Although there was no cosmetic laboratory in ancient times, we still use the beauty secrets and natural skin care methods of women living in those times. The only explanation for this situation was the belief that even Cleopatra, whose beauty is legendary, completely surrendered to the miracles of nature and that natural cosmetics were perfect for her skin.
In recent years, due to the chemicals (paraben, perfume, etc.) used in the ingredients of cosmetic products, it has been said a lot by experts how excessive and incorrect use of cosmetics harms our skin and even creates a carcinogenic effect. Learning the contents and harms of these harmful cosmetic products has made us more conscious and natural.
This awareness process tells us that the important thing is not to cover the flaws with makeup techniques; taught that there is healthy, clean, and flawless skin that will look beautiful even without makeup.
Let’s come to a few essential secrets of Cleopatra, who had this consciousness even in antiquity and perhaps had no other choice!
1. Milk bath
Its numerous benefits to the skin and the body have been on the agenda for many years. Although we can’t find donkey milk like Cleopatra, who uses donkey milk for milk baths, we can use any natural, unpasteurized milk. Mix 3 glasses of milk well with half a glass of honey and six tablespoons of almond oil. Then add this mixture to the hot bath water you have prepared and enjoy your magnificent bath. This bath water will make your skin like cotton.
2. Natural mineral water
The benefits of natural mineral waters are innumerable. With the rich minerals and beneficial salts it contains, it not only meets our daily mineral needs but also acts as a beautiful skin tonic to clean our skin. We can add it to our daily skincare routines regularly, especially before sleeping; we can clean our skin with mineral water with the help of cotton and apply our moisturizer. It will clean the makeup and dirt residues on the skin, allow the pores to breathe, and provide you with healthy, vibrant skin quickly.
3. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is known to increase blood circulation and maintain the pH balance of our skin. Cleopatra must have realized this, too, as she used apple cider vinegar to clean her face. To prepare Cleopatra’s facial cleansing water, add 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar to a large bowl and mix well. Wash your face morning and evening with this water, and apply your moisturizer. It will be an effective cleaning method, especially for shiny, oily-looking skin. At the same time, thanks to its antiseptic properties, it will prevent the formation of acne and acne.
4. Hair care mask
Cleopatra, who inspired the characters that portray her with her fantastic, shiny hair, also had a specially prepared hair care mask. For healthy-looking hair, mix one tablespoon of almond oil with three tablespoons of honey, rub it into your freshly washed hair while in the bath, leave for 15 minutes, and then rinse. Please consider this mixture a special hair mask for your damaged hair, and apply it regularly.
5. Moisturizing face mask
Finally, the description of Cleopatra’s special cream after many years of research by experts was as follows:
Heat 2 tablespoons of beeswax in a pan; when the wax melts well, add two tablespoons of aloe vera juice, four drops of rose oil, and one tablespoon of almond oil. You can also add one ampoule of vitamin E to it. Cool, this cream mixture you have prepared in a glass jar and store it in the refrigerator.