A Look at Global Beauty

Ever wonder how the women in Greece obtain that goddess-like complexion? Or how a Moroccan woman’s hair remains effortlessly silky and shiny without looking greasy?

Although genetics help, these women have secrets and they are all natural! EndlessBeauty.com, a health and beauty online information resource whose slogan is “a healthier approach to beauty,” scoured the globe to share these time-tested global beauty secrets:

* Greek yogurt might be delicious and help maintain a healthy digestive system, but that’s not all. It has been used as a cosmetic remedy for hundreds of years. The lactic acid and enzymes found in yogurt help to hydrate and soothe irritated skin. To get your own goddess complexion, mix plain Greek yogurt with finely ground almonds or with honey and lemon juice, and apply to skin and rinse with rose water. This leaves skin hydrated, smooth and moisturized.

* Indian women keep their face acne-free with the use of the centuries old plant, Sandalwood. Simply mix together 1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder, 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder and 1 tablespoon of water. Stir until a paste is formed. Apply paste to pimples or acne scars and leave overnight. Another use for sandalwood is a face mask: combine about ¼ cup of rosewater and 2 tablespoons of sandalwood powder. Mix ingredients together well, creating a paste, and apply to the face like a mask. Leave on for about 15-20 minutes or until it dries. Rinse with lukewarm water. This is a great anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory for the skin.

* In the Dominican Republic women pride themselves on hair care, and they prefer using all-natural products to keep their tresses looking healthy. Dominican women use products found readily available in their diet to keep their hair looking great, including eggs, vinegar, milk and avocados. Keep hair silky and shiny by mashing two avocados in a bowl. Add a tablespoon of olive oil and then apply to hair and cover with a shower cap. Leave on for about 30 minutes and rinse. For best results sit under a hooded hair dryer.

* Moroccan women have been using Moroccan oil, also known as Argan Oil, to treat their hair for hundreds of years. The oil is first applied to dry hair. The hair is soaked with the Moroccan oil and left on overnight. Some women even heat up the oil and add lavender to it for a rich fragrance. In the morning, women wash and rinse as usual. Moroccan oil leaves hair extremely soft and silky.

* For thick eyelashes and strong eyebrows try this Algerian beauty secret: castor oil. Found in any drugstore or beauty supply store; apply with a Q-tip over eyebrows and at the lash base. Repeat every night before bed and see results within a couple of weeks.


3 Responses to “A Look at Global Beauty”

  1. 1 Erin Walsh
    June 19, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    I would love it if someone would write a book, compiling all of the age old natural beauty secrets from women around the world. They would probably make a fortune.

  2. July 9, 2010 at 3:18 am

    Nice article…keep sharing

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