Ancient Natural Beauty Secrets

Women from around the globe have been admired for all their different types of beauty and for centuries these time honored secrets, have been passed down from one generation to the next.  Here are a just a few natural beauty secrets, for an exotic beauty fix that you can create in the comfort of your own home, without having to travel far.

Greece: Known as the food of the gods in ancient Greece, honey has numerous benefits and has been used as a cosmetic remedy for hundreds of years.  It is rich in Alpha Hydroxy Acids, so it naturally helps to slouch off dead cells that accumulate and get trapped between skin cells, Honey also helps fight free radicals, erases fine lines and reduces wrinkles. It’s anti bacterial properties means it is great for the prevention of pimples and balancing moisture in both dry and oily skin.  A simple mask remedy is to combine plain, unflavored Greek yogurt with finely ground almonds and honey, mix into a paste and apply it on the face for a moisturising mask, the paste is then rinsed off with rosewater, leaving the skin hydrated, smooth, and moisturized.

Australia: Aborigine’s have known the power of Emu oil for centuries, harvesting the oil for use in cooking, hair care, and skin care.  Its many benefits include its ability to aid in the relief of sunburn, joint and muscular aches and pain. It is known throughout the skin care industry for its skin moisturizing properties as it has a unique ability to penetrate all five epidermal layers of the skin, thereby providing essential nutrients directly to the skin.  Emu oil has a PH balance that remarkably resembles human skin, so it is often used in helping to return the skin back to its natural barrier function.  Besides all the benefits for skin, this oil is also good for the hair as it reduces hair loss and helps treat various scalp problems.

China is the mother of ancient health and natural beauty formulas. According to Chinese history secret time-tested formulas, were first used by emperors and empresses and got handed down from one generation to the next, which is especially true of white tea, possibly the biggest anti aging secret to come out of china which is also known as the emperor’s tea. A potent antioxidant, it acts as an environmental shield that free radicals can’t penetrate through, so it is an excellent ingredient to use when wanting to combat the signs of ageing.

Japan Japanese women are still referred to as having the smoothest and clearest skin, due to the ancient customs of the Geisha girls, their beauty secrets continue to draw interest from around the world.  It is the use of camellia oil that the Geisha girls attribute to their flawless skin, known as tea oil it is often combined with Sasanqua oil that imparts its wonderful moisturising effects. Packed with antioxidants it has wonderful protective properties, which not only keeps away pollutants, but also restores important nutrients required by the skin. It also has excellent moisturising effects on the hair and scalp that doesn’t leave an oily residue, leaving hair beautifully lustrous.

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