30 Secrets for Flawless Skin Used by Different Nations
Here are some of the best and simplest beauty secrets from around the world for staying naturally gorgeous. We at Bright Side guarantee that adding them to your daily beauty regimen will have you looking like you've just had a spa treatment.
- Rubbing ice cubes on the face. This simple treatment stimulates blood circulation and gives you healthier and glowing skin.
- Alternating hot and cold face packs. They give you a healthy complexion, increase blood circulation, improve skin elasticity, and saturate your skin with moisture. Simply dip a soft towel in very warm water and place it on the face, then repeat the same procedure using cold water. Repeat this alternating technique several times.
- Using lemon juice to reduce inflammation. Applying some lemon juice on acne does a good job of making pesky pimples smaller and less red.
- Red grapes for glowing skin. Chilean women claim that their radiant skin is due to the antioxidants found in red grapes. They make a paste by mixing red grapes with two tablespoons of flour. Once the paste is ready, they put it on their face and leave it for 10 minutes before washing it off. This mask has the best effect when applied in the morning.
- Healthy eating. Many beauty experts attribute Scandinavian women's glowing skin to eating healthy foods such as fish and berries which are high in antioxidants.
- Sauna. The heat of a sauna is an effective method of removing toxins from the body.
- Rice water. It cleanses your face, stimulates collagen production, and gives your skin a smoother texture.
1. Grind white rice in a blender or coffee grinder.
2. Add enough warm water to create a paste with a yogurt-like consistency.
3. Wet your face, and use your fingertips to massage the cleanser into your skin. Rinse well.
- Daily facial massage. This helps to improve the skin's elasticity and to infuse it with oxygen. You can use any oil or cream for the facial massage. The techniques, though, can vary depending on the needs of your skin.
- Using less face powder. Japanese women believe that healthy skin should have a little bit of shine to it. This is natural and, therefore, beautiful. Using face powder regularly can clog the pores and cause inflammation.
- Carrot juice is an excellent home remedy to get rid of pimples. Fresh carrot juice is packed full of beta-carotene, which is known to help your body heal acne.
- Using potato to get rid of dark circles under the eyes. Slice a raw potato into thin circles, and lay it over your eyelids for 10 minutes.
- Snail slime. This is one of the most popular ingredients of Korean face creams. It has good healing properties and contains collagen and elastin.
- Oils. To make your skin super smooth, put some coconut or argan oil on your face before applying a cream or use these oils as a facial mask.
- Sera and emulsions based on natural ingredients. Korean women use a serum every night and very often apply it together with oils. The order in which they use their skin care products is as follows: serum, oil, moisturizer.
- Alternating beauty products regularly. This prevents your skin from getting accustomed to certain ingredients.
- Quince-based lotion and mask. If you have oily skin, these face washing products are the right choice.
Facial mask recipe. Grate the quince on a fine grater, and add a whipped egg white to it. With light massage movements, apply this mixture onto your skin. Leave it for 10 minutes, and then wash the mask off throughly.
Lotion recipe. Grate the quince on a fine grater. Pour off the juice, and rub this juice all over your face every morning and every evening.
- Jade roller. Using a jade roller on your face improves blood circulation and skin tone.
- Sea salt skin scrub. Sea salt scrubs are good for removing toxins from your body.
Get the most out of sea salt at home by mixing together 1/4 cup of sea salt, 13.5 fl oz (400 ml) of seaweed powder, 1/2 cup of massage oil, and 10 drops of lavender oil.
- Tea. Herbal and berry teas are great at cleansing your skin.
Place the Goji berries in a teapot, pour on boiling water, and let the berries steep for at least 10 minutes. Goji berries are a very rich source of vitamin C, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, and carotenoids.
- Honey and lemon face mask. Lemon reduces the bumps on your forehead (and also wherever they could appear), while honey soothes the skin.
Squeeze 1 tbsp lemon into a small bowl, then add 1 tbsp honey. Mix it well and apply to your problematic area for 20-30 minutes a day. You'll see the difference in just a week.
- Oatmeal scrub. Use this scrub to cleanse your skin and tighten the pores.
You will need: two parts oatmeal (ground up finely in a blender or food processor), one part honey, and one part sweet almond oil (or coconut or olive oil – whichever you prefer).
Mix all the ingredients together until you have a thick sticky mixture.
Smooth the oatmeal scrub onto your face. Rub it into the skin for a couple of minutes, and then rinse off.
- Proper eating. Greek women eat a lot of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables. Their diet also includes a variety of fish which contain high levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
- Steaming your face. Pour 2 tablespoons of chamomile flowers into 2 cups of boiling water, and steam your face for about 20 minutes. Remember that using a scrub after steaming your face is even more effective.
- Icy water. It promotes the skin cell renewal and stimulates the synthesis of natural collagen and elastic fibers. Moreover, icy water improves the complexion.
1. Fill any container with freshly filtered water and leave to freeze.
2. After some time, remove the ice crust which has formed on the surface.
3. Put the container into the freezer again, and wait until the water is completely frozen.
4. Next, take a piece of ice out of the container and rinse it well with cold filtered water.
5. Rub your face with the resulting ice cubes every morning.
- Turmeric face mask. This mask has strong antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
Mix one part turmeric powder with one part raw honey. This mask can be applied twice a week. The course of treatment should be at least 10 procedures.
- Olive oil. An olive oil massage will help make your skin healthy, supple, and moisturized.
- White clay mask. Masks of white clay are used to cleanse, nourish, and whiten the skin.
- Aloe vera creams. Aloe vera actively moisturizes, nourishes, and protects your skin against premature aging. This plant is also good at restoring moisture balance in cells.