Cherries are firm, juicy fruits that are also used in cosmetics. How to prepare natural masks, rinses and other wonders at home – it’s easier than it seems!
Before we reveal the recipes of natural cosmetics for face and body care, it is worth mentioning the beneficial substances thanks to which cherries contribute to improving the condition of the skin and hair – what is the secret of the action of these inconspicuous little fruits? Cherries are a valuable source of vitamin A and C, which provide them with antioxidant properties (they slow down the appearance of wrinkles on the face). Due to the content of pectin, mineral salts and organic acids, cherry-based cosmetics fantastically nourish the skin and even out its color. In turn, the presence of rutin prevents the formation of disfiguring spider veins. Cherries are especially recommended for skin care:
How to prepare a cherry mask on your own at home? It is trivial. You just need to core 100g of cherries. Then mash the fruit and mix it with a tablespoon of potato flour or white clay. Apply this paste on your face and wait 15-20 minutes. After this time sprinkle the skin with mineral water and wash off.
Who should try this beautifying method? Cherry mask is especially recommended for skin with dilated pores.
Another suggestion is the cherry hair rinse – its preparation is as simple and quick as in the case of the cherry mask. Put washed cherries in a pot, sprinkle them with sugar, add the juice of half a lemon, mix and leave for a few hours in a cool place. When the cherries have released their juice, heat the pot for about 20 minutes. Then wait until the juice has cooled down and pour it over your freshly washed head, trying to rub the decoction into your hair at the same time. After a few minutes rinse your hair with lukewarm water.
If you want to reap the nutritional benefits of cherry body mousse, you need to pit 250 g of cherries, blend them in a blender with 1/2 peeled banana, 150 g of natural yogurt and a tablespoon of olive oil. So prepared mousse should be applied to the skin. After a quarter of an hour rinse the natural cosmetic from the body with a stream of lukewarm water and you are done
The last proposal for the use of cherries in home beauty care is a compress under the eyes, which perfectly eliminates puffiness and bruising. Just pour a handful of freshly picked cherry leaves in a glass of water and boil over low heat for about 15 minutes. After this time we need to strain the decoction and wait until it cools down. Finally, just soak cotton balls in it and apply to your eyelids for 10-15 minutes
In conclusion, cherries rejuvenate and firm the skin, effectively slowing down the aging process. If you do not like to prepare homemade skin care products on your own, it is worth having in your cosmetic bag at least one product with cherries in the composition.
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