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For centuries women (and men!!) of all races and skin tones have been pampering their skin with natural ingredients that are native to their countries. Now with an oversaturated market of chemical induced products and people becoming more aware of what they put in and ON their skin,many are turning to the internet on the hunt for ingredients that are better for their skin and natural. I’m going to take you on a trip around the globe to find out what you can do to have an international glow without having to burn a hole through your budget!
Let’s start off with India….why? You may ask…well I’m half East Indian and I just happen to know a thing or two about the secrets Indian women use as a beauty regime..lol Love coconuts? Yes? No? Well you will after this..Coconut Oil has been used for centuries in India as an everyday beauty aid.Indian women are known for having thee most gorgeous hair (no really…ask anyone with a weave..Ha!) The reason why…Coconut Oil!! Used as a deep conditioning treatment 3times a week.Simple and easy. Make sure you start with organic coconut oil from your nearest Indian grocery store or natural food store (usually solidified). Simply warm it in a bowl of hot water or just take it in the bathroom with you and usually the steam will melt it, takes a little longer than the bowl method. Put the warmed oil on your head and massage into your scalp all the way to the ends,wrap up in a bun and leave it in for 20mins or all day and shampoo and rinse. Your hair will be soft and managable. Great for any hair type..yes even oily…it balances the ph of your scalp after a few uses,helps with itching, dry, scalp infections,and adds shine.
Now let’s fly on over to Sweden and discover how to detoxify at home. Swedish women love saunas and the detoxifying benefits it has for your body and skin,hence why they have luminous facial and body skin,but not all of us have the luxury of owning a sauna or the time to book an appointment to go sit in one once a week.Instead try this Swedish at home mini spa treatment: To get the effect of an invigorating sauna at home, take a handful of rock salt and add a dash of olive oil and about 10 drops of pure eucalyptus oil. Rub it all over your body and rinse with a blast of cold water in the shower…energizing and the sea salt detoxifies your skin while the olive oil moisturizes it.
Ahhh Vive Le France and the women that have one of the best preventive natural mask routines. This anti-aging mask is so easy and budget friendly,I’m sure everyone will wanna try this one! Mash up cherries and pomegranate seeds and apply as a mask to the skin for about 6 minutes.This mask will help brighten skin with natural enzymes while firming at the same time. Remove the mixture with a warm towel to help boost circulation. There you have it my lovely natural beauty loving friends.
Spa like treatments to beautify your already beautiful self.
Treat your skin well,it will help you put your best face forward!
** Please make sure you patch test a small area of your skin before trying any of these skin pampering routines to rule out any allergy or reactions.I am not making claims that your skin will drastically change after these treatments.It’s just to relax and enjoy the skin your in.