Most often, the seeds of this miraculous plant are used to produce oil from amaranth, but also flowers, leaves and stems are suitable for this purpose. Amaranth has a positive effect on human health, improves immunity and prevents the development of various diseases. On the beneficial properties of amaranth for women’s health and in the treatment of diabetes, we have already told in other articles. This article will focus on the use of amaranth oil in cosmetology and its positive effect on the healthy appearance of a person.
Properties of the oil and the effect on the skin
The following features are inherent in amaranth oil:
- nice smell;
- original flavor (with nutty notes).
A positive effect on the skin has a rich composition of the oil, the main role in which squalene plays. The content of squalene in amaranth oil is 8%, which is much more than in any other cosmetic product. The effects of squalene on human skin are truly magical. Is he:
- restores damaged integuments and cells;
- accelerates regeneration;
- protects against negative atmospheric exposure;
- increases the flow of oxygen to the cells;
- blocks the appearance of cancer cells.
Along with squalene, amaranth oil is rich in vitamin E, which has an equally beneficial and important effect on the skin:
- slows down aging;
- prevents the negative effects of free radicals, completely neutralizing them.
Among the other beneficial vitamins and minerals contained in amaranth oil, and positively affecting the dermis, can also be distinguished:
- vitamin A;
- polysaturated fatty acids;
- vitamin D;
- B vitamins: B1, B2.
Phospholipids regulate oily skin. Amaranth is suitable for all types of skin, but the most tangible effect it brings to mature and tired skin, which has lost its vitality. Oil nourishes, moisturizes, softens skin cells, smoothes coarse areas. Daily application of amaranth oil to the skin has a strong antibacterial effect.
The use of oil from amaranth in skin care
The oil is actively used to treat skin diseases of various etymologies. Positive reviews about the use of funds prove the effectiveness of oil in the treatment of psoriasis and eczema.
Striking results can be achieved by regularly treating small wounds with oil, insect bites, burns of any degree, cuts. The tool reduces pain and accelerates the healing of damaged skin.
Rub the product directly into the affected area 2-4 times a day. The procedure is performed using a cotton pad gently and without pressure.
For the care of the skin is recommended to use oil exclusively cold-pressed.
How is amaranth oil used in cosmetology?
Being a tool of natural origin, amaranth is able to make the exterior irresistible by rejuvenating and toning up the components. The use of amaranth ethers in the care of the body and face helps to achieve such results as:
- sensitive skin protection;
- giving velvety effect;
- alignment of tone and complexion;
- mitigation and nutrition of the dermis;
- getting rid of wrinkles, regardless of the reasons for their appearance;
- giving fading skin elasticity;
- acne and acne treatment; skin drying;
- reduction of scars from small wounds, bites;
- protection against bacteria and candid;
- skin cell fortification;
- strengthening hair and nails.
To improve and improve the appearance of the oil can be added to any cosmetic: shampoos, creams, masks. For this you need only 5-7 drops per serving.
Even better, when the cream is prepared independently, with the selection of the necessary components, depending on the desired effect. Thus, you can achieve the maximum effect by ridding yourself of treatments (thermal and chemical) and be sure that you have a 100% natural remedy in your hands.
Cosmetic recipes for face with amaranth oil
Regular use of amaranth products allows to achieve excellent results, many times improving the beauty of the skin. And the independent preparation of cosmetics on the basis of amaranth also allows you to save finances, effectively replacing most of the expensive creams of famous cosmetic brands.
Integrated cosmetology allows the use of amaranth oil in its pure form. To do this, the tool is applied with light massage movements using a soft disk until it is evenly distributed over the desired area. The tool should be left for 30-40 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
For dry skin, you can make a mask of the following components:
- 2 tsp. amaranth oil;
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 yolk.
Mix the ingredients in a homogeneous mass and apply on face. Wash off the mask after 15 minutes. This procedure provides the following effect:
- nourishes the cells of the dermis;
- reduces flaking;
- relieves irritation.
This recipe is suitable for sensitive skin and is prepared from the following ingredients:
- 4 tbsp. homemade fat cottage cheese;
- 2 tsp. amaranth oil.
The mixture is applied to a clean face for 10-20 minutes. The recipe eliminates:
- skin irritation;
- wide pores.
For those who are worried about acne and uneven complexion, the following recipe is suitable, which mixes the following ingredients:
- 2 tbsp. fresh orange juice;
- ½ tsp lemon juice;
- 1-2 tablespoons oils.
Tonic must first be applied to the most problematic areas of the face, then a thin ball on the entire face. After waiting until the product is completely dry, it should be applied again. The procedure is repeated several times within 15-20 minutes.
For skin suffering from chapping and flaking, the following recipe will do:
- 3 tbsp. homemade sour cream high fat;
- 2 tbsp. amaranth oil.
The ingredients are brought to a homogeneous mass, then applied on the face for 10-20 minutes.
Anyone who wants to make the skin more elastic and elastic can make a compress by mixing:
- 15 ml. cow milk;
- 15 ml. amaranth oil.
Such a compress is applied using gauze for 15-20 minutes. The recipe is also suitable for pull-up baths. For one bathing procedure, 50 ml is enough. each means in equal proportions.
Owners of a smooth and clean face from nature, to keep the skin in tone, can mix the following components:
- 1 tbsp. amaranth oil;
- 1 tsp cosmetic clay.
The mask is recommended to be used twice a week for 20 minutes.
This recipe is used to prevent age-related wrinkles and smooth facial expressions. To prepare the following ingredients are mixed:
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice;
- 2 tbsp. amaranth oil.
The mask is applied to the neck and face, where wrinkles are most often formed. Regular use of the product gives the face a fresh look, smoothes all irregularities, makes the skin soft and velvety.
If the skin is prone to irritation, you can prepare a mask of amaranth, banana and fresh cucumber in the following proportions:
- ¼ portion of mashed medium-sized banana;
- 1 tbsp. grated fresh cucumber;
- 1 tsp amaranth oil.
The product is applied for 30 minutes.
The recipe is used to lighten skin color. To do this, take the following components:
- 6 pieces boiled beans;
- 1 tsp lemon juice;
- 1 tsp amaranth oil.
The mask is applied for 20 minutes. In addition to lightening the face, there is also a nourishing effect.
The use of amaranth in other areas of cosmetology
Amaranth oil is beneficial not only for healing the skin of the face and neck. Means prepared on its basis are also used for:
- hand and nail care;
- nutrition and healthy hair.
On the effect of oil on the hair and the most popular nourishing hair masks, you can read in the article “Amaranth oil – the perfect assistant in hair care.”
But to strengthen the nails will help amaranth with lemon juice. The proportions are as follows:
- amaranth oil – 2 tbsp;
- lemon juice – 1 tbsp.
Baths are made of the resulting mixture for 20 minutes. It is best to perform the procedure in the evening, just before bedtime. After that, wear gloves for better absorption.
From the brittle nails will help rubbing the nail plates with oil in its pure form.
Amaranth oil is a great defender against ultraviolet radiation. It protects the skin from sunburn, makes the tan a deeper and longer, giving it a uniform shade. Numerous scientific studies have shown that under the influence of sunlight, squalene turns into vitamin D. This is the secret of a perfect tan with the help of amaranth oil.
Massage treatments with amaranth oil have an excellent therapeutic effect:
- increase skin elasticity;
- help get rid of cellulite.
Oil is recommended to use for massage the following areas of the body: buttocks, thighs, chest, abdomen. To obtain the desired effect, massage should be performed at least 2-3 times a week for 1 month.
For the best cosmetic effect, the oil is additionally taken orally for 1 tsp. 2 times a day. After all, it is no secret to anyone that cosmetic problems associated with skin, nails and hair are directly dependent on problems inside the body. From amaranth you can also cook tasty and healthy dishes. On the culinary properties of amaranth, read “Recipes from amaranth: part 1” and “Recipes from amaranth: part 2”.