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  BEAUTY - THE EGYPTIAN WAY - by Editor
While we are definitely more concerned with our looks than the previous generation was, we still have a long way to go before we actively try to make the most of our looks. Look around you. Most of the women we see have their hair pinned up away from their face, with minimal make up, and a few - or quite a few - extra pounds packed around the waist.

However, to be fair, we are getting more and more fitness conscious here in India. A few years ago there must have been a maximum of 5 gyms throughout the country! While now there are about 50 in each city. A good sign, but we still have a long way to go.

Ancient Egypt

No other country or culture was so concerned with beautification as was Egypt. Cleopatra the VII has also written a book of beauty secrets. Even today Egyptian glass perfume vials decorate many a classic dressing table and the herb Aloe, so ingrained in ancient Egyptian beauty treatments, is still a vital ingredient in most skin-care creams.

Body Oil

If body oil is not a daily part of your bathing ritual, perhaps its time you made it so. The heat, dust and pollution of our times plays havoc with our skin. Ever wondered why Egyptian women were renowned for their alabaster skin Records show that all women, from the richest to the most destitute used body oil in huge quantities. In fact, sufficient body oil for daily use was often issued as part of wages!

Egyptian Anti-wrinke cream recipe

1 tsp sweet almond oil
2 drops of Frankincense essential oil or Rose Attar.
Mix these ingredients together and you have an excellent anti-wrinkle cream. Cleanse your face and apply this to your face at night. Massage it in your skin gently for about 5 minutes, and wash off the next morning.


Almonds

Bitter or sweet almond oil were the most common ingredients of Egyptian cosmetics, and are excellent for the skin. Use pure almond oil as an under-eye cream and keep crows-feet at bay. Almond oil is also excellent for your hair. Mix almond and coconut oil to your hair and wash it off after an hour, for excellent results.

Body Oil

Try this: After bathing, pour a teaspoon of almond oil into a mug of water and pour it over your body as a final rinse.

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Name: c alramahi
City:   chicago
Comments:   thank you for posting this sounds great i'll use it as soon as i buy the ingredients
Name: lifeflakes
City:   bangalore
Comments:   hey, could we eat almond nuts daily instead of applying oil, would it be effective.
Name: honey
City:   Pasadena
Comments:   What is this rose attar I have seen this word in the preparation of Egyptian Anti-wrinke cream recipe. What are the other names of that.. Thanks
Name: shakti
City:   toronto
Comments:   tina you are stupid. I think the human race is allergic to you. you don't even have basic good manners how are you going to be beautiful....
Name: Vandana Jadhav
City:   Vadodara, Gujarat, INDIA
Comments:   Hi, I'm a fan of home beauty treatments too!! the almond oil suggestion is cool, but pure almond oil is hard to find especially where I stay if anyone has suggestions on purchasing pure almond oil which is branded i would surely appreciate it. thanx n rgds
Name: stacey
City:   Brisbane, Australia
Comments:   You can usually buy alomd oil thats been either mixed with jojoba oil, or another base oil. These are just as good.
Name: Mr tariq
City:   sialkot
Comments:   What's UP??????
Name: tony
City:   CA
Comments:   Lize, chrissy, tina.....Cat Fight!!!
Name: Amber
City:   Pakistan
Comments:   Rose Attar is also known as Rose Water in most areas easily available in indian shops or Arg-e-Ghulab is another name for it, please lets be adult we use this sight for help in self improvement, if one person is ignorant - lets not lower our own selves to that level.
Name: Rachel Abu-Judom
City:   Milwaukee
Comments:   I am a young mother , and have been searching for ways to naturally maintain healthy skin . This sight is very helpful .I will tell all my friends !
Name: anika
City:   alwar
Comments:   stop it,girls.even if tina wrote something u did'nt like u don't have to make vitriolic comments.anyways,pure almond oil is available by the name of badam roghan shirin by Hamdard.its available almost everywhere.rose attar is very very expensive but u can use gulab jal which is nothing but rose oil,water n preservative.
Name: louise paganini
City:   Geraldton
Comments:   I have got so many pores on my skin and it is making my life miserably.I have got a few acne scars they arent that bad how can you get rid of them .I need your help and i would appreciate it if you give me some ideas Thank you
Name: Anonymous
City:   JC
Comments:   Everyone has lots of pores on their skin!!!!
Name: zarvae
City:   n/a
Comments:   my mother is egyptian
Name: Nini
City:   miami
Comments:   I have dark spots on my face...what is a good way to clear the spots and even out my skin
Name: shazia
City:   Karachi
Comments:   Hi, I really like your article!Its simple and easy.. Thanks!!
Name: neeru
City:   TN
Comments:   Hi All, This site is wonderful! with loads of useful info. I want to know what is "frankincense oil" and where to get it in Tamilnadu or atleast can u just tell the Tamil/Ayurvedic name of that oil....Pls reply soon
Name: mahy
City:   cairo
Comments:   and i am proud to be egyptian
Name: Lovisa
City:   Stockholm
Comments:   For Louise: I've heard that frankincense oil can remove scars almost fully. I don't know if it would work on ache scars, but hey, it's worth a shot?
Name: sadia
City:   hyderabad
Comments:   hi as AMBER WROTE THAT ROSE WATER CAN BE USE INSTEAD OF ATTAR GULAB(ATTAR OF ROSE) I WANT TO TELL U THAT ATTA IS A EXPENSIVE SUBSTANCE USED FOR FRAGRANCE AND ROSE WATER CANOT BE SUBSTITUTE OF ATTAR. PLZ CLEAR IT ... THESE TWO ARE VERY DIFRENT THINGS SADIA PAKISTAN
Name: sadia
City:   hyderabad
Comments:   i want to ask something about my complexion . want fair smmoth glowing, tell me daily treatment im using ground almond with rose water at night.... it make smooth but not fair , plz suggest me an easy home made recipe. in how many days we can access the reply.. there is my question since man days but no comment at all plz wouls u like reply me by e mail thanku sadia
Name: sadia
City:   hyderabad
Comments:   hi, i commentcouple of times but not any reply, in how mnany days we can get the reply.. as i want a home made recipe for glowing and fair complexion and any cream which i can apply before going to bed thank u sadia
Name: zainab
City:   cairo,egypt
Comments:   good morals are what counts the most in beauty,good morals and good manners come first
Name: halima
City:   egypt
Comments:   i think some people just try to cover up there ugly inner self by makeing their self pretty on the outside
Name: sadia
City:   hydearabd
Comments:   hi, i write you many times before this but no reply or any response.. i want get your relpy by mail woild you like if no then plzzzzzz tell me i want to dusscuss over some matter related beauty ok waiting for u sadia memon
Name: sadia
City:   hyderabad
Comments:   hi, as i sent u may mails.. i ask that plz reply me on my e. mail .... no any response/ no any comment by any other net surfer i amazed then how there is a collection of comment . looks like much repidly plz now reply me sadia
Name: asra
City:   kurnool
Comments:   its excellent but give more description about body oils.
Name: michelle
City:   singapore
Comments:   OH NO ! NO THANKS! I am way off using oils. I know its beneficial and all but i really dont like the oily feeling.we have come a long way frm ancient egyptian age. i'm sure if the ancient egyptians had access to the billions of lotions and potions we have now they'd have converted. i suggest we can just use a good moisturizer.it'd feel a whole lot better than oil. come on who would wanna have oil dripping down urself ..ugggh...daily moisturizing is good enough mates. and ur weekly beauty treatments wont hurt either.
Name: michelle
City:   singapore
Comments:   this is in response to neeru's q. frankincense essential oil is an aromatherapy oil. it is one of the many essential oils used in aromatherapy. u can get this anywhere they sell essential oils namely aromatherapy shops. but i will have u know that essential oils are really expensive. a small little bottle costs a lot. various price range for various oils. but of course its greatly beneficial. if cost is not a matter to u , then go get urself a bottle of frankincese or even better rose essential oil. rose eoil costs a whole lot more than frankincense.
Name: Helene
City:   Kampala
Comments:   This really works.I do use it on the daily basis and to tell you the truth,I am proud of my skin because its naturally good.
Name: Rehan Ali
City:   Sindh karachi
Comments:   Infect I wont to tell mizz Sadia that You dont need the perfume of roze Infactly rozes need and waiting to touch of your,s sences & raybens of yours eyes lastly if u think that roze perfume is expansive I think nothing is expansive than your need ...............!
Name: Nina
City:   USA (Texas)
Comments:   My Mom has been using oils on her skin all her growing up by the advice of her mother; My Grandmother.(they both look younger than their true age) My Mom is 59 and has not one line on her face, her skin is youthful. I too use it and although my skin isn't "alabaster"(thank God), it's youthful and has a glow and I honestly look years younger than I am and younger than most of my former classmates in school. Drinking lots of water doesn't hurt either.
Name: sweetu
City:   south africa
Comments:   sadia darling,please mix sandlewood powder and rose water for that special glow, can also try glycerine rosewater and lemon juice, honey n milk also v good,.orange juice yogurt and lemon juice so all this for that glow, hey u guys, this is a cool free site lets appreciate it and stop being nasty,just help where ever u can be happy and keep smiling. to sadia sweetie,let me know if it works smiling south african
Name: soha
City:   hyderabad
Comments:   hi sadia , dont worry abt ur complexion too much as it will hav a -ve impact on ur skin(ur skin is the 1st to show stress ) .anyways u can drink carrot juice to improve ur complexion
Name: kelly
City:   Singapore
Comments:   I almost never used any oils and aromatherapy products. Since 3 weeks ago, i've tried a few recipes which are totally awesome. My skin has almost transformed till i do not even know it. All for the better. As for being in singapore and being oiled up. it's fantastic coz u dun sweat even wif the humidity and once it's all absorbed into the skin. u dun even feel the least bit oiled up. Need any good recipes? i have tons juz ask....
Name: shirley
City:   Hyderabad
Comments:   Hi kelly, Plz help me.Even i want a good skin and glow.I am 21 now and my complexion has turned out to be dark.I am basically fair.But don't know wht happened to my skin.Plz mail me those recipes kelly.Eagerly Waiting for ur reply.
Name: sonia
City:   miami, florida
Comments:   please send me more information on egyptcian cream & beauty secrets. thanks
Name: sadia
City:   hyderabad
Comments:   hi. rahan ali sindh karachi, soha hyd,sweetu from south afrca.. thanks to all of you so muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i like suggestion all of you, thankx sadia
Name: sadia
City:   hyderabad
Comments:   hi Rehan ali as i read your reply , but i did not want any suggestion but i want to clear that, ROZ ATTAR AND ROSE WATER ARE 2 DIFFRENT THINGS.. HOW ONE CAN USE ROSE ATTER OVERNIGHT ON FACE.. YES , ONE CAN APPLY ROSE WATER WITH OTHER EFFECTIVE THINGS.. AGAIN THANX FOR COMMENTS have u any recipe for glowing skin,, i have normal but want more glowing... thankz sadia
Name: aisha
City:   uk
Comments:   please help me here. my neck is soo dark what can i do to remove the darkness on it. it looks disgusting. i need to do something about it before i get married. please help me anyone.
Name: sadia
City:   hyderabad
Comments:   hi rehan sorry by mistake i ask you about the recipe of glowing .. sorry for that... ACTUALLY I WANT TO ASK FROM SOHA FROM HYDEARABAD.. DEAR SOHA .. IT IS OK AS YOU SUGGEST ME .. BUT IF U HAVE ANY OTHER RECIPE PLZ TELL ME TELL ME R U FROM HYD SINDH OR INDIA THANX AGAIN SADIA
Name: sadia
City:   hyderabad
Comments:   hi sweetu, i like your advice too much .. thanx for that. ghave u any other recipe for beauty thanx sadia
Name:  sadia
City:   hydearabad
Comments:   hi AMBER, NO .. NO ATTAR IS DEFFRENT FORM ROSE WATER,, ATTAR IS A PERFUME OF OUR SUBCONTINENT, WILL NOT AVAIBLE IN OTHER COUNTIRES.. SADIA
Name: sadia
City:   hyderabad
Comments:   hi , nobody visited .. here.. the site.... how r u no nay comment after me
Name: sadia
City:   hyderabad
Comments:   hishirely, im from hyderabad too, but lat me know are u from hyd sindh about your skin u should keep your skin clean regulrly with any home made scrub( dried orange peel with oatmeal and milk ) u will get positive result thanx sadia
Name: melissa
City:   california
Comments:   Hi, I'm getting married soon and I want to look my best fo my husband...breathtaking is what I want. I have read all the above comments to add to my file of beauty tips. PLEASE e-mail me any helpful enformation! THANK YOU :)
Name: Rachel
City:   Wisconsin
Comments:   I really want to even out my skin tone and reduce the apperance of pores and get rid of blackheads and prevent pimples,,Where to find almond oil and rose atta
Name: Shirely
City:   Hyderabad
Comments:   Hi sadia, I'm from India.Thank u for ur sugession.Can u plz mail me anymore homemade tips plz.Plz mail me at shirely_y@yahoo.co.in
Name: sadia
City:   hyderabad
Comments:   hi,shirely i read your massage will mail u ... thanx for appricaition thanx sadia
Name: YW
City:   Singapore
Comments:   Hi Kelly, Just read your comments on the essential oils. Would appreciate if you can give me some of your recipes Thanks so much.
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