When we look around the world, there are certain features from different countries that make us envious. How do South Korean women get such clear and dewy skin? How do Indians manage to maintain strong and shiny locks? How do Brazilian women get amazing body proportions? Well, most of these things are attributed to where they live, their day to day activity and their genetics. However, it is not impossible to accomplish this with a few beauty secrets. It can come down to a few tips and natural remedies. We’ve compiled some of the best beauty tips from different countries. Read on to find out more.
Stretch Mark Cure – Australia
Stretch marks are marks that are common to women that have undergone rapid weight loss, weight gain, rapid grow spurt and pregnancy. Most women have this and should be nothing to be ashamed of. However, there are people that would rather not see these marks on their skin at all. Though, unlike scars or blemishes this type of skin problem is hard to get rid of. Australian aboriginals used to remove their stretch marks with yarrow root. It was used on the skin due to its moisturizing and anti-inflammatory compounds that helped reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Find stretch mark products that contain yarrow root extract to try it out for yourself.
Shiny Hair – Columbia
Avocado is one of the most used natural beauty ingredients in Columbia and most Latin American countries. It is a great product for the face, but did you know that it can also give you shiny and strong hair? A natural recipe from Columbia for shiny hair is avocado, olive oil and banana. Use two to four tablespoons of avocado, 1 to 2 tablespoons of banana and a tablespoon of olive oil. Mix everything together to create a paste. Massage on the hair and apply most on the tips or dry areas. Leave it in for 30 to 45 minutes and rinse it lukewarm water and cold blast it at the end. You’ll see and feel a significant change in your first use.
Stronger Nails – Dominican Republic
There a lot of causes for brittle and weak nails. From malnutrition to nail disorders. The Dominican Republic has an all natural remedy to help make your nail stronger, garlic! Dominican republic women would chop up fresh garlic into little pieces and place it in clear nail polish. Leave the clear nail polish in a room that is not too hot or cold for about a week or two. Apply this on the nails and do touch ups a few days every two weeks. This can cause your hands to smell, but will leave you with stronger nails. Garlic also contains antibacterial properties that can help prevent bacteria growth around the nails.
Remove Nail Stain – France
The French tend to prefer natural ways of dealing with beauty problems and prefer to do them themselves, even when it comes to manicures. Some of us may get yellow nails or stains after using nail polish, dying our hair, using any heavy pigmented liquid product, etc. France has a quick and easy solution to remove them. Simply soak your finger nails in lemon juice for a few minutes. Most of the stains will go away, repeat it the next day to remove it completely.
Smooth and Glowing Skin – China
Rice is an important part of the Chinese and most Asian countries diet. It is often eaten every day. Some Chinese women use rice water to rinse their face and even their whole body. Rice is filled with antioxidants that can remove impurities in the skin and reduce aging. This is a simple beauty trick that you can easily do at home. Simply soak rice in water for 20 min it is and strain the rice to cook or store away. Use the water to rinse your face. Try this for a week and see a significant change in your skins feel and appearance.
These are just a few beauty tips from around the world, there are so much more little gems out there. All you need to do is to find them. We hope that you’ve enjoyed these beauty tips and share it with your friends and family. When looking through most of these tips you’ll notice that most of the ingredients can be found in your local market. Some can only be found in the country, it originated from. Try them out for yourself and share the results in the comment section. Though, before trying any natural remedy make sure to do a patch test to prevent a serious allergic reaction. Have fun, experiment and try these beauty tips from around the world.