Here are some of the ‘secrets’ of Cleopatra:
Hydration with Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is well known for its soothing properties. Cleopatra used to combine it with honey for a highly nutritious facial mask.
Natural henna dye
Cleopatra used to paint her nails with a brownish-reddish natural henna based. Also, she used henna to dye her hair, which she mixed with juniper berries or other fruit in order to get the exact color she wanted.
Exfoliation with sea salts
Her glowing skin she obtained with a mixture of sea salt and olive oil that moisturizes and exfoliates. Applied with a light massage, during or after showering, it will leave your skin especially soft and smooth.
Tonic with rose water
Queen of Egypt loved rose water, which made her skin soft and smooth and she used it as a natural tonic. You can get these results using rose water to cleanse your face morning and evening or making rose water in a spray bottle and applying it on your face whenever you feel the need, during the day.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Cleopatra was using Apple Cider vinegar as a tonic and cleanser for the face, a secret of beauty very popular even today.
Almond oil for a younger skin
Cleopatra used almond oil in the skincare routine. She knew what she knew because almond oil contains mandelic acid, present in many Exfoliating creams today.
Scented Essential Oils
- Essential oils of rose
All with aphrodisiac properties — were among the favorite perfumes of Cleopatra.
Honey and oil to regenerate hair growth
Honey in conjunction with castor oil is applied to the hair and left some time to penetrate well it was a treatment used by Cleopatra for a soft, shiny and strong hair.
Cleopatra used oats for cleansing and exfoliation her skin. Soaps are more harsh to the skin, while oats are well known for its qualities of nurturing and moisturizing. Add oatmeal in the water bath or make a decoction of barley( boil oatmeal or barley oats) and massage your skin gently.
White Clay mask
Clay Mask used by Cleopatra gave a toning and lifting effect on the skin.
And you can benefit from its properties, but don’t let the clay on the face more than 5-10 minutes, because it can dry the skin excessively. White clay can be used for any skin type but is recommended for people with sensitive skin, irritated, mature or who shows signs of aging.
Eye serum from hemp and celery
Though cucumber is the classic natural treatment for your eyes today, Cleopatra used a mixture of hemp oil and celery to keep twinkling eyes and healthy.