Beauty vitamins – dried fruits
To nourish your skin and hair, make homemade masks with dried apricots, figs, raisins.
In spring, the skin looks “tired”, so you need to nourish it. It is not necessary to buy expensive creams – you can make masks from dried fruits.
“Dried fruits are called“ beauty vitamins ”for a reason,” says Zhanna Prikhodko, a dermatologist-cosmetologist of the highest category. – Therefore, they must be eaten and also applied externally. At the same time, the skin becomes more elastic, fresh and youthful.
– How exactly to apply?
– Here is a recipe for a fig mask that will cleanse and refresh the skin. First, wash the figs and soak them in hot milk for ten minutes. After that, grind with a blender, add the yolk of a raw egg, a teaspoon of honey and olive oil, add a little lemon juice. A homogeneous gruel forms. Apply it on your face for 15-20 minutes. Then rinse with warm green tea (using a cotton swab), and then wash with plain warm water.
By the way, you can make a mask for hair from figs. To do this, grind the softened figs, fill it with a glass of hot milk. When it cools down, apply to hair before washing your hair (do not forget about the greenhouse effect – put a plastic bag over your hair and wrap it with a terry towel). Keep this mask for about an hour. Give your hair such a gift once a week for 2 months.
And here is a recipe for a gentle fig scrub for dry skin: pour figs with hot milk, leave for half an hour, grind with a blender and add two teaspoons of oatmeal. This scrub gently cleanses and nourishes dry skin.
In general, figs are rich in vitamins C, malic acid, and therefore have a softening, anti-inflammatory effect, normalize the natural water-fat balance.
– And what can be done from raisins, prunes, dried apricots?
– Rinse light raisins, pour boiling water, then grind with a blender. Add honey and sour cream (a teaspoon each), apply on the skin for 15-20 minutes. First rinse with warm water, then with cool water. This mask makes the skin velvety.
Hair masks can also be made from raisins – to strengthen and stimulate growth. To do this, pour two glasses of boiling water into an enamel bowl and add a handful of light raisins and simmer for half an hour. After that, let it brew in a thermos for 1.5 hours. Next, grind the swollen raisins, add a teaspoon of castor oil, the yolk of a raw egg and a little broth left in a thermos. Apply to hair, put on a plastic cap and a terry towel. You can rinse off in an hour, then rinse your hair well with shampoo.
Here’s what you can do with prunes. Take pitted prunes, pour boiling water over – let it infuse for half an hour. After that grind, add 2 tablespoons of crushed oatmeal and a teaspoon of honey. Apply this mixture on your face, and after 20 minutes, rinse with warm water. This mask perfectly nourishes, tones and soothes irritated skin. And if you add potato starch to chopped prunes, the mask will help with acne.
The dried apricot mask moisturizes the skin well. Pour boiling water over dried apricots and leave until softened, chop. Add a little cottage cheese, honey and sour cream (a teaspoon each). Apply this gruel for 20 minutes. Rinse off with a mixture of water and milk (1 to 1) using a cotton swab, then rinse your face with clean water. You can also add two teaspoons of milk powder to the crushed dried apricots.
Since dried apricots are rich in vitamins A, B, C, masks made from it are useful for both oily and dry skin. They refresh, soothe and restore tired skin.
And you can also wipe your face every morning with cubes of frozen decoction of dried fruits – this procedure perfectly moisturizes and tones any skin.