Giving your attention to care for the face in terms of rejuvenation and anti-aging is
not just a modern phenomenon and impetus. Women since ancient times
have established the importance of discovering and use of mixtures that
will have positive results. Caring for the face, using products for anti-aging and rejuvenation has been documented since ancient times.
1. Myths and legends surrounding the use of aloe vera in ancient times
suggest that it was an important part of the beauty regime of the Egyptian queens, Nefertiti and Cleopatra.
2. Ancient Egypt
was known for its magnificent beauty, exotic perfumes, beautiful
clothes, flamboyant style and vivacious hairstyles. They used soaps,
creams, and oils for skin care. Aromatic perfumes and dramatic
hairstyles to fight eerie heat. They unearthed the art and importance of
birth controls and spas. Medical papyrus in burial tombs from the 16th
century BC have been found that contain detailed recipes to remove
wrinkles, blemishes and other signs of age.
One of these allegedly
successful remedies consisted of these ingredients: gum of Frankincense,
wax, Moringa Oil, cyperus Grass and Fermented Plant Juices, recommended
to be applied daily. Unfortunately, because of the devastation of
native plant species around the world, the exact duplication today of
this anti-wrinkle cream is not possible. But a close substitute recipe
anyone today can easily make up is: One Teaspoon Sweet Almond Oil, Two
Drops of Essential oil of Frankincense, one drop of Rose Attar, (also a
very gentle oil reputed to heal and strengthen facial skin and well
known to the Egyptians), Apply to the cleansed face nightly with a
3. During the Tang Dynasty in Tibet in 618-907 AD, SEA BUCKTHORN
was known to be used on the skin and face. We know now that the berries
of this plant are a source of major antioxidants Vitamin A, C, E, and
other important minerals.
4. Salt Rubs are what give Persian
women that glow. One cup of sea salt is mixed with half a cup of
peppermint tea and formed into a paste. It's used either as a shower gel
or scrubbed before getting into the shower.
5. Spanish women
add dramatic highlights to their dark hair with half a cup of cranberry
juice and half a cup of seltzer. They use this as a final rinse after
6. JOJOBA OIL is the secret of Native American women. They use it on their skin and as a conditioner on their hair to de-frizz and also as an effective bath oil.
7. Olive oil was treasured by the ancient Greeks (3500
BC) who called it the “liquid gold.” Its mystical glow illuminated
history and was cherished by the Greeks, the Romans, Phoenicians and the
Egyptians — to them, it was more than mere food; it was medicinal,
magical, and also represented wealth and power through the
centuries. Its skincare applications have been used throughout ancient
civilizations, even during biblical times, and used by known historical
figures like Cleopatra. It is rich in vitamins E and K, and is an
antioxidant, promoting cell regeneration, and has anti-aging properties.
It is naturally anti-bacterial. Today, we observe the beautiful skin of
Mediterranean women. Many claim their secret is the oil of this tiny
fruit. Used on face, hands and in the bath for beautiful skin.
-buy cold or expeller pressed olive oil in a dark bottle.
8. In the past, the secret of the Japanese Geisha and there smooth, flawless skin is camellia oil. WHITE CAMELLIA OIL,
used for centuries in Asia, contributes its moisturizing, conditioning,
nourishing and softening benefits to the skin. Camellia Oil gives the
skin a texture and glow unmatched by any other skin care product. A
special formulation for helping to eliminate wrinkles after giving
birth, revitalizing hair growth, and in treating burns. It helps to
restructure the skin and strengthen nails. It is one of the most rapidly
absorbed oils making it an excellent choice as facial oil.
9. We all know the benefits of green tea but in China it’s
all about the white tea. The anti-aging secret. White Tea comes from
the silver tip of the green tea plant. It’s also known as the emperor’s
tea. The plant houses all the antioxidants in the tip. It acts as an
environmental shield that the free radicals can’t penetrate through.
They bounce off free radicals and fend off anti-aging. Recently, a few
skin care lines have realized the benefits of whit tea and actually
incorporated it in their products.
--The best quality white tea is silver needle, but that is very expensive. Celestial Seasoning makes a white tea for a much better deal.
10. COCONUT OIL is the trick to getting full, thick, shiny hair like Indian
Women. It’s also great to help strengthen hair if your hair is
thinning. The women in India do a hot oil scalp massage once a week.
Heat some up in a bowl and give yourself a scalp massage once a week.
Sleep with it on and wash in the morning. It will help seal the cuticle
and rid those split ends not to mention making your hair thick and
healthy. To add a glow to the skin, the ancient Indians grated raw
coconut and squeezed out it's milk which they applied to the face and
11. In India, blemishes are treated with a light dab of either SANDALWOOD and
turmeric powder mixed in a little water. Sandalwood is an ancient
Indian Ayurvedic remedy for many skin complaints and conditions. It is
also known to cleanse and condition the skin, leaving it moisturized,
free of germs and protected from the harmful rays of the sun.
Application of the sandalwood paste on your body ensure a glowing skin
12. ROOIBOS TEA, better known as African red tea, Rooibos tea is regarded as a cosmetics aid in ancient Africa because
of its high amount of anti-oxidants which make it beneficial for the
hair and skin. The tea leaves also contain natural alpha-hydroxyl for
healthy skin and it is used now in many commercial products like soaps,
facial creams and shampoos.
13. Many of the ancient beauty secrets were geared toward protecting
against or healing sunburn. Passion fruit, Seaweed, Jojoba oil and Shea
butter are just a few of the native remedies for protecting against and
healing sunburn. Modern research has shown, time and again, that these
plant-based facials contain minor sun-screening agents and they all
contain numerous antioxidants.
14. Honey was extremely valuable in ancient days and a symbol of divine
blessing. Women applied it to their skin, along with oils, as part of
their bathing ritual.
-If you want to use honey on your skin, use raw manuka honey
This honey is made from the tea tree plant and has many medicinal
properties. Many use it on their faces as it has been shown to increase
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