Many people know that calendula tincture is a broad-spectrum agent used for both medical and cosmetic purposes. However, not everyone knows exactly how to use such a tincture.
Tincture of calendula for face skin
For a long time, women have been using the antiseptic properties of calendula in the fight for the beauty of their facial skin. Calendula effectively relieves irritation, redness, eliminates flaking on the skin, soothes and cleanses. There are several ways to use calendula tincture on your face:
To prepare the mask, you need to take 1 tablespoon of calendula tincture and 4 tablespoons of wheat flour. These ingredients must be added to 200 g of water and mixed until smooth. Apply the mask to previously cleansed skin and keep it on for about 30 minutes. This mask is ideal for oily skin.
Calendula tincture is often used as a lotion by rubbing it over the face. This procedure helps to remove impurities and tone the skin.
With acne, an ointment based on calendula tincture helps well. To prepare such an ointment, 2 tablespoons of the tincture are mixed with 20 g of petroleum jelly. The ointment is applied to the face twice a day.
Tincture of calendula for hair
Tincture of calendula works well with brittle and oily hair, and it also helps in the fight against dandruff. The tincture can be used as a prophylactic agent for any hair type. To improve the condition of the hair, you can use a tincture-based solution. It is quite simple to prepare it: you need to dilute 2 tablespoons of calendula tincture in 1 liter of water. You can rinse your hair with this solution after each shampooing.
The use of tincture of calendula for medical purposes
Tincture of calendula is widely used to treat corns and warts, and is also used for inflammatory skin diseases. The tincture helps to eliminate purulent formations and accelerates tissue repair.
For skin rashes, non-healing wounds and cracks in the skin, you can use an ointment based on tincture of calendula.
The ointment can be prepared at home, for this you need to mix the tincture with lanolin or petroleum jelly in a ratio of 1:10.
Making calendula tincture at home
Tincture of calendula flowers can be purchased at the pharmacy, or you can prepare it at home. For the preparation of the tincture, edge flowers or flower baskets are used. Calendula is added to 70% alcohol in a ratio of 1:10 and insisted in a cool, dark place for two weeks. After this time, the tincture is filtered.
Despite all the useful properties of calendula, the tincture from it should be used carefully, and only after consulting a specialist, especially when it comes to using the tincture inside.