Cleopatra is known as one of the most beautiful women who has ever lived. Her beauty treatment of choice? A milk and honey bath. Milk and honey beauty treatments have endured the test of time, for a simple reason. They work!
Milk contains lactic acid, a gentle, yet effective alpha-hydroxy acid that eliminates toxins from the skin. It also exfoliates the top layer of your skin, leaving skin soft and smooth with a marvelous, youthful glow. Yes please.
Honey, a natural elixir, has been used for centuries to moisturize and reverse the effects of aging on the skin. Fresh, raw honey has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, acts as a humectant (which means it pulls moisture out of the air), reduces inflammation, helps the skin to heal more quickly, and has an impressive array of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. Wow!
So you can see why these two are a match made for beautiful skin—gentle exfoliation + hydrating moisture = great beauty. Caesar never stood a chance!
Create your own luxurious milk and honey bath at home. Drizzle a bit of honey (1/4 cup is ideal)—and remember the purer the honey, the better the treatment—with 2 tablespoons of Brand New Day into hot bath water to soothe and soften the skin. Follow with a Skin Savior Beauty Balm for a decadent experience that will give your skin a beautiful,
All photos by Sarah DeShaw