Have you ever wanted to find out the beauty secrets of women from different parts of the world? Why do Indians have beautiful locks and why do the Chinese and Japanese have soft, silky smooth skin?
Did they ever have any procedures done? Did they go under the knife? Were bipolar forceps used by plastic surgeons to make them look gorgeous?
Here are some little known beauty tricks from different parts of the world that you might find useful.
10 Little Known Beauty Tips and Tricks from Around the World
1. Acai berries to slow down skin aging (Brazil)
These berries rich in antioxidants and vitamins A, B, C, and E are more than just fruits to Brazilians. These are a staple beauty treatment for them that they don’t just consume them orally, but they also crush them and rub its juice on their skin as an anti-aging cream.
2. Red grapes for radiantly glowing skin (Chile)
Chileans are some of the most beautiful people in the world. Their secret? Red grapes.
They mash a handful of this fruit packed with antioxidants and add a few tablespoons of flour to it. They then create a paste with the mixture and apply it to their face. They give it ten minutes to work its magic then rinse it off with clean water. The result? Radiantly glowing skin.
3. Tea tree oil for dandruff (Australia)
If you’ve ever had to constantly struggle with flakes and an itchy scalp, you might learn something from our Australian friends.
They use tea tree oil to moisturize their scalps to get rid of dandruff. If you can find this ingredient, mix a few drops with your shampoo and you’ll be amazed at the results within days of use.
4. Coconut oil for beautiful, smooth, and tangle-free hair (India)
Indian women are known not just for their tantalizing deep-set eyes but also for their thick gorgeous locks. They utilize the natural conditioning property of coconut oil to hydrate and moisturize their hair and scalp.
Work a small amount of the oil into your hair and scalp and massage it a few minutes each day and you’ll see and feel the difference a few days after.
5. Rice water for soft and smooth skin (Japan)
Rice has more use in an Asian home than just food to be digested. The Japanese have discovered that the water used to clean rice before cooking is good for keeping your skin soft and smooth. That’s why a lot of Japanese beauty products contain rice extract.
6. Oatmeal for sunburn treatment (Brazil)
Take it from the Brazilians. Living in a country so close to the equator, they’ve had their share of sunburns and sun-damaged skin. They have found a great way to treat sunburn using oatmeal. Oats possess anti-inflammatory properties that are ideal for treating sun-scorched skin and blisters.
7. Rosemary water for clean shiny hair (Greece)
The Greeks somehow live up to the stuff of myths and legends that they’re known for as far as their beauty is concerned.
8. Camellia oil to keep stretch marks at bay (China)
Don’t you just envy Asians and their genes? Well, the Chinese have a secret to younger-looking skin.
Camellia oil. While the oil is originally from Japan, the Chinese have adopted it into their skincare regimen to help prevent or get rid of stretch marks.
9. Aloe vera to keep hair healthy and shiny (Philippines)
Just like Indians, Filipinos are known to have beautiful and shiny black hair. One natural ingredient Filipinos turn to for hair care is the aloe vera plant. They apply aloe vera extract to their hair and scalp to maintain their healthy and strong tresses.
10. Orange juice to shrink pores (Costa Rica)
Who would have thought that this fruit that’s high in vitamin C could also double as a treatment to reduce the size of your skin pores?
Costa Ricans seem to have known this for quite some time now. Although it’s generally a short-term thing rather than a long-term remedy, Costa Rican women combine equal parts of orange juice and water and apply the mixture to their faces to mask their pores.
Indeed, beauty knows no boundaries. There are a lot of things we can learn from each other as far as beauty treatments go. Give some of these a try and let us know how it works for you.