While she was the queen of the Nile, Cleopatra made a name for herself not only in history but in the world of beauty as well; mainly due to her vast beauty regimens. From super soft skin to luscious locks, her beauty secrets have made their way into our own beauty routines.
Unfortunately, due to the ever so hot blazing Egyptian sun, the queen of the Nile had a few dark spots to worry about. But being a true believer in natural remedies, Cleopatra used it as a way to even out her skin tone. What's so wonderful about it is that it mimics the effects of what a modern-day toner does, without it being harsh on the skin. The reason is that it's a natural astringent. It's wonderful in balancing the skin's pH level and stimulates the skin's regeneration process. It's a great, natural alternative to toners that contain chemicals that might aggravate sensitive skin.
As a preventive measure against sunburn, Cleopatra used rose water on a daily basis due to its anti-inflammatory properties which reduces redness. Early signs of wrinkles are also decreased with the daily use since the skin is kept hydrated.
With all these benefits, it's no wonder Cleopatra was a big fan of it. Here is one of my favorite do-it-yourself rose water mask inspired by the Egyptian goddess.
Rose Water Mask
* 1 tablespoon of organic rose water
* 1 teaspoon organic lemon juice
* 2 tablespoons of organic, pure honey
* Small bowl and spoon
Make sure the skin is clear, washed, and dry. Mix the rose water, lemon juice, and honey in a small bowl. Stir until the mixture is consistent. Using clean fingers, apply the mask over the entire face and neck. Allow the mask to settle for fifteen to twenty minutes. Wash the mask with lukewarm water after the time is up. Dry the area by slightly dabbing the face and neck with a clean tissue paper.
You can finish up by grabbing a cotton ball dipped in rose water and use it as a toner after the mask.
Once a week for one month and once a month afterwards for monthly maintenance.
The use of the mask will make the skin refreshed, hydrated, and bright. It will leave pores tightened and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Skin will be smooth to the touch. Give it a go, your skin will thank you for it.