The world is diverse and beautiful: Check out these beauty tips from around the world. And share yours with us in the comments.
Being half-Indian (my dad was born in New Delhi), I am well aware that my glowing skin comes from his side of the family. Growing up, I was told that turmeric would clear my acne and reduce inflammation. I was constantly making masks of turmeric paste starting from age 15… and my ancestors were right!
As I was making another turmeric paste mask this week, I thought of this blog post idea. I knew I had to research and compile beauty hacks and tips from around the world. So let’s get started!
India: Indian brides often use turmeric during the Haldi ceremony on their wedding day. Tradition proves that turmeric helps produce glowing skin. Apply to face to improve complexion.
Mexico: Nectar from Agave fruits is used to help prevent aging, and it is often mixed with oatmeal and rice to create an exfoliating scrub.
Peru: Aloe helps with dry skin and can be found in this beautiful country. It also has healing properties and can help soothe burns. Buy in pure form if possible!
Australia: The native kakadu plum has Vitamin C and is often used in skincare and face creams.
Zanzibar: This country’s seaweed is used in various soap bars as it is packed with Vitamin A and B.
Brazil: Acai berries are a beauty staple in Brazil. It contains many vitamins, including A, B, C, and E, and it is found in many day and night creams.
Japan: Matcha is not just for drinking. Japanese culture believes that matcha can prevent hair loss and scalp irritation.
Haiti: Black castor oil is full of Omega Fatty Acids that help hair grow. It is often found in many American shampoos and conditioners.
As I’m writing this post, I have my turmeric mask on (I have to wait 30 minutes before I wash it off). So hopefully by the time I finish this list, I will have glowing skin once again!
Have you heard of all of these beauty tips? We truly can learn so much from other cultures and traditions worldwide.
My name is Sonia and I am a skincare enthusiast and lover of all things DIY (everything from home improvement to skincare). I adore Baraka Shea Butter’s mission and overall transparency. Not only are they focused on doing good, but their products are great! I am a fierce small business supporter! Currently, I work in high-tech, but also run a beauty and fashion blog.