An interesting Guest Post from Hannah at FixYourSkin.com – she has a lot of experience with skin health and has written several published articles. FixYourSkin has lots of tips, health advice and DIY recipes which can give you great skin without the side effects of some strong chemical ingredients.
When it comes to beauty traditions, many of us think that the grass is greener on the other side. The art of looking good varies in each part of the world, although the differences are subtle. So what are the different beauty traditions around the world? Well, you needn’t go to each country to find it out. Hannah compiled some of the insider beauty information from women across the globe who manage to stay gorgeous round the clock.
Australian women use yarrow extract to treat stretch marks because of its moisturising, anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties. It soothes and heals the skin and is also effective on old scars.
In Brazil, women like to exfoliate skin with sand. They don’t use dry beach sand which is harsh and moreover scrubbing yourself with it will be painful. But, use the wet sand in the surf to exfoliate and stimulate circulation to the skin. Some also believe that this can decrease the appearance of cellulite.
Japanese women use rice bran to soften their skin and hair. They also bathe in rice water, which is the water that is leftover after washing rice. It is a natural antioxidant and emollient which protects the skin from UV damages, nourishes the skin and prevents wrinkles. So rice is the key to their flawless complexion.
Coconut oil is one of the main beauty ingredients for Indian women. It is rich in minerals, vitamins, fibre, anti-inflammatory properties, and other nutrients which help them get thick hair. And they regularly massage the oil on their skin which stimulates blood circulation and keeps their skin glowing and supple.
Bathing in honey and milk is very popular in Egypt as it softens the skin and removes dead skin cells. As bathing in milk is not practical, as an alternative, you can add 2 cups of powdered milk and 5 tablespoons of honey to your bath. Do this every week to get silky smooth skin.
French women drink a glass a red wine every day which has remarkable health and anti-aging benefits. It can arrest the growth of acne-causing bacteria and prevent further breakouts as it is full of antioxidants, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
In Turkey, Yogurt is served with almost every food item. They serve it regularly because it promotes not only healthy digestion but also has many benefits when it is applied externally. Turkish women mix yogurt with lemon juice to get smooth skin.
The yeast and milk mask is quite famous among Polish women. Mix equal portions of milk and yeast and apply it on your face and neck for 15 minutes and then wash off. This mask makes you feel fresh, clean and also moisturises your skin.
Avocado is one of the top beauty secrets among Colombian women which is great for skin and hair as it is rich in fatty acids. Mix an avocado, banana and 1 tablespoon of olive oil and apply it on the roots of your hair. Leave it for on for half an hour and then shampoo. The results will astound you.
Women in Costa Rica combine orange juice and water to shrink their pores. Just mix orange juice and water in a 50:50 ratio and with a help of a cotton ball apply it on your face. Wait for 10 minutes and then wash off. This will offer a temporary solution if you want to shrink your pores for a photo-op.
All of us can use some beauty inspiration from time to time because we may get tired of our skincare routines. An important aspect of taking care of your skin is choosing the right makeup. This list of 2016’s best foundations for acne prone skin (Top 10) can point you in the right direction. Reading about the natural remedies women around the world use can motivate us to try something new. Hope you enjoyed reading about all the amazing beauty secrets from around the world.
All of these were so cool, I’ve never seen another post like this, and I really enjoyed it. Thanks so much for sharing! I hadn’t heard of any of these except for bathing in milk and honey 🙂
Very interesting! I have to say I like France’s beautify tradition best! 🙂