When we look at people from different parts of the world, we cannot help but notice the smoothness of the skin or the appearance of the hair. Read on to know the beauty secrets behind it.
The pursuit of women to look beautiful has been going on since time immemorial. Different cultures around the world have developed and refined their own indigenous beauty recipes with surprising results. If you look at different corners of the world today, you will find many secret beauty treatments that women in that region swear to. Most of these traditional secrets are well kept and usually passed on by word of mouth. There is very little documentation and research done on these methods. But indigenous people say these new beauty treatments have been handed down from generation to generation and work very well.
The beauty of understanding different cultures includes all the tips and secrets you acquire along the way. Whether it is to cure a fever naturally or intensify your beauty regimen with simple DIY, it’s no surprise that different cultures come with a ton of useful secrets stored up their sleeves. When we look at people from different parts of the world, we cannot help but notice the smoothness of the skin or the appearance of the hair. And, we want to know, what’s the big secret to walking with shiny skin and shiny locks?
HIDDEN BEAUTY TIPS AROUND THE GLOBE
It’s time to take a trip abroad and get some idea of some helpful beauty tips we may not even know about.
Coffee Cellulite Exfoliation, Colombia
Coffee works more than just to pick me up – it also helps tighten the skin for a smooth, firm overall look. Combining coffee with brown sugar is a great way to exfoliate the skin for a sensation and promote overall tightness simultaneously.
Mix 1/2 cup ground Colombian coffee with 2 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil and 1 teaspoon brown sugar to form an exfoliation.
Rub this mixture on your skin to exfoliate and rinse.
Saffron Mask, India
Turmeric is a popular ingredient used in Indian cuisine. It is rich in antioxidants, which fight aging and help firm the skin. The honey and yogurt added in this face mask will help moisturize and lighten the skin to help regain its natural glow.
Mix 2 to 3 tablespoons of pure fat Greek yogurt, 1 tsp saffron and 1 tsp honey to form a paste.
Apply the paste on the face as a mask and leave for 10 to 15 minutes.
Rinse and dry gently with a clean towel.
Wine and Oat Mask, Argentina
Resveratrol found in red wine acts as a powerful antioxidant that fights skin aging, while anti-inflammatory properties help reduce any skin inflammation. Add oatmeal to cure skin irritation and you will have a beauty mask you don’t want to stop using.
Mix 1 tbsp of yogurt with 2 teaspoons of honey.
Add a handful of dried oats and some red wine to the mixture and mix to form a paste.
Massage the face evenly in a circular motion and let the mask rest for 15 to 20 minutes.
Rinse and dry gently with a clean towel.
Rice Water Facial Wash, China
Take Chinese rice out of your pantry and use it to fight free radicals and rejuvenate your skin! This facial rinse also works to combat the signs of aging and completely cleanses the skin of all pollutants and dust you have been exposed to.
Dip 1 cup of Chinese rice in water for 20 minutes.
Strain the rice and dip a cloth in the water and pat your face.
Cleanse your face using this technique every week for best results.
Rhassoul Clay Rubdown, Morocco
Rhassoul clay, found in the Atlas Mountains (and available online) contains beneficial minerals such as magnesium, silicon, potassium and calcium that nourish and exfoliate the skin to promote overall skin health.
Mix equal parts of rhassoul clay and freshly dipped herbal tea by hand to form a paste. Choose to add 1 drop of rose or lavender essential oil. Check that the consistency of the paste is smooth and free of lumps.
Transfer the clay to a pan and let it air dry for 2 to 3 days.
When the paste is ready, apply the mixture to the face and body. Let it dry for 15 to 20 minutes.
Using an exfoliating glove or brush, use warm water to rinse the clay, rubbing in a circular motion.