While following today's beauty trends can be exciting, it's always a good idea to look back to beautiful women in history who had been using a variety of skin nourishing ingredients for their flawless skin. Tips which probably will never go out of style.


It is believed that Cleopatra took milk baths as a skincare treatment. The lactic acid exfoliated and rejuvenated the skin. Honey was mixed with milk to create moisturizing face masks.


In China, women used soybean as their secret weapon against skin blemishes.

Olive Oil

Greeks were always fascinated with fair skin. Although women often wore little make-up, honey and olive oil were the favoured ingredients in all their cosmetics. Helen of Troy is testimony to the effectiveness of such ingredients.

Red Wine

The ravishingly beautiful Queen Mary of Scotland had a lovely secret behind her beautiful skin with a youthful glow of red wine. Some say she believed it to be her elixir.


Seaweed is believed to remove dead skin cells and bring out the inner glow. No wonder Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty, used seaweed for her skin.


In ancient Japan, women used sake in their baths. Sake exfoliates the skin and helps to lighten up spots and blemishes. The practice is quite famous even today among the beautiful women of Japan.


Oatmeal baths have worked like magic for Brazilian women. The practice, believed to be hundreds of years old, reduces sunburn and other blemishes.