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The world is filled with wonders and secrets, and it seems as if each culture has plenty of each. While we may freely travel to some of the world’s most famous and popular sites and emerge ourselves in other cultures, learning some of their secrets isn’t as easy, especially when it comes to beauty. This is the reason why we have taken it upon ourselves to put together a list of very effective yet not very popular beauty treatments from around the world and present them to you. We hope you will find useful information and upgrade your beauty routine!
We love the smell and the beauty of rose flowers, but are you familiar with all the benefits that rose water can have on you? People all over the world use rose water in their beauty routine. But women in Oman use it to rinse their hair, reports Oprah’s website. It’s incredibly easy to make rose water in your own kitchen. All you have to do is gather some dry rose petals and boil them. And when the water cools down, pour it over you’re your hair. This way, your hair will smell amazing and you won’t have to use aggressive shampoos and perfumes to make it smell nice.
Women in India are famous all over the world for their long, thick hair and gorgeous makeup. Their signature look includes kohl-rimmed eyes and its’ unbelievably alluring. One of the reasons the world is filled with different types of “kohl” black eyeliners that can be found in makeup stores. The “real stuff” that actually lead to their creation still happens to be made by hand today. The recipe isn’t as famous as you might think and it goes back to truly ancient times when kohl was worn by both sexes. The exact recipe is virtually impossible to find online, yet Women’s Health magazine managed to get hold of some information that tells us ashes are mixed with oil (for example almond butter).
While some women choose to look back and use old recipes and tricks in their beauty routine, women in Australia are turned to modern medicine and plastic surgery. Because of sunny weather and the proximity of beaches and the ocean, Australian women worry about wrinkles, sunburn, and early signs of ageing that are particularly visible on the skin. This is the reason why they have been using different cosmetic treatments to restore freshness and volume. And by far the most popular method is filler injections. Some opt for botox while others choose hyaluronic acid fillers, as this is a biodegradable filling agent and thus a more natural option.
We mentioned that women from Oman use rose water to make their hair smell nice. But what do you do when your hair is thin and you have problems with itchy scalp? You might turn to different chemicals, serums and shampoos, or you could take advice from Croatian women who have been using nettle for ages. Men and women with thinning hair and those who have experienced noticeable hair loss choose to use nettle tea as a remedy. Using nettle supplements, drinking nettle tea and washing your hair with it can help you keep your hair and scalp healthy. Croatian women boil nettles and wash their hair with the water and they say it can do wonders for your scalp.
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Women from Dominican Republic like to wear their nails long. And this means that they’ve come up with different ways to strengthen them and keep them healthy. One of the most unusual recipes involves garlic. They add garlic to their top coats because they believe this will make their nails much stronger. While some might hesitate to put garlic on their hands because of the smell, they have come up with a way to get rid of the unpleasant smell. In addition to keeping the nails strong, the garlic also helps keep them clean because of its powerful antibacterial traits.
You have probably already heard about famous Turkish hammams and their spa treatments and how they can do wonders for your skin. But were you familiar with the latest craze that involves little live fish? Thanks to a piece on Become Gorgeous, we have learned about a spa treatment that does wonders for your skin and exfoliates in a whole new way. A school of tiny, dead-skin-eating fish is put in a bowl and you put your feet in it so that the fish can nibble off those unwanted skin flakes. There are also places that put the fish in pools and you can pay to get in the pool and experience this unique exfoliating treatment.
While travelling to other countries, you get a chance to emerge yourself into other cultures and learn from them. Don’t hesitate to openly ask others about their beauty routines and try to implement some of those things into your own. If you don’t travel as much as you’d like to, you could always turn to the internet and look for beauty treatment tips from all over the world.
Helen Bradford is a journalism student who always seeks new ideas to write about. She enjoys blogging about beauty, health and style trends for women. Currently, she is working as a consultant for a plastic surgery Sydney-based clinic. When she’s not writing, she spends her spare time being active through fitness and traveling.