Life was about beauty.
Or rather, it was about obtaining status in marriage. In order to garner the attention of a gentleman, one must be lovely and fair. Therefore, a lady’s toilette held many a hushed secret to “natural” beauty.
Though some treatments proved fruitless (and even toxic), Victorian ladies found a myriad of recipes with nourishing properties such as. . .
Bathe in water-infused olive oil
Renowned for her divine beauty, Empress Sissi scheduled her life around beauty regimes. Marshmallow root for facials. Beeswax for moisturizer. And olive oil for her bathing treatments.
Cleanse your face with white wine
Full of antioxidants and vitamins, Victorians rinsed with white wine. Doing so absolved the skin of toxins and left the skin feeling tight.
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Inspire hair shine with rosemary
Victorians washed more often according to wealth. Though it is not encouraged to abstain from regular hygiene, washing your hair too often can bring more damage than good. Some ladies waited a week before seeing to their hair.
To combat natural oils and dandruff, they massaged their scalp with part egg yolk and rosemary which would bring about nutrients and a shine.
Apply castor oil to eyelids
Stall wrinkles and crows feet by gently rubbing castor oil across the eyelid. The liquid is also known to fortify and grow longer lashes.
Which Victorian beauty treatment shall you try?