13 Ancient Beauty Secrets That Are Useful Even Today
Women have striven for beauty since ancient times. Below you have some of the best beauty secrets which have proved to work wonders over the ages.
1. Olive Oil
Olive oil has been used as beauty products ever since ancient Egyptian times. These days olive oil is the base for most shampoos, balms, and hair care products. Here are the top unexpected beauty uses for olive oil:
- Preshampoo hair treatment
- Lip scrub
- Eye make-up remover
- Shaving cream
- Shine serum
- Ear wax remedy
- Antibacterial balm
- Cuticle conditioner
Additionally, you can also use it to treat eczema, diaper-rash, and cracked heels.
Did you know that ancient Roman women spent a lot of time in their baths, changing hot and cool water? In addition, Cleopatra was a huge fan of relaxing baths and is widely known for her ritual of bathing in milk and honey, both of which exfoliate and soften the skin naturally.
3. Aromatherapy Massage
Aromatherapy massage is a therapy with essential oils added to the lotion or the massage oil. It is used to treat a wide range of conditions as well as to calm, energize, and reduce stress and anxiety.
4. Textured Fabric Instead of a Scrub
If a scrub is not available, a textured fabric or a simple cloth can also remove the dead skin cells effectively.
The idea of using sugar for epilation is thousands of years old. Sugaring resembles the hair removal with wax, removing the hair shaft from the surface without damaging the skin. Ladies love it for its long-lasting effect.
6. Rosehip and Cream Balm
The combination of rosehip and cream is virtually brilliant! Rosehip adds heavenly smell to your balm while the cream softens the skin. As an added bonus, the recipe is extremely simple!
7. Honey Masks
Honey was cherished for its healing properties in ancient civilizations. For instance, Ayurvedic and Egyptian traditional medicine used raw honey to treat various disorders and skin wounds. This simple ingredient works wonders for the skin, too. For instance, honey & cinnamon mask helps treat acne, mask made of honey, avocado, and whole milk yogurt is ideal for dry skin, and honey & aloe vera mask is beneficial for those with sensitive skin.
8. Henna and Basma
Women have long used these ingredients to strengthen and dye their hair in an all-natural way.
9. Egg Masks
While there are many recipes out there, the results are the same: eggs promote healthy, strong, and shiny hair! Eggs are indeed one of the best solutions to every hair problem, and they are easily accessible, cheap, and natural. They prevent breakage, soften the hair, stimulate its growth, and make it stronger.
10. Cabbage Leaves
Cabbage leaves have been used by breastfeeding women for a long time now. Their anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties soothe the breasts when applied topically.
11. Sour Cream
Interestingly, when applied topically on the hands sour cream makes them soft and tender.
12. Lemon Juice
In addition to relieving a wide range of common ailments, lemon juice is also capable of improving your skin and hair`s appearance. Here are some of its uses:
- Clarifying moisturizer (lemon juice+ coconut water)
- Blackhead treatment
- Elbow and knee bleacher
- Teeth whitener (lemon juice+ baking soda)
- Lip exfoliator
- Nail strengthener
- Hair lightener
Amazing, isn’t it?
Clay is essential to every woman`s beauty routine. Whether used to strengthen hair, remove cellulite, or promote radiant skin, clay has worked wonders since time immemorial.