Black Beauty is the symbol of power, resilience, and kissed by sun. If you are an African or ever wonder how Africans have such goddess skin, you are in the right place. There are a few beauty secrets that the ancestors of various African region used to do. Even in today’s modern world, Africans are known for their smooth, flawless skins and pearly white smiles. The harsh African sun can ruin any skin, but ancient Africans knew how to keep their skin hydrated, smooth, and supple.
Origin: South Africa
A.K.A. African red tea, Rooibos plant is known for its powerful anti-allergen properties and has been used by the San and Khoi people of South Africa.
The Khoisan are known for their soft yellow-brown skin and Rooibos tea is the reason. It’s a great cosmetic aid because of the high amount of antioxidants, protects skin from free radicals and other toxins. This keeps skin youthful for ages. Also, the tea contains a rich proportion of zinc and vitamin D2 too.
Origin: North Africa
Apart from its fragrance, lavender was used by North African women to keep their skin glowing and husbands happy. The aromatic lavender is a natural tonic, deodorant, antiseptic, and contains healing properties. Lavender works as an acerbic and helps to battle acne, skin rashes, and tenderness.
You can use lavender as a skin treatment cure by taking a tablespoonful of lavender and mix well with a cup of water. Apply it all over your body and see the magic happening.
Note: Lavender is not suitable for women who are pregnant, diabetic, or breastfeeding. Apply it topically or simply inhale. Swallowing can cause some health issues such as blurred eye-vision, vomiting, and even diarrhea.
Origin: Ancient Egypt
Cleopatra, the epitome of true beauty is said to have recurrently bathed in milk to keep her skin glowing and soft. She would have her slaves fill her bathing tub with donkey milk. That’s why she used to have 700 donkeys. Modern science has proved that Milk has lactic acid, which contains alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA). It dissolves the glue that holds skin cells together and makes
Well, you don’t have to fill the entire tub with milk. Just 2 to 4 cups of cow milk with bathwater will do great. Soak yourself in it and gently scrub with the loofah.
Tip: Add milk in your home facial masks for better results.