This Egyptian queen was not a beauty at all. However her cosmetic secrets even until now enjoy deserved popularity. Example Cleopatra proves: the beauty can be “moulded” with your own hands. One of her favorite materials for this is clay. Beauty of Cleopatra agitates women during many centuries, in fact, she managed to subdue the hearts of the most unapproachable and terrible men of that time. We will talk about three secrets of Cleopatra’s beauty – milk bath, mask of beauty and special aromas.
People argue a lot about the beauty of Cleopatra. Some say, that Cleopatra was quite ugly, had big chin and very narrow lips, but Egyptians continue to defend the beauty of their Queen. Others say, that during Cleopatra’s lifetime there were different canons of beauty. Each version has it’s right to existence, but we are not historians to argue about this subject. Our conversation isn’t about external beauty of Cleopatra, but about the beauty of her skin, which was confirmed by all sources. For Egypt, where there is the scorching sun and sand, which are not so beneficial for the beauty of the skin, Cleopatra’s beautiful skin testifies that she knew some very good recipes.
Bath of Cleopatra.
The most important recipe of Cleopatra’s beauty is, certainly, her famous bath of milk. In order to make her milk bath, dissolve a small cup of honey in 1 litter of hot (but not boiled) milk and pour this mixture into your bath. The temperature of bath should be quite the same as your body temperature, which is 36-37 degrees, take this bath for about 10-15 minutes. This is not everything yet.
Speaking about beauty of Cleopatra, it’s important to mention that the effect of Cleopatra’s bath was strengthened by exfoliating scrub. Mix 300 grams of marine salt with half of a cup of dense cream – this is the whole recipe. You can do scrub before or after the milk bath, opinions divide concerning this matter. This scrub will cleanse the skin and milk with honey will bring great softening and hydrating effect for your skin.
Masks of Cleopatra
It’s known that Cleopatra used to make some masks for her face, from same natural ingredients : honey and milk. In order to do this, mix warm milk and honey in equal dozes, put this mixture on your face for 30 minutes and wash with warm water. This mask is good for any type of skin. And the second mask that Cleopatra is known to use consists of mixing the white clay, honey, dense cream and lemon juice, all in equal parts. Put this on your face for 20 minutes, and then, wash with warm, and then cold water. This mask cleanses and whitens the skin.
Aromas of Cleopatra
Why you think Cleopatra has chosen milk and honey as the basics of her beauty recipes? The smell is one more component of her female appeal. The smell of honey is “sweet” by nature, and the milk is the smell of a child, the smell of youth. Therefore, milk and honey mixed together – means the combination of natural sweetness and youth, literally – «the young and tasty woman».
It’s not an accident that both Caesar, and Mark Antony could not resist such wonderful charms of deeply subconscious natural beauty of Cleopatra. Except for these smells, Cleopatra loved frankincense and myrrh – enigmatic and attractive, they could calm down even strong and violent men. Probably, near such a charming beauty of Cleopatra, men could find some luxury of peace and rest. We definitely have some lessons to learn from this Queen of all times – Cleopatra.