Shilajit and cosmetic products based on it are perfect to take care of the mature, problem, sensitive and aging skin. Shilajit improves the color and tone of the skin, nourishes it with necessary vitamins and minerals, stimulates the regeneration of epidermis cells, prevents premature skin ageing, wrinkles and age spots, improves its barrier function.
Shilajit contains the organic acids that have a peeling and whitening effect on the skin, carotenoids that contribute to removing of keratinized and dead cells. Vitamins C, E, rutin, amino acid lysine, flavonoids, zinc, sulfur, copper and silicon stimulate the natural production of fibrillar collagen protein responsible for skin elasticity and firmness. Premature aging of the skin is prevented by such components of Shilajit as magnesium, manganese, selenium, silicon, copper, chromium, zinc, vitamins C and E, carotenoids, tannins and organic acids.
Let’s consider the cosmetic use of Shilajit Altai for treatment of skin problems.
One of the most important but often neglected skin care rituals is toning. Perfect antioxidant qualities of Shilajit suit perfectly for such purpose.
Recipe of a universal tonic with Shilajit
1) 50 ml. still mineral water;
2) 0.2 g of Shilajit;
3) 5 drops of orange essential oil (or you can take any of your favorites).
Dissolve Shilajit in the water. Pour into the prepared aseptic jar, add essential oil and shake well. This remedy should be used as plain tonic once or twice a day. If you do not like the smell of Shilajit, you can use the following option: moisten a cotton pad with tonic well and wipe your face, neck and decollete area. Leave to dry completely, then wait for 10-15 minutes, wash with plain water and apply your daily moisturizer. For truly tangible results apply Shilajit tonic regularly, at least for 2-3 weeks daily.
If you need to rejuvenate your face, get rid of premature wrinkles, you can use tonic based on Shilajit and red wine:
1) 40 - 50 ml. dry red wine;
2) 0.5 g of Shilajit.
Add 0.5 grams of Shilajit to the heated wine and stir until completely dissolved. The mixture is poured into a small dark glass container and placed to the fridge.
A day later the tonic is ready to use. Once a day wipe your face (avoid getting into your eyes or to eyelids area). If you have dry skin, apply tonic to your face as a mask, wash off after 10 minutes with warm water. For oily skin, you can skip washing off the mixture. This procedure is repeated for a week or 10 days (all this time the mixture should be stored in the fridge).
Even after this short time the skin will be cleansed, become elastic and radiant, little wrinkles disappear, and large ones - smoothed.
Problem skin treatment
Shilajit is an excellent tool for effective acne treatment. Having strong anti-inflammatory effect, it can remove all sorts of toxins, and at the same time to strengthen the body. Of course, Shilajit is extremely effective in the fight against acne.
Shilajit vs. Acne: recipes
Recipe 1: Shilajit face mask
You just need to mix 3 tbsp. honey, 2 tbsp. olive oil and 2g Shilajit. The mixture is applied to cleansed face and neck and held for 30 minutes.
Recipe 2: Moisturizing Shilajit mask
It is also a great remedy for acne. This mask is made up of a few drops of aloe, 1 tbsp. moisturizer, a pair of drops of lemon and 0.3g Shilajit. Apply on clean face, hold about 25 minutes, and wash off.
Recipe 3: Egg mask
The separated egg yolk should be mixed with 0.3g Shilajit. The mixture is whipped to a foam state and applied to the face, washed off after 25 minutes. It whitens the face and narrows pores.
Recipe 4: Yeast mask
Dilute 1 tsp. brewer's yeast in 1 tbsp. water. Infuse for 20 minutes and add about 5 drops of lemon, then 0.3g Shilajit. Mix well and add about 5 drops of tea tree oil. The mask is held for about 25 minutes and then washed off.
Recipe 5: Herbal face mask
Shilajit is diluted with strained and cold calendula broth until thick state. Apply this both to the acne and to the face skin in general.
Recipe 6: Regenerating face mask
Shilajit (2 grams) is dissolved in the rose essential oil (2 grams). It is one of the simplest recipes.
Recipe 7: Honey face mask
Warm up honey on bain marie until warm and liquid. Mix 1 tsp. with 2g Shilajit. This mask remarkably helps to eliminate acne and other skin inflammations.
Recipe 8: Shilajit and succinic acid mask
Unique combination of these two natural substances has nothing less than magical effect on the skin. Crushed tablets of succinic acid are mixed in equal proportions with Shilajit. The resulting powder should be poured with warm water or dissolved in the natural oil (olive or peach oil will do perfectly). Apply to the problem areas of the skin. The resulting mixture has a good anti-inflammatory effect and can very effectively regenerate the damaged structure of the epidermis.
Nourishing face mask
This mask will give your skin the ability to be sated of useful substances and strengthen. 2 tbsp. oat flakes are poured with 4 tbsp. boiling water and infused for 15 minutes. Add 1g Shilajit to the mixture. Keep on the face for about 15 minutes, allowing the mask to dry. Rinse with warm water and then use a moisturizer.
The effectiveness of Shilajit will increase significantly in case of careful observing all the rules of masks decocting and use. Having in mind the effect of medical Shilajit masks, do them once every ten days. A full course of treatment is generally 10 masks.
And remember, whichever recipe you choose, any Shilajit mask will help to your skin perfectly! There is no such skin problem, which couldn’t be resolved by Shilajit - this unique gift of nature to a man.