Skin and Hair Care Secrets From All Around the World

Beauties all over the globe reveal the most effective beauty secrets

by Yumna Afzal

Women of every culture, language and society have their own beauty secrets – many of which may sound strange to foreigners, but will make you wonder why you have been slow to catch on.

From rice water to bitter-gourd juice and bathing in milk, we have compiled the biggest beauty traditions that women from all over the globe have been using for centuries.

Women of every race and part of the world have traits that make them beautiful, and while genetics obviously plays a role in their attributes, a lot of it comes down to simple beauty secrets which anyone can learn.

So read these International skin and hair care tips, and find out which one works for you!



In Australia, tea tree oil is traditionally used to get rid of stubborn dandruff. So if you’re sick of pulling dandruff away from your itchy, dry scalp, this hack is one of those tricks that go a long way. Just a few drops of tea tree oil in your shampoo, or directly into your scalp will make a major difference. The oil helps to moisturize your scalp and prevent itching and flaking.

Tea Tree Oil
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We’ve always wondered how Asian women have such flawless, clear skin. Pearl powder made from crushed freshwater or saltwater pearls is the answer. Since the Ming Dynasty, women in China have used pearl powder for its anti-aging, skin-clearing, smoothing, and firming properties.

This powder is full of amino acids, B vitamins and several minerals that rejuvenates the skin and boosts radiance. It also soothes inflammation and reduces melanin production, so say goodbye to dark spots!

Pearl Powder for Skin Detoxifying
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Amla is an ancient Indian favorite for skin care, as well as for your hair. It is a popular ingredient for soaps and shampoos, but Indian women say that it’s best to use Amla in its natural form. If your hair are already starting to show a salt and pepper look or are dry and grassy, condition your hair with Amla juice. It helps strengthen your hair follicles, protects hair color and and gives them volume.

Organic Amla Powder- 100% Raw From India
from Amazon



Who knew that you could lighten your hair and bring out highlights using Daisies. This is best if you are blonde or have light brown hair. In Turkey, women lighten their hair by boiling a cup of daisies and putting it on your hair for 5-6 minutes, wash it off with cold water. This can also be substituted with apple cider vinegar for water for even better results.



A popular homemade facial scrub in Korea is a paste of jobi powder mixed with a bit of water.
The juice of a fresh-from-the-sea loofah sponge is a tonic lotion that has been used for thousands of years. To collect loofah juice, cut into the loofah and place a bottle underneath to collect the juices, without letting the juice come into contact with sunlight. This helps lighten dark spots, reduce inflammation and cool the skin after sunburns.

[Korean Herbal Powder] 100% Natural for facial mask
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Anyone with natural hair has probably experienced, or at least heard of, the benefits associated with Jamaican black castor oil. Experts say that it is a must-try all-natural product for stimulating hair growth in wavy and curly textures. This is a common hair care ingredient among Kenyan and South African women. The oil is also said to speedily heal sunburns.

Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor Oil
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Ancient Greeks used Mediterranean sea salt mixed with olive oil to scrub and exfoliate their dry, sun-exposed bodies. A mix of Epsom salt and olive oil is the best exfoliation scrub for your elbows and other body parts while you soak in the bath. Letting the mixture remain in your tea bath soak to provide extra detoxifying and soothing properties.



Dandruff is most irritating and hard to get rid off problem of the scalp. Pakistani women use reetha (soapnut) as a strong cleanser for remove dandruff and clean head scalp. Applying the mixture of reetha (which is made of by dipping a reetha in water) on you head, along with your shampoo clears white flake and makes your hair smoother and shinier.

Reetha / SoapNut Powder - 100% Natural & Pure Hair Conditioner

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