Cleopatra bath

Cleopatra bath

Cleopatra was famous for her beautiful skin. Her secret was that she soaked in baths of fresh milk.

Modern laboratories now know why milk worked such wonders for her skin: the lactic acid in milk is an alpha hydroxy acid, a natural material that dissolves the glue that holds dead skin cells together. Milk can cleanse the skin down to its deepest layers.

A Cleopatra bath nowadays consists of water and cow milk or goat milk enriched by other nutritive additives. An example for a Cleopatra bath: emulsion of goat milk, cream, aloe vera, Macadamia nut oil and Calendula oil. After the bath, the skin feels soft and silky.