What’s the secret to a flawless face and glowing skin? Turns out, it depends where you are in the world! When it comes to looking your best, every culture has its own traditional beauty rituals. While you might already have your beauty routine down, check out these unique tips from around the globe.
Get Regular Facials-Korea
With its vast beauty market and an array of skin products, Korean skincare can’t be beaten. But more important than the products are Korean women’s skin routines, which include regular facials. Many Korean women opt to visit their local esthetician once a week or every other week, stopping on the way home from work. Getting facials means their skin is professionally cleansed, exfoliated, and massaged.
Use Shea Butter- West Africa
Shea butter is a type of fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree, which grows throughout western Africa. This ivory-colored cream has long been a beauty staple for many African women. It’s full of vitamin A and E, fatty acids, and even has anti-inflammatory properties. It’s excellent as a body lotion and for hair treatments.
Keep It Simple-France
Who can deny French women’s chicness? But as it turns out, less is more when it comes to their beauty regimens. Women in France embrace a more natural style, opting for less pore-clogging makeup and focusing on healthy skin instead. They also keep a no-fuss hair routine: shampooing just a few times a week and foregoing blow dryers means they spare their hair sulfites and intense heat damage.
Head to the Spa-Morocco
In Morocco, both men and women make frequent trips to local bathhouses known traditionally as hammams. Here, they get to sit in the sauna and steam their pores. Additionally, there’s a traditional full-body scrub that exfoliates and softens the skin. Similar to facials in Korea, visiting the hammam is less of an occasional indulgence and more of a regular routine.
Spice Things Up-Indonesia
On the Indonesian island of Java, brides indulge in a traditional beauty treatment known as the Lulur. Done a few days before the wedding, the Lulur includes a ritual scrubbing, cleansing, and body massage. But there’s also a special turmeric paste they apply to the skin. Turns out, turmeric is as great for your skin as it is for spicing up dishes. Full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric makes your skin less oily and inspires a natural glow. You can learn to do your own DIY Lulur here.