I love nothing more than to travel around the world and with the Olympics starting here in the UK soon I began to think about beauty regimes and tips from all of the beautiful countries around the world.
I have been reading up on the weird and wonderful global beauty secrets and thought it would be fun to share some of them with you.
The common factor seems to be products derived directly from nature and most are in expensive too.
IndiaMaking a face mask containing Tumeric, gram flour and milk for an oily skin or cream for a dry skin.Mix into a paste apply and leave on skin for half an hour.This is said to help moisturise and tighten the skin.
BrazilGet the skin of those Brazilian volleyball players by mixing sand with oil and using all over the body to exfoliate and increase circulation.
EthiopiaTo get smooth, glowing radiant skin Ethiopians massage the whole body with natural honey before washing off.
ChinaTo get a mirror shine to the hair make up a hair rinse of Rosemary and Green tea.This will remove toxins and impurities add shine and leave your hair smelling beautiful.
SpainTo help with dark circles, puffiness and pigmentation around the eyes Spanish women are said to use raw potato slices over the eyes for 10 minutes.
JapanIn Japan they use Carnellia Oil on the hair as it helps to strengthen, build elasticity and soothe a dry scalp.Also helps to repair damaged or brittle hair.
ItalyIn Italy to help dry, rough skin on the lips they massage the whole lip area in oilve oil.This nourishes and is deeply moisturising.
GreeceGrecian beauties use natural yoghurt on areas of the skin that are inflamed, red or sun burnt.It instantly cools, soothes and moisturises.
AustraliaAboriginal women use Yarrow extract on their skin to prevent stretch marks and to act as an anti inflammatory on the skin.
ChileIn chile they create a paste from red grapes and add 2tsp of white four.Leave on the skin for 10 minutes to revive lack lustre skin and give a radiant glow.
SwedenIn Sweden they recommend boiling mineral water and green tea and then freezing into ice cubes.Use these ice cubes daily as a toner by massaging gently over the face for a few seconds, pat dry and then add regular moisturiser.
Dominican RepublicFor strong healthy nails add a chopped garlic clove to clear nail varnish.Leave to stew for a week and then paint the nails.Apparently the scent disappears! Nails will be left super strong.
IsraelMix a paste of Rock Sea salt and Lavender oil and massage all over the body for an extreme body exfoliation.
MexicoMexican woman create a paste of sugar and lemon juice to massage all over the hands.
This removes hard skin and the lemon juice helps to lighten dark spots on the skin. Ensure you have no cuts on the hands first though to avoid stinging!
Bathing in Tamarind oil leaves the skin with a subtle shimmer all day whilst lightening dark spots and being an intense moisturiser for the skin.
I loved reading through these treatments and we would love to hear of your special secret beauty treatments from your country.