In Russian folk tales, you can find magic animals, and enchanted objects, and the dream of many, many people - rejuvenating apples. Do not be upset, they could grow not only in legends. Our ancestors in an allegorical form tried to pass on their experience to the next generations. Our grandmothers knew many recipes for making delicious meals and drinks from apples, and in an effort to prolong youth and beauty, they came up with cosmetic masks based on these wonderful fruits.
Grow a rejuvenating apple in my garden
Apple trees can grow on any continent, and their fruits really have a powerful anti-aging effect. Professor Vigorov ate varieties in which two fruits can replace up to ten kilograms of ordinary apples. These include "Ranetka Dessertnaya", "Apricot" and others.
If you want to quit smoking, eat apples and drink green tea for three days. On the fourth day, nicotine addiction weakens.
It took scientists from Great Britain ten years to come to this conclusion. Natural antioxidant polyphenol epicatechin increases the elasticity of blood vessels, has a beneficial effect on the heart, reducing the risk of myocardial infarction. Fruits contain many vitamins, tannins and acids that the body needs. Two to three apples a day can reduce blood cholesterol levels by fifteen percent. In turn, this leads to an improvement in attention and memory. The skin becomes more elastic, the complexion improves.
Apple juice has a beneficial effect on the digestive system. Unless you have contraindications. Antioxidants protect the cells of the body from the damaging effects of free radicals, that is, the aging process slows down.
Scientists say that drinking a glass of juice from the fruits of wild-growing apple trees a day for six months can rejuvenate the body for ten years.
And this is not all the nutrients and trace elements that are found in apples. For example, three apple seeds contain the daily amount of iodine that a person needs. Apples also contain chromium, zinc, magnesium, iron, potassium and phosphorus.
It is believed that apples retain their beneficial properties even after heat treatment. So you have a reason to include in your daily menu a huge number of dishes that include apples. For example:
- Freshly squeezed apple juice.
- A variety of apple-based fruit salads.
- Baked apples (if you are on a diet, then replace sugar and honey with sweetener).
- Sambuca, jelly and soufflé.
- Pies with apple filling.
- Apple compote. Etc.
Rejuvenating apple masks
To not only feel great, but also look great, try making apple-based anti-aging masks.
For normal skin, an evening apple and sour cream mask is suitable. It removes traces of fatigue and removes puffiness.
You will need one medium apple, one tablespoon of sour cream, and a teaspoon of potato starch. Grate the apple on a fine grater, mix with sour cream and starch. Apply the resulting mass to previously cleansed face skin for twenty to thirty minutes. Then rinse it off with warm water, wipe your face with an ice cube (it is better if you make ice from a decoction of chamomile).
Purifying Milk and Apple Mask for Oily Skin is designed to improve skin condition, cleanse and tighten pores.
Boil half an apple in a glass of milk for three minutes. Remove and cool the apple slices. Grind. Apply the gruel to your face for twenty minutes. Rinse and rinse with diluted lemon juice. A third teaspoon and half a glass of water. You need to make a mask every other day for two weeks.
Rejuvenating apple-carrot mask for dry skin to improve complexion is prepared from one apple grated on a fine grater and half a carrot with the addition of a tablespoon of kefir. Leave the mask on your face for twenty minutes. Rinse and lubricate the skin with a nourishing cream. Suitable for daily use.