It’s easy to fall into the trap of doing the same things over and over but expecting a different result.
Beauty routines from magazines and social media can often send you running in circles in pursuit of a youthful, glowing complexion.
However, nearly every culture in the world emphasizes beauty in some way, shape, or form. By exploring traditions and rituals of different cultures, you may just pick up a few tricks you can add to your own regimen.
Today, I want to share with you some of these “outside the box” ideas on skincare:
Whether it’s the legendary Korean skincare rituals, or anti-aging Brazilian berries, here are 5 beauty tips you can adopt from other cultures:
Brazil’s Magical Berries
There’s a good reason Açaí bowls have exploded in popularity in the United States recently… the Açaí berries are BURSTING with health-boosting antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals!
These magical berries are considered a beauty staple in Brazil.
The high antioxidant content stops free radicals from wrecking your skin, slowing and even reversing the common signs of aging.
Many Brazilians even smash up these berries and rub the paste on their face—nature’s own beauty cream!
Japan’s Tea Ceremonies
You’ve probably heard about Japan’s famous matcha tea ceremonies.
Matcha is widely considered a health superfood.
And while drinking matcha tea is popular in many cultures, Japanese people believe that applying matcha directly to your scalp can prevent hair loss and promote thick, shiny hair!
They often mix it in with coconut oil, and massage it into their scalp, forming a natural “hair mask.”
Snail Serum from Korea
Yes, you read that right: I’m talking about those slimy worm-like creatures housed in hard shells.
While Korean skincare rituals are legendary in the beauty world, perhaps the most unusual ingredient they make use of is snail serum.
Believe it or not, specialty snail serum creams are designed to open the pores for better absorption, sealing in hydration better than any cheap moisturizer!
Mediterranean Diet for the Skin
The Mediterranean diet, rich in healthy fats, is often touted for its ability to improve heart health and aid fat loss. The diet is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, like the ones found in OmegaShine.
However, Greek and Italian women often take things one step further, by applying natural olive oil directly to their skin! Applying healthy fats topically like this may help provide your skin with increased natural hydration.
Secrets of the Scandinavians
Beautiful skin is a staple of Scandinavian cultures like Sweden and Iceland.
Due to spending so much time outdoors in the summer, and experiencing cold, dry air in the winter, Scandinavians are well aware that dry skin can become fragile and brittle.
That’s why they make sure to take in plenty of water, along with targeted nutrients to increase hydration.
If you’re looking to take your skincare routine to the next level, these beauty secrets from around the world may be just what you need!