How to maintain the elasticity and freshness of winter skin

Any skin care begins with cleansing.In winter, this procedure should be especially gentle.

Try to wash only with warm water, and go out only after 20-30 minutes after the morning skin care, wet weather-beaten skin faster.

If you have dry, sensitive or mature skin, it is best not to use soap, and apply foam cleanser or a mild detergent solution.

Periodically (for oily and combination skin often for other types of skin 1-2 times a month) make a steam bath for the face.To do this, heat the water, add dried herbs or inflorescence (perfectly suited for this purpose sage, chamomile and mint).Then, a little steam out the face over a saucepan of boiling water.A steam bath can be replaced with hot compresses to the face: wet a towel with hot water or herbal decoction and hold on the skin.When the towel cools down, lower it again in hot water, wring out and apply to face.

After the bath blot the face with a paper towel and cook berry scrub cleansing.Take a handful of frozen berries (raspberries, strawberries, black currants), mash well with a wooden spoon for about five minutes, and soft circular motions gently rub into the skin of the resulting slurry.

women with sensitive or dry skin should choose those berries, for which their skin reacts well.For example, some people have dry sensitive skin after the mask with strawberries begins to redden and itch.But this effect can be avoided by adding berries cream, it softens the impact of strawberries.Those who have oily or combination skin, you can add 1 tablespoon salt.

After berry massage rinse your face with cool water.

following procedures are restorative.If you are the owner of normal skin, I advise you to wash with water at room temperature, but at the end to perform tempering rinsing the skin.Several times rinse your face is hot, then ice-cold water, it is only necessary to complete hardening of ice water.Not wiping the skin with a towel, let it dry.

If you tap flowing hard water, it is best to wash with boiled water or milk to soften (1 liter of water half a cup of milk).

Three times a week is recommended to make nourishing masks bran.To do this, pour bran lukewarm water, you can milk or herbal decoction, leave for 5 minutes and apply a thick layer on the face.The mask should be held for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.Once a week, at the weekend, treat your skin with a special nutrient mask: connect the 2 tablespoons of cottage cheese, 1 teaspoon honey and 1 egg yolk, whisk to a foam and apply to the face, after 20 minutes, rinse with warm decoction of chamomile or peppermint (1-2 tablespoonstablespoons herb to 1 cup of boiling water, strain after 20 minutes).

If you are the owner of dry, sensitive or mature skin, we recommend before washing for 10-15 minutes to apply on the skin softening blend of honey, egg yolk and sour cream (1 tablespoon honey and sour cream, 1 egg yolk).After washing, rinse your face with cold desirable infusion of herbs: chamomile, rose hips, sage, mint.One tablespoon per cup of boiling water, to insist 20 minutes, then strain.

Several times a week you can perform a facial massage with warm vegetable oil (olive, sesame, sunflower).The procedure is performed after washing and cleansing or after a steam bath.Rub the oil into the skin for 5 minutes with gentle circular motions, excess oil, remove the cloth or swab,

Once a week, apply the following nourishing mask: Mix 1 teaspoon finely chopped (almost rubbed until the juice) fennel with 1 teaspoon vegetable oiladd oatmeal (you can grind in a coffee grinder oatmeal) to obtain a slurry.Very good to add in masks 1-2 drops of oil solution of vitamin A or E.

If you are the owner of oily or combination skin, to reduce the activity of the sebaceous glands, it is advisable to wash first with hot water and mild soap and then rinse immediately face a very coldwater with citrus juice.For example, add 1 liter of water 1.5-2 tablespoons of lemon juice;or 1 glass of mineral water (without gas) - 1 tablespoon of grapefruit juice.

day later put on the face compresses with herbal extract: Mix equal parts of chamomile, horsetail, linden blossom, mint and sage, a tablespoon of the resulting mixture pour 1 cup boiling water, cover tightly, wrap up and insist in a thermos for 30 minutes.Wet hot broth cloth, apply on face and hold until cool.These herbs have excellent anti-inflammatory effect.

For oily skin sallow with dilated pores is recommended to make a mask from the pulp of tomatoes (keep 10-20 minutes);cucumber mask with beaten egg whites (finely grate the cucumber);or strawberry mask 3 large strawberries mash to a pulp with a fork and mix with 2 tablespoons of low-fat cottage cheese, leave for 10 minutes, rinse with cool water and liberally lubricate the face cream from the series for your skin type.The strawberries are many of sulfur and is therefore a beneficial effect on inflamed skin, cottage cheese will provide the skin with moisture.

Strawberry mask is suitable as owners of mixed skin.

If you will be a long walk, be sure to protect your skin from the cold and wind.An hour before the walk wash with warm boiled water and immediately on damp skin, apply a thin layer of protective cream: for dry, sensitive and mature skin - mix 1 teaspoon of fat nourishing cream and 1 teaspoon of olive oil and whisk well;for oily and combination skin, mix 1 tablespoon of olive oil and zinc ointment, mash until smooth.Allow it to soak 20 minutes and blot the face with a napkin.Then, before going out or apply face powder the foundation.Protective cream - a great barrier against wind and cold temperatures.After a walk wash with warm water and apply to skin your usual day cream.

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