Timeless Beauty Secrets from Around the World

Timeless Beauty Secrets from Around the World

With so many beautiful cultures around our world, here are some of the best kept beauty secrets from Japan, to African, to the south of Italy! 

Japanese Double Cleansing: 

In Japanese culture, double cleansing is an essential part of skincare that involves two consecutive steps to thoroughly clean the skin. Many women here in the US and around the world have tried this practice and loved it’s results. Here’s a breakdown: 

Oil-Based Cleansing: 

Start with an oil-based cleanser. This can be a cleansing oil, cleansing balm, or micellar water with oil. Apply the oil-based cleanser to dry skin with clean hands. Gently massage the product onto your face in circular motions. The oil helps to break down and dissolve makeup, sunscreen, excess sebum, and other oil-based impurities on your skin.

Water-Based Cleansing:

Follow up with a water-based cleanser. This can be a foaming cleanser, gel cleanser, or cream cleanser. Wet your face and apply the water-based cleanser to remove any remaining impurities, sweat, and water-based debris. Gently massage the cleanser onto your skin. This step is crucial for removing any residue left behind by the oil-based cleanser and ensuring a deep and thorough clean.

Double cleansing is especially beneficial to those who wear sunscreen or makeup making sure to remove all dirt from the skin. It is super important to pick cleansers that are suited to your skin type to maintain a healthy balance in your skin. 

Mediterranean Diet: 

Many residents of the Mediterranean attribute their long lifespans and overall health, including radiant skin, to their diet.  This diet is characterized by a high intake of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, along with olive oil as the primary source of fat. 

Here in the US there have been diet trends over the years telling us to stay away from fats, but in countries like Greece and Italy, olive oil is not only used in most every food, but on the skin as well!

Olive oil can be used as a natural moisturizer since it’s rich in antioxidants and healthy fats. Applying a small amount to the skin in places such as elbows, knees, and heels can help soften and hydrate the skin.

This alongside a nutrient rich diets keeps you looking young and healthy! 

Ghanian Shea Butter Traditions: 

Shea butter is a natural fat extracted from the nuts of the shea tree native to West Africa, particularly in countries like Ghana. Shea butter is renowned for its exceptional moisturizing properties that have traveled to every corner of the world. Containing fatty acids and vitamins that help nourish and hydrate the skin, this banging butter is effective for addressing dryness.

Amazingly, it also processes anti-inflammatory compounds and nutrients that promote collagen production, giving it medicinal uses outside of just glowing skin. 

Many Ghanian people also use shea in their hair to promote hair growth and moisturize their scalp making this this product not only a beautiful tradition, but a versatile beauty hack!

Try out these hacks next time you’re looking to spice up your pampering or give your skin a little extra TLC. 

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