Since ancient times, people have searched for a fountain of youth, a way to defy age and stay forever young. Although archaeologists doubt there ever was a “fountain,” there exists ancient secrets to looking beautiful without the chemical-laden cosmetics, washes, and creams.Even American author Mark Twain had a say in it. “Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18,” he said.Today, we look at some ancient secrets for good skin.
1. Olive Oil
The Greek epic poet, Homer, called it “liquid gold,” while the Greek physician Hippocrates listed it as a medicine. Olive oil was and still is many things. For most, it doubled as a cooking ingredient and beauty product in ancient times, and continues to do so today.Olive oil works as a perfect moisturizer for dry skin. It penetrates deep down below the skin’s surface for longer hydration, without the carcinogenic ingredients from many commercial lotions. Plus, it’s loaded with antioxidants like Vitamin A and E to help fight off all those free radicals – say goodbye to those wrinkles!Try applying a thin layer of olive oil to a washed and dried face before bedtime. You’ll wake up with radiant skin.