Awesome skin care tips from around the world
There are beautiful women around the world and all countries come with their own set of beauty tips and tricks. From the cold woodsy landscapes of Scandinavia to the deserts of the Sahara to the tropics of the Caribbean, all climates and cultures come with their own set of beauty hacks. We looked into some of the popular skin care routines around the world and found some interesting ones worth trying. Why don't you add something new to your regimen by giving them a go?
International Skin Care Hack: Dead Sea Mud
Going to visit the Dead Sea is an absolute treat and floating around this giant salt Lake in Israel or Jordan will make all of your worries dissolve immediately. A fun thing to do while you’re there is cover yourself in the mud which is filled with beautifying healthy minerals. After you apply some, your skin will be replenished and exfoliated. If you don’t have the chance to travel there no problem — there are many beauty companies that create masks, scrubs and other beauty products containing Dead Sea mud which you can easily order in the comfort of your own home.
International Skin Care Hack: Shea Butter
Shea butter has been a beauty staple in western Africa for thousands of years. Extracted from the nuts of the shea tree, it has outstanding skin care qualities due to its nourishing nature. It’s great for people with dry skin and once applied, it’s intensely moisturizing, has great anti-aging qualities, and can help restore parched skin.
International Skin Care Hack: Avocado Mask
Turns out the avocado isn’t just delicious to eat, it’s also incredible for your skin. In South America, particularly in Brazil, an avocado mask is just as amazing on your face as it is in your belly. If your skin feels dry mash up a very ripe avocado and add a spoonful of oil or milk to create a cream-like texture. Apply the mixture to your face and let it rest for ten minutes then wash off. Your skin should feel baby soft and replenished.
International Skin Care Hack: Micellar Water
Micellar water was created in France and has been popular there for decades and is making its way to the United States. It contains particles that are both hydrophilic and hydrophobic which removes dirt, oil and make up easily, including waterproof mascara! It was originally designed to allow French women to clean their faces without using the harsh Parisian water. It makes make-up removal super easy without rinsing. Give it a try with Garnier’s micellar cleansing water.
International Skin Care Hack: Tapotement
Tapotement is a percussive movement. Try tapotement on your face by applying light pressure and making sure that you have relaxed hands so that the motions aren’t too hard on your skin. It’s super relaxing and fun!
International Skin Care Hack: Face Tapping
Korea is the bastion of skin care and women there frequently tap in their beauty products to make them more effective. You can do this with a toner or a moisturizer, apply the product then add a little more and tap it in using your fingers.
International Skin Care Hack: Coconut Oil
From: Dominican Republic
Coconut oil is an incredible moisturizer and can help soothe and moisturize dry skin. Use on your face like you would a regular moisturizer.
International Skin Care Hack: Black Soap
Black soap has lots of great skin care qualities — it can help fight blemishes, lightly exfoliate and help make fine lines less noticeable. It’s made out of locally harvested plants, cocoa pods, bark and shea butter.
International Skin Care Hack: Pawpaw
Pawpaw aka papaya is an all-around skin care talent. In Australia it’s used for a variety of skin issues because it is soothing. The Vitamin C in papaya can also help exfoliate skin. Try using it as regular part of your skin care routine.