Ancient Skincare Remedies That Rock till Date

The beauty industry has come a full circle, and the fact that the landscape of routines and regimens have thrown it back to ancient, ‘organic’ remedies attests to that fact. While the multi-billion dollar beauty industry thrives on constantly evolving preferences and advancing technology, more and more people are realizing that ancient beauty remedies are still as effective, economical and easy today as they were many years ago. After all, Marilyn Monroe and Cleopatra seldom (read: never) invested in exorbitant jade rollers or microbiome skincare routines and yet wiped the floor with their flawless, natural beauty. But, hey, who says they never indulged? Here are some ancient skincare remedies that were sworn by then, are sworn by now, and our bet is, will be sworn by for centuries to come.

Rice Water

Rice Water

Cleansing the skin with rice water is a common oriental skincare regimen and is a tradition that has been passed down for generations. Rice water is known to brighten the skin and has anti-inflammatory properties that help detan and exfoliate the skin while keeping it firm, texturized and hydrated. Easy and organic –– we love it!

Turmeric

Ancient Skincare Remedies Turmeric

Turmeric, as you may already know, has countless medicinal benefits that shoots it straight to the top of our list of “sought-after” beauty elixirs. Turmeric contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help cleanse and protect the skin from breakouts. Turmeric provides generous lustre to the skin and helps bring out its natural glow too. Careful with the proportions, though, or you may find yourself in a Simpson situation!

Shea Butter

Ancient Skincare Remedies Shea Butter

If it weren’t for Marie Antoinette, we wouldn’t have known that the skin of the hands ages the fastest. Her hack? Moisturize, wrap, sleep, repeat! Here’s our twist to the method: Shea Butter is known to have anti-inflammatory and healing properties and conditions, tones and soothes the skin. Moisturize your hands with shea butter, put on some cotton gloves, get a good night’s sleep and voila! Soft hands, ahoy!

Greek Yogurt

Ancient Skincare Remedies Greek Yogurt

If you are as confused as us about the entire ‘chemical peels’ situation, here’s our two cents on it: do it the Greek way. One of the most commonly used foods in ancient greek –– Yogurt is a natural form of lactic acid and hence acts as a natural AHA peel. Basically, it is an easy way to dissolve dead skin, tighten your pores and say hello to glow. We’re thinking the same thing… the Greeks were way ahead of their time!

Rose Water

Ancient Skincare Remedies Rose Water

When we said ‘simple’, we meant it! Rose water is a revolutionary product of nature that is so versatile and dynamic, it might as well be used for world peace. Rose water has been a part of everyone’s vanity since ancient Egyptian times and has been known to reduce wrinkles, tighten, revitalize and nourish the skin, and keep it oil-free. It also has calming and soothing properties so if you’re tired or stressed, just spritz your troubles away!

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