There are a lot of things that the ladies of the past knew that are still useful to know today. Whether they have been passed down through generations of your own family or they are tips we have learned from ancient Egypt, we shouldn’t dismiss beauty advice just because it’s old. Here are beauty tips that your ancestors would have known all about.

Lip Scrub

Sea salt, 100% pure vegetable glycerin, rose water. Mix and apply on your lips.

#Body Scrub

1 Cup gram flour, 1 Big spoon of plain yogurt, little bit of lemon, sandalwood powder, Turmeric (add milk if needed). Apply on your body and scrub it. Rinse with warm water and Voila!

Dry Scalp Treatment

Full fat yogurt, tea spoon of honey, 1 egg. Apply and keep on for 30 minutes. Rinse with baby shampoo or warm water.


The first mention of eggs being used as an ingredient in skin care treatments dated back thousands of years to the Chen Dynasty in China in 600 BC. While they may not have had mayonnaise readily available like we do, they still used egg whites to tighten the skin and they knew that the protein in eggs would moisturise and nourish their skin.


Rose water

The benefits of rose water are far more wide reaching than we give it credit for. This is another beauty treatment that dates all the way back to ancient Egypt. Back then, it was used for tightening the pores, as an antiaging treatment, and as a cleanser.

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Marie Antoinette’s age defying gloves

If anything was going to give away your age, then it would be hands. Marie Antoinette kept her hands soft and wrinkle free by wearing gloves at night that were lined with sweet almond oil, wax and rose water.

Ice water

Splash your face with ice cold water twice a day and that will cleanse your skin, tighten up your pores and remove excess oil. It might be a bit old fashioned, but a lot of beauticians still recommend this treatment today.


The healthy fats in avocados are great for the skin, but the ancient Aztec civilizations discovered that centuries ago. Today, you can use avocado oil to keep your skin looking healthy. It’s easily absorbed and it nourishes and moisturises skin without clogging up the pores.

Green tea

The ladies of the east have known about its many health and beauty uses for centuries. It is the antioxidants in green tea that are responsible for its anti-ageing properties, and there is now research being done to discover that green tea can even reverse the signs of ageing. How about that ?