The Amazing Health & Beauty Benefits Of The Strigil

I recently came across a beauty tool that’s been around for thousands of years – the strigil. The tool is pretty simple but the benefits are astounding! So, what is a strigil? Strigils were the most common bath tool used by ancient Greeks and Romans.  It is simply a strip of metal with a handle at one end and a curve at the other.  Greek and Roman bathers would rub oil into their skin, sit in a bath or steam room, and then scrape it off with the curved end of a strigil. It cleans, exfoliates, and softens your skin which leads to clearer skin and reduced pore size – count me in!

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Ancient Roman Bronze Strigil

 

Amazon has many options if you’re looking to get your hands on a strigil, and for a pretty affordable price! from Jade to bronze, they have everything.

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Modern Strigil

 

Not only do strigils help with beautifying the skin, but they’re also good for massaging muscles and helping blood circulation. Skin scraping will speed up cell turnover, maximize oxygen intake, strengthen the skin’s inner structure, and eventually reverse some of the effects of aging as well.

With all the products on the market, who would have thought that such a simple, ancient tool could have so many benefits?!

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