Women from around the world each have their own beauty secrets and natural remedies handed down over generations. Some of these are closely guarded secrets, some are folklore, and some are simple remedies practiced daily as a way of protecting, treating and keeping the skin healthy and beautiful – all are natural remedies created from simple, abundant ingredients.
Polish women use honey as an intensive moisturizer. It is especially popular among older women who value honey’s firming and moisture-retaining properties. Honey also helps protect the skin from damage caused by UV rays.
Simply smooth a thin layer of honey on clean skin and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water see how soft, supple, and toned your skin looks and feels.
Honey is also famous for its anti-inflammatory and calming properties – making this an ideal home remedy for sensitive skin.
TIP: Warming the honey increases the benefits of the treatment
DID YOU KNOW… Polish teens use honey on their lips to keep them moist and luscious – the honey acts as a humectant, drawing moisture from the air to the skin!
Honey might be a sticky treatment – but it’s worth it!
Old World Beauty Tip From Greece
Greek women have been celebrated for their beautiful skin for centuries – here is one old world body scrub they have used for millenia that is still relevant today:
- Mix ¼ cup sugar with 3-5 Tablespoons Olive Oil to form a thick paste.
- Apply liberally to the body while in the shower and massage in a circular motion.
The oil loosens layers of dead skin cells, while the sugar sloughs them off, leaving the skin polished and glowing.
DID YOU KNOW…Olive oil is a powerful antioxidant that helps soften dry, irritated skin. It is also used for treating sunburns – apply after sun exposure – not before!
There are sonnets written about the famed translucent beauty of Irish girls. Old world treatments like milk and oatmeal have been used in Ireland for hundreds of years. The oatmeal soothes and exfoliates the skin and the milk moisturizes and brightens it.
Simply mix ½ cup Oatmeal with 3 Tablespoons of milk to make a thick paste. Apply to the face and lie back for about 15 minutes to allow the oatmeal to dry on the skin. Remove with tepid water.
From time to time we will post more Old World Beauty Tips that have worked to maintain healthy skin for centuries – in the meantime, please share your secrets with our readers and together we will help keep everyone healthy and beautiful!