The passions of Marie Antoinette

The passions of Marie Antoinette

1 February 2021 Estimated time: ~2 min.

The famous rose-loving queen was well known for her beauty potions, considered "miraculous" at the time, and for the tricks by which she blushed and softened her skin.

Maria Antonia Iosefa Iohanna of Habsburg-Lorraine is the one who would be known in history as Marie Antoinette. She married Ludovic Auguste, Dauphin of France, at the age of 15. Once he became King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette became queen of France and Navarre at just 18 years old.
Because it was difficult for her to adapt to the rigid life of a queen, Marie Antoinette has developed a passion for luxury clothes, jewelry and roses. She quickly established fashion trends at Versailles, and her beauty was considered emblematic for those times.
Many of the secrets of Queen Maria Antoaneta have been kept over time, and her facial mask with brandy is also popular among French women today. Therefore, if you want to try one of the beauty tricks of the Queen of France, mix two teaspoons of brandy, 1/3 cup of powdered milk, an egg white and the juice of a lemon.
The brandy stimulates blood circulation and closes pores, egg white repairs tissues, lactic acid in milk melts the excess of sebum, and citric acid in lemons removes dead cells from the surface of the skin.
Marie Antoinette believed that hands are a woman’s business card and the first to grow old. She was so worried about this, so she wore wax gloves, rose water, and almond oil every night to keep her skin hydrated and delay the natural aging process.
The queen always wore a wig, but during the afternoon relaxation she let her hair loose and loved to be combed for tens of minutes, both to strengthen the hair root, she thought, and as a form of relaxation.
She also loved the long, relaxing baths, during which she pampered herself from head to toe in a huge tub, at the bottom of which was a bed of fir cones, flax seeds and almonds. Although the queen wore a variety of coveralls during the bath, to protect the private parts, she loved fragrant soaps, especially those with rose aroma, which she used in abundance, and for the weekly exfoliation of the skin she used muslin sponges, filled with bran.
It was an unwritten law that the queen never went out in public without red lips and flushed cheeks, and for this she used carmine, a pigment produced by an insect, which was mixed with an acid and then with alum. Red continues to be a symbol of the most deep passions today.

 

The passions of Marie Antoinette
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