A few weeks ago we started a series about the variety of weird and wonderful beauty secrets from across the world. So far we’ve been to Chile, Ireland, India, Mexico, Sweden, Israel, Greece and Egypt, and there are many more countries to explore and find more exciting skincare beliefs. So we’ve found 4 more unique beauty secrets from around the world.
In Indonesia tamarind is used as a natural skin peel and is believed to reduce the appearance from scars and wrinkles. Brimming with Vitamin C, this fruit is a great addition to a healthy diet. The pulp is combined with water and honey then used as a natural skin mask and is believed to give the skin a healthy glow.
Dominican women use garlic to enhance the strength of their nails. Fresh garlic is chopped up and added to clear nail varnish then left to mature for around 11 days. Garlic is a natural antibacterial and contains effective strengthening properties. If you like the smell of garlic on your hands this is an interesting way to enhance your nails!
In Croatia, nettles are believed to ease the itching of the scalp whilst adding volume to your hair. Nettles are boiled in water then when it is cooled it is used as an alternative to shampoo. We beg that you do not rush out and grab a load of nettles to put on your head – remember these sting and there are many other more comfortable ways to ease the itching of your scalp these days!
Rice powder is used to exfoliate the skin in japan as well as a detoxifier. This powder comes from the starch of everyday rice. It is used to rid the skin of impurities and dirt that has built up throughout the day and is believed to hydrate the skin. Some Japanese women have been known to add a few drops of saki (liquor made from rice) to their bath to produce a healthy glow.
Before using anything new on your skin you should always test first for allergies on small area of your skin, such as behind your ear or first or seeking advice from a skin consultant first.
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