Sacred Beauty: The History Behind the Mexican Temazcal Bath

Welcome to Sacred Beauty! In this new series, makeup artist Stephanie Flor travels the globe revealing the beauty behind our Latina roots. Learn about sacred rituals, secret ingredients, and discover gorgeous locales as we take you on beauty adventures around the world.

The global makeup artist ventured to Oaxaca, Mexico to explore an infamous indigenous beauty ritual: the Temazcal Bath.

Temazca, an ancient steam bath, is a beauty ritual started by the Mayans to detox the mind, body and soul. Our ancestors particular used this steam bath to wash away all impurities and negative auras. Also, every Temazcal bath is customized to an individual's personal skin and body needs. 

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Our host shares her incredible beauty experience from start to finish in the video above. 

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