At the age of 72, Sophia Loren is one of the world’s most beautiful women. Sophia Loren’s beauty secrets include using olive oil; in fact she says she has often bathed in it. Olive oil is one of the old-fashioned beauty secrets, and because it closely resembles our own natural oils it is totally absorbed into the skin.
Some of the most satisfactory beauty secrets are those you can make yourself with familiar ingredients. Old-fashioned beauty secrets handed down through the years, added to and improved upon, often turn out to be the most valuable of all the beauty secrets. It will take time to determine which beauty secrets are the best for your particular skin type.
Not all the beauty secrets will be right for you or bring exceptional results. With practice you will learn how to adjust the ingredients, to meet your own specific requirements, and make the most of these beauty secrets. Bear in mind climate conditions often alter textures.
Remember with these homemade beauty secrets they lack the usual preservatives of chemical additives, so will not last long. To ensure you get the most benefits from using homemade beauty secrets only make small quantities and keep them chilled.
Below you will find beauty secrets for your skin and hair.
Beauty Secrets for Cleansing
Apricot Cleansing Cream
4 tablespoons of apricot oil
2 tablespoons of sesame seed oil
2 tablespoons of butter
1 tablespoon distilled water
Beat the ingredients, by hand or in a blender, until completely smooth and creamy. Keep in a refrigerator
Olive Cleansing Cream
4 tablespoons green olive oil
2 tablespoons of sesame seed oil#2 tablespoons of lard (vegetable fat)
2 drops of any essence
Beat the ingredients together until creamy. Keep refrigerated.
Beauty Secrets for Toning
1 peeled cucumber
1 teaspoon of witch hazel
1 teaspoon of rose water
Mash the cucumber, add witch hazel and rose water; beat the egg white to a froth; mix well. Refrigerate. Strain before use.
4 cups of dried red roses
½ cup of essence of rose
1 pint vinegar
Put all the ingredients in a lidded glass jar; allow to stand for three weeks, often shaking it. Strain, and dilute with equal parts of distilled water. Use as a toner.
Beauty Secrets for Facemasks
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¼ teaspoon of lemon juice
1 teaspoon witch hazel
1 teaspoon alcohol
1 egg white, whipped
Peel the cucumber and extract the juice, add lemon juice, witch hazel and alcohol. Stir well; then blend in the whipped egg. Allow to dry on your face for a minimum of 15 minutes. Rinse off.
1 tablespoon of honey
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon olive oil
Beat the egg yolk into the oil, then blend in the honey. Apply to your face and leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing away.
Miscellaneous Beauty Secrets
1 egg white, beaten
1 teaspoon of honey
½ teaspoon of witch hazel
Blend all the ingredients together until even. Smooth over bad sunburn. Always refrigerate.
3 handfuls of dried rose petals
sweet almond oil as needed
In a glass bowl or jar, put the dried rose petals and cover with the oil. Put the pot in a pan of simmering water, heat until the oil has removed all the colour of the petals. Strain; keep tightly lidded.