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Healthy parsley. How to make your own face products from it and what can you buy at the pharmacy?

 Healthy parsley. How to make your own face products from it and what can you buy at the pharmacy?


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Parsley is a plant familiar to every housewife. Its beneficial properties are used not only in cooking: even in ancient times, people used the plant in medicine and cosmetology, finding its properties truly miraculous.

Thanks to its rich composition, it can be used to prepare nourishing and anti-aging products for any skin. This article contains detailed recipes for masks, infusions and decoctions for the treatment and rejuvenation of facial skin, tips and contraindications.

The chemical composition of the plant and its beneficial properties

Parsley is a rich source of nutrients. Its juice in terms of the content of vitamins is not inferior to the usual fruit and vegetable products.

  1. Vitamins C (more than lemon!), PP, K, H, B and A improve metabolism, make the skin elastic, reduce wrinkles and heal wounds.
  2. Luteolin soothes inflammation.
  3. Pectin smoothes and refreshes the skin.
  4. Ascorbic acid leaves a feeling of freshness and energy
  5. And nicotine - dilates blood vessels.

An important component is flavonoids, which strengthen blood vessels and nourish:

  • iron;
  • calcium;
  • sodium;
  • phosphorus;
  • magnesium;
  • potassium.

Indications and contraindications

Parsley is recommended for people with dry, sensitive and oily skin prone to inflammation.... Suitable for age-related care.

When applied externally as masks, lotions and creams, it is harmless. An exception is personal intolerance to the body. To test yourself for allergies, the product is applied to the delicate skin of the inner side of the wrist and wait 20-30 minutes. Redness and itching that appear is a reason to choose a product with a different composition.

Even for cosmetic purposes, her not advised for pregnant women and with herpes irritation, wounds and scratches on the skin around the eyes, seasonal allergies.

Effectiveness and benefits in cosmetology

She:

  1. improves the work of the sebaceous glands;
  2. well cleanses skin prone to inflammation;
  3. brightens age spots;
  4. nourishes and gives a feeling of freshness, fit and energy;
  5. smoothes wrinkles;
  6. helps in the fight against flaking, age-related changes and crow's feet.

What to choose, pharmaceutical preparations or do-it-yourself cosmetics?

Many women are accustomed to preparing natural cosmetics according to their grandmother's recipes.... After all, such products do not contain unnecessary ingredients and do not harm the skin. They are rich in vitamins, but rarely last more than 2-3 days.

Others prefer popular brands of pharmacy cosmetics. They contain the latest research in cosmetology, a complex composition and elements that are inaccessible to folk recipes. Such cosmetics undergo complex quality control and act on the skin at a deeper level. The effect is stronger and longer. But when choosing a remedy, you need to consult a dermatologist.

List of pharmacy products

Due to their rich composition, extracts and extracts of parsley are often used in daily care products, make-up removers and in age lines.

Reference! The products can be purchased at the pharmacy or cosmetic department.

Milk or tonic Liv Delano Green Style

In milk for dry and sensitive skin, it works together with oils:

  • grape seeds;
  • macadamia;
  • ginger extracts;
  • sea ​​buckthorn;
  • echinacea.

And in tonic for normal and combination skin with:

  • chamomile;
  • orange;
  • sage;
  • linden;
  • calendula.

Price: 120-180 rub. (for the indicated funds).

Novosvit Correction Fluid

Intensive rejuvenating eye contour fluid contains an extract of:

  • parsley;
  • sugar beet;
  • corn oils;
  • wheat germ.

Price: 130-170 rub.

Lemon eye cream

The Green Mama line of women's cosmetics, which is gaining popularity, did not bypass parsley when developing the Lemongrass and Parsley tonic day cream. Her the healing composition was combined with:

  • aloe juice;
  • lemongrass;
  • sesame oils;
  • jojoba;
  • grape seeds.

Price: 174 rub.

Stopproblem Salicylic Brightening Lotion

Daily skin moisturizer... Created from parsley root, cucumber and lemon extract.

Price: 128 rub.

Recipes how to cook at home

Acne and acne juice

Parsley has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect. Masks and tonics are prepared from it, but the fastest way is to squeeze juice from fresh herbs. You will need a bunch of parsley and clean gauze.

The greens are crushed and put in two layers of gauze, twisted into a tight knot and squeezed out drops of juice.

Due to the high concentration of substances juice in large quantities can provoke irritation... It is applied pointwise to problem areas of the skin 2 times a day for a month, and for washing I use "diluted" options - infusions and decoctions.

Important! It is not recommended to store parsley home remedies for longer than 2-3 days.

Decoction for lightening freckles

Freckles are clumps of melanin that become more noticeable when exposed to sunlight. To lighten them with a decoction, you can take leafy and root varieties of parsley, as well as plant seeds.

  • Leaf decoction.
    1. Pour two tablespoons of finely chopped greens with a glass of water.
    2. Then bring to a boil over low heat and remove after 15 minutes.
  • Root decoction.
    1. Finely chop 1 teaspoon of the root.
    2. Pour 100 ml into it. water, keep for 5 minutes in a water bath.
    3. After cooling, they insist for 1 hour.
  • Parsley seed decoction.
    1. Pour four tablespoons of dried seeds into a glass of hot water, bring to a boil and remove from heat.
    2. The broth is allowed to brew for 30-40 minutes.

The ready-made broth is used instead of a daily tonic or as a base for warm compresses.

The broth evens out skin tone, fortifies and removes unpleasant dryness, gives the skin a fresh and radiant appearance, reduces puffiness under the eyes.

Infusion for renewal and restoration of the epidermis

If it is better to use fresh herbs for the broth, then even dried parsley is suitable for the infusion. It is healthier due to the fact that it does not come to a boil (in which vitamin C is destroyed).

  • Hot infusion recipe:
    1. take 30 g of fresh herbs or 1-2 tablespoons of dried parsley;
    2. pour 1 glass of hot water (no more than 70 degrees);
    3. cover the pan with a towel;
    4. let it brew during the day.
  • Cold infusion recipe:
    1. put thoroughly washed leaves and sprigs of parsley in a glass jar;
    2. add half a glass of lukewarm water or milk;
    3. close tightly with a lid;
    4. insist 2 hours.

In home cosmetology, parsley infusion is used for washing and as a tonic. Due to the fact that the infusion preserves the structure of vitamins, it is useful in the fight against wrinkles, improves cell regeneration and metabolic processes.

Age cream for women

To prepare an anti-wrinkle cream, you will need:

  • parsley (40 g);
  • natural beeswax (10 g);
  • butter (5 g);
  • oil solution of vitamin A (10 ml.);
  • nettle leaves;
  • roses;
  • jasmine;
  • currants;
  • rowan.

Cooking procedure:

  1. chop all the leaves into gruel;
  2. add 40 g of finely chopped parsley;
  3. melt the beeswax in a water bath and add to the gruel;
  4. mix with the rest of the ingredients;
  5. mix the finished cream thoroughly.

Use 1 time daily. Such a complex composition will fill the skin with vitamins, and with prolonged use, it will smooth out wrinkles.

You will learn how to prepare various parsley-based products to combat wrinkles on the face in our article.

Eyelash & Eye Care

The delicate skin around the eyes is especially susceptible to aging. And brittle, rare and falling out cilia deprive the eye of depth and attractiveness. A nourishing cream of parsley, aloe and vegetable oil comes to the rescue

Recipe:

  1. squeeze 1 teaspoon of parsley juice;
  2. stir in 1 tablespoon of fresh aloe juice;
  3. mix with 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil.

If you replace vegetable oil with olive oil, you get a simple remedy for crow's feet.

The cream is applied with massage movements with the pad of the ring finger or little finger... They press and stretch the skin less than the index. Even a slight effort is sufficient to inflict invisible damage on this area.

Important! Any cream is applied only to the fixed part of the upper eyelid. When blinking, it slides 1-1.5 cm. If you treat the entire eyelid, the agent will get into the eyes.

You can familiarize yourself with folk recipes for parsley for the skin around the eyes here.

Lotion for oily and combination skin

With long-term use, citric acid discolors freckles and blackheads, dries the skin and erases the oily sheen from it. The lotion reduces inflammation and brightens the complexion.

Recipe:

  1. finely chop 20 g fresh parsley;
  2. pour 1 glass of hot water;
  3. bring to a boil over low heat and keep for at least 15 minutes;
  4. cool at room temperature;
  5. mix with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.

The lotion is applied with massage movements and washed off with warm water.

We suggest you watch a video about making parsley lotion:

Ice

It is useful to wipe the tired, lost skin with ice cubes... To do this, the usual broth or infusion of parsley is cooled and poured into molds. Cubes of the frozen infusion are carried out over the face in the morning and in the evening.

Exposure to cold tightens pores, stimulates metabolic and rejuvenating processes.

We invite you to watch a video about making herbal ice:

Moisturizing oil

Parsley can also be used as oil... Its plus is a longer shelf life (7-10 days in the refrigerator) than creams and masks.

  1. Chopped parsley is mixed with olive oil.
  2. Put the mixture in a hot skillet.
  3. Stew for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat and leave to cool at room temperature.
  5. Strain, separating the herbal gruel from the oil.
  6. Let the oil brew for 3-4 hours.

It is rubbed into dry, weathered and cracked areas everyday.

Dry mask

The nutritional composition of parsley is a salvation for skin prone to dryness and flaking.

Mask recipe:

  1. chop 50 g of parsley leaves or roots;
  2. add 200 ml. hot water;
  3. Keep in a water bath for 15 minutes;
  4. add fresh cottage cheese in such a volume to make a soft gruel;
  5. let the mixture stand for 1-2 hours.

The mask is gently applied to the skin of the face. After 20 minutes, wash it off with warm water.

You can find recipes for other parsley face masks here.

Side effects

With individual intolerance, the skin turns red, itches, a small rash appears... In case of discomfort, the product must be washed off with warm water. Redness disappears in a day, otherwise you need to see a dermatologist.

Parsley is a greenery that has long been used in cooking, medicine and cosmetology. Due to the fact that it has almost no contraindications, it can be used to prepare products for any skin. But it is not recommended to use it during pregnancy, with skin irritation and individual intolerance.


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