The first facial makeup originated in ancient Egypt
The entire range of modern cosmetics is the gift of ancient India.
1500 years ago a book on cosmetics was written by the name Ashtanga Hriday
The urge to look beautiful and furnishing of women was there since ancient times. The women of the Egyptian aristocracy used to wear crowns on their heads to look beautiful. In India, there is a mention in the texts about applying rubbish to bathing with milk and roses. In India, a whole book was written about it in ancient times. Women in Britain used arsenic or wormwood.
It is said that the first face makeup started in ancient Egypt. Then women started using the paste made from chemicals and other products there to beautify the face. She did not lag behind in decorating herself with clothes and ornaments. A lot of work was done on cosmetics in ancient Egypt. Much of the cosmetics and cosmetics we see today are inspired by ancient Egypt and India.
Queen Neferiti was rubbed with perfumes daily
The ancient Egyptian queen Neferiti was very concerned about her beauty, she was counted among the beautiful women of the world. Egyptian women were fond of his fashionable manner. Nefriti means arrival of the beautiful lady. Nephriti’s neck was thin and long and her eyes were as attractive as that of a deer. To keep him beautiful, his slaves used to make a lot of efforts. They were rubbed daily with olive oil, all kinds of perfumes, coatings were applied. Then from case, nayan, karna, face decoration to clothes decoration was done.
The ancient Egyptian queen Neferiti had great care for her beauty, she was counted among the beautiful women of the world. Egyptian women were addicted to his fashionable manner. (File Photo)
Cleopatra had many secrets to stay beautiful
However, another Egyptian queen Cleopatra was ahead of her. Much has been said and written in the world about Cleopatra’s beauty and hypnosis. Even today, when it comes to beauty, Cleopatra easily emerges as a measure. He had so many hidden secrets of beauty that he had written a book on it.
department that carried out research on keeping the queen beautiful
It is said that Cleopatra had kept a separate department, which kept on doing all the tips and research to keep her queen beautiful and young. In the true sense, this famous and extremely beautiful queen of Egypt made the spa of milk and rose the most popular. She used to apply a special clay on her face, so that its glow could increase.
Cleopatra had maintained a separate department, which kept on doing all the tricks and research to keep her queen beautiful and young. (file photo)
Long hair was tied, lip makeup was done
Every day in his long hair, the streets were woven in a special way. Eyes used to have eyeliner, lips had special make-up. Every day she used to wear different designs of jewelery and clothes. Perhaps she would have been the first such woman in the world, who worked in her reign to inspire the jewelry, clothing and cosmetic industries related to beauty.
Merchants of beauty products from all over the world used to come to the court
Then merchants of beauty-related items from all over the world used to reach Cleopatra’s court. He used to present his rare items. If Cleopatra liked those items, then let’s say that the goods became a hit in the market. In ancient Egypt, the use of such cosmetics was allowed only to a certain class. Makeup and decoration also showed the status and class.
Evidence of the use of cosmetics and the beautification of women’s body is found in ancient India before the Indus Valley Civilization i.e. around 2500 BC. (file photo)
not everyone could have long hair
For example, only women belonging to aristocratic and royal family could have long hair, but this was strictly forbidden to the younger class, they had to keep their hair cut short. To maintain her beauty, Cleopatra used some strange things – for example, a mixture of crocodile dung and donkey’s milk was used for her facepack.
Evidence also in Indus Valley Civilization
Evidence of the use of cosmetics and the beautification of women’s body is found in ancient India before the Indus Valley Civilization i.e. around 2500 BC. In the Mahabharata, when the Pandavas were exiled, during their exile, the Pandavas took refuge in the house of King Virat in different forms. Then Draupadi became the maidservant of Sairandhri i.e. the palace. It is reported that she always carried a cosmetic box with her, which contained cosmetic items and jewellery.
16. Meditation from head to toe in makeup
The concept of Solah Shringar was in our country since ancient times. Sixteen makeup means makeup from the toe to the head. According to the season and seasons, the body was used to enhance the body. The material used in the coating during the winter was completely different from the material used in the summer.
Ashtanga Hriday’s book on cosmetics
In India, under Ayurveda, one and a half thousand years ago, a complete book on cosmetics was written in eight seasons under the name Ashtanga Hriday. Tailam i.e. oil and Ghrita (butter or ghee) were used in special beauty works in India. Not only this, in India, religious emphasis was given on the decoration of teeth, mouth and lips, it was also seen to be associated with cleanliness with beauty.
How Modern Cosmetics was a gift of India
It is believed that the entire range of modern cosmetics is a product of ancient India. Yoga also had great importance in the ancient aesthetic science of India. That is, emphasis on the betterment of the internal body system along with the external form. Vaishali’s daughter-in-law Amrapali is counted among the most beautiful women in the world. It is said about Amrapali that she used to give a part of her daily routine to yoga so that the physique remains comfy and the mind is fragrant. Amrapali herself was so seductive that the discussions of her beauty were spread far and wide, but after makeup with cosmetics, she seemed like an unusual beauty and magical nymph.
Indian women were considered the most beautiful because of their seductive appearance and glowing eyes. For this, thanks should be given to that science, which is called Ayurveda, which was also the science of life.
From betel leaves to city and olive
Cow urine had great importance in cleaning the skin. In the Mughal period, women believed that chewing betel leaves enhances beauty. That’s why she used to eat it essentially, it not only kept her lips red but also protected her teeth.
Although the scale of the use of cosmetics in ancient Greece was different. He used to pay more attention to bodybuilding. That’s why his beautiful women will always be seen in less makeup. Yes, he used to emphasize the use of honey and olive oil in makeup. There was a special emphasis on the decoration of the hair. In ancient Japan, geese used to place a lot of emphasis on dark eye makeup.
what used to be the scale in japan
The beauty of Japanese women was also measured by their long hair. Its ideal scale was the hair coming at least two feet below the waist.
Arsenic consumption in the UK
She was considered the epitome of beauty in Britain during Queen Elizabeth’s era. In Britain, the use of cosmetics was not viewed very well at that time, because they believed that it stopped the energy on the surface of the skin, causing negativity to dominate. The white part of raw egg was used to enhance the face.
By the way, surprisingly, women of Elizabeth era used to consume arsenic to maintain a glow on white skin, although it reduced their age. Similarly, she used to do another wonder, then women happily swallowed tapeworms, so that these tapeworms consumed most of the food they had eaten and they could stay slim-trim.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 04, 2022, 12:43 IST