Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Luxurious Spa Trends: An Anti-Aging Milk & Honey Bath Fit for a Queen
Want to know how royals keep their skin looking radiant?
Ancient Egyptian royalty discovered this beauty secret and it works so well it's trending in 2014! It's common knowledge that Queen Cleopatra used this treatment often and it has reportedly been used by English Queens throughout history. Bathe like you're on the Nile with this anti-aging and relaxing spa treatment that you can recreate at home: the milk and honey bath.
It may sound unusual, but the combination of milk and honey (as pictured above by Creativ Studio Heinemann) is the perfect remedy for dry winter skin. The acids found in milk gently exfoliates and smoothes while honey moisturizes and soothes even the roughest of skin. The result? After your bath, your skin will look and feel rejuvenated!
To make a relaxing milk and honey bath at home, pour 1 to 4 cups of full fat milk and up to one half a cup of pure honey to a hot bath. Just look at how soothing and luxurious the milk bath above from Phil Holden Photography and the honey below from Getty Images look! To maximize this bath's rejuvenating benefits, gently exfoliate your skin from head to toe with a loofah or sugar scrub and rinse off before submerging into the milk and honey bath. To ensure you really feel like royalty, put on soothing music and pour yourself a spa-inspired drink like champagne or fruit-infused water to ensure you truly unwind and relax.
Have you ever had a milk and honey bath? What is your favorite spa treatment? Let us know in the comments section below!