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Must Try Ancient Greek Beauty Treatments

greek beautyCommon household foods that your kitchen cabinets are seeping with are secret powers that were discovered by the Ancient Greeks. Let’s take a look at what foods not only nourish your body when you eat them, but also beautify you on the outside!
greek yogurtBeauty Secret #1: Multi-Purpose and Nutritious Greek Yogurt
It’s trending all over the world because of the nutritious values and probiotics that Greek-style yogurt possess. However, ancient and modern Greek women have used yogurt for more than nutrition, as they use it as a skin moisturizer as well as treatment for sun burn. You can make a face mask mixed with honey, olive oil, herbs, or simply apply plain yogurt to your face for around one month and see the changes for yourself.
honeyBeauty Secret #2: Anti-inflammatory Honey Face Masks and Body Scrubs
Honey is more than a sweet treat as it has been used since ancient times for it’s anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties. The Ancient Greeks hold claim to being the first people to use honey as a beauty product ingredient. You can make homemade face packs, creams and lotions using this natural humectant. Or try honey mixed with olive oil, milk or herbs such as lavender, thyme or eucalyptus for a lathering body scrub that leaves your skin glowing.
olive oilBeauty Secret #3: Olive Oil is Your Friend
Throughout My Big, Fat Greek Wedding, they probably could have substituted Greek people’s obsession for Windex as a cure-all with olive oil. Ancient Greeks were the first to use this healthy oil as an important part of their beauty routine. The oil contains high doses of minerals and has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties as well as being a rich source of antioxidants which makes it great for helping delay the aging process and keeps your skin looking younger, hydrated and smooth.
sea salt beautyBeauty Secret #4: Exfoliate with Sea Salt
Ancient Greeks used sea salt to exfoliate their skin. So next time you want to indulge in a luxurious exfoliation scrub, get the sea salt out of the kitchen cabinet and add some olive oil and herbs or natural oils if you wish. Your skin will be soft and glowing and have a radiant completion.
herbsBeauty Secret #5: Herbal Infused Wax Body Scrubs
Both in Ancient times and today, Greeks use herbs in many facets of their lives. One way that herbs are used in beauty treatments is by seeping fresh herbs and flowers in vinegar and then mixing them with beeswax. You can apply the mixture to your body and face to boost your skin’s moisture and glow!

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