CLEOPATRA'S EVENING: 5 SKINCARE RECIPES FROM ANCIENT EGYPT
Recipe for a cleansing mask from Nefertiti
There is evidence that this beautiful woman suffered from oily skin. Here is her recipe that has survived to this day.
- Heavy cream
- Sea salt
Mix 1 tablespoon of heavy cream with 1 teaspoon of sea salt. Apply this cream to your face, massage in a little and rinse off with warm water.
Your skin will become very soft and velvety!
Cleopatra mask recipe
The ingredients for Cleopatra's cleansing mask can be found in every home. Thoroughly mix 1 tbsp of honey with 1 tbsp of oat flour (you can replace wheat flour) so that no lumps remain.
Then, if you have dry skin, add 1 tsp of sour cream to this mixture.
If your skin is oily, add a few drops of lemon juice instead of sour cream.
Apply the finished Cleopatra mask to the face and neck and rinse off with warm water after 15-20 minutes.
It is recommended to do this mask several times a week for a month, then you can take a break for a few months and repeat the course of procedures.
- If the cleansing mask is too liquid, add more oat flour;
- After you have washed off the Cleopatra mask, you can make a contrasting face compress. Take a napkin and soak it in cold water and put it on your face for a minute, then soak it in hot water and put it on your face again. This procedure will enhance the effect of the mask;
- It is not recommended to apply the mask to the skin around the eyes, so it is best if you put cotton pads soaked in tea or herbal infusion on your eyes.
Clay perfectly tightens the skin, removes fine lines and wrinkles and creates a powerful lifting effect. For dry skin, white clay is more suitable, for oily skin, black clay is better.
Mix it in equal proportions with sour cream, lemon juice (or citric acid solution) and honey. Keep the mask on your face until a crust forms, but not more than 30 minutes. Rinse it off very carefully, making sure that clay particles do not remain in the pores.
After that, you can apply a fat cream or sour cream to your face and wipe it with a cotton swab or napkin.
Beauty bath from Cleopatra
This lady knew love pleasures like no other. Until her old age, young men did not transfer to her bedroom, who, according to legend, died of love for this sorceress. No wonder, because Cleopatra's skin was amazingly silky and had a wonderful aroma. Here's a recipe for her bath.
- Milk 3 litres
- Honey 1 cup
Dissolve a small cup of honey in hot (but not boiling) milk and pour the mixture into a bath of water at 36-37 degrees. Soak for 10-15 minutes. Of course, Cleopatra had the opportunity to bathe in a bathtub filled with milk (from young buffaloes), but our modernised recipe is also extremely good, no doubt about it.