Cleopatra – Her sight was so enchanting that even the coldest misogynist could not resist her. Cleopatra owed her beauty not only to mother nature, but also to donkey milk, lipstick, kohl eyeliner and eyeshadow.
We would like to introduce you to Cleopatra’s beauty rituals and how you can benefit from them. Cleopatra’s tips can easily be incorporated into your daily beauty routine. And best of all: They are absolutely natural and extremely cheap!
Make-up for everyone
Even before the construction of the first pyramids, there was a sophisticated cosmetics industry in Egypt to meet the spiritual and ritualistic lifestyle. Physical purity and hygiene where very important to the Egyptians. Even the common people were committed to personal hygiene.
Daily washing and creaming for disinfection and protection from the sun was therefore a must. Kohl eyeliner, eyeshadow, lipstick and rouge were of great importance in ancient Egypt. Even men wore makeup regularly, sometimes even more intensively than their wives. The make-up had mostly hygienic and medical reasons and served to protect against insects, sand stimulus and sunlight.
Honey mask for skin and hair
With honey masks Cleopatra daily moisturizes her face. Honey gives the skin valuable organic substances, vitamins and minerals. Even today, women from Egypt rely on lukewarm honey as a moisturizer for the face. A honey mask softens brittle facial skin, it gives the lips new elasticity.
For that, spread three tablespoons of honey on your face. Leave it for 15 minutes and then wash it off with warm water. A honey mask also gives the skin a lot of moisture and makes it look fresh. Honey hair mask is also recommended: mix two tablespoons of honey with one egg yolk and 100 ml of olive oil. Apply this mask to your hair and rinse thoroughly after ten minutes.
Milk bath for velvety skin
Cleopatra owed her flawless soft skin to baths in fresh donkey’s milk. Since most people do not have a donkey’s milk nowadays, cow milk can also be used. The milk balances the pH of the skin well and the minerals and vitamins help with their regeneration.
For a milk bath, add one to two liters of whole milk (3.5% fat) to the bathwater. Your skin will become softer and smoother after the relaxation bath. In the milk bath for your hands put two cups of milk and two tablespoons of olive oil in a bowl. Soak your hands in them for about ten minutes.
The Halva paste – oriental hair removal
Just as today, even in ancient Egypt smooth and delicate skin without hair was considered hygienic and beautiful. For hair removal, paste of sugar, lemon juice and vegetable oil where used. Before applying the paste, the skin should be dry and oil free.
Apply the paste with a spoon and press it with a cotton cloth to the skin. Against the direction of hair wax, pull off the cloth again. The halva paste is extremely compatible with the skin, since it consists only of natural elements. Therefore, it is also very suitable for depilation of the bikini area and underarms.
The Cleopatra abdominal massage
In ancient Egypt, the belly was considered the center of life. The Egyptian belly dance is still highly valued today as an expression of self-confident sensuality. The massage has been around since ancient Egyptian mythology and has lost nothing of its fascination to this day.
The Cleopatra massage is introduced by a pleasant warm wrap and a short full body massage for relaxation. Massager with tapping and heat stimulates the life energy. Inner peace and harmony spreads through the body and relieves tension. The blood circulation of the internal organs is activated and the abdominal reflex zones are stimulated.
Time for a massage – time for yourself!
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