Have you ever wonder what was the secret behind the timeless beauty of the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra?
She is well-known for her exquisite beauty and intrigued many for centuries. Many regards to her as one the most beautiful women in history. Cleopatra was obsessed with beauty and the idealized version of herself.
The Ancient Egyptians were obsessed with beauty and the idealized version of themselves.
They discovered secrets to treating conditions like wrinkles, stretch marks, and scarring.
Cleopatra left really valuable ageless beauty tips that will never go out of style.
Here are 5 beauty treatments, which are affordable and easy to create at home.
1. One of the most famous beauty secrets of Cleopatra was definitely her favorite bath with milk and honey.
Taking a bath was really important for the Egyptian Queen and was part of her daily beauty regimes.
She used to mix milk of a young donkey with fresh honey and almond oil.The lactic acid exfoliated and rejuvenated the skin.
You can easily prepare milk-honey bath yourself. All you need to do is mix 3 cups of milk with a half cup of honey and add two
teaspoons of almond oil or any oil of your choice. Pour the mixture into the bath.
Milk hydrates and replenishes the skin, leaving it glowing and radiant. Honey is loaded with antioxidants, enzymes, and other nutrients that nourish, cleanse, and hydrate skin. Almond oil is rich in Vitamin A and E and helps fighting aging. What more do you want?
2. Cleopatra used sea salt as a natural scrub that she used to exfoliate her body and face.
Sea salt has natural relaxing and soothing properties, and it also helps circulation and exfoliates your skin.
It contains a variety minerals and nutrients that benefit our bodies and particularly our skin.
As you gently scrub, your skin becomes stimulated as your circulation improves, dead skin is removed, your pores open.
Sea salt exfoliation will leave your skin shiny and soft. Mix sea salt with olive oil to have the queen like experience.
3. Cleopatra used to mixed Apple cider vinegar and water was used as a facial rinse.
Apple cider vinegar softens and exfoliate skin, reduce red spots, and balance the pH of your skin.
Simply pour a bit of it on a cotton ball and apply to your face after cleansing. If you want to you can also treat the skin overnight, just apply apple cider vinegar to your age spots in order to lighten their color.
Diluted ACV face wash can help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it also helps draw toxins out of your skin leaving a youthful and clean glow.
4. Cleopatra also had treatment for damaged hair. She used to apply a mixture of honey and castor oil on her hair.
Honey is also full of antioxidants and nutrients to feed hair follicles that house the live part of the hair, encouraging hair growth.
Castor oil contains vitamin E, omega-6 fatty acids, minerals, and proteins, which are all important for the health of your hair and scalp. Egyptians used castor oil, which is rich in essential fatty acids, to moisturize, condition and thicken their hair.
Take one tablespoon honey and two tablespoon castor oil and mix it together to form a paste and then apply this mask to your hair.
Leave the mask on for an hour and then wash it with shampoo.
5. Aloe Vera
Fresh aloe vera, hailed the “plant of immortality” by the Ancient Egyptians and famously used by Cleopatra as part of her beauty regime besides those milk baths to keep her looking youthful. Aloe vera is antibacterial, antifungal and also soothes, softens and moisturizes your skin. Aloe Vera Gel penetrates through all seven layers of the skin providing nutrition skin-deep.
Cleopatra appreciated the soothing aloe vera juice and used it for her daily skin and beauty care.
She combined it with honey to make the ultimate face mask. Honey has strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
The Ingredients are One tablespoon full of Aloe Vera juice or pulp and one tablespoon of honey. Mix them well and apply gently on your face. Let it set for 10 to 20 Minutes and rinse it with warm water.