Cleopatra Skin Care Secrets – OROGOLD Reviews
In addition to being known for her sharp intelligence and political savvy, Cleopatra was also greatly admired for her timeless beauty. Luckily for us, many of Cleopatra’s ancient Egyptian beauty routines were well documented, allowing us to recreate parts of it for ourselves. OROGOLD reviews the best of Cleopatra’s skin care secrets.
Sea Salt Body Scrub
History reports that in Ancient Egypt, it was common for women to use sea salt and other minerals from the Dead Sea for medicinal and beauty purposes, and Cleopatra was no exception. Mixing a tablespoon of olive oil in with half a cup of sea salt is the simplest way to make a sea salt scrub, but, for a more luxurious one, similar to Cleopatra’s, OROGOLD suggests mixing 2 tablespoons of sea salt with 3 tablespoons of a natural, flavor-free thick cream. Use this mixture to gently exfoliate your skin, but make sure that it stays on your skin for at least 5 minutes to allow the dirt deep within your pores to be drawn out.
Rose Water Facial Toner
Rose water can be used day or night as a natural facial toner, and is a beauty secret that the Egyptian Queen loved. Rose water hydrates and nourishes the skin, leaving it feeling and looking smooth and soft. You can either wipe your face with rose water, or, for extra convenience, OROGOLD recommends filling up a spray bottle with rose water, and giving your face a little spritz each time you want some extra hydration. You can also use rose water on your face instead of a primer, for foundation that glides easily over your skin.
Aloe Vera Face Mask
Aloe vera has been known throughout history for its anti-inflammatory properties, and Cleopatra used to take full advantage of this, mixing it into face creams, facial masks and much more. For an extremely simple yet ultra luxurious face mask, mix some aloe vera with some honey and apply to your face, massaging it in using slow, circular motions. Rinse after ten minutes, and your face should instantly feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
Milk and Honey Bath
One of Cleopatra’s most famous skin care secrets were her milk and honey baths, where she would mix the milk of a young donkey with honey and almond oil, even bringing a couple of donkeys along with her on her travels so that she never had to go without her baths. Although donkey milk is unlikely to be available where you live, we can still recreate this ourselves with cow milk. To prepare the bath, mix half a cup of honey with 3 cups of milk and 5 tablespoons of either almond oil or olive oil, before pouring the mixture into your bath.
One of the most famous queens of all time, Cleopatra’s beauty was sought after by many. From using rose water as a natural face toner to bathing in milk and honey, these ancient beauty secrets will mean that you too will be able to recreate Cleopatra’s classic, timeless beauty.