Why is Grace Kelly considered the standard of female beauty to this day? What's the secret behind her flawless skin and pearly white smile? Or how did she manage to get perfect curls and eyes without dark circles despite a hectic life? We reveal to you 10 beauty secrets of the princess.
1. Sea salt for bath
Sea salt has antibacterial properties that can be therapeutic as it gets rid of infections. The secret of a lady's glowing skin in the past lies precisely in such a peeling.
2. Baking soda for teeth whitening
Even before we had ultra-modern toothpastes, baking soda was used to create sparkling pearl white shades. Most vintage beauties in the 60s and 70s rubbed baking soda into their teeth and then rinsed them.
3. Strawberry face cleansing
Replace your chemical formulas with this organic bliss. In the 60s, beauties used a strawberry blend as a detergent. The pink shade gives a natural shine and also leaves a sweet scent. You can also knead this sweet-smelling fruit along with bananas and honey and use the mixture as a face mask. This will leave the skin soft and supple.
4. Mint leaves for dark circles
Refreshing mint leaves are one of the most important ways to combat dark circles under the eyes. Soak small mint leaves and leave them under your eyes for a while. You get fresh, rested skin like those pin-up Hollywood girls like Rita Hayworth and Sophia Loren.
5. Spray perfume on the comb
Most Hollywood beauties used to spray some scent on their combs so that with each stroke of the strands, their perfume was felt. There are fragrances designed specifically for hair. They not only give pleasant notes, but also nourish the strands.
6. Wash your face with cold water
Kelly described how she “poured cold water over her face 25 times every morning” to keep it smooth and toned. If you can't stand ice cold water, try mixing sugar, warm water, and lemon juice to cleanse your face and give it a fresh look.
7. Olive oil for hair
A favorite trick for shiny hair is to wash your hair, then apply olive oil to the ends and wrap in a towel for 15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water and shampoo mixed with lemon juice.
8. Two shades of blush
Most girls are in desperate need of pronounced cheekbones. The trick was to use two shades of blush: a lighter shade on the protruding part of the cheekbone and a darker one on the deep part.
9. Rose petals
In those days, when the old school reigned, gentlemen always gave bouquets of roses to the lady. Before they had time to dry, the ladies rubbed the petals to form a liquid and then applied it to their cheeks and lips to get a pink hue. Try mixing this petal extract with a sheer lip gloss for a natural-looking color with added shine.
10. Home curlers
In the fifties, thick curly hair was all the rage, but hot rollers were uncomfortable (for example, while sleeping) and hurt hair. Therefore, the stars of the last century often tied wet hair around pieces of fabric, tied it up and left it overnight. Use the same trick, but before doing so, spray your hair with sea salt for the most natural result.
Text: Ana Lipartia