2. Red ochre
Red ochre, which is made from iron oxide that is found in some clay and sand deposits, is the oldest known pigment used by men. The Ancient Egyptians used red ochre as a lipstick and to give their cheeks more colour. They ground down the red ochre to a fine powder, mixed it with water, and painted it on their lips and their cheeks.
3. Fenugreek seeds
The ladies of ancient Egypt were also keen on face masks and a favoured ingredient for these were fenugreek seeds, which they used because they make the skin softer. Fenugreek seeds have now been proven to contain anti-bacterial and anti-fungal ingredients, so the ancient Egyptians’ face packs would have cured many types of minor skin infections for them.….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE