The legendary queen of Egypt was known for its exquisite complexity. One of his secret beauty treatments, the milk and honey bath are still used today.
One of the main ingredients, milk, contains lactic acid that helps to exfoliate the skin. Lactic acid in milk is an alpha-hydroxy acid, which helps cleanse the deeper layers of the skin.
Honey has an abundance of health properties. First of all, it is composed of sugars like glucose and fructose so it's also a mild alpha-hydroxy acid. It is made of minerals and vitamins to help nourish and heal the skin. As it also contains phytochemicals that kill viruses, bacteria and fungi, it has a natural anti-inflammatory effect that heals wounds quickly. This makes honey a good substitute for dressings.
Here are two ways to enjoy these 2 main ingredients found in its ancient beauty secrets.
Cleopatra Milk and Milk Bath
o 1/2 cup of milk powder
o 1/2 cup of raw honey
o 2 tbsp. jojoba oil coffee (optional)  Mix the ingredients in a large bowl and pour your hot bath. Soak for up to 20 minutes to infuse these beneficial ingredients into your skin. This recipe is enough for a bath.
Rinse milk and honey for wrinkled skin
o 1 oz of raw honey
o 1 cup of skim milk
o 2 teaspoons of aloe vera gel
in a jar and shake well. Apply on your face morning and evening with a cotton ball. Keep the mixture in the refrigerator until 3 weeks.
The integration of these beauty recipes into your everyday life will help you live healthy, vibrant and ageless skin.