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13 Ancient Beauty Secrets That Work Time and Time Again

13 Ancient Beauty Secrets That Work Time and Time Again

Every few weeks, there is a new commercial on television promoting a skincare product aimed to treat a variety of different beauty issues that affect men and women alike. In 2016, people around the globe spent more than $121 billion on skincare products alone! This reflects the stark reality that millions of people are willing to pay for beauty, but is it really necessary to spend so much money to achieve it?

The Truth About Skin Care: Dr. Dennis Tells It Like It Is

According Dr. Adrienne Dennis, a renowned skin health specialist practicing in New York City, there are countless of beautifying products on the market, but the formulations that construct a lot of them do not differ from the formulations that were utilized in the skincare products from the 1920s.(Yikes.)

In her book, Dr. Dennis’ Secrets for Ageless Skin: Younger Skin in 8-Weeks, she goes on to state that if the packaging of a skincare product claims to offer a particular active ingredient, one should be aware that, in reality, it might only contain a single drop of it.

Skin care manufacturing companies have not been mandated to specify to the public how much of each ingredient is added to their products, which is one of the main reasons why the popularity of ancient beauty secrets is still booming. When the market is flooded with uncertainty, go with what you know.


A Treasure Trove of Ancient Beauty Secrets 

When you opt for ancient beauty secrets, you know exactly what and how much is being applied to
your skin. They have proven over and over again to be the go-to options to achieve beauty in different aspects. Apart from being effective, they are 100% safe. They do not contain harmful ingredients, such as parabens, sulfates, dyes, preservatives, fragrances, stabilizers, among many other bad additives.

These harmful ingredients have been linked to numerous health complications, as they are all easily absorbed by your pores and thus able to make their way into the bloodstream. If you stop to think about it, it is much better to prevent than lament. There are a variety of ancient beauty secrets out there, but there are 13, in particular, that remain the favorites due to their vast popularity and effectiveness.

Here are 13 ancient beauty secrets that have worked forever (and ever) and still work well today: 

1. Exfoliating with Pure Sea Salt

Sea salt can shed away dead skin cells, while being gentle on the skin. Not only that, but it can make cystic acne disappear at a faster pace when left on for a few minutes at a time. Great remedy here.

2. Sugaring Gel

Yes, you can utilize sugar for epilation. Sugaring gel is sold for about two dollars. For thousands of years, women have been taking this route for its long-lasting effects, without causing harm to the skin.

3. Dead Sea Clay

For those with oily skin, dead sea clay can bring impurities to the surface, causing fewer breakouts to arise. Dead sea clay also helps make cellulite less apparent for a much more smooth appearance.

4. Lemon Juice

This juice can lighten hair, but there is a process that must be followed. When applied, one must stay in the sunlight for at least one hour for a few days. This will bring the desired result of a natural lightening.

5. Egg Mask

If making hair stronger and shinier is the goal, then egg mask is the solution to meet it in a short period of time. Within a month of applying this mask, you should easily see meaningful progress taking place.

6. Argan Oil

If dry and blotchy skin is the issue, Argan oil is great choice to make these matters a thing of the past, once and for all. Used for thousands of years, argan oil softens and moisturizes for a lasting silkiness.

7. Castor Oil and Baking Soda

Mix a bit of castor oil and baking soda equally until you have formed a paste, rub the paste in, and use as a solution to tackle freckles. It is not recommended to use on the face, as it can cause irritation.

8. Baking Soda Mask

Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with water until a paste is formed. This mask attacks red acne marks, and should be applied twice a week, left on the skin for 15 minutes, and washed off with warm water.

9. Beer

Many centuries ago, when a woman wanted to highlight her hair, she opted to apply beer on it (literally soak it in beer) and then proceed to expose her suds-drenched locks in direct sunlight for an hour.

10. Honey Mask

Many have said that a honey mask was the go-to option of Cleopatra. It can soften the skin and make it look less blotchy throughout the day. It's 100% natural, so you don't have to worry about chemicals.

11. Cabbage Leaves

For women who breastfeed and have to deal with breast pain and inflammation, placing cabbage leaves on the breasts every day for an hour or two can alleviate much bothersome discomfort.

12. Tea Tree Oil

This is an essential oil that has been utilized for thousands of years to heal wounds, and prevent hypertrophic scarring and keloids from arising. Use three times a day for an effective scar treatment.

13. Geranium Essential Oil

This oil helps combat breakouts, as well as reduces wrinkles and improves skin elasticity. It should be applied during the night. Since it moisturizes, creams and lotions are not needed. Test it out and see!


These are the top 13 ancient beauty secrets that keep being used by numerous men and women around the globe on a daily basis, but there are even more. History has taught a valuable lesson or two about maintaining one's physical beauty and health with natural ingredients from the world around us.

When compared to the effectiveness that many company-manufactured skincare products provide, these ancient beauty secrets stand tall and proud. Next time you have the chance, give one a shot!

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