3 Ancient Beauty Practices That Actually Work

March 21, 2023

There is a reason why ancient beauty secrets like gua sha, rice water and mud baths are coming back in style. It’s because they actually work! I love to read about the ingredients ancient societies used in their cosmetic and skin products and make my own concoctions based on their wisdom. 


Here are my favourite ancient beauty practices and how to bring them into the modern world:

1. Fermented Rice Water

2. Gua Sha

If you haven’t used a gua sha tool on your face, you are missing out! I recently did a 15 minute gua sha routine and my face was relaxed for literally days! By relaxing your facial muscles you give a more sculpted look to the face. You can buy a gua sha tool made of different types of crystal material and stones and you basically just drag it over your facial muscles until you feel a release. Gua sha goes back to 12th century China and now it’s having a big comeback!


3. Olive Oil and Honey Mask

Have you ever heard of Egyptian Magic? Celebrities swear by it and it’s made from the most simple ingredients: honey, olive oil and beeswax. I fell in love with this product a couple years ago but wasn’t exactly thrilled with the price tag (it’s super expensive). So, I decided to make my own and it works just as well, maybe even better! The formula for Egyptian magic is the exact formula of skin creams found in ancient Egyptian tombs (honey, olive oil, beeswax, bee propolis, bee pollen and royal jelly). Honey was seen as a sacred food in Ancient Egypt and has the power to heal the skin at very deep levels. To make your own Egyptian Magic, melt in a double broiler: 3 tbsp of 100% pure beeswax, ⅓ cup of olive oil and 1 ½ tbsp of honey with superfood ingredients. Whisk until melted. Once it’s melted, remove from heat and continue to whisk (do not stop whisking until it has thickened). Transfer to a jar and you have Egyptian Magic!


Try out these ancient beauty practices and see how they work! 

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Jennifer Enchin is an RTA Media Production student, aspiring screenwriter and Youtube writer hailing from Toronto, Canada. Jennifer has worked as a script reader for Pomegranate Pictures as well as a critic for the popular theatre blog “Mooney On Theatre”. She also placed as a quarterfinalist in The Austin Film Festival’s 2020 Screenplay Competition for her feature script “Seabirds”. Her favourite topics to write about include entertainment, health and wellness, spirituality and general spooky stuff.