Nettle, flax and cotton were used in ancient times for the production of fabrics and weaving. Nettle was used to produce simple fabrics, luxury clothing and linens for medical bedding. Nettle fabric is healing because it is hypoallergenic against bacteria and has an antiseptic effect on the skin. Due to that, nettle began to be used more widely for cosmetic products.
Nettle contains a rich chemical composition. Flavonoids successfully solve the problem of skin aging. Carotene hydrates the skin and corrects wrinkles. It stimulates cell regeneration, gives shine and removes inflammatory processes. Vitamin K eliminates inflammatory processes and reduces swelling on the skin. Vitamin C stimulates collagen metabolism. Strengthens tissue.
- Mask with fresh or dried nettle-in a blender, mash fresh nettle leaves and branches. Mix three tablespoons of the mixture with 3 tablespoons of milk. Cook one potato with the rind. Peel a squash, grate it and squeeze the juice. Mix all the ingredients again in a blender. Put a warm mask on clean skin of the face, neck and décolleté. Add one tablespoon of olive oil if the facial skin is dry. You can use the mask two or three times a week. Wrinkles are reduced, the skin gets a glow after the first use of this mask to rejuvenate the skin.
- Mask with nettle against acne and pimples – mix one tablespoon of chopped nettle and one tablespoon of buckthorn. Add one teaspoon of lemon juice – for oily skin, and one teaspoon of olive oil (for dry skin). Mix all ingredients in a blender. Put the mask on the problematic parts of the neck, face and décolleté. Hold for about twenty minutes. Rinse with warm water. The mask removes blackheads, acne, pimples.
- Hair mask – mix three tablespoons of nettle with one teaspoon of olive oil and one teaspoon of sea salt. Put the mask on damp scalp. With light massage movements, rub the mask into the hair root. Hold for about 15 minutes. Then rinse your hair. You can use this mask once or twice a week. The mask restores the hair follicle, prevents hair loss. Makes hair thicker and stronger.