Everyone dreams of eternal youth. But despite our best intentions, over time, our skin loses its elasticity and doesn’t benefit from the same internal cellular support. increase. Sun exposure, poor nutrition, extreme cosmetics, all directly affect the condition of your face.The problem is as old as the world. And the various rejuvenating recipes that were practiced thousands of years ago are just as old. Even if you can’t use them to regain your lost youth, they do give you a chance to put a smile on your cheeks when the years are knocking on your window.
Aniseed face mask
In the Middle Ages, French women used sachets of anise seeds to slow the aging of their skin. Recipe: Crush a handful of anise seeds in a mortar and infuse them into a cup of boiling water. Strain the seeds and mix with 2 tablespoons yogurt and 1 tablespoon honey. The mixture should be used to make a face mask and left on the face for 30 minutes before rinsing.
Adam of Eden
It is the title of a collection of medicinal plant recipes published in 1657. “As every woman, young lady, wife or widow knows well, a poultice made of cuckoo leaf and lard heals wounds and erases blemishes and wrinkles.” The procedure is simple: tablespoon. Heat 2-3 tablespoons of pork belly (from the belly) in an enamel pan and when hot, add 2-3 handfuls of leaves (flowers if spring). On a well-washed face, heat with steam, strain and use as often as possible.
rain drop tea
Centuries ago, medieval Carmelite nuns sold an elixir called ‘Melisan’ under the label ‘Klosterfrau’. It is still sold today in Germany, France and Belgium. Recipe: To prevent wrinkles, pour 1 teaspoon of mullein leaves with 250 ml (1 cup) of boiling water. Infuse one cup of tea a day, strain and drink. If you have fresh mullein on hand, you can use its leaves in your salad.
Most women in the Antilles have long, glowing faces, they say, because they eat raw avocados every day. Use the peel to massage your face on wet areas.