There is a certain ripeness that comes with age that can only blossom when nourished properly, inside and out.
Apart from having a grateful, loving mindset every day despite life’s numerous challenges, and a vital body to support our adventures, there is so much we have yet to learn from ancient beautifying techniques.
These techniques have existed for thousands of years and survived to this very day for a good reason – they are a fountain of youth for the body and the soul alike. They serve to nurture and bring out your natural beauty. Let’s look at some of the essential bathing methods used by the Greeks, Egyptians and the like and how you can use them to pamper yourself as a regular part of your beauty routine.
The queen of Egypt, famous for her unparalleled beauty, knew how to care for herself. Among her finest inventions in the realm of skincare, Cleopatra’s most significant secret was the milk bath she used to keep her skin subtle, soft and nourished. While she used fermented mare’s milk mixed with raw honey, you can use cow’s milk with some organic Manuka honey and achieve the same effect.
Milk is known for its rich protein content, and it’s also full of various vitamins and minerals such as vitamins D, A and B-complex vitamins. It’s a skin-friendly solution that can be used every now and then to help you replenish your skin. Honey, on the other hand, is teeming with antioxidant and antibacterial properties, making it a perfect addition to this ritual. Dip yourself in this luxurious bath once a month, rinse with lukewarm water, and your skin will be radiant for days on end!
Women in ancient India were adorned as true goddesses with opulent body art and clothing, while they had complex beauty rituals with rejuvenating baths meant to cherish their skin’s natural health and balance. Therefore, Indian women treated their entire bodies like temples, from head to toe, their faces and scalps included.
Almost a religious experience for them, an herbal detox preceding a bath served to soften and exfoliate. A bath contained soothing, purifying herbs such as sandalwood, turmeric and saffron, as the ancient Ayurvedic rituals were based on ingredients that can cleanse the skin inside and out.
Since they believed that this ritual should nourish all their senses, you can complement your own bath with MOR Emporium fragrances to create a healing atmosphere and a feeling of serenity.
Well-known Roman bathhouses with elaborate paintings and mosaics surrounding their pools were designed to create a heavenly atmosphere and turn bathing into a true ritual. However, they used a unique technique to combine immersing themselves in warm and cool water alternately to make the most of their therapeutic effects. Cold water is known to soothe inflammation, while warm water opens pores and it is ideal for cleansing.
Romans also perceived their baths as holistic, hedonistic treatments that involved plenty of fragrances and follow-up nourishing ointments, such as olive oil, which was used to keep the skin healthy and well-hydrated. If you are brave enough to try this alternating bath style, have a large comfortable cotton towel close by to wrap yourself up and soak in the benefits of this unique ritual.
Your delicate skin deserves a royal treatment every once in a while, in addition to your regular beauty routine. These bathing rituals are a perfect way to pamper yourself with the help of these ancient rituals that accentuate your natural, timeless beauty – and provide you with yet another way to enjoy your life to the fullest.
Have you tried any of these techniques? Have you treated yourself to any ancient bathing rituals? How do you cherish your skin’s natural health and balance? Please share in the comments.
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