As much as we would like to take pride in our ancient Indian heritage with its unsurpassed knowledge about herbs that can transform pretty much any skin type. We are not the only one with ancient secrets. Curious to know beauty secrets from around the world? Well, you have come to the right place!
Ever wondered how Italians have such flawless skin or French have impeccable shiny nails, or Pakistanis have lush thick hair?
It is all courtesy of the handed-down, century-old beauty wisdoms that were passed on from mothers to daughters, time and again.
Now, some of these beauty tips from around the globe may seem familiar, whereas other may be unheard of.
Just like good grains get passed on around the world, a good wisdom too travels the distance of time and space.
Though these tips may come in handy, there are still a few ground rules that are universal, which lay the foundation for good skin that you can never skip.
Never leave house without a proper SPF, drink ample amount of water, quit touching your face and as much as possible, stick with natural ingredients instead of caking your face with toxic chemicals.
So, without further ado, here are 7 genius beauty secrets from around the globe, have a look.
Italians Use Garlic
Good-old-smelly garlic has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, which when cut in half and gently rubbed against angry zits can help dry it off. This Italian beauty secret can also come in handy if you have a balding spot.
Caution: Rubbing garlic can sting a little. If you have sensitive skin, avoid this tip, as it can cause further aggravation.
French Use Lemon Juice On Nails
Long manicured nails is a French beauty essential. And a French woman's secret to strong nails is lemon juice. Using varnish all too often can leave nails brittle, dry and dull. French women soak their nails in lemon juice to remove paint stains, as it works faster than any other chemical that you can get your hands on, and it is also toxic free.
Pakistanis Use Rose on Lips
Pakistani ladies are known for their love of roses. Pluck a few rose petals crush them in a required amount of milk to get paste-like consistency. Apply it on to your lips in the night and wash it off in the morning.
Greece Use Honey On Skin
Greek women are known for their rosy, glowing skin. And they are known to be partial to the bleaching and anti-bacterial properties of honey.
Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with 1 teaspoon of olive oil, massage it on to your skin. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse.
Women From Venezuela Use Avocado On Hair
Avocado is a powerhouse of antioxidants and vitamins, which nourish, restore and regenerate damaged hair follicles. For thick, lush and long hair like the Venezuela women, here is what you need to do.
Take one ripe avocado, mash it into fine pulp. Apply it liberally through your scalp and hair. After 30 minutes, rinse it with a mild shampoo.
Korean Women Use Fermented Yeast On Skin
High on vitamin B, yeast promotes skin regeneration, making the skin turn healthy and supple. And, here is how you can make the mask.
Mix a teaspoon of yeast with a required quantity of green tea to make a thick paste. Apply it evenly to your neck and face. After 30 minutes, wash it clean.
It is one of the most acclaimed beauty secrets from around the world.
Australian Women Use Yarrow Extract On Stretch Marks
Yarrow roots are full of antioxidants that heal broken skin tissues, lightening the stretch marks.
Take 1 tablespoon extract of yarrow roots, mix it with rose water, and once you get a paste-like consistency, massage it on to the affected area. Wrap the area with a cling wrap. After 30 minutes, remove the wrap and wipe the area clean using a wet towel.