7 Secrets of Indonesian Women to Age Slowly
Each nation has its own beauty tips and secrets. Indonesian treatments have ancient roots and procedures that have been used for centuries. Women at 53 can look like they are 35 and a blogger Puspa Dewi is a good example.
We at Bright Side worship a healthy mind and body and share 7 Indonesian tips on how to reach it.
1. Using rice flour
Besides using rice flour with water as facial masks, Indonesian women make special scrubs for their bodies. An exfoliating paste is made with ground rice, ginger, nuts, turmeric root, cinnamon, and sandalwood powder. You need to grind all the ingredients together. This natural scrub softens and cleanses the skin, but use it only on your body.
2. Prevention of stretch marks
The Balinese try to take care of their body with head-to-toe pampering. It’s much easier to prevent stretch marks than to fight with them later. One of the most popular rituals is the application of the Balinese tummy mask. It includes ground rice and ‘kencur’, a ginger-like root. Those ingredients help skin elasticity.
Quite often after a woman gives birth, she gets a body massage with a herbal wrap which is placed on the stomach.
3. Using papaya and papaya seeds for skin
Indonesian women use mashed papaya with or without milk and apply it directly to their face to make their skin glow. Also, to get rid of the dark color of their hair and to prevent damage to it, they grind papaya seeds and make a mixture with water. Then they apply this paste to their hair, wait for one hour, and rinse it off.
4. Using goats’ milk for a bath
This is an ancient beauty bath used by the princesses of Java. It helps to maintain young and soft skin. Women added goat’s milk to their bath and sat in it for 30 minutes, then rinsed the milk off.
5. Making cream-baths
In Indonesia, a cream bath is a favorite hair treatment. It’s not bathing with cream, but a long procedure. First, you apply an avocado hair mask, then hair steaming. Then they have a light massage on their scalp, neck, and shoulders. The procedure finishes with a hair wash and blow-dry.
A cream bath is not just a relaxation treatment but it helps your hair to be strong and healthy and protects it from the bad effects of chemicals.
6. Having a massage twice a week
Massage for Indonesians is essential for health and youth. The founder of the fashion label Nonita Respati says she even has her own beauty regimen. Besides, manicures and pedicures, she has weekly facial masks, hair treatments, and a massage twice a week.
7. Radiating happiness
One of the most popular bloggers in Indonesia who looks like 35 when she is 53 revealed her secret of youth. The older she gets, the happier she is. Happiness helps to maintain internal and outer beauty. Smile more and love yourself.
Which tip would you use? What secrets do you have to maintain youth?