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Grandma’s Ancient Beauty Remedies From Her Kitchen

Grandma’s Ancient Beauty Remedies From Her Kitchen

Table of Contents
Natural Kohl- eyeliner for your eyes
Desi Ghee
Skin Softener
Turmeric for Pimples and Spots
Turmeric Skin Cleanser
Turmeric Exfoliator
Papaya Antiwrinkle Facemask
Green Grape Juice
Almond Wrinkle Cure
Rose Water Reducing Age Spots
Skin Softener
Turmeric for Pimples and Spots
Turmeric Skin Cleanser Turmeric Exfoliator
Papaya Antiwrinkle Facemask
Green Grape Juice
Almond Wrinkle Cure
Rose Water Reducing Age Spots
Removing Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Getting Rid of Dark Circles
Different Types of Facemasks
Milk Facemask
Nourishing and Cleansing Mask – Carrot/Turnip
Improve dull complexion
Fruit Juices
Oatmeal Mask
Sandalwood facemask
Antiwrinkle Facemasks
Beauty lotions
Fairness Lotion
Pore Shrinking Lotion
Bleaching lotion for sensitive skins
Coconut Water Bleacher
Cleansing Lotion Getting Rid of Sunburn Greasy Skin
Tired Eyes Beauty Tips for Hair Care
Simple Hair Conditioner Henna Shampoo Hair Cream
Bay Rum after Shave Lotion for Men
Corn Flour Hand Cream
Ancient Lips Salve
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Grandma definitely did not know anything about chemical products, when she was looking for beauty remedies and natural recipes. She just used the things that were closest at hand. These included fruits, vegetables, and spices. These also included natural products like Fullers earth, oatmeal, honey, yogurt, etc. It was only in the 19th century that she began to use glycerin as an additive in natural products. Until then all her beauty recipes were passed on to her, from her grandmother, and so on down the ages.
She also used to make hair pomades for grandpa, in Elizabethan times using animal fat. No wonder, grandpa did not bother much about the smelly atmosphere surrounding him in his house or outside, because after all, his scalp, and unwashed body stank as powerfully as his surroundings. Also, she painted her face with lead oxide and chalk powder in order to imitate the pale complexion of Queen Elizabeth, but that lead oxide was extremely poisonous and give her a very short life span. But then, she was just imitating her ancient Roman and Greek ancestresses who use a mixture of calcium carbonate, chalk and lead oxide to paint their faces, and then redden her lips with a red paint made up of clay and red iron oxide. In fact, this red paint on the lips was the prerogative of the Empress and her aristocratic friends in ancient Rome, though Greek women of all classes used it regularly. Also, it was allowed on women of the street in Rome. Virtuous Roman matrons never painted their lips, even though Plautus said that a woman without paint is like food without salt! Wonder about the company he kept.
One really enterprising Italian Signora Toffana thought up a face powder, which would consist of chalk and arsenic. She gave her woman clients instructions to use this powder upon their faces, only when they were in the company of their husbands. When the number of husbands dying due to arsenic poisoning began to escalate, the signora was executed, but she left behind a number of very wealthy and happy widow clients.
In Italy during the Middle Ages, it was fashionable to have a white skin, but golden hair was best achieved with a little bit of sun bleaching. So the ladies applied lemon juice all over their hair, and put on a wide brimmed hat to cover their faces. This wide brimmed hat, however, did not have any top. The hair was allowed to flow out of the open top, and bleach in the sun!
Egyptian ladies in ancient Egypt used egg whites and honey keep their skins youthful, butter and powdered barley to prevent and remove blemishes in their skin, and all that harsh effect of the Egyptian sun, neutralized with a mixture of milk and honey applied on their faces every day. In fact, I use cream and honey with a pinch of salt, every evening. Read more…

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