Natural care for healthy and beautiful skin

When it comes to cosmetics and personal hygiene products, we can say with certainty that they were created thousands of years ago. In the excavations of the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs from 3500 years ago, objects were found that were used for beautification. It is reliably known that the face and body were beautified even then, and youth was “maintained” with various fragrant oils and fats. In ancient Egypt, cosmetics were associated with medicine, and recipes for skin and hair care were found together with medical recipes from that time. Cosmetics have found their place in biblical times, and records about them can be found in this ancient book. In biblical times, women also used cosmetics for the face and body. It is mostly about various fats, oils and perfumes. Because they lived in the east and in areas where temperatures are very high and humidity is low, people often used oil because of its beneficial effects and to protect the skin from drying out.

Today, pharmacies, drugstores and perfumeries offer numerous products for beauty and facial care. However, as we know, even before the cosmetics industry started, women were very good at emphasizing their beauty and nurturing it. In the 16th and 17th centuries, thorough theoretical and practical knowledge about cosmetics and independent preparation of various preparations were considered an important part of the good education of young women from the upper class. With amazingly simple means, they maintained the fresh look of the face and protected it from premature aging and external influences.
Even today, we can look well-groomed and fresh at any age. It is necessary to take only a little time for body, face and hair care and use proven recipes for making natural cosmetics. In such recipes, the ingredients are exclusively of plant origin, they are easy to obtain and very tolerable. With natural remedies, you will do good not only to your skin and hair, but you will also have a positive effect on all the senses, but also on preserving the environment.

The first step on the path to health and beauty is certainly – hygiene.
There are three simple and necessary steps for daily skin care. These are: cleansing, toning and hydration (feeding).
1.Cleaning:
-Removes dust and atmospheric pollution
-Removes makeup
-Removes excess fat from the pores

Facial cleansing should be performed twice a day, morning and evening, in order to completely remove impurities. Atmospheric pollution, dust, grease secretion and makeup residue, create a barrier that must be removed to allow the skin to breathe in order to fully receive all the benefits of the treatment. Since soap is too aggressive and dries the skin, I suggest a completely natural and healthy recipe that will help you clean your skin thoroughly:

Facial cleanser
Ingredients needed:
-50 ml of rose water
-1 drop of tea tree essential oil – has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral effects, both on the skin and on the durability of the preparation
-10 ml of glycerin – softens, regenerates and nourishes the skin
-20 ml of homemade olive oil – dissolves impurities, nourishes
-5 ml of castor oil – softens the skin
-5 ml of apricot kernel oil – nourishes the skin

Preparation: In a small bowl, mix rose water and glycerin (water component). Pour the oil into the bottle in which you will store the facial cleanser and shake the bottle. Add the aqueous component to the oils, close the bottle and shake well. It is necessary to shake before each use, because the oil and water components are separated.

Usage: apply facial cleanser on a piece of cotton wool, massage into the skin, starting from the neck, around the chin, mouth, nose, then up, towards the cheeks and forehead. Remove in the same way with clean, damp puffs. The skin will be clean without removing natural oils, softer and fresher.

2.Toning
-Removes dirt residue
-Refreshes the skin
-It has a mild astringent effect (slightly narrows pores and controls skin oiliness)
-It improves the skin’s breathing by helping it regain its natural acidity (pH).

Suggestion for a tonic
Pour into a 100ml bottle:
-50ml aloe vera gel
-30ml panthenol solution
-20ml of colloidal silver
-10 drops of lavender essential oil

Preparation: Pour in the order indicated, noting that first dissolve lavender essential oil in half a teaspoon of alcohol and only then pour into a bottle (because essential oils do not dissolve in water)
Usage: after cleansing the face, moisten a piece of cotton wool with tonic and gently run it over the entire face, preferably by tapping. Always shake the bottle well before use.

3.Hydrating and nourishing the skin
These are the two main factors for skin care and preservation. Skin that has lost moisture loses elasticity and requires the intake of hydrating substances in order to regain its natural firmness. On the other hand, in the case of redness of the skin, it is necessary to increase the influx of lipids. This rule applies to all skin types that must maintain hydrolipid balance. If this balance does not exist, the skin becomes sensitive to external aggressive factors, loses elasticity and tone, and wrinkles are created and shine is lost.

Day cream is a protective barrier that is able to limit daily moisture loss. The night cream restores hydrolipid balance. Night rest is the time when the skin reacts best and absorbs valuable nutrients and hydrating ingredients best.
Day cream:
-40 grams of shea butter
-10 grams of jojoba oil
-5 drops of geranium essential oil
-5 drops of lavender essential oil

Preparation: Gradually mix jojoba oil into the shea butter. Finally, add the essential oils of geranium and lavender and mix well to get a smooth mixture. Pour into a jar and store in the refrigerator.
Usage: on a completely clean face, after toning, apply this day cream in a small amount. Let the skin soak for at least fifteen minutes, then remove the excess with a paper towel, tapping lightly.

Vitamin night cream:
Ingredients needed:
-20 g cocoa butter
-15 g of butter
-15 g of aloe vera juice
-5 g of palm oil
-5 g of wheat germ oil
-5 g of almond oil
-1 capsule of vitamin E.
-10 drops of lavender essential oil

Preparation: in a pot with boiling water, lower the bowl with cocoa butter, palm oil and shea butter. Allow to melt, remove from the heat, cool slightly, and add almond oil and wheat germ oil. Add slightly warmed aloe juice (stirring constantly), then open the vitamin E capsule, hand out the contents and finally mix in the lavender essential oil. Pour into a jar and leave to set overnight. It is best to store the cream in the refrigerator.
Usage: after evening cleansing and toning, apply the cream in a thin layer and leave it for at least 15 minutes to absorb, before going to bed.