May 24, 2011

Ancient Beauty Remedies From Around The World

The people of the ancient civilizations are known to have the best beauty secrets in the world. Many of today’s beauty companies use some of these secrets to create modern versions and in my case, my grandmother still talks about how things were done when she was my age. Here are some ancient beauty remedies that I’ve found to be really interesting and useful.
Cleopatra, renowned for her beauty is said to have bathed in milk to get smooth, younger and softer skin.
Olive oil is a favorite of several cultures including the Romans and Egyptians. It’s known to give your skin a glow, act as an anti-aging agent and to keep your hair shiny.

Milk was a favorite bathing ingredient of Cleopatra’s because it kept her skin smooth.

Almond oil helps the hair grow. Almonds mixed with egg whites can help to reduce brown spots.
Coconut that is grated and applied to the face like a mask is a well-known beauty remedy in India.

Henna was used to dye hair and give it a pretty reddish tint. It also makes the hair shiny and acts like a UV protector.

Rosemary was used to prevent hair loss in ancient Egypt.

Rice bran was used by the Japanese to prevent wrinkles and get rid of under eye circles.

Argan oil is from a fruit found in Morocco and contains vitamin E and fatty acids known to nourish the hair and skin.

Some of these remedies were used in several different cultures in different parts of the world, but all of them have stood the test of time and have been proven to work.
This post was written by Aleya from Spontaneous Chick
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  1. turmeric is an Traditional way to improve skin tone . but it is a natural method that means it is very mild and will take longer time to make a difference .for elbows u should use melatite cream it is the strongest in the Field of improving tone . find more about it ,presently your face is an assets to you so be patience as u don't want any allergies right now .

  2. urmila9:13 AM

    Apply orange peel powder + rose water for 1 hr daily.

  3. Anonymous9:18 AM

    ginseng, ginkgo leaf, and Solomon's seal rhizome are said to aid in circulation and detoxification. The ancient Chinese would combine these with other ingredients said to promote health,

  4. Dittany of Crete has been used since ancient times as a beauty product and anti-aging remedy.

  5. Romans used perfumes for bathing.

  6. Ranadev9:28 AM

    Ayurveda Beauty tips from Ancient India:
    To add glow to skin, grate raw coconut and squeeze out milk. Apply milk to face and lips.

  7. Jyotsna9:29 AM

    In ancient Indonesia, hair was rinsed with coconut milk to strengthen and condition it. For bathing, flowers like jasmine, gardenia, hibiscus, magnolia, and rose were added to water. Coconut oil was used to soften skin.

  8. Anonymous9:30 AM

    Cleopatra also discovered the benefits of adding 1-2 c of dead sea salt into a bath, the minerals contained in it combat stress and aging.

  9. Anonymous9:30 AM

    Avocadoes were also used in the ancient Mayan beauty regimen. Mash ½ of a fresh ripe avocado and apply it evenly to your face. Leave it on for 20 minutes, and rinse it with warm water.

  10. Fenugreek was also added to facial tonics Ancient Egyptian

  11. Anonymous9:33 AM

    cleansing skin with milk is also recommended in Ayurvedic beauty). In Egypt, skin was frequently oiled not just after bathing but throughout the day with almond oil fragrenced with frankincense and myrrh

  12. Sucheta8:41 AM

    Honey and ginger made into a paste and apply.they definitely make your skin tighter and firmer!


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