For sure in the kitchen of each hostess you can find a couple of packets of gelatin. However, this substance can be used not only for culinary purposes, but also in cosmetology. It turns out that the most common gelatin can be prepared with a beautiful face mask that will tighten flabby skin on the cheeks, smooth out fine wrinkles, give the skin a healthy appearance due to the fact that blood circulation will be improved. In order to prepare a gelatin mask, you yourself will have to spend a little more time and effort than would go on cooking, for example, kefir or egg mask, but the result will be truly impressive! There are several recipes for preparing a gelatin mask for the face. And the first of them will be for oily skin. In order to prepare a good gelatin mask, it is necessary to use only filtered water. For this mask recipe it needs only half a glass. In this amount of water, it is necessary to dissolve 1 to 1.5 teaspoons of gelatin. Add in the resulting solution 3 tablespoons of honey, best if it is natural, slightly salicylic acid and half a glass of glycerin. All the components of the future gelatin mask thoroughly mix and put in hot water and mix again until a homogeneous mass is obtained. After that, put the mixture to cool, while it should be well beaten with a mixer until the gel state. This mask should be applied to the face in the evening every day. You can store the mask in the refrigerator for up to a month, and before applying the required amount of the substance you just need to warm up. For the faded skin, a mask based on gelatin with the addition of zinc oxide and glycerin is perfect. First you need 10 g of gelatin to dissolve in 40 ml of water and leave for an hour to ensure that gelatin is swollen. While gelatin swells, you need to grind 10 g of zinc oxide and 40 g of glycerin. Both these components can be purchased at any pharmacy. After gelatin has swelled, it must be mixed with zinc oxide and glycerin paste. All three components of the mask thoroughly mix and put on a water bath until they are completely dissolved.
After the mask is ready, it is necessary to moisten 3 stripes of bandage in it. The first strip is superimposed on the face oval along the line from the chin to the cheekbones. The second bandage strip with a mask is superimposed on the forehead area. Well, and the third - across the face across the nose. After all three bandages have been applied, they should be greased again with a gelatin mask. After 30 minutes, the entire mask is removed, after which the face must be rinsed with warm water. After washing, it should be lubricated with a light cream and powdered.
You can try using gelatin in another mask - with a cucumber. This mask will whiten the skin, relieve it of age spots and freckles. For its preparation 1 the cleared cucumber should be wiped on a grater and divided into 2 portions - one serving - juice, the second - pulp. In the cucumber mass, you should immediately add 2 teaspoons of freshly brewed warm green tea and the same amount of warm, fresh chamomile. Mix everything and add 1 teaspoon of gelatin to the resulting mass. Preheat the mixture until thickened and add cucumber juice to it. After that, the mask should be applied to the face and held for 20 minutes.