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How to prepare the skin for the sun, diet and cosmetics
How to prepare the skin for the sun, diet and cosmetics
The best foods that protect the skin from the inside, counteracting photo-aging but also dark spots, wrinkles and loss of tone and elasticity, we will also see some advice on which cosmetics to prefer both before and during the period of exposure to the sun.
Exposing yourself to the sun in moderation is good as the sun is the most important source of vitamin D. The sun's rays, in fact, stimulate its synthesis. However, we must not exaggerate and, in any case, it is important to take certain precautions to protect the skin of the face that is the part of the body most exposed to sunlight. In fact, exposure to the sun's UV rays is considered one of the main factors that cause premature aging of the skin. UVA rays penetrate the tissues where they can d...
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Natural beauty, the Asahi facial massage
Natural beauty, the Asahi facial massage
For more elastic and luminous skin, more toned facial muscles and more relaxed features, counteracts the formation of wrinkles, relaxes and improves mood.
Today we are talking about a special cosmetic, with a rejuvenating, anti-aging and illuminating action, capable of making the facial muscles more toned and the oval better defined, the facial massage! And not just any facial massage, but the Japanese Asahi massage, firming and elasticizing, which embodies ancient oriental wisdom. You can practice this massage in the evening, when you apply your serum oil, in order to allow your fingers to run over your face and make the product absorb better. Le...
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Natural beauty, glowing skin with rice flour
Natural beauty, glowing skin with rice flour
Anti-aging, makes the skin radiant and supple, helps fight skin spots, even those caused by acne, peeling effect on the skin that appears more velvety and smooth.
Flours are not only used to prepare delicious treats such as biscuits, cakes or bread, but can also become precious beauty allies. So let's jump into our cupboard to get a very special cosmetic, rice flour! Let's see what rice flour can do for our skin and how to take advantage of its benefits. Rice flour, cosmetic properties - Rice flour, especially wholemeal, contains important antioxidants with an anti-aging action widely used in cosmetics, such as gamma oryzanol and ferulic acid. The skin...
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Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 70, Cleopatra's bath
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 70, Cleopatra's bath
Emollient, moisturizing and anti-inflammatory action, helps regulate sebum production, reduces the formation of lesions caused by acne and blackheads, useful in case of eczema and psoriasis, anti-aging, stimulates tissue regeneration and the production of collagen, makes the skin soft, velvety, smoother and more toned, stimulates hair growth.
The scene is well described by Plutarch in his work Parallel Lives, Antonio's Life. A galley with a golden stern and purple sails went up the Nile, while flashes of lights marked the rhythm with which the silver oars were immersed in the water by the rowers. All around one could hear the music of lyres and flutes rising from the traveling ship. And right there, in the center of the ship, under a golden pavilion, a throne was placed on which she, the queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, compared by Plutarc...
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Natural beauty, the spa is at home
Natural beauty, the spa is at home
For a soft, luminous and toned skin, it improves blood flow and tissue oxygenation and stimulates detox processes, anti-aging action.
With just a few ingredients you can bring the spa at home! Yes, because the power of herbs combined with the strength of the warm-cold contrast gives you a pampering worthy of a beauty center for radiant, soft and toned skin, both for the face and the neck. So, let's try to understand the properties of this natural treatment and how to make it. The power of herbs - Rosemary and mint aromatic herbs and green tea are used in the treatment we offer. But why these ingredients? Rosemary is antioxi...
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Pycnogenol, the antioxidant remedy that protects the brain, lungs and skin
Pycnogenol, the antioxidant remedy that protects the brain, lungs and skin
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action, counteracts wrinkles and plumps the skin by stimulating the synthesis of collagen and hyaluronic acid, protects the skin from the cold, improves cognitive function and increases attention, improves blood circulation and counteracts swollen and heavy legs, protects the lungs, also counteracts recurrent cystitis.
Pycnogenol is an active ingredient extracted from the bark of the maritime pine Pinus Pinaster, which grows on the southwestern coast of France (Simpson et al, Front Pharmacol, 2019). Pycnogenol is characterized by a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action thanks to its high content in phenolic compounds. So let's try to understand all the possible applications of pycnogenol, its uses and any warnings and side effects. Pycnogenol against wrinkles - The fine particles released by t...
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Natural beauty, December beauty face masks
Natural beauty, December beauty face masks
Ginger, cloves, orange and cranberries, are the ingredients of these beauty masks that take care of mature skin, with wrinkles and dark spots but also of oily, acne-prone and impure skin.
Few ingredients, but simple and beneficial and above all that you can find in the kitchen or at the supermarket. These are the face masks of the month of December that take care of both mature skin with dark spots and impure, oily and acne-prone skin. These masks recall the festive air you breathe in these weeks, they are fragrant, colorful and cheerful and easy to make. So, let's see how you can enrich your beauty routine in these days. Anti-aging and exfoliating cranberry mask - With a be...
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Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 51, Aphrodite's beauty mask
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 51, Aphrodite's beauty mask
Antioxidant and anti-aging, it fights premature aging, mild exfoliating action and therefore helps the skin to renew itself, radiant complexion, anti-inflammatory and healing action, also helpful in case of oily and acne-prone skin.
Near what was once the mythical city of Troy stands a mountain, Mount Ida, a mountain sacred to the gods and goddesses. On this mountain the goddesses Hera, Athena and Aphrodite competed for the golden apple in a beauty contest that would then lead to the Trojan War, and always on the slopes of this mountain Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, loved walking with his son Aeneas picking juicy ruby red fruits that the goddess adored. Well, these fruits were raspberries and the scientific nam...
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Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 49, the white willow, poetry for the ears and for the skin
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 49, the white willow, poetry for the ears and for the skin
Anti-aging properties, reduces the size of pores, fights dark spots on the skin, attenuates and helps prevent wrinkles, makes the skin firmer and the facial features more toned, thanks to the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory action it helps in case of acne.
For the Celts it was the tree of poets. The mythical goddess Ceridwen blew between its lithe branches that resonated in the wind and in this way her inspiration spoke to the only human beings, according to tradition, who had ears to capture it and transform it into musical notes. We are talking about the bards, the holders of knowledge and skilled singers of epic deeds, and of the willow, the plant that provided the wood to make the bard's lyres. But the willow is not only poetry for the ears, a...
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Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 48, the ancient Romans, so vain but with amazing rituals for their body care
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 48, the ancient Romans, so vain but with amazing rituals for their body care
Tips, remedies, scrubs and do-it-yourself wraps to remove stagnation, fight stretch marks, cellulite and accumulations of fat, for a rejuvenated and renewed skin of the body.
We probably would have labeled them as vain, but in ancient times men and women devoted great care to their bodies. Often it was a question of hygiene and therefore of health, as in the case of the Egyptians, sometimes it was a precise desire to present themselves at their best, as for the ancient Romans where even the soldiers massaged themselves with oils and lotions. And this last aspect made Pliny the Elder go into a shock when he learned it but, all in all, as Julius Caesar himself said, th...
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Natural beauty, face masks and fruit scrubs
Natural beauty, face masks and fruit scrubs
Bananas, kiwis, apples and avocados, when the fruit is too ripe to be eaten it should not be thrown away, but used to prepare beneficial beauty masks and scrubs, to counteract the aging processes, signs of fatigue, acne, blackheads and greasy skin.
What to do with that overripe kiwi that nobody wants to eat? Or with that banana forgotten in the cupboard? Do not throw these fruits away, in fact, you can use them as a base ingredient for fantastic beauty masks or scrubs. Banana, revitalizing mask - Banana is a precious source of antioxidants, such as flavonoids, carotenoids, phenols and vitamin E, useful to counteract the aging processes, wrinkles and dull complexion (Khoozani et al, J Food Sci Technol, 2019). Cocoa, another ingredient in ...
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Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 46, the almond tree and the myth of Acamante and Phyllis
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 46, the almond tree and the myth of Acamante and Phyllis
Sweet almond oil counteracts stretch marks and ground almonds ca be an amazing skin peeling, here you can find small recipes inspired by almonds for your daily beauty.
A Greek myth tells that Acamante, son of Theseus, while traveling to the city of Troy together with the Greek army, stopped off in Thrace. It was there that Achamante met Phyllis, a Thracian princess. The two fell in love but Acamante soon had to leave to fight a war that would last ten years and ended only thanks to the trick of the astute Ulysses to give the Trojans a wooden horse that actually had Greek soldiers inside. After the war, all the heroes returned to their homes, all except Acamant...
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Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 45, the massage of eternal youth
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 45, the massage of eternal youth
Small gestures to include in our daily beauty routine to restore tone, freshness and elasticity to the skin.
It was the fifteenth century. A Japanese woman, Hino Tomiko, the wife of one of the generals who ruled Japan and under whose reign even the tea ceremony was born and spread, demanded that a powerful treatment be devised just for her beauty. Hino Tomiko wanted to remove the signs of aging and have an always young, luminous and elastic skin. Thus, a special facial massage was created from the ancient wisdom of the samurai, which, with skillful touches, was aimed at oxygenating the tissues and main...
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Natural beauty, how to clean the skin without attacking it
Natural beauty, how to clean the skin without attacking it
Small ideas to clean the skin without attacking it but respecting its natural balance and avoiding a worsening of acne, blackheads, greasy skin and dull skin.
The skin is the largest organ we have, it is the connection between our body and the outside, it protects us. However, sometimes we forget that the skin is also very delicate and it often happens to mistreat it with very aggressive products when it comes to cleaning it. Whenever we act on the skin we modify it, even using simple water can temporarily alter the protective barrier of the skin (Gfatter et al, Dermatology, 1997). However, there are products that more than others alter the balance of...
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Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 44, the legend of King Laurin and of the Rose Garden
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 44, the legend of King Laurin and of the Rose Garden
Let's see some simple and effective recipes to prepare a moisturizing lip balm and a face mask at home using the anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties of rose petals, useful for all skin types, young, mature or dull.
It is said that a long time ago, in the mountains, lived King Laurin. His kingdom was prosperous and his people extracted gold, silver and precious stones from the rocks. Around the castle the king could admire every day a splendid rose garden surrounded, it is said, by a golden thread. That garden was the king's pride and made all the surrounding rock glow pink. One day, a king from the neighboring kingdom threw a party for his daughter's wedding but did not invite King Laurin. Laurin, however,...
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Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 40, the lavender that made Julius Caesar fall in love
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 40, the lavender that made Julius Caesar fall in love
Lavender is antimicrobial, healing and capable of regenerating the skin, thanks to its calming action it relaxes and removes stress, useful for counteracting insomnia.
Often the most important discoveries arise by chance, from an unexpected event, an error or an accident. Like the one we’ll tell you about today. We are in France, in 1910, the perfume and cosmetic laboratories are in great ferment and compete to invent and put on the market synthetic products and fragrances. Science prevails and nature and traditions must give way to industrial progress. And it is precisely here that in one of these laboratories an explosion develops, at the expense of Renè Mau...
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Natural beauty, how to firm up the cheeks with face gymnastics
Natural beauty, 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.
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 activate the muscles of the face, it is possible to improve the blood flow to the tissues and therefore the oxygenation of the skin, which becomes brighter, and to sm...
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Baheda, the Indian powder that strengthens hair and brightens the skin
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
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, 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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