Sage in cosmetology - wide application

May 18, 2014

 Sage in cosmetology
 The reason why the sage used in cosmetology, is its astringent properties that sage can purify the skin. The plant also has anti-aging properties.

Sage - is an evergreen plant with a fresh, light scent that lifts the spirits and enlightens the mind. The healing properties of this plant have been known since ancient times. Written evidence of this can be found in ancient Greek and Chinese manuscripts. Perhaps salvia Sage - cvyaschennaya grass  Sage - cvyaschennaya grass
   It has been known to mankind at the dawn of agriculture.

Sage has many varieties - from the usual, often occurring in Europe before the red Chinese sage. In cosmetology used different varieties of sage.


Useful properties of sage skin

Anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and soothing properties of sage have made this plant so popular. Here are the main ingredients:

  • Ursolic acid - treats acne, eczema and skin fungus. Furthermore, this acid exfoliates the skin and thoroughly cleans it due to its antibacterial activity. It also allows Sage to heal wounds thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
  • Carnosic acid - heals damaged skin caused by ultraviolet rays and protects it from further damage due to sun exposure.
  • This acid also protects against free radicals, which cause skin aging.
  • Flavonoids - a polyphenolic compounds that protect the body (including the skin) aging, cancer and many other diseases associated with damage to cells.

Sage may be a natural way to clean the skin from eczema and dryness, if used in combination with lavender The healing properties of lavender - not only pleasant aroma  The healing properties of lavender - not only pleasant aroma

Lavender soothes and heals the skin, and promotes the formation of new skin cells. Sage combined with lavender can reduce the signs of aging, to heal the scars and eliminate redness.

Sage for the skin, combined with lavender gently cleanses the skin. You can make a home remedy in the form of tea. Brew for 20 minutes three dry sage leaves and a teaspoon of dried leaves of lavender. The longer brewed herbs, the more powerful will be a cleansing agent.

When the vehicle is ready, dip a cotton ball in it and apply on your face before going to bed to remove all dirt, makeup and oil. After that, the skin is radiant, soft and very clean.

If you use this tool for a long time, you will notice that the facial skin looks young, and always smooth complexion.


Sage oil in cosmetics

Essential oil of sage - the perfect remedy for rashes. If a skin rash appear, apply on pimples a few drops of essential oil of sage after a thoroughly clean face. Sage helps dry up pimples by killing the bacteria that caused their appearance at the same time bringing the pus that has accumulated underneath. Sage oil for the face should not be used if you have an allergy to sage.


Oil sage of scars

Sage oil obtained by distillation of the usual sage leaves, is also used for the treatment of scars, particularly the old or ugly. The natural regenerative properties of the oil of sage and its ability to help stimulate blood circulation accurately destroy dense scar tissue. Sage oil should be used for this purpose only in small amounts, since it contained thujone in large quantities can be toxic.

Sage oil is used in cosmetics and to combat stretch marks. It can be used only after delivery. If necessary to use it with caution and in diluted form, it is safe.


Tonic sage for the skin

Those who have oily skin Oily skin: Natural and artificial care  Oily skin: Natural and artificial care
 Worth trying a tonic that will cleanse, soften and smooth the skin.

  • Prepare an infusion of sage leaves. Place in a glass bowl of dry or fresh sage leaves. Fill them with boiling water.
  • Cover the bowl with aluminum foil. Let stand 15 minutes.
  • Strain the infusion. Mix it in equal proportions with apple cider vinegar.
  • Stir the mixture is ready, pour into a glass bottle. Close and store the resulting tonic in the refrigerator.
  • Wipe that face tonic after normal cleansing, applying it to the skin with a cotton pad to move upward.

Store toner in a cool dark place. If redness or rash, stop using it immediately. If they do not go away within a few days, consult a doctor.


Masks of sage

The next time when your skin will appear dry, redness or rash, use dry or fresh sage, and you will be surprised how well it soothes the skin. Find the means of sage, which is best suited for you. Perhaps it will be the mask of oil of sage.

Sage skin - a very strong medical ingredient against irritations, wounds and even premature aging. It is useful to include in the program of skin care homemade mask with sage.


How to make homemade facial mask with sage

From fresh sage, Put the leaves in a juicer, along with the other ingredients of the mask, such as a cucumber or an apple to get a mask with vitamins and minerals.

  • Because of dry sage: Pour boiling water and leave for a couple of hours (the more - the better).
  • The herb should be organic, without adding any chemicals. The ratio of grass and water should be 1: 1.

Remember that extracts commercially available, is generally much more concentrated, meaning that they can be more effective.

  Masks of sage can be used for oily skin, acne, sensitive skin Sensitive skin: causes and care  Sensitive skin: causes and care
 . You can also use it at the wrinkles and spots on the skin caused by sun exposure. Apply this mask to two times a week.

If you want luxury, but very inexpensive mask for dry skin, try a rejuvenating mask, sage, lavender and rosemary. Essential oils of these herbs stimulate the skin, oatmeal to soothe dry skin and pure honey, yogurt and strawberries act as mild exfoliants.

What you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon finely grind oatmeal
  • Blender or food processor
  • 2 large fresh strawberries


  • Place 1 tablespoon of oatmeal in a blender or food processor, grind it into a powder.
  • Add 2 large fresh strawberries, 2 tablespoons natural fat yogurt and 1 teaspoon of pure organic honey.
  • Mix the ingredients to a paste.
  • Add 2 drops of lavender essential oil, 1 drop of oil of sage and 1 drop of essential oil of rosemary.
  • Clean your face and neck and apply the mask on clean skin.
  • Leave the mask on your face for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
  • Apply a thin layer to the skin moisturizer.

Be sure to use a mask oatmeal or cereal coarse. Do not use instant cereal, because they will not have the desired effect.

Use a mask only untrimmed natural yogurt. Fat yogurt soften and moisturize the skin.

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