During this article we will expose some of the best tips, secrets and beauty tricks from ancient Greece. The Greeks believed that beauty was in the harmony that one could have throughout the body. Therefore, the Greeks still have some very marked beauty habits, which are still valid even today. Some of these are that they care about having a good diet in their food, they use cosmetic products created from natural elements, and they have marked daily routines.
Because everything is made with elements that come from nature, you can create everything in the tranquility of your home, that is why if you are interested in following some or all of the advice that Greek wisdom has to give, then stay reading this article where we have taken the trouble to collect them.
Among the most relevant characteristics about ancient Greece is the importance that beauty, the body and cleanliness had in their culture. Although initially, they could not use cosmetics and body paints (such as makeup), in the same way some baths were made with perfumes and they also used oils that had the function of keeping the skin healthy and beautiful.
The cleanliness covered a large part of the body, for example: the hands, the feet and other parts of the body, but never the face. It was in the Hellenistic era where cosmetics and makeup began to be used on the face.
As we already mentioned, everything is natural and therefore can be used today. Below we reveal several of the beauty tips that even the Greeks use in conjunction with their natural recipes and products.
1. Olive oil to moisturize the skin
Olive oil is widely used in the beauty routines of the Greeks because it has several cosmetic properties. One of them is that it is a powerful moisturizer, the Greeks were one of the first to discover this, they used it both on the face and in the hair.
Among the properties that olive oil has are the antioxidants and amino acids that can be used to moisturize and nourish our skin and hair, when they are biologically drier than they should be. If this is your case, then you can use it to revive your skin, and give extra hydration to your body and face. The ideal is that you apply a couple of drops on your hands and that you can perform a massage, through which you can relax and hydrate your skin.
We all know Greek yogurt, although we normally use it as food, it is also an excellent cosmetic product. The Greeks used it to detoxify the skin.
Among its properties we can say that it has a high content of alpha hydroxy acids, which are excellent for cleaning the dead skin that resides on our body. Other properties that it has are to eliminate the residues that accumulate on the skin and that can later cause imperfections. The best thing is that it expels them naturally and is not invasive at all.
Other uses that the Greeks gave to yogurt is as a remedy to cure sunburn, so it also serves to nourish the skin.
If you want to make your skin softer and at the same time be able to combat pimples or pimples, then the ideal is to make a mask with yogurt once a week.
3. Antioxidant for the skin: pomegranate
In Homeric literature, the pomegranate was considered the symbol of eternal life and beauty. Some of the properties of this fruit are having a great antioxidant power, because it contains vitamins A, C and E, together with anthocyanins and tannins. Natural products or recipes with pomegranate can prevent premature aging of the skin to a certain extent.
The uses that were given to honey were to make a mask or as a body scrub. Among the qualities that honey has is that it is anti-inflammatory, so it can be of great help when it comes to cleaning dead cells, it also softens, nourishes the skin and has antibacterial properties.
Thyme honey was used more, because on some occasions it was better for the skin, since it has a greater antioxidant and anti-aging effect.
As for the most used mask in Greece, this was the one made by mixing honey with olive oil. It is very simple to make, you just have to mix the ingredients in equal portions. Then, you should apply it and massage your face for at least 10 minutes. Another option to do this is to mix Greek yogurt with honey.
5. Sea salt to exfoliate the skin
The Greeks and Egyptians used sea salt as a cosmetic product to exfoliate the skin and nourish it with minerals. The Greeks used to mix sea salt with oil, in order to remove dead skin, soften and detoxify the body of toxins.
If you are going to use this natural scrub, be sure to apply it carefully. It is ideal for the parts that have more hardness such as: elbows and knees.
6. Baths with herbs to detoxify
They say that to keep her skin healthy and beautiful, Cleopatra frequently took milk baths. The Greeks used to use scented flowers, herbs and plants to relax the skin, muscles and also the mind. Of course, these ingredients also served to cleanse and perfume their bodies. Some tips to be able to make a homemade herbal bath are to have a couple of bags of tea or herbs and take them to the bath, these have an antioxidant effect and you can also relax with the sensation of the bag passing through your skin.
Now that we have exposed these tips, then it is time for you to use them in your home, you will see how useful and simple they really are.