What do all these 4 products have in common? That they are readily available and very effective as homemade cosmetics for the benefit of the skin.
Let's start with coffee. Its grains are rich in magnesium and vitamin E. As a natural cosmetic product, it perfectly exfoliates the skin, acts as an antioxidant, and is a wonderful antibacterial agent. To make a coffee-based exfoliating scrub, you will need three teaspoons of ground coffee beans and one teaspoon of s alt. Brew a fresh batch of coffee, place the beans and s alt in a small pot and simmer for 10 minutes over low heat. Let the broth cool down. Ideal for use in the shower, the scrub hydrates and tones the skin.
Drinking, of course, is not worth it. Often women use sleeping coffee grounds as a scrub. In this case, coffee gives only a mechanical exfoliation effect, without the effect of aromatic components.
Cucumbers have a good astringent property, for which they are appreciated by the authors of folk cosmetic recipes. Cucumber slices under the eyes were also applied by our great-grandmothers.
Here's how to make cucumber tonic. You will need a medium sized cucumber and two tablespoons of honey. Grind the cucumber in a blender, strain through cheesecloth, and then lower this cheesecloth into a glass for 15 minutes so that all the juice drains from there. Pour the resulting juice into a clean bottle and add honey. Shake the bottle before use. The resulting tonic can be applied to the face, neck and chest in the morning and evening, giving it time to dry (usually 3-4 minutes). The solution should be stored in the refrigerator for no longer than a week.
Kiwi has a lot of vitamin C, the fruit is very good for the skin. Here is the recipe for making a cleansing facial scrub. To do this, you need one kiwi, two tablespoons of ordinary yogurt, a teaspoon of apricot or almond oil, a tablespoon of honey, a teaspoon of crushed almonds and two drops of orange essence (or any other citrus). Using a blender, grind the kiwi to a liquid state, add yogurt, apricot or almond butter and crushed almonds. Mix all this until you get a creamy mass, add the essence and mix again. The resulting solution is gently rubbed into the neck, face and chest area, then rinsed thoroughly.
Thyme has long been known for its tonic and disinfectant properties. If you combine thyme with fennel (fennel) seeds, you can make an excellent cleansing lotion for normal skin. Mash two sprigs of thyme (you can take half a tablespoon of dried pureed thyme) and mix with two teaspoons of pureed fennel seeds, and then place in a glass of boiling water. Add juice from half a lemon and let sit for 15 minutes. Strain the resulting solution, place in a jar, let it cool, and then refrigerate. This gentle lotion can be used every morning.