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Slow Cosmetique, preparing the skin for the sun
Lifestyle, cosmetics and nutrition to strengthen the skin, stimulate tanning that is the body's natural defense against the sun and counteract photo-aging.
The days become sunnier and warmer, you start thinking about summer and also about tanning. But to ensure a healthy complexion and protect the skin from the damage that UV rays can cause, you should prepare your skin in time for increased sun exposure. As we will see, there are small and simple gestures that you can put into practice right now and that will help the skin to defend itself naturally, not to dehydrate, not to have spots, discolorations or wrinkles caused by the sun's rays. In addit...
Slow Cosmetique, ancient knowledge against skin blemishes
Anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties, counteracts cellular degeneration, premature aging and dark spots, also useful in case of burns, wounds and sores.
The book has yellowed and thick pages, it is placed on a lectern that dominates the center of the Library room. In front of us there is the restored work entitled Herbario Novo by Castore Durante, an Italian Renaissance physician, botanist and poet. With slow and respectful gestures, we leaf through the pages of the work written in 1602 and are amazed by the amount of plants that are described there, all with an image and description of the properties. One plant in particular captures our attent...
Orange, leaves, flowers and rind of the fruit
Every part of the orange can be used to benefit the health of body and mind. In fact, the leaves and flowers are calming, fight anxiety and insomnia, headaches and asthma, are anti-aging and also prevent photo-aging. The peel of the orange fruit protects the stomach and intestines, is carminative but also prevents neurodegeneration.
Of the orange tree we know above all the fruit, fragrant and juicy, with antioxidant and anticancer properties. But in fact this is such an interesting and generous plant that we can use everything from it, even the leaves, flowers and rind of the fruit for our well-being. Orange leaves - As the famous herbalist Messeguè indicates in his book My Herbarium, orange leaves, especially those of bitter orange, are rich in active ingredients that give them calming and antispasmodic properties. In f...
Mallow, the plant that cures all ailments
Powerful anti-inflammatory action useful to counter gastritis and cystitis, counteracts gastric ulcers, helps in case of cough, hoarseness, sore throat and inflammation of the oral cavity, excellent cleanser of acne-prone and impure skin, counteracts skin spots, psoriasis and couperose.
The Greek poet Hesiod laughed, in one of his poems, at those who did not know the properties of the plant, compared to real treasures. Orazio used to say that he ate only this plant, olives and chicory and Charles the Great ordered its cultivation in all the imperial gardens. We are talking about common mallow, a plant whose properties have been known since ancient times, so much that in the sixteenth century the doctors declared that anyone who drank a mallow tea for that day would chase away a...
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...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 34, the Taj Mahal and the beauty traditions of Indian women
Chickpea flour absorbs excess sebum, counteracts skin inflammations and removes impurities, not only that, it acts by illuminating the skin and counteracting dark spots.
For its construction, Emperor Shah Jahan spared no expense as it was the symbol on earth of his love for his beloved wife Arjumand Banu Begum. We are talking about the wonderful Taj Mahal, described as a tear drop on the cheek of time. It is said that more than 1000 elephants and buffaloes were used to carry jasper, jade, turquoise, lapis lazuli and sapphires that were then expertly embedded in the white marble giving life to minarets, domes and portals. In all, it took 22 years to erect what la...
Natural cosmetics, such as kings and queens Part 32, peach skin
Peach oil is an anti-inflammatory and anti-aging cosmetic very useful against dry, scalded, irritated skin but also skin with dark spots caused by acne or sun.
It is said that when Alexander the Great ordered his army to cross the Ganges river and to arrive on the other side, where the enemy army was already lined up with elephants, his exhausted men refused. And one of the leaders and friends of Alexander the Great said to him, stop here Alexander, it is a sign of a great man to understand when enough. So it was that Alexander the Great had to retire and when death caught him, a few years later, at only 32 years of age, this gave to history the figure...
Essential oils, the best allies for a soft, healthy and rejuvenated skin
Skin spots, wrinkles, dull skin but also rosacea, dermatitis, eczema, blackheads, greasy skin and acne, every type of skin has its own essential oil.
Essential oils can become valid allies for our beauty. They can be used, indeed, in case of acne-prone skin, sensitive skin but also mature skin, wrinkles and even dark skin spots. In this article we will see, based on the type of skin, the best essential oils to use to meet all needs. However, it is important to never apply pure essential oils to the skin but always add them to a carrier oil. You can thus create powerful serums to be applied morning and evening on the face after spraying a flor...
Slow cosmetique, the best plant based oils against dark skin spots
Let's see how to counteract dark skin spots thanks to rosehip and castor oils, characterized by antioxidant and healing properties.
Aging processes, excessive sun exposure without the necessary precautions but also scars and pimples can cause the appearance of dark spots on the skin. But nature may be really helpful thanks to two special plant based oils, rosehip and castor oil, which, thanks to their antioxidant, firming and healing properties, are able to prevent or attenuate these spots. Rosehip oil – Rosa canina, or dog rose, is a spontaneous rose. After its flowering, on the bush grow berries, the rose hips, of a beau...
Safflower oil, cosmetic use
Antioxidant properties, against dark spots, lightening action, useful against scars, light oil that is easily absorbed, moisturizing and nourishing, anti inflammatory, suitable for all types of skin.
Safflower, scientific name Carthamus tinctorius, is a plant belonging to the Asteracae family and native to the East. It may be used as a substitute of saffron since these two spices are similar. From the seeds of safflower an oil with interesting healthy and cosmetic properties is obtained. In this post we will focus our attention on the benefits that safflower oil may bring to the beauty of hair and skin. Safflower oil contains indeed a high percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acids, such as l...
Ayurvedic oil characterized by antioxidant, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, beauty serum useful in case of acne, wrinkles, dark skin spots, sunburns and eye bags.
Today we speak about an amazing plant based oil of the ancient Ayurveda tradition, Kumkumadi Tailam, that you can easily found in herbalist’s shops and online and use to improve the skin appearance, to counteract acne and wrinkles and to attenuate eye bags and dark circles. The word kumkumadi means in Sanskrit saffron, that is also the main ingredient of this beauty lotion. Kumkumadi is prepared by leaving to brew, in boiling water, different herbs such as licorice, vetiver, red sandalwood, lotu...
Baobab oil, cosmetic use
Vitamins and mineral salts, antioxidant and anti-aging properties, if applied on the skin able to fight wrinkles, dry and cracked skin and blemishes, soothes burns and redness, also beneficial for the beauty of hair and nails.
Through the cold pressing of the seeds of the baobab, Adansonia digitata, a beauty oil with soothing, moisturizing, smoothing, anti-aging and regenerating properties is extracted. This special oil for skin, hair and nails contains fatty acids such as linoleic acid, the most present, and oleic and palmitic acids. These substances are very important to hydrate the epidermis, to protect the skin barrier, to regenerate the epithelial tissues and to counteract aging processes (Razafimamonjison et al,...
Slow Cosmetique, How to treat skin imperfections Part 3, dark skin spots
Small gestures to counteract dark spots on the skin caused by sun exposure, hormonal changes or acne.
What we can do against dark skin spots? They may happen especially over 40 years old because of sun exposure, but they can also happen at any age and the causes can be hormonal or the consequence of inflammatory processes such as acne. The functionality of the melanocytes, the cells responsible for the production of melanin, the pigment that determines the color of the skin, alters, the melanin is produced in excess and the results are the dark spots. The natural remedies can help in this case t...
Digestive and tonic properties, improves digestion, useful in cases of loss of appetite, bad breath and meteorism, protects and cleanses the liver, for external applications it has a healing and soothing action, against skin spots.
Common centaury, scientific name Centaurium erythraea, is a plant belonging to the Genzianaceae family. Its name comes from the centaur Chiron, a figure of Greek mythology skilled in medicinal herbs. According to myth, Chiron used the Centaurea to treat a wound caused by a poisoned arrow shot by Hercules. Beyond the myth, the Centaurea is characterized by interesting health and beneficial properties for digestion but also for the skin. For internal use, the remedy can be used as an infusion or m...
Grapeseed oil, cosmetic use
Able to protect the skin from the free radicals and aging processes, counteracts dark skin spots and the lack of tone of the tissues, moisturizing action, able to strengthen the blood vessels, useful for hair care, according to a scientific study helpful against hair loss.
Grapeseed oil is obtained through cold pressing of the grapes, the berries of Vitis Vinifera. We have already seen its nutritional benefits on the body when used for cooking thanks to its content in antioxidants and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Grapeseed oil is in fact a help to counteract free radicals, the aging processes and, if inserted in a balanced diet with the intake of omega 3 fatty acids, it is also useful to protect the heart by keeping under control the levels of cholesterol. But thi...
Raspberry seed oil
For external use, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, it is cicatrizing, counteracts skin aging and wrinkles, gives to skin elasticity and tone, lightens spots, protects against UVB rays with a protection factor between 28 and 50 and has a protection factor around 7 for UVA rays.
The raspberry is a generous plant, it produces delicious fruits and can also be used as an ingredient for different herbal remedies. In addition to this, from its seeds through cold pressing, a very valuable oil especially for external applications on all types of skin is obtained. Raspberry seed oil is indeed rich in vitamins E and A, contains essential fatty acids Omega 3 and Omega 6, is a powerful antioxidant, moisturizes the skin, gives it elasticity and tone, lightens the skin spots, is hea...
Cane sugar, cosmetic use
Ingredient for homemade scrub, thanks to the glycolic acid that is contained in it has an exfoliating action, it is antiseptic, results helpful to counteract acne, blackheads but also wrinkles and dark spots.
Do you know that a wonderful and unexpected ally for our beauty comes from sugarcane, or Saccharum officinarum? Yes, because cane sugar can become an ingredient for homemade scrub and now we’ll see the reason. The cane sugar, beyond its sweetener role that will be deepened in a coming post, for external use is antiseptic and exfoliating thanks to the presence of glycolic acid, that goes deeper into skin, helps remove the dead cells that accumulate in the most external layers of skin, stimulates...
Digestive stimulant, anti-anemic, diuretic and cleansing properties, vitamins specially C and A, mineral salts, helpful in case of conjunctivitis, insect bites, affections of the genitourinary tract, it lightens skin spots, it helps in the treatment of acne and black points.
Parsley is used to flavor and garnish dishes: from salads to omelets, side dishes and fish. The plant is rich in vitamin C, A and K, mineral salts such as calcium, phosphorus, copper and is a stimulant for the appetite and digestion. Parsley also has diuretic and cleansing properties for blood and liver and, thanks to the vitamin C contained, parsley promotes the iron absorption, for this reason it is recommended for those who suffer from anemia. Parsley helps also in case of inflammations of th...
Rosemary essential oil
Detox action, acne, dark spot of the skin, oily skin, joint pain, muscle pain, tiredness, able to increase memory.
Do not use rosemary essential oil during pregnancy and lactation, for children, if you suffer from epilepsy. Purification and help for digestion – To stimulate digestion and the purification from toxins take 2-3 drops of rosemary essential oil with 1/2 teaspoon of honey. This remedy is also useful to purify the liver. Anti-inflammatory property – In case of joint or muscle pain apply some drops of rosemary essential oil mixed with sweet almond oil. To clean the skin – Rosemary essential o...
Elemi essential oil
Against skin spots and scars, wrinkle treatment, expectorant action, useful in case of bronchitis, cough, catarrh, helpful in case of winter depression and insomnia.
Skin – Elemi essential oil has skin- regenerating properties. For this reason it can be used to treat scars, spots or wrinkles, try to add 2-3 drops of elemi essential oil to the daily cream and apply it on the skin. Steam inhalation – Elemi essential oil has expectorant properties and results very helpful in case of cough, catarrh and bronchitis. Prepare steam inhalation by adding 2-3 drops of elemi essential oil to a bowl of hot water. In the room – Elemi essential oil helps harmonize min...
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