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BLAST FROM THE PAST Cleopatra's Beauty Secrets

Updated: Aug 30, 2019

Body shimmer, hair clips, and frosted lip gloss are some of the beauty products that are slowly making a come back these past few years but that’s not the only thing that’s making a come back. The skincare routines of beauty icons such as Cleopatra have been gaining popularity for its apparent effectiveness because of its use of natural and easy-to-find ingredients.

So if you’re on a budget and are looking for beauty treatments you can do at the comfort of your home, why not give these tips a try.

Hail to the Queen

Even today, years after her death, Cleopatra remains one of the most intriguing and memorable historical figures. The Egyptian Queen commanded her own army, enamored not one but two Roman rulers, and inspired countless works of art, literature, and film. Her prowess as a ruler made her legendary, and the stories of her romances with Julius Caesar and Marc Antony made her unforgettable.

Aside from that, she’s been known for her incredible beauty with historians like Ptolemy and Plutarch remarking on how beautiful the young queen was. It was all thanks to her beauty routine which were kept under wraps until it was discovered and meticulously studied by historian and archaeologists. She made us of everyday items such as milk, vinegar and sea salt to give her skin its smoothness and luster. She also seemed to have focused a lot on her skin and how to improve it instead of covering it up with a lot of cosmetics which makes her routine ideal for us people in the present because the ingredients she used are now more easy to come by and are easy to do.

Be A Queen at Home

Bathe in Milk and Honey

The secret to Cleopatra’s soft and glowy skin is being steeped in the moisturizing and nourishing properties of a milk and honey bath. The milk softens and nourishes the skin because it’s rich in minerals and vitamin content, including vitamin A, B and D, calcium, lactic acid, and animal protein. Honey, on the other hand, has antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These two when mixed together form a powerful concoction that is sure to make your skin feel amazing.

Moisturize with Aloe Vera

Did you know that the aloe vera craze has its roots from the Egyptian Queen herself? She used to mix aloe vera juice with honey to soothe the skin from irritation and inflammation keeping her skin clear and even.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Another cult fave in the present day, Cleopatra used apple cider vinegar to rinse her face to prevent blemishes. It’s also great to use as a toner as it brings the skin’s pH levels back to normal.

Use Rosewater as Toner

The versatility of rosewater was used by Cleopatra as a toner. Used for its antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties, they’re used to balance the skin’s pH levels and controls excess oil. Rosewater was also used to prevent and reduce blemishes.

Exfoliate with Sea Salt

The secret to the famed Egyptian Queen’s glowy skin is her use of exfoliators preferably sea salts as they contain a lot of minerals from the seas. She typically mixed it with olive oil that rejuvenates and moisturizes the skin.

Why not try…

Aqua Mineral’s Total Silk Body Scrub to exfoliate your body. Enriched with the rejuvenating and healing properties of the Dead Sea, this powerful product feels luxurious and leaves your skin fresh and smooth.

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