Dull skin, natural remedies

Dull skin, let's see the main natural remedies and healthy tips
Slow cosmetique, how to firm up the cheeks with face gymnastics
It tightens the cheeks, fights sagging cheeks, plumps the features, the skin is more toned and luminous since it improves blood circulation and therefore tissue oxygenation.
Slow Cosmetique is a movement born in Belgium a few years ago with the aim of bringing the skin and its needs back to the center. According to Slow Cosmetique, for skin health and to combat wrinkles, acne and dull complexion, it is good to choose cosmetics containing few natural ingredients, such as plant based oils or essential oils, capable of bringing nourishment to the skin. But facial gymnastics also plays an important role. In fact, by practicing some specific movements every day to activa...
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Baheda, the Indian powder that strengthens hair and brightens the skin
Strengthens the hair, stimulates regrowth, gives brightness to the hair, fights photoaging of the skin, wrinkles and dark spots, brightens the complexion, fights acne, blackheads and enlarged pores.
Baheda, also called bibhitaki, scientific name Terminalia bellerica, is a typical plant of Asia whose fruits are used and appreciated in Ayurveda. Baheda is part, together with amla and haritaki, of the Indian remedy Triphala. However, Baheda can also be used alone for the beauty and health of skin and hair, but let's try to understand better. Baheda, properties - Baheda is a tonic for the hair, in fact it acts by strengthening them if damaged by the heat, giving them shine and strength (Priya...
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Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 31, the garden of the Hesperides
The beauty ritual we see today comes from Morocco and is inspired by the myth of the Hesperides garden. The treatment consists of several steps but it is very simple and can be performed at home to dedicate to yourself a fantastic evening cuddle, useful against wrinkles, skin blemishes, tissue aging but also acne and irritation.
In the west, where the sun sets, there is the garden of the Hesperides. A sacred garden, a gift from Zeus to Era for their wedding. The myth tells that guarding the garden were the Hesperides, three nymphs, who had to protect a very special tree, which, instead of fruits, had golden apples. But the nymphs could do nothing against the cunning of Hercules, who, in the eleventh of his labors, had to steal three gold apples from that garden. Hercules proposed to Atlas, the titan that, not far from t...
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Floral waters, the essence of plants on the skin
Floral waters capture the essence of the plant and, unlike essential oils, are more delicate and can be applied directly on the skin making it brighter and more elastic, contrasting wrinkles, redness or acne, depending on the plant from which they are obtained.
Floral waters, waters of beauty! A small spray and here we are wrapped in the essence of rose, or lavender or why not orange or lemon balm. The skin becomes luminous and the amazing scent, which can be sweet, but also fresh, citrusy or relaxing, remains in the nostrils. Floral waters are excellent cosmetics, to be sprayed on the face after normal cleaning and before applying serums, oils or creams. But let's understand how they are produced, their properties and how to use them. Floral waters,...
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Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 27, one thousand and one nights
DIY cosmetics, simple and fascinating inspired by the one thousand and one nights of ancient Persia, to help in case of wrinkles, dull skin but also acne, irritations and burns.
Once upon a time, in Persia, there was a sultan named Shahriyar, who, in order to take revenge on the betrayal of his wife, used to marry a girl every day and then to kill her. There was no escape for the unlucky girl. But here came a very beautiful and intelligent girl named Sharazad, the daughter of the grand vizier. The sultan married Sharazad and she, in order to save herself, adopted a skillful trick. Every night he told the sultan a compelling story and interrupted it before the finale wit...
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Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 25, the secrets of the pharaohs
What is more simple and magical than the cosmetics of the ancient Egyptians, worthy of the pharaohs and their queens? Let's discover the properties, preparation and uses of jasmine and rose floral waters and myrrh serum oil against wrinkles, dull skin, stress and headache caused by nervousness.
For the ancient Egyptians body care was a ritual. Preserving beauty and finding happiness was not only a form of respect for oneself but also for the gods. In fact, the ancient Egyptians thought that, on the threshold of the afterlife, the god Osiris asked two questions, the first was if the person had given happiness to others, the second if he had found happiness on earth. This is how every action, even the simplest, at least for us, such as moisturizing the skin or applying a perfume, became ...
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Naturally beautiful, steam baths for a luminous face skin, against acne and blackheads
Rose, rosemary or mint steam baths, find out the best herbs to help you in case of acne, blackheads but also more mature or irritated skin.
Acne, blackheads but also dull skin, even in these cases nature can be really helpful. How? With the steam baths for the face to which you can add aromatic herbs and essential oils to give anti inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Today we talk about how to prepare steam baths at home and which herbs you can use for a clean, bright and toned skin. Steam baths for the face, properties - Steam baths help to open pores and free them from accumulations of sebum, make up, polluti...
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Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 22, the beauty treasures of Polynesia
Coconut, pineapple and hibiscus, we discover the beauty treatments of Polynesian women for radiant skin and healthy hair, against wrinkles, dull skin, irritations and dandruff.
To travel you don't always need to take planes, trains or cars. Sometimes, just close your eyes and feel the scents of faraway lands, which taste of sun, sea and breeze. Like the sweet smell of pineapple, the exotic scent of coconut and the sour note of hibiscus that speak to us of the breathtaking landscapes of Polynesia, where the sea water seems crystal and the nature pulsing of life and colors merges with the sky. Polynesians love to take care of their beauty with the fruits that the earth o...
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Natural cosmetic, little and simple home remedies against dull skin
Carrot, green tea, rooibos and sugar, here are the allies for a luminous skin, able to counteract dull skin but also wrinkles and acne!.
Tiredness, anxiety and insomnia, here are some causes of a dull skin. But there are some very effective remedies for a bright skin, without dark spots and that looks rejuvenated. And these remedies come directly ... from the kitchen! Let’s see how to prepare at home with the ingredients that are available or that can be easily found at the supermarket powerful beauty cosmetics, suitable both for young skin and mature skin with wrinkles. Carrot – Rinse two carrots and remove the ending parts. B...
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Slow cosmetique, soy as a beauty cosmetic
Anti-aging, anti-dark spot and plumping action, the skin appears brighter, helps to counteract wrinkles.
Have you tried to read an INCI of a cream or shampoo? There are often so many ingredients that you really don't know where to start. That's why for some years now we have dedicated various articles to the principles of slow cosmetique, the movement born in Belgium with the purpose of bringing awareness to consumers about the real needs of the skin, often not taken into consideration by traditional cosmetics. Few ingredients but simple and beneficial for the skin, this is the basis of the slow co...
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Slow cosmetique, brewer’s yeast as a beauty cosmetic
Antioxidant, anti-aging, moisturizing, healing and able to rebalance the bacterial flora of the skin in case of acne.
Simple but effective cosmetics to take care of the real needs of the skin, this is the goal of the slow cosmetique, a movement born in Belgium a few years ago. And what could be simpler than the ingredients found in the fridge of your kitchen? Like, for example, brewer’s yeast... Brewer's yeast, what it is and how you can use it - When we talk about brewer's yeast we mean a fungus, in particular Saccharomyces cerevisiae. This fungus is the main yeast of the alcoholic fermentation of wine and b...
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Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 18, the facial massage of the goddess Isis
Facial massage with stones to give more tone and brightness to the skin, able to counteract the signs of aging and dark circles.
According to an ancient Egyptian legend, Isis, the bride of the god Osiris and mother of Horus, the falcon-headed deity, had the habits to look for rose quartz stones in the Nile and to pass them on the face and around the eyes. In this way, in fact, according to the legend, she took care of her divine beauty by fighting time and wrinkles and showing always a bright skin. Stone massage has gained much fame over the centuries and in different parts of the world, becoming a fundamental technique o...
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Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 17, Inca cosmetics, real beauty jewels
Antioxidant, counteracts skin aging, brightens the skin and reduces wrinkles, blemishes and scars, regenerates and restores tone to the tissues.
When, in July 1911, a professor from the University of Yale, Hiram Bingham, stood before the spectacular ruins of a city in the Peruvian Andes, he thought he had found the legendary lost city of the Incas, called Vilcabamba. In front of Bingham, however, there was not Vilcabamba but Machu Picchu, which still fascinates travelers with its ancient walls and the mysteries that speak of secret rooms and hidden treasures. But the Incas are not only mysterious cities that contain gold and silver, in f...
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Natural cosmetics, the beauty remedies in the world, the anti-wrinkle tea that comes from Africa
Antioxidants that counteract aging processes, the damages caused by UV rays and wrinkles, able to make the skin smooth and soft.
On the southern coast of South Africa grows a bush with flowers that smell of honey, this is honeybush, scientific name Cyclopia of the Fabaceae family, and from its leaves a wonderful anti-wrinkle remedy is obtained. This remedy has been used for centuries by African women to take care of their skin! However, the use of honeybush against wrinkles does not only come from tradition but can also count on a solid scientific basis, let’s see better. Honeybush, properties demonstrated by science - ...
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Wild fennel, herbal tea and cosmetics
Digestive, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and antioxidant action, useful in case of stomach ache, cramps, intestinal swelling, cough, it is possible to use fennel seeds also as an exfoliating scrub ingredient for the skin.
Fennel, scientific name Feoniculum vulgare, is an aromatic plant of the Apiaceae family. There are two variants of fennel, the first, of which we will speak in the post, is wild fennel, a spontaneous variety, while the second is the sweet or cultivated fennel. Fennel, properties - Compared to sweet fennel, the wild one shows a stronger antioxidant activity thanks to a higher quantity of phenolic and flavonoid compounds (Faudale et al, J Agric Food Chem, 2008). The main active ingredient of wil...
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Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 13, the wisdom of India
Simple remedies of the ancient Indian tradition to treat acne, impure skin, oily skin, dull skin due to pollution, insect bites and irritations.
How many creams rich in ingredients we apply on our skin every day, often without reading the INCI, the label that, by law, must contain the substances that make up a cosmetic product. However, it is possible to resort to ancient traditions and realize that, often, in just a few steps and with a few simple ingredients we can create very powerful cosmetics. Today we let us be inspired by the wisdom of Indian women who have always taken care of their beauty with what the earth offers them, herbs, ...
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Orange flower water
Soothing, antiseptic and calming, useful in case of acne, couperose, dry and dull skin, excellent moisturizing eye contour, able to make the hair scented and luminous.
Through steam distillation of the flowers of bitter orange, citrus aurantium of the Rutaceae family, two very interesting products are obtained, the essential oil, called neroli essential oil and characterized by a fascinating fragrance, and a special water, the orange flower or orange blossom water. Both, essential oil and water, are used for cooking to aromatize desserts, just a few drops are needed, but they are also powerful cosmetics. Orange blossom water, cosmetic properties - Orange blo...
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Slow cosmetics, yogurt and milk for a luminous and soft skin
Lactic acid fights wrinkles, makes the skin elastic and moisturized, acts as a mild exfoliating agent, able to inhibit the production of melanin, therefore reduces skin blemishes, dark skin spots and fights acne.
Let’s learn to pamper our skin! There is a movement, called Slow Cosmetique, born in Belgium and that has the aim to bring back our attention to the actions we take to take care of our beauty and also to the products we apply on the skin. The idea of Slow Cosmetique is that sometimes our cosmetics really have too many ingredients, and not all of them are beneficial, in fact they are often the cause of so many problems such as acne, blackheads, wrinkles, gray and dull skin. But we can make some s...
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Natural cosmetics Part 5, the kitchen is the best beauty shop
Little beauty cosmetics that you can make at home by using all the ingredients you can find in a kitchen, against eye bags, dull skin or oily skin.
SOS dull skin? Or did you wake up this morning with eye bags and you are looking for a fast and efficient remedy? And what about if you have finished the face powder and you have an important date? The solution is often your kitchen that may become an amazing beauty shop by letting you prepare by yourself natural cosmetics without taking care of INCI or irritant substances. Let’s see some ideas. Cacao and rice starch – The cocoa powder you bought to prepare the cake or the pudding may be reall...
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Beauty cosmetics? Now they are supplements, Part 2 zinc and astaxanthin
Supplements of astaxanthin, a carotenoid, are useful to protect the skin against aging and sun damages, able to improve hydration levels and elasticity, act as anti wrinkles, zinc is taken through diet and is a powerful agent able to protect the skin and accelerate wound healing, useful in case of acne.
Against wrinkles, acne and dull skin we can do a lot not only with face and body creams and natural remedies but also with diet and supplements. The scientists (Vollmer et al, Int J Mol Sci, Oct 2018) are focusing their attention now on the protective and repairing effects on the skin of some substances that act from the inside once they are introduced in the body through diet or supplements. In the previous post we have seen the benefits, if some precautions are used, of collagen and beta carot...
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Naturally beautiful Part 4, how to remove the pollution from the skin
How to protect the skin from pollution damages like spots, dull skin and acne using natural cosmetics.
We live in very polluted cities, especially in the cold period, due to cars and exhaust gas, heating and industrial fumes, and this can affect health but also the appearance of our skin. It has been shown that pollution, by depositing on the epidermis, can cause skin inflammation, worsen acne and oxidative stress by increasing free radicals and triggering skin aging processes (Puri et al, Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol., Jul-Aug 2017). The skin may appear dull, with spots and sensitive, in ac...
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Naturally beautiful Part 2, the cosmetics against wind and cold
Shea butter and argan oil should always be present in the beauty routine against wind and cold weather, humidity and temperature changes in order to protect hair and skin in a natural way, authentic treasures of beauty.
Not just sun and sea, a problem for skin and hair may be also wind, cold weather and temperature changes, pollution, dry indoor air and outdoor humidity with the result that in Autumn and Winter our skin may become grey, dull, dry, with redness and wounds and the hair may appear brittle and less luminous. How can we protect hair and skin in this period of the year? The cosmetic products are really helpful but, instead of purchasing creams, serums or hair masks, that too often contain chemical s...
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Naturally beautiful Part 1, The Autumn Cosmetic
Apples and chestnuts are Autumn fruits, they aren’t just yummy and healthy but also useful ingredients for beauty products thanks to their content in malic acid and tannins, for an antioxidant, exfoliating and astringent action.
Autumn brings the first cold days but also the marvelous colors of nature that becomes deep red, bright orange and light yellow. But this period of the year brings also amazing ingredients to take care of your beauty in a natural way, simple but effective. And you don’t have to be worried about INCI, the label that, by law, should list all the substances used in a cosmetic product, because you have full control of all the ingredients. Let’s see how to take advantage from the gifts of Autumn in o...
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Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 5, beauty milk
Lactic acid has a peeling action, makes the skin luminous and helps counteract sun damages and aging, for this reason we can prepare a beauty treatment with yogurt.
The articles we are dedicating to INCI, the label that by law should list the ingredients of cosmetics, make us understand that behind creams, serums and lotions that we can buy in shops and that promise miracles for our skin and beauty there are often chemical substances, derived from petrol, sometimes even irritating, that clog the pores and suffocate the skin. And the skin may react by becoming dry, dehydrated and acne, blackheads but also wrinkles may occur. And what about if we try to prepa...
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Snail slime
Vitamins, proteins, amino acids to nourish the skin, against aging processes, wrinkles and skin spots, antiseptic properties useful in case of acne, for a luminous and smooth skin, elasticizing and healing action, against stretch marks.
In order to move and craw easily snail produces a gel, the snail slime, that is also helpful to attach better to the surfaces and to heal wounds caused by moving. But snail slime is also a very powerful tool that we have to counteract acne, wrinkles, worry lines and crow’s feet, skin spots and stretch marks. In fact snail slime has smoothing, elasticizing, healing, antiseptic and antimicrobial properties and these benefits were already known by Hippocrates, a Greek physician of the fifth century...
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Slow Cosmetique, How to hydrate your face skin Part 2, the face creams
How to hydrate the skin with creams, a little guide about cosmetics that you buy and about the ingredients you should be careful about, in fact some substances used in creams may be toxic, irritating or comedogenic, then we will see little tips to prepare by yourself creams.
Slow Cosmetique is to give importance to yourself, to your skin and also to accept some imperfections. But it means also to be conscious of what you are applying on your face. We go further in this world and we focus our attention on how to correct hydrate facial skin. In a previous post, we’ve seen that it is possible to use plant based oils in order to nourish the skin and give it essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants. But there are also creams, that are an emulsion of a fat part, c...
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Slow Cosmetique, How to hydrate your face skin Part 1, the plant based oils
Plant based oils able to moisturize, protect and nourish the facial skin, that can be with acne, or with wrinkles, dry or irritated, the benefits are in any case.
This is another chapter dedicated to Slow Cosmetique, the movement born in Belgium that focuses the attention on the wellbeing of the skin and the ingredients of the cosmetics going beyond the brands of creams, serum and soap that often are very expensive but not really beneficial. On the contrary, some cosmetics may cause irritations, pimples and eczema because they use comedogenic ingredients that aren’t tolerated by skin. Today we will see how to hydrate facial skin, in a safe, cheap and effi...
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Slow Cosmetique, How to clean your face Part 1, Oil cleansing
How to clean your face with a plant based oil for a luminous skin, to remove sebum, make up and impurities without using aggressive products that can worsen acne and skin irritations.
Slow Cosmetique is a movement born in Belgium thanks to Juliet Kaibeck but its fame is growing very fast with the aim to make people more conscious about the cosmetics that they are using on their body. Knowing the ingredients used in the products in order to avoid those considered dangerous or irritating such as silicones or mineral oils and to prefer those that respect hair and skin, but also appreciating all the body without trying to change it with invasive actions, this is slow cosmetique t...
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Apricot kernel oil
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, action against wrinkles, skin without tone, dry, irritated and sensitive, makes it luminous and regenerated, against stretch marks.
From the kernels of apricots, through cold pressing, a delicate oil with antioxidant and anti-cancer properties is obtained. This oil results useful for external application and is a valuable ally in cosmetics for the beauty of the skin, of face and body, mature or sensitive or even inflamed and dry. Apricot oil is characterized by the presence of vitamins, including E and A, oleic acid and phytosterols with anti-inflammatory action, against free radicals and able to support the microcirculation...
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Pistachio oil
For cosmetic use is helpful for skin and hair, it regenerates them, antioxidant, antibacterial and antiseptic properties, able to speed up the tissue regeneration processes, makes the skin luminous, silky and soft, moisturizing action, able to protect the skin from the external agents and sun damages.
Pistachios are the seeds of the tree Pistacia vera belonging to the Anacardiaceae family. Today we will not speak about the seeds of the plant, already described in a previous post, but we will learn the properties of another, very interesting, product obtained, through cold pressing, from these seeds, namely the pistachio oil. This oil is naturally rich in antioxidants, in particular vitamin E, beta-carotene, lutein and tocopherol, brings omega 3 fatty acids and is well appreciated also in cosm...
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