Top Secret Ancient Greek Skincare Secrets You Need To Know

Those famous white buildings; shimmering, crystal-blue waters; and constant sunny weather are what come to mind when we think of Greece. But the natural beauty of its citizens is also worth talking about if you are a skincare enthusiast. History books are filled with fascination for Ancient Greek women and their natural beauty. Let’s uncover some of their secrets in this article and we suggest you how you can incorporate those beauty tips according to modern ages.

1.  Use an Antibacterial Facial Honey Mask

Greeks love honey and one of the famous ingredients in their beauty techniques was also honey. One of the most common face masks of Greek origins is a combination of olive oil and honey. Before you take a shower, mix ¼ cup of extra-virgin olive oil with honey and apply it on your face and neck with a clean brush. Let it sit for 10 minutes and remove with a washcloth. Honey is said to have amazing anti-bacterial properties and olive oil have many healing properties as well.

2. Exfoliate Your Knees and Elbows with a Salt Scrub

Exfoliation is key for healthy skin. Mix Mediterranean Sea salt with olive oil and scrub your hands and feet with it to scrape off dead skin layer. You can also add a few spoons of Epsom salt in your bathtub and soak your whole body in it. This is a great way to get rid of flaky dry skin and help the body grow healthy skin.

3. Use Yogurt as an AHA Chemical Peel

Ancient Greeks used one of the most common foods in their skincare routine. Yoghurt is one such ingredient which they loved to put on their faces. Yogurt dissolves the dead skin and tightens the pores. It has natural lactic acid so it is a natural AHA peel.

You can add a tablespoon of olive oil with a tablespoon of yogurt and apply the mixture on your face. Let it sit for 10 minutes and wash it off. You can also buy chemical exfoliators with lactic acid on the recommendation of a dermatologist from

4. Apply Pomegranate Extract

Pomegranate was a favourite among Greeks. It is a symbol of life, death, rebirth, fertility, marriage, prosperity and abundance. Greeks loved using it in their skincare routine as well. Pomegranate extracts are rich in anthocyanins, vitamins A, C, E and minerals. It is effective in combating the free radicals on the skin which cause premature ageing.