Cleopatra's Secret To Beautiful & Glowing Skin

September 1st, 2010

This beauty regime for beautiful, soft and glowing skin has been around for at least 2000 years. And it was made famous by one of the most lauded beauties in known history, Cleopatra.

Her secret was to bathe regularly in a bath of milk and honey. These two simple ingredients perfectly nourish the skin, soothing it and making it soft and supple.

Milk Can Work Wonders For Your Skin

Modern science now knows why milk worked wonders for Cleopatra’s skin and it can for yours too.

The lactic acid in milk is an alpha-hydroxyl acid, a natural substance that dissolves the glue that hold dead skin cells together, cleansing the skin down to its deepest layers and stimulating skin cell renewal.

The result? A fresh and glowing look!

Milk also has an array of essential proteins, vitamin A, and a high fat content to help nourish the skin, making it super soft and supple.

Adding honey to the milk bath will add another layer of protection for the skin. Honey will bring a smooth glow to your skin, keeping it hydrated.

Honey is one of natures very own anti-aging serum, with natural antioxidant and anti-microbial properties, protecting the skin from sun damage and restoring depleted skin, leaving it feeling silky soft and supple.


Add 2 to 3 cups of warm whole organic milk to bath water.

Add half a cup of organic honey to bath water.

Sit in the bathwater for at least 20 minutes and use a wash cloth to help you loosen dead skin. This will help you achieve a glowing and soft supple feel to your skin.

Rinse thoroughly in the shower. Your skin might feel oily after the bath, this is normal. It’s simply the natural moisturizing effect of the milk.

Exfoliating your skin is so important but difficult if your skin is super sensitive. However, exfoliating it with milk will help keep your skin moisturized because of the natural oils in the milk.

I hope you try this beauty secret for glowing, supple baby-soft skin.

And as always, I look forward to seeing you at our skin care salon where you can expect to get the best facial in New York City. Please make your appointments well in advance to ensure the times you want are available. Call us at 212.949.2350 to make your fall appointments.


Joanna Vargas Skin Care