Global Beauty Secrets

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Wouldn't it be great to have amazing Brazilian legs, long thick, luscious Indian hair and a Scandinavian complexion? Well, it's not all genetics! Every country and culture has an age-old secret to keeping their woman beautiful Here are a few of my favorite global beauty secrets that are fun, simple and inexpensive and can be easily incorprated in your daily beauty routine.


Brazilian women are known to be some of the most beautiful women in the world not to mention their incredible bodies! It's common to see Brazilian women while reclining on the beach rubbing handfuls of sand on their bodies....why? It helps with cellulite! And it smoothes and stimulates the skin. In fact, Lush, a company out of England that makes fresh, handmade cosmetics just came out with a couple body bars that contains sand and hydration to help smooth the skin and break up the cellulite and boost sluggish circulation. "Sandstone Bar" and "Buffy The Backside Slayer"


In the past, the secret of the Japanese Geisha and there smooth, flawless skin is camellia oil. White camellia nut oil, used for centuries in Asia, contributes its moisturizing, conditioning, nourishing and softening benefits to the skin. Camellia Oil gives the skin a texture and glow unmatched by any other skin care product. A special formulation for helping to eliminate wrinkles after giving birth, revitalizing hair growth, and in treating burns. It helps to restructure the skin and strengthen nails. It is one of the most rapidly absorbed oils making it an excellent choice as facial oil. Fans include Kate Winslet, who used the Japanese Camellia Oil during her pregnancy to combat stretch marks.


We all know the benefits of green tea but in China it's all about the white tea. The anti-aging secret! White Tea comes from the silver tip of the green tea plant. It's also known as the emperor's tea. The plant houses all the antioxidants in the tip. It acts as an environmental shield that the free radicals can't penetrate through. They bounce off free radicals and fend off anti-aging. Recently, a few skin care lines have realized the benefits of whit tea and actually incorporated it in their products. I like the Origins products.


India is known for some of the most beautiful women in the world. It's all about beauty there. Coconut oil is the trick to getting full, thick, shiny hair. It's also great to help strengthen hair if your hair is thinning. The women in India do a hot oil scalp massage once a week. Heat some up in a bowl and give yourself a scalp massage once a week. Sleep with it on and wash in the morning! It will help seal the cuticle and rid those split ends not to mention making your hair thick and healthy. Dabur "Vatika Coconut Oil" available at


Scandinavian Women know that beautiful skin is easy to achieve. You simply drink at least 1.5 liters of pure spring water every day and splash your face 15-20 times twice a day with ice cold spring mineral water, which will encourage the skin's own natural functions, so it regulates itself without the aid of expensive exfoliating and rejuvenating lotions." The ice cold water helps to reduce puffiness as well! I use the Evian spray on my clients not only to refresh them but it's a secret to setting makeup! Available at any grocery store.

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