Different types of mud and clay was used for medicinal purposes for a very long time. In Ancient Egypt, patients were daubed with mud and clay, which is carried during the flooding of the Nile, and lay on the banks of the river under the hot rays of the sun. In the SIXTEENTH century, mud got flourishing in Italy, which made mostly of volcanic mud. A little later, in the SEVENTEENTH century – the mud came in France, and in the EIGHTEENTH century – in Germany. In Russia, the cradle of mud (the NINETEENTH century) was a Crimean Peninsula.
The following recipes use the clay and clay water (1 tsp of clay diluted in 1 glass of water).
SOOTHING BATH FOR HANDS Required:
2 tbsp clay, 1 liter of water, 1 egg yolk, 1 tsp butter or any fat cream and baking soda. The method of preparation.
Dissolve the clay and the baking soda in warm water, add raw egg yolk and mix thoroughly. The method of application.
First RUB in a skin of oil or oily cream and dip them in the tub with the solution for 15-20 min. After the procedure, carefully wipe the hands with a towel and again brush them with oil or cream.
Baths for hands spend 1-2 times a week. BATH FOR HEAVILY SWEATING HANDS Requires:
1/2 Cup of clay water, and 1 tablespoon of oak bark and lemon juice, 1 tbsp water. The method of preparation.
The oak bark pour boiling water and put on low heat for 5-10 minutes, then let it brew broth for 1 h. the solution was Then strain and cool slightly. Add the clay water and lemon juice. The method of application.
Put your hands in the solution for 15-20 min then carefully wipe them with a towel and lubricate any fat cream or sunflower oil.
Carry out the procedure at least once a week. BATH FOR SOFTENING OF SKIN Requires:
1/2 Cup of clay water, 1 tbsp salt, 1.5 l water, soap. The method of preparation.
Dissolve a little soap in warm water, add clay water, salt and stir well. The method of application.
Put your hands in the solution for 10-15 min. After the procedure, DAB them with a towel and grease with a fat cream.
The greatest effect in the care of the hands will reach you if you at least 1 time per week to do medical treatment, great effect on the skin, soften it, prevent it from wilting and even eliminate all kinds of defects. WRAP FOR CHAPPED SKIN OF THE HANDS Requires:
1 tbsp clay, 1 tsp. almond (or olive) oil and honey, 1 egg yolk, cotton gloves. The method of preparation.
Mix the clay with almond or olive oil, add the honey, egg yolk and again mix thoroughly. Slightly heat the mixture on a water bath. The method of application.
The resulting composition, apply to skin and slightly RUB in, put on cotton gloves. Leave the wrap for 2-3 hours, then remove the mixture with a clean cloth.
It is advisable to perform this procedure at night because they wash hands after the wrap is not recommended 3-4 hours Repeat 1-2 times a week in the cold season. WRAP FOR HANDS AND NAILS Required:
2 tablespoons of clay and butter, 1/4 teaspoon of tincture of iodine, cotton gloves. The method of preparation.
Mix the clay with butter, pour the iodine tincture and mix thoroughly, then a little heat in a water bath. The method of application.
Apply the mix on the skin of the hands and nails and RUB in gently, wear gloves. Leave the wrap on for 1-1. 5 hours, then remove the gloves, and the remaining oil and the clay remove with cleansing milk and wipes. After 20-30 min you can rinse your hands with warm water and carefully wipe with a towel.
Perform the procedure at least 2 times a week. WRAP WITH VEGETABLE OIL TO SOFTEN THE SKIN OF HANDS Required:
2 tbsp clay, 1 tbsp castor or any vegetable oil, cotton gloves. The method of preparation.
Thoroughly mix the clay with butter until smooth. The method of application.
Apply the mixture on your hands, carefully RUB it into the skin, wear gloves. Leave the wrap for 8-9 hours, preferably overnight.
Wrap repeat 2-3 times a week for a month.
WHITENING HAND WRAP Required:
2 tbsp clay, 200 g potatoes, 3 tablespoons cream. The method of preparation.
Peel, boil and mash the potatoes. Add the clay, heavy cream and mix everything carefully. The method of application.
If the composition has cooled, warm slightly in a water bath and apply a warm mass on the skin, RUB it, wrap your hands with plastic or wear a plastic glove. Hold 1 hour Then clean the skin from the mixture, you can use cosmetic milk. Not to wash hands immediately after the procedure. After 30-40 minutes you can rinse them in any herbal solution.
In our time, foreign and domestic cosmetics manufacturers are ready to offer a huge number of different creams and lotions for the hands. But, unfortunately, very often women, buying expensive cosmetics for face, excessively save on the system for the care of hands. Therefore, we encourage you to make whatever cream or lotion with conventional products with the addition of clay.
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HAND MASK WITH CLAY AND OATMEAL Required:
1 tsp clay, 1 egg yolk, 1 tbsp honey, 2 tsp oatmeal flour, cotton gloves. The method of preparation.
Mix the clay with raw egg yolk, add the honey and flour and mix everything well. The method of application.
Apply a small amount of cream on skin and gently RUB it. After 20-30 min, rinse with cool water and put on cotton gloves. Procedure is desirable to carry the evening to the hands of the night remained warm.
Do the procedure in courses of 4-5 days in the cold season. Store the finished mixture in a cool place no more than 3-4 days.
A. Korsunova, "Healing clay and healing mud"
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