01/15Women in ancient times used these remedies to look beautiful

Women in ancient times used these remedies to look beautiful

A century ago, beauty was thriving, but still wasn’t a multi-billion dollar industry. Lotions, creams, makeup, brushes and beauty blenders weren’t at disposal for women back then. But the need to enhance one’s looks and look presentable always was present. It is perhaps women’s fascination with beauty that lead to invention of so many products. But in the times when beauty products and tools weren’t a thing, women relied on home remedies, DIYS and hacks to take care of their looks. These remedies were so good, that they work just as well in today’s times too. Wondering what they might be? Read on!

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02/15Eggs

Eggs

While most of us enjoy these for breakfast, did you know they also work rather well for your skin? All you need to do is separate the egg whites from the yolk and apply the whites to your face and neck. Let it dry and it'll give your skin an instant facelift. Not only will your skin feel firmer but the protein in the egg will also hydrate your skin.

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03/15Anti-ageing gloves

Anti-ageing gloves

We often obsess over the skin on our face but it was Marie Antoinette who first realised that the skin on our hands starts to show signs of ageing a lot faster than the rest of our body. For this, she wore gloves that were lined with wax, rose water and sweet almond oil every night to help make her skin soft.

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04/15Cold cream

Cold cream

Most of you might be unaware but cold creams were actually invented in the 2nd century (the 100s!) by Galen. They contained a mixture of grease and water to help cleanse and soften the skin. You could just opt for any cold cream that works best for you and you'll see the results in no time.


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05/15Rice water

Rice water

It's not uncommon for both Chinese and Korean women and men to cleanse their faces using rice water, as a tradition passed down from generations before. It's said to have both brightening and anti-inflammatory benefits, and some also claim it can help even out skin texture and boost skin firmness.

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06/15Turmeric

Turmeric

Turmeric lattes are making their way into cafés everywhere, but Indians have been using it for so flavour, its medicinal properties and even beauty benefits.Try making your own by combining tumeric powder with milk and honey (like a face latte?), for an exfoliating and hydrating treatment in one.

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07/15Gua Shua

Gua Shua

One of the most important aspects of beauty for Chinese women is actually face shapes, not how great the makeup looks. Those with ‘ideal’ face shapes; egg-shaped or v-shaped chin, is what we find the most beautiful, not long eyelashes or full lips. This could be why facial sculpting methods and lymphatic drainage to decrease puffiness are of such importance in Chinese skincare routines.

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08/15Yogurt

Yogurt

Ancient Greeks used one of their most common foods, yogurt, to dissolve dead skin and tighten the pores. Yogurt is a natural form of lactic acid, so it's a natural AHA peel. Add a tablespoon of olive oil to every four tablespoons of Greek yogurt and apply to the face for 10 minutes. Your skin may tingle; these are the natural AHAs at work. Remove with a warm washcloth

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09/15Avocado

Avocado

Avocado was used centuries ago by Aztec civilizations as a skin moisturizer. Avocado oil will help to balance the skin by reducing pore size to produce healthy looking skin. The oil is easily absorbed by human skin and it will not clog pores.

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10/15Rose water

Rose water

The humble rose water has been in people’s beauty cabinet’s since the ancient Egyptian times. It prevents aging by reducing wrinkles and tightening skin pores. It was also used as a cleanser because it can easily remove dirt, oil and other pollutants from the skin.

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