The Legendary Queen of Egypt was known for her exquisite complexion. One of her secret beauty treatments, the milk and honey bath are still being used today.
One of the main ingredients, milk, contains lactic acid, which helps to exfoliate your skin. The lactic acid in milk is an alpha hydroxy acid, which helps to cleanse the deepest layers of the skin.
Honey has an abundance of health properties. First of all, it is composed of sugars like glucose and fructose so it is also a gentle alpha hydroxy acid. It’s made up of both minerals and vitamins to help nourish and heal the skin. Since it also contains phytochemicals that kill viruses, bacteria, and fungus, it has a natural anti-inflammatory effect which heals wounds quickly. This makes honey a good substitute for wound dressings.
Here are a couple of ways to enjoy these 2 main ingredients found in her ancient beauty secrets.
Cleopatra Honey & Milk Bath
- 1/2 Cup Powdered Milk
- 1/2 Cup Raw Honey
- 2 teaspoon Jojoba Oil (optional)
Mix ingredients in a large bowl and pour your warm bath. Soak for up to 20 minutes to infuse these beneficial ingredients in your skin. This recipe makes enough for one bath.
Milk & Honey Rinse for Wrinkled Skin
- 1 oz raw honey
- 1 Cup skim milk
- 2 teaspoons aloe vera gel
Combine Ingredients in a jar and shake well. Apply to your face morning and evening with a cotton ball. Store mixture in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
Hundred’s of years ago, Cleopatra discovered that milk and honey can help keep the skin youthful, soft and beautiful. Incorporating these 2 beauty recipes in your daily regime will help you to also experience healthy, vibrant, and ageless skin. Milk and Honey is readily available at your local grocer and is an inexpensive way to improve your skin.