Amaranth-based products are widely used in cosmetology. Now we are talking about such a by-product of grain processing, like meal. This is fully justified, since the meal retains all the beneficial substances contained in the seeds of the plant. Therefore, masks, peels and scrubs based on amaranth meal are popular among real connoisseurs of healthy and effective skin care products.
Substances that make cosmetics effective and safe
Meal is used in cosmetology
Immediately, we note that the plant itself has long been known as a powerful antioxidant, a source of vitamins and substances that promote the renewal of the cells of the whole organism. For healing and nutritional qualities, amaranth is recognized by the UN Special Commission as the culture of the 21st century. Today amaranth is used in almost all areas, and cosmetology is no exception.
Indeed, the composition of seeds, in the processing of which receive the meal, allows for a complex effect on the entire body, and not only on the surface of the skin. After all, squalene contained in the product, when applied to the skin penetrates into all layers. It is noteworthy that amaranth itself is among all the plants leading in the content of this valuable natural compound. Due to the effects of squalene occurs:
• saturation of all tissues with oxygen:
• activation of metabolic processes;
• faster healing of damaged skin and mucous membranes;
• strengthening immunity;
• obstructing the formation of tumors;
• the destruction of bacteria and fungi.
In addition, squalene has a strong protective effect and prevents the destruction of skin cells.
Vitamin E also has an antioxidant capacity, which at the same time enhances the effect of other antioxidants, as well as strengthens the circulatory system and defenses, has an anti-inflammatory and wound healing effect. Vitamins A, D, and group B also help to strengthen local and general immunity, while the former is more focused on active renewal of damaged skin, and representatives of group B additionally contribute to the normalization of fat and other types of metabolism.
Due to the presence of these and other useful substances, amaranth seed meal has an excellent tonic effect and helps to get rid of many problems associated with the activity of organs and systems, and the condition of the skin. In order to enhance the effect of cosmetics aimed at improving the health of the skin and its rejuvenation, it is recommended to use the meal inside: 1-2 teaspoons 3 times a day with meals, washing down a portion with water. Those who seek to clear the body from the inside along the way can dilute the necessary amount of meal in a glass of kefir, ryazhenka or juice, and this will replace your dinner. But in this case, some caution is needed. People suffering from acute and chronic pancreatitis, cholecystitis, gallstone and kidney stones should consult with a physician before they begin to take the meal.
Care products based on amaranth seed meal
In the process of practice it has been proven that all cosmetics based on amaranth meal are characterized by the ability to saturate skin cells with oxygen and prevent the harmful effects of free radicals on them. Thanks to this, the skin takes on a healthy and youthful appearance. Also happening:
• activation of cell recovery;
• smoothing scars and scars;
• strengthening immunity;
• production of collagen and the launch of a rejuvenating process.
These qualities are used to make masks, scrubs, gels, balms, wrapping mixes, and other skin care products. Then we will talk about some of them.
Ubtan is used in cosmetology – an Ayurvedic remedy that replaces soap and shower gels. It is easy to prepare it yourself, diluting the meal with water until the formation of a slurry, and even people who are prone to allergies can take care of it. This tool gently cleanses the skin, gives it nutrients, soothes and improves color. When this occurs, the narrowing of the pores and the normalization of fat metabolism. With it, you can also get rid of problems such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis. It is also possible to add sea salt or linden flowers to the uban, for example.
The amaranth scrub is excellent for dry and atopic skin, which is prone to frequent inflammations that are accompanied by itching. It is usually very difficult for a skin to pick up a scrub, but amaranth meal here serves as a lifesaver. To prepare the product should be 1-2 tablespoons of meal mixed with hydrophilic oil (a mixture of different oils with the addition of polysorbate) and cosmetic clay. Apply it on a dry body in a circular, massage movements, and after a couple of minutes, wash off with warm water. When using this mixture, soap is superfluous. After the procedure, it is recommended that moist skin be moistened with aloe vera gel and whipped oil.
Another scrub can be prepared on the basis of meal with the addition of fine sea salt, honey and ground coffee, taken in one piece. All ingredients are mixed and diluted with amaranth oil. This scrub is applied to the steamed skin with soft massage movements for 10-20 minutes, leave for 2-3 minutes, and then wash off with warm water. As a result, fat burning and anti-cellulite effects are noted, the skin becomes taut, smooth and velvety. The product is suitable for all skin types and does not cause irritation, and after its use another goal is achieved: the skin looks much younger.
You can also make masks and other products on the basis of amaranth meal, but for each of these products, the allowable rates for introducing the base are determined. So, for ubtan and bar soap is 5-10%, scrubs and masks – 1-90%, for gommage – 30-100%, and in the means for wrapping the body meal should be from 10 to 50%. The frequency of use depends on the type of skin. So with oily and problematic skin, cosmetics based on amaranth seed meal are recommended to be used 2-3 times a week, and for normal – 1-2 times a week. People who have dry and sensitive skin can use such products no more than once a week, and for this type of skin it is recommended to add tahini (sesame paste) and almond oil to the cosmetic.
Typically, precautions regarding the amaranth meal contain only ingestion of meal. When using the meal outwardly negative effects are possible only because of individual intolerance.
In order for the meal to last longer, it should be properly stored. This product should be in tightly closed packaging, be in a dry and cool place.
However, even with proper storage possible so-called caking powder, the formation of lumps. This does not affect the quality of the product. To restore the powdery state, it is enough to knead the lumps.