The benefits of alum for the skin:
Alum is mainly used in dermatology, has wound healing, cauterizing, drying, hemostatic and anti-inflammatory properties. There are several types of alum, such as baked, potassium and potassium alum. Alum is a powerful tool in the fight against excessive sweating in such areas of the body as the feet, armpits, palms of the hands. For many centuries, alum has usually been used as a deodorant. Now they are also used in most organic deodorants due to their antibacterial, astringent and drying properties. Unlike antiperspirants, alum does not block the sweat glands and does not clog the sweat pores, because they have very high adsorption properties of anhydrous aluminium sulfate – potassium.
Aluminium, which is part of alum, has an antimicrobial effect and does not allow bacteria and microorganisms to multiply and destroy fungi, and also eliminates their waste products, which give an unpleasant odour. Alum also helps in the treatment of acute inflammatory infections, diaper rash, dermatitis, eczema, mycosis, acne, acne, alum is also used in the treatment of oily seborrhea and many other skin diseases. Alum is a good help in the prevention of fungal infections, if daily use of alum powder in the form of powder for these areas, then on the fifth day the unpleasant odour, itching, and cracks in the foot area are eliminated.
Alum powder is often used in dentistry in the fight against gingival bleeding if you rinse the mouth cavity with alum solution, the pain is reduced, and alum solution is also used for gingivitis and stomatitis.
Alum is also well used in the treatment of abrasions, and small cuts as cauterizing and hemostatic agents, and also has disinfecting and bactericidal properties.
Due to their anti-inflammatory effects, alum is often used in cosmetology in masks, cosmetics, in daily care (wiping and washing ). You are used to improving the condition of such types of skin as oily, fading and porous. They have rejuvenating, smoothing and narrowing properties — part of many face masks. For porous and oily skin, a 4–5% solution of alum is wiped with a cotton pad. If you have open pores, then after washing you should not rub your face, apply alum powder with massage movements for 5 minutes, then rinse with warm water, for the best effect, perform the procedure three times a day, and after a week you will feel the result. To narrow pores and eliminate acne, the following masks are made.
Alum and glycerin face mask
To prepare the mask of alum and glycerin, you will need:
- ½ tablespoon of alum
- 50 grams of rose water
- 100 grams of glycerin
To prepare the mask, you need to mix the alum powder, rose water and glycerin thoroughly. Before applying the cover it is necessary to wash the face and neck, then dry the face, apply the mask evenly with a face brush for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water. The remains of the cover should be stored in the refrigerator, after applying this mask, the face will become smooth, shine, the pores will noticeably narrow.
Alum and white clay face mask
To prepare a mask of alum and white clay, you will need:
- Five teaspoons white clay
- One teaspoon alum
- 15 millilitres propolis tincture
To make a mask you need to mix all the ingredients in a bowl well, before applying the hood, you must wash your face and neck, then dry your face. Apply the mask on the face evenly for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Using this mask will give the skin dullness, pores will narrow, acne will dry.
A face mask of alum and almond oil
To prepare the mask of alum and almond oil, you will need:
- One egg white (whipped into foam)
- One teaspoon alum
- One teaspoon almond oil (can be replaced with apricot)
To make a mask, whisk egg white, add alum and almond oil, mix the ingredients well in a bowl, before applying the cover, you must wash your face and neck, then dry your face. Apply this mask on the face evenly for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water or 2% alum solution. The use of this mask will give the skin dullness, elasticity and smoothness, the pores will noticeably narrow.
Note: To prepare a 2% solution of alum, add one teaspoon of alum to a glass of warm water.
Mask of alum and boric acid
To prepare alum and boric acid masks, you will need:
- One teaspoon alum
- One teaspoon of boric acid solution (if not, use hydrogen peroxide)
To make a mask, you need to mix both ingredients well in a bowl; before applying the mask, you must wash your face and neck, then dry your face, use the mask evenly on your face for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
Beauticians recommend the following masks to give elasticity, eliminate wrinkles, after using such masks you will notice the result.
Mask of alum and olive oil
To make alum and olive oil masks you will need:
- One egg white
- 15 grams of olive oil
- One tablespoonful of bay leaves
- 10 grams of alum
To make a mask you need to start making bay leaf broth, you need to pour 15 leaves of laurel with 50 millilitres of boiling water and cook over low heat for 10 minutes, and then you should whisk the egg white well. After pre-cooking the ingredients for making the mask, we put the decoction of bay leaves, alum, whipped protein and olive oil in a bowl, mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
Before applying the mask, you must wash your face and neck, then dry your face. All this mass should be used on gauze, folded in half with cutouts for eyes and lips and put on the front for 40 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Mask should be done within three days.
To give the skin smoothness, shine and youth you need to use a face mask of alum and banana, this mask has a lifting effect.
A face mask of alum and banana
To make alum and banana masks you will need:
- One teaspoon alum powder
- One teaspoon banana puree or banana pulp
- One teaspoon sugar
To prepare the mask, you need to mix alum powder, banana pulp, and sugar. Before applying the mask, you must wash your face and neck, then dry your face, apply a mask evenly on your face for 30 minutes, then rinse with warm water. This mask should be used daily for two weeks, and you will feel the result, the skin will become toned, radiant and smooth.
Clinical studies have not revealed side effects in the use and use of alum, and they can be recommended for people with allergies. Do not have allergic reactions, as well as pregnant women and people who have asthma.