Egyptian Queen Cleopatra is considered one of the most beautiful women in history, her beauty rituals are legendary. Though you have not tried it yet, every thanks from ancient beauty knows that bathing in goat's milk will do wonders for your skin. From each country come such beauty rituals that relate to a partially centuries-old history. The following rituals have been proven over time and are currently popular in skin and body care.
5 centuries of old rituals of beauty from all over the world, which are the trend in 2019
1. Turkey: rose water
Turkey is one of the most important rose varieties and its ingredients have been distilled in water for 2000 years. Rose essences are full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that provide soft and glowing skin. In addition, rose water has a disinfectant effect, and anti-inflammatory agents reduce redness and skin irritation. Studies have also shown that rose water can have a positive effect on the wound healing process and can lower the cortisol level (stress hormone) in the body.
2. France: hand cream
Marie Antoinette (1755-1793) stood for the surplus. The queen of France also lived in hand cream. She was known for applying cream and balm to her hands daily and putting them in gloves overnight so that active ingredients can detect their power. The so-called paraffin treatments follow the same principle. Here, hands are plunged into warm water and then packed so that the active ingredients can penetrate deeper and more effectively into the skin. At home you can easily imitate the method of a French monarch with a hand cream.
3. Finland: heat treatment
The fire has used the positive effects of heated rooms since 1113. Thermal treatments from the sauna, through the salt pits to the infrared rooms are still very popular – and in other European countries. The 2018 study confirms that regular sauna sessions stabilize the nervous system. Additionally, they can have a positive effect on leakage of waste materials from the body, prevent inflammation, prevent oxidative stress and clean the arteries. The latest trend is infrared saunas aimed at relaxing the skin and muscles.
4. India: turmeric
In Germany, spice has just become famous thanks to its detoxifying effect. Turmeric is used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for about 4,500 years. The 2017 study tested the beneficial effects of curcuma. Result: The yellow spice has a detoxifying, anti-inflammatory effect, it works against metabolic syndrome (and thus the risk of cardiovascular diseases), as well as arthritis and anxiety. In addition, turmeric can reduce muscle pain when used regularly as a spice or dietary supplement. Because of its antioxidant effect it is also used as an active ingredient in skin care.
5. China: Acupuncture
Acupuncture has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2,000 years in China and can relieve chronic pain, positively affect fertility, help with asthma and relieve muscle strain. Acupuncture uses various fine needles to stimulate the nervous system and the immune system, which is good for the lymph system, digestive system and emotional well-being.
Today, this method is also used as a treatment for beauty and skin health. It can treat skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis as well as redness. Known as facial acupuncture, needles are inserted here below the skin surface, which should stimulate skin skin renewal and thus have anti-aging effect.