INSPIRATION OF BEAUTY
We are consciously attracted to the sun for the sake of a beautiful tan and unconsciously for the sake of the elusive sense of happiness that its light gives us. We often remember that we need to be on guard with the luminary, only when the skin and hair begin to demand special care.
Text by Makpal
Solar energy activates biochemical processes in the body: UVB rays invisible to the eye increase the level of the serotonin happiness hormone, promote the production of vitamin D and white blood cells – lymphocytes, which help heal any skin lesions faster and even a cold clears up in record time. However, under the influence of ultraviolet radiation, the skin suffers even during safe suntanning hours, and the hair is deprived of moisture and the fat layer that protects it from negative effects of the environment. After such a stressful rest, the skin the hair need a serious detox that will help them restore the loss of precious moisture responsible for their smoothness, elasticity and youth.
Massage with a dry natural bristle brush is good 365 days a year, and in summer it is a must. For 3-5 minutes, with light movements, without strong pressure, starting at the toes and rising to the heart in the direction of movement of the lymph. This massage improves the outflow of fluid, removes the layer of dead cells, improves skin tone and helps remove toxins.
The effect will be reinforced by a gentle scrub, which is easy to prepare at home. This will require:
- 2 cups unrefined organic coconut oil;
- 1 cup Epsom salt, natural sea or pink Himalayan salt (large crystals should be ground in a blender);
- 8-10 drops jojoba or peppermint oil (any favorite essential oil can be used);
- 1 teaspoon chlorella powder;
- 1 teaspoon powdered wheatgrass;
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice.
You only need to carefully mix the ingredients and store the resulting batch in the refrigerator in a tightly closed container.
To prepare an organic moisturizing gel from aloe, cut the bottom leaves of the plant with a very sharp knife, wipe them with a damp napkin and put aside for 15 minutes to drain the juice, which is not used in cosmetology. After that, cut the leaves lengthwise, trying not to damage the peel, use a spoon to collect all the transparent pulp and beat it to smooth mass in a dry container. The resulting gel should be transferred to a glass container and placed in the refrigerator. Use after showering, alternating with coconut or argan oil. It will not only moisturize your skin, but also prevent stretch marks.
For an effective repair mask that will help restore smoothness and shine to sun-damaged and dry hair, you will need ¾-1 *** virgin coconut oil, 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil, 1/8 of a tablespoon oily vitamin E and 1 tablespoon honey (optional). All the ingredients are mixed and applied abundantly on the hair, beginning at the tips. After that, comb your hair with a large-toothed comb, put on a cellophane shower cap, leave it for half an hour and then wash it off.