13 Ancient Beauty Secrets That Are Useful Even Today
In today’s article we are going to present you some of the greatest beauty secrets which were used since ancient times.
- Olive Oil
Olive oil is used since ancient times due to its remarkable properties. Today, this oil is used for cooking, as a medicine, but also as a base in numerous beauty and hygiene products: shampoos, balms, soaps and hair care products.
You can use olive oil for numerous purposes:
- Eye make-up remover
- Preshampoo hair treatment
- Lip scrub
- Shaving cream
- Shine serum
- Antibacterial balm
- Ear wax remedy
- Cuticle conditioner
In addition to that, you can also use this oil as a natural treatment of eczema, diaper-rash and cracked heels.
In ancient Rome, women had many beauty rituals, including baths with hot and cold water. Cleopatra enjoyed to take relaxing baths and she had a ritual of bathing in milk and honey. These natural ingredients exfoliate and soften the skin.
- Aromatherapy Massage
Aromatherapy massage is a massage therapy with essential oils which are added to base oil, such as coconut, jojoba, sweet almond or olive oil. Essential oils are used as a treatment of numerous health conditions. Aromatherapy massages will relax your body, energize but also can reduce stress and anxiety
- Textured Fabric Instead of a Scrub
Instead of scrub you can use textured fabric or a simple cloth and thus you can remove the dead skin cells.
Sugar is one of the best and most efficient ways for epilation of your skin and it is used thousands of years ago. Instead of wax, you can use mixture of sugar, water and a bit of lemon and thus remove the hair shaft from the surface without damaging your skin. Sugaring will provide you a long-lasting effect.
- Rosehip and Cream Balm
Prepare a mixture of cream balm and rosehip and use it to soften your skin. This mixture that is great for your skin and it has really nice smell.
- Honey Masks
Honey is a true gift from the nature and it is cherished for its remarkable healing properties since ancient times. Namely, raw honey is part of traditional Ayurvedic and Egyptian medicine. Honey was used as a treatment of various health issues and for healing skin wounds. This ingredient can do wonders for the skin. For example, you can prepare mask of honey and cinnamon and use it to treat acne. The combination of honey, avocado, and whole milk yogurt is ideal for dry skin. In addition to that, the mixture of honey and aloe vera is great for sensitive skin.
- Henna and Basma
Women have long used these Henna and Basma for strengthening as well as for dying the hair in a completely natural way.
- Egg Masks
Eggs are extremely beneficial for the hair and there are various recipes that will make your hair healthy, strong and shiny. The eggs are completely natural and one of the best solution for every hair problem. Eggs will prevent breakage of the hair, but also will soften, stimulate its growth and make it stronger.
- Cabbage Leaves
Cabbage leaves possess potent anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties and thousands of years ago, breastfeeding women applied these leaves topically. Cabbage leaves soothe the breasts and reduce the pain.
- Sour Cream
Apply sour cream on your hands and your skin will become soft and tender.
- Lemon Juice
Lemon juice has wide range of uses, including as a treatment of various health conditions and ailments. You also can use lemon juice to improve the appearance of your skin and hair. In addition to that, you can use the lemon juice as a:
- Clarifying moisturizer (lemon juice+ coconut water)
- Blackhead treatment
- Teeth whitener (lemon juice+ baking soda)
- Elbow and knee bleacher
- Nail strengthener
- Lip exfoliator
- Hair lightener
Clay should be part of the beauty routine of every woman. The clay is great for strengthening of the hair, promotes radiant skin, clay has the ability to remove cellulite, etc.