The nettle possesses wide range of medicinal properties, at the expense of it it is widely used in cosmetology. This universal remedy which can be used for care for skin of any type. In particular, the nettle makes the good anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating impact.
Useful properties of nettle for skin
The nettle is considered good means for problem skin care. It contains the following components:
- vitamin K – strong anti-inflammatory substance, fights against freckles and hypostases; - vitamin A – good bactericidal means, in short terms cures acne rash and pimples;
- vitamin C – irreplaceable substance, helps to strengthen walls of vessels, to heal wounds and to make skin elastic; - flavonoids make the pronounced rejuvenating impact; - carotene moisturizes the skin therefore it is recommended for dry type of skin; - organic acids level complexion and smooth wrinkles; - tannins smooth skin and fight against inflammations; - potassium supports the natural level of moisture content. Nettle – remarkable skin care product which can be used bravely if to observe all recommendations and indications.
Indications and contraindications to application of nettle
In spite of the fact that nettle – completely natural and house means which is often used for preparation of masks, lotions and compresses it is necessary to trample down it carefully. The nettle contains large amount of formic acid which can lead to burns. However at the correct use this grass is very useful to the dry, tired, wrinkled, withering skin. Besides, this excellent means against pimples and freckles.
Experts recommend to hold urticaceous mask on face no more than 10 minutes, otherwise formic acid will begin to corrode fabrics. It is not necessary to use such mask for very sensitive skin. It is possible to use nettle as in dry, and fresh. It is the best of all to collect it far from the city and the road, it is desirable in the village.
How to use nettle in the cosmetic purposes?
From dried leaves of nettle it is possible to prepare house infusions and broths. If to add 100 ml of vodka to such infusion, good oily skin lotion will turn out. It is the best of all to apply it in the form of compress. Moisten with broth gauze and put on face for 10 minutes. The nettle is very effective as cosmetic ice. For its preparation crush leaves of nettle and freeze them in molds for ice together with urticaceous juice or clear mineral water. Use nettle for preparation of face packs. For dry skin it is possible to prepare mask with clay, and for fat and problem with apple cider vinegar and oat flakes.