Secret Beauty Tips

Here are a few secret beauty tips to share with all of your friends. If it works, why keep it to yourself? Just because someone else is beautiful…that is no reason to be jealous. Let us start with one of the ancient beauty secrets.

Olive oil has been valued since recorded history as a food, flavoring and moisturizer. Anointing with oil was and is a religious practice, but using olive oil as a facial, hand and body moisturizer is one of the secret beauty tips that women shared only with their daughters.

Very jealous women kept the practice to themselves, which is why so few people were aware of it. Modern-day scientific research has shown that this is one of the ancient beauty secrets with merit. Olive oil provides essential fatty acids, which are fully absorbed by the skin, improving its moisture content. The oil is also rich in vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps prevent sun damage.

Many of the ancient beauty secrets were geared toward protecting against or healing sunburn. Passion fruit, seaweed, jojoba oil and Shea butter are just a few of the native remedies for protecting against and healing sunburn. Modern research has shown, time and again, that these plant-based facials contain minor sun-screening agents and they all contain numerous antioxidants.

One of the secret beauty tips that fell by the wayside for quite some time was to simply protect the skin from the sun. In the 1800s and early 1900s, fair-skinned women carried parasols and wore gloves. Only field workers were tan.

In later years, as celebrities began showing off their “healthy” tans, everyone wanted the California look. You might still think that you look better with a little sun, but there is nothing worse for your skin. UV rays cause uneven pigmentation. They do damage on a molecular level that leads to wrinkles and sagging in the future. Most people are, by now aware that UV rays contribute to skin cancer, too.

It is not surprising that practically all of the ancient beauty secrets revolved around sun protection. It must have been obvious to the ancients that people who spent a lot of time outdoors had leathery, rough and wrinkled skin.

There are two simple steps that you can take for improving your skins appearance or retaining your beauty:

o Use a broad spectrum sun-block when you are outdoors
o Moisturize after cleansing, with a good olive oil based moisturizer

Those two secret beauty tips should keep your skin younger looking and healthier, too.