Beauty Secrets From Across The Globe

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The world is made up of many fascinating countries, each with their own languages, beliefs – and beauty secrets. Pampering tips and techniques differ from place-to-place, so let’s check out some of the best from across the globe:


India

According to the Huffington Post, Indian brides rub turmeric and chickpea flower into their skin before their big day. This is thought to reduce any inflammations on the skin and is a great exfoliant and moisture-absorber.


Australia

Pawpaw ointment – made from pawpaw or papaya – is a popular beauty treatment in Australia and is used to cure sunburn, bites, rashes and dry skin. It can also soften the cuticles of the nails, so why not give it a go?


West Africa

Facial peels can reduce the signs of ageing, but many people in West Africa rely on Shea butter to do the job. This wonderful moisturiser softens and hydrates the skin and can even reduce stretch marks during pregnancy.


South America

Believe it or not, avocados can transform the way you look. They’re packed with antioxidants which protect the skin from free radicals and the avocado’s peel can exfoliate your complexion. What’s more, the juicy flesh can be turned into a nourishing face mask and is popular with South Americans.


Japan

The geishas and monks of Japan rely on bird poo to cleanse their face – but not any type of excrement. They use nightingale poop which is ground up and applied to the skin with rice bran – before being washed off. Tom Cruise is said to be a fan of this beauty tip, but would you give it a go?


UK

Did you know that bee venom facials are popular in the UK? Rumour has it that the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall are fans! This controversial product is thought to control the muscles in the face and is a pain-free alternative to Botox.

Plastic surgery is performed at many reputable clinics, but it seems natural products are also popular. Are there any strange beauty tips you have picked up from around the world that you use in your daily routine?


Would you do any of these ?



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9 Comments so far

  1. Great post hun,I think I would try all these except for the bird poo lol haha not so keen!

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    1. I can't say it is one that I would try in a hurry! The Bee Venom however might be one I might consider after seeing Millie Mackintosh from Made In Chelsea rave about the same products

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  2. This is a great post. Thank you for sharing!

    xoxo
    Madiha

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, thanks for the comment xo

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  3. wow what a fascinating post!!! I'm definitely gonna try some of these... except for the bird poop... hehe. In Russia, we take a spoonful of valerian root (also available in tablets) to treat mild anxiety and nervousness. This isn't exactly a beauty secret, but for some reason, it also helps reduce redness and inflammation. I swear, whenever I have a big event, I pop a couple of tablets and I always end up more calm and confident!

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    1. Oh really, I suffer from anxiety I should have to see about these tablets. That's such a great tip, thanks for sharing :) xo

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  4. This is a really helpful and informative post - I love reading about new beauty tips and I shall be trying a few of them! I'll stay clear of the bird poo though! Thanks for sharing x

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    1. Haha, it's true the bird poo is erm yeah one I wouldn't try lol xo

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