Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Wouldn't it be great to have amazing Brazilian legs, long thick, luscious Indian hair and a Scandinavian complexion? Well, it's not all genetics. Every country and culture has an age-old secret to keeping their woman beautiful. These tips are fun, and have been passed through generations. Plus, we all have genetic origins from other parts of the world. So if your heritage is from a certain culture, then it just follows that the advice could be applicable.
ITALY Teens are instructed by their moms and grandmas to keep their eyelashes from breaking by applying castor oil at night.
CHINA Take one-teaspoon rosemary oil, and mix it with a cup of green tea. Then pour it over your head as a final rinse for hair that really shines.
In China white tea holds the anti-aging secret! White Tea comes from the silver tip of the green tea plant. It's also known as the emperor's tea. Harvested over a four-day period, the plant houses all the antioxidants in the tip. It acts as an environmental shield that the free radicals can't penetrate. Recently, a few skin care lines have realized the benefits of white tea and actually incorporated it in their products. You can find white tea in Origins products.
GREECE Grecian teens head to the beach where they oil their bodies with baby oil, exfoliate their skin with sand, and rinse it all off in the ocean. Of course, they apply their sunscreen before laying out
POLAND Honey is used as a beauty product. Although their moms warm it and apply it all over their faces as a super moist facial treatment, polish teens use honey as a lip-softening treatment.
BRAZIL At the beach, it's common to see Brazilian women, known to be some of the most beautiful women in the world, rubbing handfuls of sand on their bodies. Why? It helps with cellulite and smoothes and stimulates the skin. In fact, Lush, a company out of England that makes fresh, handmade cosmetics, just came out with a body bar that contains sand and hydration to help smooth the skin and break up the cellulite and boost sluggish circulation.
INDIA Yogurt and almonds are an every-night necessity. Grid ten almonds to a pulp with a mallet, and then add just enough whole yogurt to make it easy to spread. This beauty mask is applied to a clean face and left on for twenty-five minutes. Then it's wiped off with cheesecloth and rinsed. Besides in India, coconut oil is the trick to getting full, thick, shiny hair. It's also great to help strengthen thinning hair. The women in India do a hot oil scalp massage once a week. Heat some up in a bowl and give yourself a scalp massage once a week. Sleep with it on and wash in the morning! It will help seal the cuticle and rid those split ends not to mention making your hair thick and healthy
EGYPT Keep teeth white and beautiful with a combination of baking soda and coarse salt. Apply it with your fingers and let it set a minute.
AUSTRALIA Girls here love to walk barefoot and wear toe-revealing sandals. To achieve flawless feet, they rub avocado skins all over their rough spots
SPAIN Spanish teens sometimes party just a bit too much. When they have the dark circles to show their good time, they take a potato and cut it very thinly. Then they apply it on the eyes for ten minutes, allowing the juice to seep into the darkness
JAMAICA These Caribbean beauties treat their skin with banana peels. They rub the peels over their face to soften and protect from the sun. They also use it on sunburned areas.
SCOTLAND Fair girls from this country have very sensitive skin. They use almond oil after cleansing.
RUSSIA On the coldest days, Russian teens express their style with jeans and the best coat they can buy. And when they cut themselves shaving, they rub garlic cloves on the affected area. Garlic contains antibacterial compounds.
JAPAN The secret of the Japanese smooth, flawless skin is camellia oil. White camellia nut oil, contributes moisturizing, conditioning, nourishing and softening benefits to the skin. It gives the skin a texture and glow unmatched by any other skin care product.
There are special formulations for helping to eliminate wrinkles after giving birth, revitalizing hair growth, and treating burns. It helps to restructure the skin and strengthen nails. It is one of the most rapidly absorbed oils making it an excellent choice as facial oil.
Seaweed, is also the big secret in beauty here. It's sold at supermarkets and is prized for its cleansing and toning , and its ability to make the skin glow. Teens here use it on their bodies for cellulite, on their faces as masks, and eat it in their salads to help their hair grow.
AFRICA In some areas of Africa, teens pour milk over their heads and let their hair soak every other day for twenty minutes before shampooing.
KOREA Generations of Korean teen teens treat dry areas with kukui-nut oil, which comes from a native tree.
TURKEY Turkish teens eat a lot of kefir, a fermented milk product similar to yogurt. You can get the same benefits by choosing yogurt with five cultures. They help you break down food and get more nutrients from your food.
SCANDINAVIAN Scandinavian women know that beautiful skin is easy to achieve. They simply drink at least 1.5 liters of pure spring water every day and splash their faces 15-20 times twice a day with ice-cold spring mineral water.
This encourages the skin's own natural functions, so it regulates itself without the aid of expensive exfoliating and rejuvenating lotions The ice-cold water also helps to reduce puffiness as well. Vadhera uses the Evian spray on her clients not only to refresh them but to set makeup.
TAIWAN These teens not only drink a lot of tea, they swab it on their body to cool sunburn. The tannic acid alleviates the sting
FRANCE French teens are more resistant to tooth decay because they eat cheese. It contains substances that strengthen tooth enamel and neutralize plaque.
SWEDEN Swedish beauties eat wild blueberries with cereal and meats as their No. 1 beauty food.