How to make a chitin cleaning mask of cockroach skins (it is safe for cockroaches)

Introduction

How to make a chitin cleaning mask of cockroach skins  (it is safe for  cockroaches)

The interest to the oriental spiritual practices (e.g. yoga), medicine (herbalism, acupuncture), Asian cuisine (sushi and so on) has significantly increased lately. The Asian cosmetic industry doesn’t stay away too, and using exactly the products of the Asian cosmetic brands for everyday skin cleaning and nourishing has already become a fashion trend. Oriental beauties have been making a cult of skin care for centuries, devoting several hours a day to beauty treatments. Together with the modern cosmetics the Asian women use the time tested recipes containing the ingredients that sometimes shock the average Europeans. We’ve got used to fearing the cosmetics including preservatives, perfumes and colourants. And would you agree to try an absolutely natural mask, without any parabens and perfumes, but with the crushed cockroach skins? If yes, here is the time tested Korean recipe of youth and beauty.

You´ll need

  • Cockroach skins, we picked them up after the molting, so, it’s completely safe for the cockroaches
  • Red wine
  • Red clay

Steps

  • How to make a chitin cleaning mask of cockroach skins  (it is safe for  cockroaches)

    The attitude to insects in Asia is cardinally different from ours, it won’t be difficult to find some information about the nutritional value of grasshoppers, cockroaches and scorpions there. Various larvae, worms and crickets that are later sent to the local cafes and restaurants are cultivated and fattened at the special farms. Some insects are not only used for cooking meals, but also for making cosmetics.

  • How to make a chitin cleaning mask of cockroach skins  (it is safe for  cockroaches)

    Though many insects in Asia can be eaten without any heat treatment (alive, in other words), no cockroach dies while preparing a chitin cleaning mask, because only cockroach skins are needed for the preparation. The cockroach larvae molt several times during their life, every time shedding their skins. You can see the recently molted cockroach on the photo. At first it is white and soft, but gradually the chitin cover gets darker and it hardens. Bur we are more interested in the left chitin skin than in the cockroach itself.

  • How to make a chitin cleaning mask of cockroach skins  (it is safe for  cockroaches)

    Collecting cockroach skins after molting is not the easiest thing to do. The majority of cockroach species eat their former shell immediately after the molting to make up a deficiency of chitin in the organism. Moreover, cockroaches can carry diseases which are dangerous for a human. That is why the specialized farms for the insect breeding are the best place to get the cockroach skins (you can find their addresses in the Internet).

  • How to make a chitin cleaning mask of cockroach skins  (it is safe for  cockroaches)

    A few words about chitin. Chitin, together with cellulose and starch, is one of the three most widely spread polysaccharides in the nature. Every person who used to study biology at school knows that chitin is the base of the outer covering of the crustaceans, insects and arachnids. When heating chitin with the chemical solution, the water soluble chitosan is got. It is widely used in the cosmetic, food and pharmaceutical industry. The chitin and its derivatives have sorbing, hypoallergenic, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and wound healing characteristics. In my opinion, this information is enough to get rid of the prejudice towards cockroach skins and to start preparing the cleaning mask. The cockroach skins are soft immediately after the molt, they need to be washed and dried in the open air for several days.

  • How to make a chitin cleaning mask of cockroach skins  (it is safe for  cockroaches)

    The well dried skins are easily ground in a coffee grinder.

  • How to make a chitin cleaning mask of cockroach skins  (it is safe for  cockroaches)

    It’s not necessary to mill them up to powder, it would be better to leave the particles bigger – in this case the mask will additionally have a pronounced scrub effect.

  • How to make a chitin cleaning mask of cockroach skins  (it is safe for  cockroaches)

    Add the red wine to the ground cockroach skins, the rate of 1 teaspoon of the ground raw-stuff to 2 teaspoons of wine.

  • How to make a chitin cleaning mask of cockroach skins  (it is safe for  cockroaches)

    Mix it all up and take it away for 2-3 hours to brew.

  • How to make a chitin cleaning mask of cockroach skins  (it is safe for  cockroaches)

    Even though chitin is considered to be insoluble in the water, alcohol, weak alkalis and acids, some processes of the interaction of chitin covers and wine which has the acescent PH really take place, but they are only known to the oriental beauties. Some hours later after mixing, we get smooth and quite thick gel.

  • How to make a chitin cleaning mask of cockroach skins  (it is safe for  cockroaches)

    The gel is very slimy, it is impossible to spread over the skin evenly.

  • How to make a chitin cleaning mask of cockroach skins  (it is safe for  cockroaches)

    Add the red clay to the gel. It will not only enrich the mask with minerals, but it will also help to make a more convenient consistency for spreading it over the skin.

  • How to make a chitin cleaning mask of cockroach skins  (it is safe for  cockroaches)

    Mix it all up carefully. Put the ready-made mask on the previously cleaned face in a thin layer and leave it for 5-10 minutes, after that wash it off with warm water.

  • How to make a chitin cleaning mask of cockroach skins  (it is safe for  cockroaches)

    As usually, we were controlling the effect of our cosmetics on the volunteers with different skin types. We used to present the precise data about the content of the cream or mask. In this case we had to hide the basic component of our Asian remedy. As a result, absolutely everyone noticed that the skin became smoother, flatter and fresher already after a single application. When using the mask with the cockroach skins during a course (twice a week), a female owner of the problem skin which is disposed to inflammations and acnes, noticed that the state of her skin had considerably improved. The redness disappeared, her complexion became steady, there were no local inflammations any more. Despite all this, after we had declassified our basic ingredient, a half of our volunteers refused to take part in the further mask testing.

Warnings

  • The mask with cockroach skins seems shocking and unpleasant only at first sight. To make cosmetics we use propolis and honey which are also products resulting from the processing of various vegetable components (resinous substances and nectar) by bees. If you get rid of stereotypes and negative prejudice towards the cockroaches, you can enrich your cosmetic arsenal with one more time tested recipe of the Asian beauty and the perfectly smooth, flat and shining skin.

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Comments

  1. Jina 30 January 2014 :

    I should say that I am really shocked, because I have heard a lot of unusual things, but this is too much, I suppose! How is it possible to apply cockroaches on your face? It is terrible.

  2. samanta 11 February 2014 :

    In fact, it is really terrible, because I know that some people all over the world are even eating them, but application on the face is something new for me.

  3. Polly 15 February 2014 :

    As for me, I have made this mask and applied it on the skin. It has no smell, but the color is rather unpleasant.

  4. Rianna H 18 February 2014 :

    Can you describe the effect? It is so interesting to learn about the qualities of this mask.

  5. Polly 28 February 2014 :

    Well, I had enough courage to make it four times only, but I should say that it cleansed my skin perfectly. And of course it became softer.

  6. Yokko 16 March 2014 :

    I wonder how it can became softer, because skins of cockroaches are rather solid and I`m not sure whether they can cause a smoothing effect.

  7. Polly 02 April 2014 :

    The thing is that in combination with wine it becomes like gel and it is really nourishing for skin. Maybe you should try it too?

  8. SF 05 April 2014 :

    I don`t know, it is like a challenge for me! It is interesting to try but I am not sure that I will manage to do it. I am afraid of cockroaches!

  9. Polly 10 April 2014 :

    Oh, don`t be afraid! When you see the result, you will even love them. The only possible way is to get used to it.

  10. Lica84 27 April 2014 :

    This article intrigued me so much that now I really want to try. I think it will help me to overcome the fear of cockroaches.

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