Cosmetic use of citrus

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

With extracts of the fruit and rind of citrus produced a wide variety of perfumes and cosmetics:

toilet water,


tonic for the skin,

scrubs (exfoliants, cleansers for the face and body),


moisturizing, nourishing and rejuvenating creams.

on citrus juices can build a unique system of home cosmetic procedures for the face, neck and body.Especially beneficial effects on the skin of greasy and mixed types, but also for dry, sensitive skin, they will be useful in many cases.

cosmetic effect of the citrus fruit is defined by the presence in its juice and peel of a large number of biologically active substances: fruit acids (AHAs), essential oils, enzymes, vitamins (antioxidants).

Antioxidants (antioxidants) play an important role in metabolism, prevent oxidation of the lipids of the skin, leading to premature aging.They neutralize the harmful effect of free radicals caused by sunlight, pollution, cigarette smoke.By destroying the cells at the molecular level, free radicals can cau

se severe damage to both the skin and the whole organism;entail heart disease and cancer.Under the influence of their cell walls are destroyed, much-needed breaks the skin protein collagen fibers lose their elasticity, supporting the skin.Deprived of its strengthening foundations, the skin begins to weaken and sag, that is, to grow old.

Carotene, which include citrus fruits, perfectly regenerates skin cells, reduces wrinkles.

Vitamin C - is also a powerful antioxidant;It stimulates the synthesis of collagen and gives the skin softness and elasticity;vitamin C but, unfortunately, it is rapidly degraded, and it complicates its industrial use in cosmetic products.Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) - promotes the regeneration of tissues, it affects the process of biosynthesis of collagen and intercellular substance - hyaluronic acid needed to maintain youthful skin.

Essential oils are well moisturize and nourish the skin and stimulate the growth of fibroblasts.Connective tissue cells, fibroblasts, in turn, provide the work of elastin and collagen - these substances make our skin supple and soft.

have essential oils and other healing properties.With their help, you can protect against infection, reduce the effects of stress, boost immunity, improve mood and health in general.In addition, penetrating through the olfactory organs in certain parts of the brain, natural flavors can regulate human eating habits, and thus also affect the body's metabolism, and the condition of our skin.Some odors inhibit digestion, while others stimulate hunger.Aromas of citrus fruits tend to blunt the feeling of hunger, get rid of in a sweet needs.However, serious research in this area is yet to come.