The women of the past were equally concerned about their youth, skin and hair. Some of them had some really strange concepts of beauty rituals. The women of ancient times indulged in beauty regimens containing natural products and that was the secret of their youthful and smooth skin.
Some of the ideas can be used today. And many are still being used today even after hundreds of years that work wonders for your skin:
Milk & Honey
Cleopatra is renowned for being a legendary beauty and her flawless glowing skin. According to history, she used to bathe in olive oil, milk and honey. These three ingredients are commonly found in the facial treatments being provided in spas of today.
Usage of rose water for skin and beauty dates back to ancient Egypt. Rose water is extremely effective in preventing the signs of aging by tightening the skin pores and reducing wrinkles. Rose water was also brought to use as cleanser as it removes oil, dirt and other pollutants from the skin.
Centuries ago the Aztec civilizations used avocado as a skin moisturizers. Avocado is an amazing fruit having both numerous health benefits for the body and the skin. Avocado oil helps in balancing of skin by reducing the pore size to that healthy looking skin is made. Avocado oil is easily absorbed by skin and does not clog pores.
For thousands of years, eggs have been a used as a basic ingredient in skin care products. The earliest recorded skin care recipe dating back to 600 B.C reveals the usage of egg whites on the face and neck to tighten the skin and providing with an instant temporary face lift. Eggs contain proteins that hydrate the skin. And a variety of masks today contain egg as a primary ingredient.
In the 2nd century (100s), Galen invented the first ever cold cream. The original cold cream contained special mix of ingredients like water and mix of grease so that both the organic and inorganic material meaning the dead skin cells and makeup particles would dissolved and eradicated from the skin while at the same time cleansing the pores and making it soft. Later on, rose water was added to the cold cream to give it a pleasant smell creating the first cosmetic. Cold creams are used for cleansing the skin, makeup removal and softening the skin even today.