Saturday, November 11, 2017

Beauty According to Marie-Antoinette

From the Trianon Health and Beauty Blog:
Marie-Antoinette was renowned for her beautiful skin, in spite of the fact that she had faint pock marks near her mouth. She had survived a childhood bout with smallpox which had taken the lives of several of her family members. When  Marie-Antoinette was Queen of France it became fashionable to have a healthy and radiant complexion. While some of her beauty treatments, such as the famous pigeon-water, are not those we would care to imitate, many others are. Drinking lots of water, eating fresh fruits and enjoying the outdoors are things we can do. I try to use as many of her favored ingredients as possible in my beauty creams, such as rose, lavender, and orange blossom essential oils, as well as grapeseed oil and sweet almond oil. (Read more.)

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