The land of thousands of islands, Mediterranean diet, Greek Mythology, Philosophers, natural beauty remedies, skincare, ancient theatre, sunburned/bronze skins, whitewashed houses with blue windows and doors, the land from where democracy and market started, Greece. Objectively, Greece ranked as one of the most beautiful and romantic places on earth and I am blessed that I am a Greek-Cypriot. xoxo
I might be a Greek-Cypriot, but I am always fascinated to learn more and more ways that ancient Greeks used to enhance their Mediterranean beauty. They had unbelievably athletic bodies and they were slowing the aging process and stay healthy with nutrition, sports, and DIY natural cosmetics. Have you ever wondered about the roots of the word “cosmetic”? Yeap! We have to look back to Ancient Greece and the word “kosmetikos” which means harmony, tranquility, and order.
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I discover and I know so many Greek Skin Care Secrets that we are using them up to today (so be sure that they are working pretty well), but I am gonna do my best to keep this post as short as I can, by sharing with you the top Greek skincare hacks, because time is money and most of you love short posts (like me) and not essays.
Greece | Oia – Santorini. I’ve been there and it was extremely beautiful, calm and romantic.
Olive oil contains vitamins and the best 3 antioxidants, vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. This means it slows the aging process. It’s not a lightweight oil like avocado oil, but olive oil prevents free radical damage to the skin, doesn’t clog pores and high in hydration properties makes the skin look youthful and glowing.
Have in mind that in Greece and Cyprus we replace vegetable or any other oils with the olive oil one in our diet. Consider of buying olive oil instead of any other cooking oil in order to have all those goodies plus you can use it topically for an extra boost and treat your body from the inside out.
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Don’t you have access to buy olive oil? You can get order yours online from Walmart.com here (cheap and easy).
Pure raw honey. Greek people are using it since 5000 BC, for many skincare issues. They were addicted to using honey as a basic ingredient for face masks, body scrubs or even by itself. It is high in nutrients, antioxidants, healing, moisturize, anti-aging, and anti-bacterial properties. Honey can heal acne, clean pores, lighten the skin, reduce scars and act as a natural lifting. From personal experience, I highly recommend applying honey on burnt areas (either from the sun or not). I’ve burnt my hand two years ago, badly, but I applied immediately honey and I wrapped ty hand with cling film in order to keep the honey in place and not be a mess. I have to say that I was quite surprised that my skin did not inflate at all and the pain was gone within (approximately) 15 minutes.
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A great product that I suggest you buy with honey is the “TIGI CATWALK OATMEAL & HONEY INTENSE NOURISHING MASK (200G)” from beautyexperts.co.uk (£11.90).
Another food that Greeks using it to enhance their beauty. Why grandmas love so much the yogurt? It removes dead skin cells and tightens pores. Apply it topically for a youthful and glowing skin.
Herbs & Flowers
Everyone in Greece is growing herbs and flowers at home for many reasons. One is that they love beauty remedies that have a herb or/and flower base. From lavender to anemones and chamomile are all important. But the flower that Greeks call it “Queen of flowers” is the rose. It nourishes, soothes, cleans, hydrates, tightens skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
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