shake well before use. It is used to prevent skin aging and wrinkles..
Moisturizing Cosmetic Cream with Jasmine Oil.
Take 2 tablespoons of emulsifying cream, 2 tablespoons of almond or sunflower oil, 1 teaspoon of lanolin, 1/2 teaspoon of borax, 1 teaspoon of hazel, 1 1/2 teaspoon of glycerin, 8 tablespoons of water and a few drops of jasmine oil. Melted wax, oil and lanolin in a water bath.
Separately, a mixture of water, glycerin and borax is heated. Dissolve everything completely and add hazel. Water is added to the oil mixture, then stirred continuously until the mixture cools, and jasmine oil is added. This non-greasy cream is very useful for normal to oily skin..
Moisturizing cosmetic cream with St. John’s wort tincture.
10 ml of St. John’s wort tincture, 10 ml of water, 10 g of olive oil, 20 g of lanolin, 2 g of spermacea are mixed. Such a cosmetic cream stimulates the metabolic processes of the skin, improves the elasticity of connective tissue, compensates for the loss of cellular moisture.
Moisturizing cosmetic cream with sunflower oil.
Take 4 teaspoons of lanolin, 2 teaspoons of emulsifying wax, 2 teaspoons of beeswax, 5 tablespoons of sunflower oil, 6 tablespoons of water, 2 teaspoons of glycerin and 1/2 teaspoon of borax. A mixture of wax, oil and lanolin is melted in a water bath. In another bowl, water, glycerin and borax are heated..
It must be ensured that the borax is completely dissolved. When the molten oils and waxes are in a preheated state, slowly add dropwise a solution from the second dish and mix the mixture with a wooden spoon until a thick, whitish mass forms. Such a cosmetic cream moisturizes and softens the skin..
All homemade cosmetics do not contain preservatives, so they should be stored firmly sealed in the refrigerator. When preparing cosmetic creams at home, you need to remember that a slight change in the recipe changes the properties of the cosmetic.
Based on the book Universal Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants.
Putyrsky I., Prokhorov V.