When we think about beautiful Greek women we cannot help but think of Cleopatra!
What beautiful glowing skin secrets did she have that gave her the graceful, luminous olive-toned complexion and perfectly shaped body?
One of Cleopatra’s most famous beauty secrets was her choice of skin moisturiser – olive oil! Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and perfect for revitalising dry skin. It also speeds up the renewal process of the cells which are present in the skin.
Another one of Cleopatra beauty secrets was having a “milk and honey” bath before special occasions. In line with that tradition, there are still some women today who wash their face and neck using milk as it is believed to soften the skin making it very soft and supple. To get the best results, Cleopatra used a mix of sea salt with cream for deep exfoliation and enrich it with its natural minerals an achieve silky smoothness!
How can I apply these beautiful glowing skin secrets?
Face exfoliation is a well-known skin rejuvenation technique to remove the top layer of dead skin and expose the brighter and softer skin underneath. I recommend the Agera Microderm System which is a two step treatment that combines the complexion brightening and revitalising benefits of Vitamin C with mild resurfacing AHA Lactic Acid to deeply exfoliate lacklustre skin. It can be used up to 3 times a week for best results to ensure the skin remains soft and luminous for longer. However, if you are new to this product or any of its ingredients, I recommend completing a patch test first.
To take it to the next level, I would also recommend Mesotherapy. The substances used in mesotherapy include multivitamin solutions (vitamins C, E, A, B, K and D), amino acids, minerals and trace elements, coenzymes, nucleic acids, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid. These substances promote deep hydration of the skin, skin tightening, improvement of skin tone and texture, reduction of fine lines, reduction of skin discolouration, and ultimately lead to a more radiant and healthy skin. Call and Book an appointment and find out if it is suitable for you!
The beautiful makeup that was once known as the ‘Cleopatra mask’ (named after how much heavy makeup Cleopatra used to wear) is not what the modern Greek women of today is inspired by!
The Greek skincare regimen involves taking care of the skin itself and making it look beautiful naturally rather than applying makeup to hide impurities.
Furthermore, the Mediterranean diet is considered one of the healthiest and it’s no surprise that this benefits the skin too! The diet includes ample amounts of Omega-3 fatty acid which help in keeping the skin glowing. It is also though to keep you slim and in perfect shape. Fruits like apples, pears and figs are a part of the diet which gives them that glowing and vibrant skin they are known for. The beautiful Greek singer, Destine Vendi is a perfect example!