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Top 12 cleopatra beauty secrets

Updated on July 7, 2015

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Cleopatra is known as the most beautiful woman of her time and a standard for feminine beauty for centuries. Genuine incarnation of beauty, Cleopatra was known to spare no expense in order to maintain herself gorgeous. Cleopatra had a few secrets of perfect dazzling look. Luckily, her beauty secrets are documented, making it possible for us to test them . She had some of the most amazing and useful beauty routines. One of her most famous beauty tips was that, she used to sleep with a golden mask on her face.

Here are known secrets, behind the timeless beauty of this amazing woman

milk& honey

One of her best known secrets was her ritual of bathing in milk and honey .Milk is a great remedy for a glowing and youthful skin, as it is the amazing natural softener and exfoliater of the skin. Raw honey is incredible, thanks to its antibacterial and antioxidant properties. It prevents and treats acne, slows down skin aging and it is extremely moisturizing and soothing.

For baths, Cleopatra used milk of a young donkey with fresh honey and almond oil. To prepare this gorgeous bath, mix half cup of honey with 3 cups of milk and add 5 tablespoons almond oil or olive oil , then pour this mixture into your bath and pamper yourself !

dead sea salt

History also reports, that Cleopatra added salt from the Dead Sea to her bath. She believed, that salt from the Dead Sea had mystical healing powers. It is also said, that Marc Antony presented Cleopatra with a deed for the Dead Sea region after he conquered it. She built the world’s first spas off the shore of the sea. Cleopatra used salt as a major agent for her legendary skin treatment. She rubbed the salt it along her skin (paying attention to any roughness of her feet, elbows, or knees) and washed it away after several minutes.

Sea salt scrub is a great way to remove the dead skin cells and make skin shiny, smooth and soft

black mud

The black mud of the Dead Sea also has a reputation of skin anti-aging protector, thanks to queen Cleopatra. The black mud, owing to its amazing properties and rich mineral composition, helped her retain her youthful appearance. An active blood flow, thanks to warm mud, can help to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, so skin stays firm and young-looking.

clay face mask

To give her skin a glowing condition and adding a lifting and toning action, Cleopatra also made white clay facial masks in her typical beauty routine. You can make your own, but don’t leave the clay on longer than 5-10 minutes, as it can be very drying for the skin.

oatmeal benefits

Cleopatra loved to use oatmeal to clean and exfoliate her skin. Oatmeal is known for its cleansing, moisturizing and nourishing properties . Add oatmeal to your bath water, or combine it with hot water and massage it over your skin.

rose water toner

The Egyptian Queen loved to use rose water, which made her skin soft and smooth. You can achieve the same results by wiping your face with rose water every morning and every evening, as a natural face toner. Rose water will make your skin soft, smooth and naturally hydrating .


benefits of apple cider vinegar

Cleopatra used apple cider vinegar to rinse her face. Vinegar promotes blood circulation and regulates the pH of the skin. Just dissolve some vinegar in warm water, thoroughly splash your face with it, and let your face dry without using a towel.

oils

Cleopatra used almond and coconut oils as a part of her skin care ritual.

Thanks to castor oil Cleopatra kept her hair soft, strong and shiny.

To prevent wrinkles, Cleopatra prepared a mixture using Cyprus grass, maringa oil, gum of frankincense, beeswax and fermented plant juice. Every night Cleopatra covered her face and neck with this balm. In the morning, she rinsed it off and enjoyed incomparably silky and smooth skin.

aloe vera benefits

Aloe vera is known to be a soothing and moisturizing agent for the skin. Cleopatra combined it with honey to make the ultimate face mask.

Grapes for younger skin

As a natural moisturizer and a slow-aging remedy Cleopatra used a facial mask, made of grapes.To prepare it you need to crush the green grapes to a pulp, add some honey and mix it all together. Apply to a clean face and leave on for 15 minutes.

Fragrance

Rose, frankincense, cypress, neroli and myrrh essential oils, all aphrodisiacs, were some of Cleopatra’s most favorite fragrant perfumes. She used them to denote her presence and seduce the opposite sex.

make up forever

Queen Cleopatra had at her disposal a whole range of natural cosmetics, all of which were made from rocks, minerals, and plants in the region. On her eyelids Cleopatra used the bright green malachite paste. On her upper eyelids, she used a deep blue eye shadow with gold-colored pyrite flecks, made from ground lapis lazuli stone. For darken her eyes, lashes and eyebrows she used antimony sulphide, also known as kohl, for lipstick and rouge, Cleopatra used red ochre, a type of clay colored red by iron oxide.The Egyptian queen even wore nail polish, made of the reddish-brown henna. Cleopatra often had her palms painted with henna in elaborate designs. She also used henna, mixed with juniper berries and other plants, to dye her hair.

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    • JuliaStar profile imageAUTHOR

      Julia 

      3 years ago from Russia

      Perhaps,Nadine, You are right at this point. I just believe that information, I `ve found . But I am sure, that ancient people were more sophisticated about the way of keeping themselves beautful and healthy, because they were more close to the nature, than we are.

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      Nadine May 

      3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Interesting. I wonder how much is true and how much the cosmetic companies have added, or used in their promotion copy. A Milk and honey bath he, while many were probable starving... Sorry for my rather critical comment, but its more to do with the so called history about what we really know about this queen. Your hub was a nice read due to the beauty tips.

    • JuliaStar profile imageAUTHOR

      Julia 

      3 years ago from Russia

      Many thanks for your comments, my dear all!

      I truly appreciate Your attention and I really like, that You found it helpful.

      I am newbie here and I am so glad to become the part of hubcommunity!

      Actually I try to use almost everything, that our nature gives us.

      Especially black mud, sea salt, honey.

      Oatmeal could work very well instead of soap, as it`s more gentle for the skin.

      ACV is good as a daily lotion for reducing the pores and preventing blemishes. Rose water is a great moisturizer and gives incredible softness to the skin

    • Kiss andTales profile image

      Kiss andTales 

      3 years ago

      Wonderful hub , this enlightens the importance of nature or our natural resources that aid us in health and beauty. Some things we already use tips passed down from friends and family , but I find unique in your hub

      Is the different mud mask and white. I knew oatmeal is good because many products produced use it as an ingredient.

      Thank you for your wonderful hub! a good Ref to always use.

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      Patricia Scott 

      3 years ago from sunny Florida

      Wow...what an interesting collection of ways to have gorgeous skin. Pampering is definitely a good thing.

      Thanks for sharing..

      Angels are headed your way this morning

      Voted up++++ shared g+ tweeted ps

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      Motherbynature 

      3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I think the first beauty "secret" was that Cleopatra's skin had melanin.

    • JuliaStar profile imageAUTHOR

      Julia 

      3 years ago from Russia

      Thanks for attention to this hub , prettynutjob30. Indeed, natural remedies are far more effective and cheaper one, than bought in stores.

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      Mary 

      3 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      Great hub, voted up, shared and more. I have been a big fan of homemade beauty products since I was little. I have found that natural products are less irritating than some store bought brands, they are cheaper too.

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