Beauty Care Through the Ages

“Retro”, “vintage”, these words are synonymous to “old”, but all that is old does not wither. Looking back through the ages and comparing how far we’ve come can be pretty cool – especially when it comes to beauty care routines. Here are Queen Odelia’s favorite beauty hacks from way back when.

  1. It is a well known fact that the wealthiest of Egyptians would use rich, fatty oils such as argan oil and prickly pear seed oil to fight wrinkles and preserve their youth. Maybe we are not so different after all!
  2. Women in Ancient China would apply a facial mask made of powdered pearls and oyster shells to keep their skin looking youthful and flawless. But don’t feel too badly for the poorer women. They would treat their aging skin to ganoderma or lingzhi, a tree fungus that modern research has proven has a real rejuvenating effect on the whole body, including the skin.
  3. A common way to treat dark circles and puffy eye lids back in the day was by applying a zesty mixture of tomato and lemon juice, or slices of raw potato to the general region of the eye. Women in history were nothing if not resourceful!
  4. Coconut oil may be all the rage today, but in the ’30s women of all ages used coconut oil daily. They would apply the oil to their faces as a moisturizer to give their skin a naturally youthful glow.
  5. In order to preserve and condition their hair, women in the old days would shampoo their hair with one raw egg once every month. This provided their hair with a clean non-greasy shine that lasted until the next month’s egg treatment.

In the days of yore, our mothers’ mothers did not have the arsenal of beauty products at our disposal in this day and age. Maybe what we actually need to do is keep our beauty routines simple. We can learn a thing or two from how resourceful and creative they were back in the day.

Do you know some other ancient beauty secrets that time forgot? Let us know in the comments below, and most importantly – Stay beautiful!

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