In today’s extreme conditions of pandemic and “closed life” and the conditions of economic crisis, most people find the simplest and cheapest solutions for self-help. Folk recipes are therefore very effective and follow modern tendencies. Cosmetic ice stored at home helps the skin of the face, neck and décolleté. Cosmetic ice tones and refreshes the skin. It improves blood circulation and saturates skin cells with natural microelements. Under the influence of ice, the skin becomes elastic and smoother. Dark circles under the eyes disappear and small wrinkles on the face are corrected. Ice can whiten sun spots and pigment spots on the face, reduce inflammatory processes and reduce the appearance of pimples and acne on the face.
Preparation of cosmetic ice
Place the molds with room temperature water in the freezer. Use after 8 to 10 hours. Useful properties of ice depend on the freshness of the ice. Store ice cubes in the refrigerator for a maximum of 14 days. Ice from fruit and vegetable juices can be used only 5 to 7 days after preparation. Rub the face with ice along the massage lines. Do not stop for long on one part of the face. Wait for the skin to absorb moisture / water. Do not wipe the face with a tissue (towel). Contraindications may include an allergic skin reaction to cold (or some elements in the frozen composition), inflammatory and acute infectious processes in the body. Do not use ice in the winter before going outside.
Ice with tea – cleans pores and blackheads. Removes grease. Tones and refreshes. It erases small wrinkles on the face. Steam a small spoonful of green tea with a cup of mineral or purified water. Cool the tea. Pour the tea into a mold. Freeze. For excessively oily skin, add 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice.
Ice with cucumbers-alleviates inflammatory processes on the skin. Removes acne and rosacea (redness of the skin). Refreshes and rejuvenates the skin. Cucumber recipes have long been popular because this vegetable is rich in iron, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C, B vitamins and carotene. Squeeze the juice from half a kilo of peeled cucumbers. Dilute the juice with 100 ml of mineral water. Pour over ice molds. You can freeze cucumber juice with chamomile, mint, essential oils and components of your choice.
Ice with rose petals-tones and refreshes the skin. Promotes collagen secretion. Removes wrinkles. Wash the petals of one rose flower under running water. Chop the petals and pour a cup of boiling water. Pour over the molds after the petals have cooled.
Ice with plants – has a calming and anti-inflammatory effect. It is suitable for oily skin prone to rashes. Boil two tablespoons of dried chamomile petals in a cup of boiling water. Cool and pour into molds. Freeze. If wrinkles are visible on the face, the lifting effect has mint, sage, dandelion, and linden flowers.
Ice with strawberries – tones, moisturizes and saturates the skin with vitamins. Cleans pores. Wash 200-300 grams of fresh strawberries. Mash the strawberries with a fork or grind in a blender. Add a glass of mineral water, the juice of one leaf of aloe vera. Stir until all ingredients are even. It is useful to rub the face, neck and décolleté with this ice.