The Egyptian Queen Cleopatra is known as the most beautiful women in the human history. For centuries people had admired Cleopatra’s beauty, her talents, her body and looks. But, you probably know that no one can be like that if you don’t use the help of some magic beauty secrets.
She had some of the most amazing and useful beauty routines. Cleopatra’s gorgeous skin looked like that thanks to the milk baths and the honey she used, also the history books say that she smelled dazzling because of the rose fragrance she used.
One of her most famous beauty secrets was that she slept with a golden mask on her face. Besides that, she had some beauty tricks which are very affordable for you, that will help you a lot for sure.
Read them below!
Milk Bath – Cleopatra’s well kept beauty secret
For baths, Cleopatra used to mix milk of a young donkey with fresh honey and almond oil. This was her secret for soft and glowing skin.
To prepare this gorgeous milk and honey bath, mix half cup of honey with 3 cups of milk and add 5 tablespoons almond oil or olive oil instead, then pour this substance into your bath and make your skin gentle and silky!
Cleopatra’s Grape Facial
This facial is used mostly for over-tanned skin. To prepare it you need to crush the green grapes to a pulp, add the honey and mix it all together. Apply to a clean, damp face and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse well.
Sea Salt Body and Face Scrub
Sea salt scrub was the natural scrub that she used to exfoliate her body and face. It is a great way to remove the dead skin cells and make your skin shiny, smooth and soft. It can be done after the relaxing milk bath.
Rose Water as a Facial Toner
Wipe your face with rose water every morning and every evening; use it, as a natural face toner. Rosewater will make your skin soft and smooth, naturally hydrating and nourishing it. You can also spray rose water on your face during the hot summer day, it will help refresh and hydrate your skin, keeping it soft and supple. Rosewater can be used on the face instead of makeup primer – your foundation will glide on your skin very smoothly and easily, and the wonderful odor is a great bonus!
Apple Cider Vinegar for Face Rinse
Vinegar has a tonic action that promotes blood circulation in the small capillaries that irrigate the skin, and it regulates the pH of the skin. Cleopatra knew that even back then, so she used apple cider vinegar to rinse her face. For the rinse you need 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar and 1 basin filled with warm water. Pour the apple cider vinegar into the warm water. Thoroughly splash your face with the rinse. And, then let your face dry without using a towel. Before you do this, be sure to start with a perfectly clean face!
Red Ochre For Lip Color and Antimony Sulphide for Eye Makeup
Red ochre and fat mixed together was used to color her lips, and Celery and hemp were combined for soothing her eyes. Antimony Sulphide was the black chemical she used to make her eyes, eyebrows and her lashes dark.
Henna as Nail Polish
Queen Cleopatra for her nails used natural nail polish, she dyed them with henna, which protects them and gives the fingernails a lovely reddish-brown color.
Honey Face Mask
Raw honey is incredible for your skin thanks to its antibacterial properties and a hefty serving of skin-saving antioxidants. It has many skin properties: prevents and treats acne, slows down skin aging, is extremely moisturizing and soothing, so it helps create a glow and it opens up pores making them easy to unclog.
Cleopatra’s Treatment for Damaged Hair
Mix 3 table spoons of honey with 1 table spoon of castor oil (if you don’t have castor oil – olive oil will do), apply this substance on your freshly washed hair and let it soak in for 5-15 minutes, then rinse. This natural hair treatment helps to repair damaged hair, giving it more shine and softness.
Face Cream of Cleopatra
Amazing face cream for every skin. You will need: 2 tablespoons of aloe vera juice, 4 drops of rose essential oil, 1 tablespoon of almond oil and 2 spoons of beeswax. Heat the beeswax and the almond oil until the substance gets liquid, then add the rest of the ingredients. You can add vitamin E. After the cream cools down, you can put it into your fridge. It can last for about a week.