Beauty Secrets From Around the World

For centuries, women all over the world have been using natural resources to enhance their beauty routines. Discover anti-aging and beauty secrets sourced from the furthest reaches of the globe and right here at home.

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Sea Cucumber

Japan: Sea Cucumber for Healthy Skin

Eaten in Japan for younger-looking skin, this animal belongs to a group of creatures called echinoderms, which means “spiny skin.” Sea cucumbers are packed with vitamin A and proteins that are wonderful for skin health. If bought in a dried form, rehydrate it by soaking in water and add to a stir-fry.  

Club Soda

Dominican Republic: Club Soda for Smooth Hair

Club soda can be used as an anti-frizz elixir. The sodium bicarbonate found in the carbonated water helps to strip hair of built-up residue, such as from styling agents or certain shampoos. Use this is as a final rinse for beautifully soft and smooth hair. 

Red Grapes

Italy: Grapes for Vibrant Skin

Grapes, found in abundance in Italy, contain resveratrol in their skin. The disease-fighting benefits of resveratrol are vast, but when used topically, it can also do wonders for your skin. Crush up grapes to make a skin-rejuvenating scrub. The grapes help to pull out toxins in the skin while the seeds scrub away dry, dull skin. It’s a quick way to help your skin glow.