Thursday, June 24, 2010

Skin Care

French women are known across the globe for beautiful skin and their beauty secrets.
Create a potent antioxidant and moisturizing mask by mashing up grapes,and smoothing onto the skin.
Leave it for 15 minutes and rinse off.

They say that a Scottish girl is forever connected to the sea, well so is her hair.
The ocean's sea kelp, rich in vitamins A, B, C and E strengthens hair follicles and adds shine.
Do it at home by mixing 1 tablespoon of kelp powder with 2 cups of warm water.
Massage it into the scalp for two minutes and then rinse away for stronger hair!

Cleopatra’s beauty secret was taking milk baths to soften her skin and remove dead cells.
To try the treatment at home, add 2 cups of powdered milk to your bath.
“It will make your skin look absolutely gorgeous and feel so smooth, silky and soft.”

Greek women traditionally rinse their hair with rosemary water,
which removes build up, and adds both shine and bounce to their locks.
Boil fresh rosemary.
Strain out the rosemary when the water has cooled and pour water over your hair.

Indian women have possibly the worlds' most coveted hair.
Coconut oil is one of their beauty secrets that help to keep their locks healthy, thick and shiny.
Massage it into the scalp, leave it overnight and rinse out.
Doing this once a week helps to strengthen thinning hair.

Olive trees grow in many African and Mediterranean countries.
Extra virgin olive oil has been used in beauty rituals for centuries!
Touted as one of the most effective treatments for moisturizing skin and hair.
You can apply this directly to the body, heat it and use it as a hot oil treatment for the hair, in soaps, lip balms.

Costa Rica:
Freshly squeezed orange juice and water mixed and dabbed across the face temporarily shrinks pores.

Jamaican uses the banana peel to soothe sunburn.
The fruit itself makes an amazing hair conditioner.
Mash it up, leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse out.

They soak their nails in warm olive oil, with a few drops of vitamin A oil.
This will make them less prone to splitting and peeling, which results from dryness.

Italian women make an egg-white hair mask to prevent and heal damage from the strong Mediterranean sunshine.
White two egg whites into a frothy mousse, apply it to wet hair for 10 minutes and shampoo it out with lukewarm water, condition as usual.

Women in Australia love tea tree oil. It gives their skin a youthful glow.
It can help many skin damage problems: sun, acne, dryness, and even some skin funguses.
Just add a few drops to your normal cleanser or moisturizer.
If you have dandruff, you can add a few drops to your shampoo, to help stop the flakes.

Women from Spain are known for their rich dark hair.
Seems some of this hair color comes from Cranberry juice.
Women here are known to use cranberry juice as a final rinse.
They mix 1/4 cup of cranberry juice and 1/4 cup of water and rinse.
However, if you are blonde, do not use cranberry juice, try lemon juice instead.

Japanese Geisha girls are known for their flawless skin.
One reason is that many use Camellia nut oil.
Seems this oil is great for many skin conditions:
Dark spots, stretch marks, dry cuticles and can be used as a moisturizer.
It can be found at local herbal shops

To achieve glowing skin, women in Singapore mash papaya and apply it as a 15-minute facemask.Papaya is rich in the exfoliating enzyme, papain.

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