Orange, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine ... List of fruit belonging to the family of citrus can go on and on, but we will focus on these four, the most familiar to us and loved ones.
Of all the citrus is orange has the most ancient history. Long before our era the people of Southeast Asia have used it for food. And yet it remains one of our most favorite fruits. However, talk to us will not about the benefits of orange juice for breakfast or something like that. Due to the large amount of vitamins, minerals, essential oils, organic acids and volatile production orange is a great home base for makeup. To do this, you can use not only the flesh, but the peel. Masks and lotions on the basis of orange useful for all skin types. They are an excellent means of biostimulation, giving the skin a velvety texture and freshness, rejuvenate and clarified it.
However, this is not all. No less important in cosmetics and has essential orange oil. It improves skin elasticity, compensates for the deficiency of vitamins, makes dry skin more supple. And its lightweight, heat-sweet flavor known in aromatherapy as a means of stabilizing the mood and depression resolves.
Home to this very sour, but also very useful fruit is also Southeast Asia. However, it is considerably younger than orange. The first mention of it belong to the XIII century. But the content of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients is clearly ahead of lemon orange. Much better known and beauty services.
Firstly, the lemon - perfect for oily skin. Lotion or mask based on lemon help remove shine, to narrow pores and prevent the formation of acne. Due to the ability of lemon refreshes and nourishes the skin, it can be added in home remedies intended for other types of skin.
Another feature lemon used in cosmetics, it is a bleaching ability. With it, you can significantly lighten freckles or unevenly pigmented skin. In addition, the lemon juice will help to clean contaminated skin blackened hands and nails.
Not less popular and lemon as a remedy for hair care. In particular, he is ideal for those who have oily scalp, as well as everyone who wants to slightly lighten your hair, but do not want to use the paint.
Lemon essential oil with fresh, cold and slightly bitter flavor is not less popular in cosmetology than the fruit itself. It also whitens and smoothes the skin, lighten your hair, removes dandruff and strengthens nails. The oil has antibacterial, antiseptic and bactericidal action.
Mandarin is the birthplace of China. It was here he came first in Japan and then in other countries. Once this fragrant bright orange tangerine associated with us mainly in the winter and the New Year. Now, like most other fruits, it is available at almost any time. Perhaps this is why he somehow got lost in our abundant fruit and think about it less and less. But the content of vitamins and minerals it slightly inferior to their fellow citrus. Masks and lotions on the basis of mandarin can be used for all skin types, but they are particularly recommended for dry and normal.
Tangerine essential oil has a very warm and sweet flavor that perfectly extinguishes irritability, elevates mood and creates a sense of calm and comfort. Furthermore, it increases the resistance and the protective properties of the organism.
Controversy over the origin of the youngest of citrus has not yet led to unambiguous conclusions. It is known only that it is home to Central America. Although grapefruit is known for several hundred years, the current popularity he gained only at the beginning of the XX century in the United States. It was from trendy fruit and came to Europe. On the content of useful substances can compete with grapefruit lemon. But the most popular in the domestic cosmetics it until it is clearly inferior. What beauty services grapefruit? He is also an excellent bleaching agent for the skin, but more gentle, but because it does not dry. Masks on the basis of grapefruit used to strengthen and nourish the skin.
Grapefruit essential oil has a very soft, fresh, slightly bitter and cold scent. Incidentally, he is very popular among manufacturers of perfumes (both male and female). It is believed that the scent of grapefruit balances the nervous system develops a philosophical approach to life and facilitates the creative perception of the information. Among the cosmetic merits of this essential oil - normalization of fat from the skin and whitening.
Vitamin orange mask for all skin types
Orange peel and cut into very thin slices crosswise. Take a horizontal position and gently lay them on the face and neck. After 20 minutes, take them off and rinse the skin with cool water.
Cleansing orange-oatmeal mask for normal and aging skin
One tablespoon of fine oatmeal mixed with a tablespoon of milk and freshly squeezed juice of half an orange. The resulting slurry for 20 minutes to put on the face and then rinse with warm water.
Dries orange and yeast mask for oily skin
One tablespoon of baking yeast diluted freshly squeezed orange juice to the consistency of thick cream and apply on face. After 15-20 minutes, rinse with cool water.
Refreshing Lotion from orange peel for all skin types
Cut into small pieces of rind of one orange, pour boiling water, brew to cool in a sealed container during the day and drain. Get the lotion in the morning and evening to wipe face.
Contracting lemon-protein mask for oily skin
Mix the egg white with the juice of half a lemon. With a brush, apply the mask on the skin, and after 15-20 minutes, rinse with cool water.
Lemon lotion for oily skin with enlarged pores and skin with freckles
By the juice of one lemon, add the same amount of mineral water. Get lotions wipe the face 2-3 times a day without washing it with water.
Toning lemon-honey mask for all skin types
Mix the juice of half a lemon with a tablespoon of honey. With a brush, apply the mask on your face. After 15-20 minutes, rinse with cool water. Be careful with this mask if you have sensitive skin. Concentrated lemon juice and honey can cause irritation.
Nutritional lemon oil mask for dry and loose skin
Mix egg yolks with half a teaspoon of vegetable oil and juice of half a lemon. Apply mask on face and neck, and after 15-20 minutes, rinse with warm water. Then rinse with cold water.
Lemon conditioner for oily hair
Boil for 15 minutes in 1 liter of water from the skin of four extruded lemons. Use the cooled broth rinse hair after each washing hair.
You can rinse your hair greasy water, which added the lemon juice (1 tablespoon of juice per liter of water).
Lemon tool to lighten hair
Before going out (in the sun) put on your hair a little lemon juice. But do not forget that the concentrated juice - is an acid that can ruin your hair, if you abuse this tool. Therefore it is better not to abuse them, soaking juice only a few strands of hair and not using it for a very badly damaged and dry hair.
Nutrient-tangerine sour cream mask for dry and normal skin
Pulverized in a blender tangerine (with skins) to obtain a slurry. Add to it a tablespoon of thick cream. Poluchivnuyusya mask with a brush apply on face and neck, and after 15-20 minutes, rinse with cool water.
Grapefruit ice for skin with enlarged pores
Squeeze of grapefruit juice and freeze it in ice cube molds. Get cubes wipe your face, and after 10 minutes rinse with cold water. For the lazy, you can offer a simple way to make ice: clean slices of grapefruit from all plenochek and freeze them.
Grapefruit-wheat mask for oily skin
Tablespoon flour dilute grapefruit juice to a thick cream. Apply the mask on your face for 15-20 minutes and then rinse with warm water.
Author: Elena Chernyshev