What are some of the most tell tale characteristics of young, healthy skin? It’s plump. It’s supple. It’s juicy. If you want to look young, you gotta have the juice. So much juice, in fact, that some of the most revered beauties of the world are considered as such for this exact quality. And Cleopatra is no exception. Everything we know about her beauty ritual points to practices and products that foster juiciness in the skin. So what exactly are these practices and products that gave Cleopatra a plumping and rejuvenating anti aging skincare edge?
Lactic Acid and Aloe Vera are the secret ingredients to this ancient beauty queen’s success. Have you ever heard that Cleopatra used to take milk baths? She did this because of the Lactic Acid within the milk. The reason Lactic Acid is so beneficial for the skin is because of its gently exfoliating effect and its hydrating properties. It is ideal for making skin look plump, tight and supple—all characteristics of an overall juicy complexion. In today's world you can find high quality anti aging skincare products that contain just enough Lactic Acid to benefit your skin without making you peel, or you can go the DIY route and use things like organic Greek yogurt as a facemask a couple times a week.
Aloe Vera can be used internally and externally, and as far as we know, that’s exactly what Cleopatra did. Aloe contains polysaccharides, and what these little guys do is help your skin cells stay properly hydrated. Have you ever noticed that Aloe is full of moisture despite the fact that it grows in the desert? Well, it delivers that same ability to stay plump, juicy and firm no matter how dry it is outside. Anti aging skincare products that contain Aloe Vera will help your skin stay plump, juicy and firm and since Aloe is quite gentle, it can easily be used every day. Additionally, you can eat/drink Aloe Vera as well to experience the hydrating benefits it produces from the inside. Simply find a good, clean and high quality source and add it to your favorite juice or smoothies.
You don’t have to be Cleopatra to feel like a beautiful queen. With nature on your side and the best, most strategically formulated products and quality ingredients available to you, your beauty goals are within reach. Keep it firm, keep it supple, keep it juicy with Lactic Acid and Aloe Vera.