Many of the beauty tips we still use today were inspired by ancient traditions that have been carried on and proven to be effective through the test of time. OROGOLD Cosmetics recommends you to try out some of these skin care tips that have worked for women for at least a hundred years!
Aspirin Face Wash
For a natural but effective face wash for smooth skin, wash your skin with a mixture of four crushed uncoated aspirins, about a cup of water, and a quarter cup of apple cider vinegar. Aspirin has anti-inflammatory properties that sooth your skin and reduce overall puffiness.
Once a week, you can apple a natural honey mask to your face to soften your skin and cleanse your pores. Use natural raw honey rather than processed honey because it has a thicker consistency and texture for easier application. Honey also has anti-bacterial traits that help clean your face.
Patchouli oil can act as a fast pimple remover as well as be helpful as a moisturizer and anti-wrinkle treatment. Mix ten drops of patchouli oil with ten ounces of almond oil to use every night before bed. Beware though; patchouli can be rather strong smelling.
If you’re looking for a healthy and natural exfoliator, mix one part of pure olive oil with one-half parts of sea salt. You can use it directly on your face or on other dry skin problem areas.
African Black Soap
African black soap is a mixture of unrefined shea butter, palm, oil, and coconut oil. It contains antioxidants such as cinnamic acid, carotenoids, and tocopherols that can help absorb UV rays and protect your skin. As a cleanser, it will moisturize your skin and help even out your complexion.
Rose water has been a longtime symbol of beauty in Persian culture. It cleanses and hydrates skin for a softer and smoother complexion and includes vitamins A and E. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which are perfect for clearing and smoothing your skin.
Tea drinking is a tradition that comes from Chinese culture during the 10th century B.C.E. Tea has antioxidants that defend from aging and disease; in fact, some chemicals in green tea can even help revive dying skin cells. Drink tea for healing and nourishing effects on your skin.
Bathing in mineral baths has been taken from the ancient Romans who set up baths around natural springs. These springs consistently had a flow of warm water with mineral salts such as sulfur, magnesium, and calcium running into them. These water-soluble minerals are better absorbed by the skin and deeply moisturize the skin for smooth and healthy skin. They can also help with healing. If you can, visit a nearby hot springs. Otherwise, you can buy bath salts that have the same effect.