To my mind, the world is an enormous treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered and explored. One of the reasons I love travelling is unearthing these very secrets, whether they lie in the realm of culture, fashion, food or beauty. In fact, upon my recent travels, I discovered a host of beauty recipes that the locals of the country in question had been using for centuries – recipes which women across the world needed to hear about!
This revelation got me thinking – what beauty secrets do women from different parts of the world know that we could use?
Without further ado, I present to you: ten beauty secrets from around the world!
The French women are known for their glowing skin and their trick is quite simple. Mix three cups of milk and a dollop of honey in your bathtub for smooth, lustrous skin.
Ladies from this beautiful country are known for their wonderful hair. Their trick is to massage aloe vera juice into their scalp for strong roots, a clean scalp and shiny locks.
Dandruff being a bother? Take a tip from the Aussies and massage tea tree oil into your scalp for some instant relief and a long-term fix.
Dark circles can be really difficult to get rid of, but the Spanish chicas have found a great solution. Cut two thin slices of potato and place them on your eyes for ten minutes to lighten the skin around your eyes and eventually banish dark circles.
This trick might be a smelly one but it is well worth the strong odour! If your nails are prone to splitting and breaking, all you have to do is apply garlic juice on them every week and bid your worries adieu. The only downside is that your hands will smell like garlic for a couple of hours – no pain, no gain!
The Bulgarian ladies definitely know a thing or two about skincare! They tend to skip the chemicals and use rose water to keep their faces clean and supple instead.
I am a sucker for wild, bouncy hair and this nifty trick from Greece is exactly what I need. Simply boil fresh rosemary in water, allow the tea to cool and then strain out the herb. Pour the rosemary tea into your hair for extra oomph!
To get skin as smooth as a Geisha, wash your face with rice water whenever you make rice. The concoction is loaded with nutrients that work wonders to smoothen and brighten your skin.
Ever wondered how the skin of Scandinavian women is always so firm and fresh? The trick is to splash your face with icy cold water every morning and night. This is also a great way to banish puffiness.
Have unsightly stretch marks got you down? The Chinese women have a great tip to make them go away! Get your hands on camellia oil and massage this magic potion into the area twice a day to fight stretch marks quickly.