Try some of these interesting beauty tips from around the world!

Ghana - Shea Butter

Made from the nut of the shea tree, this natural fat is used in cosmetics as well as cuisine. It has excellent moisturizing properties, and it used in creams, conditioners, lip glosses and soap.

Australia - Yarrow Root/Extract

The Yarrow plant has been used by Australian aboriginals for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. The plant is anti-inflammatory, and was chewed or drank as a tea to cure tooth aches, stomach ulcers, and reduce fevers. It is also used cosmetically to improve the appearance of stretch marks and even skin tone.


Australia - Papaw Ointment

This ointment is made from Papaya fruit, which was formerly known as “papaw” or “pawpaw”. It is used for a wide variety of ailments, such as chapped lips, cuts, splinters, sunburns, rashes, and more.

Chile - Red Grapes

The people of Chile swear by red grapes when it comes to getting a beautiful complexion. They create a paste by mixing the fruit with white flour, and apply it as a face mask.

India - Coconut Oil

The secret to those long, dark, glistening locks? Coconut oil! This natural oil, made from the meat of a coconut, has excellent hydrating qualities and can help repair damaged hair.

Egypt - Milk

Milk baths soften skin and remove dead skin cells. Simply add powdered milk to bath water, and let the magic happen while you soak.

Dominican Republic - Garlic

Women of the Dominican Republic say garlic is the secret to their long, strong nails. They chop garlic and add it to a clear coat of nail polish, let it stand for 2 weeks, then use as a treatment. The scent disappears after a while, and it is antibacterial.

France - Licorice

Who knew licorice was good for more than just a tasty snack? The French use black licorice to treat stomach ulcers, skin disease and inflammation. Licorice root is antimicrobrial and anti inflammatory, and it can boost circulation, soothe skin, brighten tone, and disguises imperfections.

Greece - Omega 3 & 6 Fatty Acids

Where does that beautiful Greek complexion come from? Their diet! People from Greece eat a lot of Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids by way of their diet, which is rich with fresh fish. They also get tons of antioxidants and vitamins from and fruits and vegetables. Olive oil is also a staple in their cuisine, and they believe it nourishes their skin from the inside.

Israel - Sea Salt

The Dead Sea in Israel is full of salt, and it’s said that a swim will help rid your body of toxins. People also use it in scrubs at home, along with salty Dead Sea mud, which contains vital minerals to help dry out acne and exfoliate skin.

Italy - Yogurt & Olive Oil

The women of Italy owe their long, shiny manes to a weird concoction: yogurt and olive oil. They mix these two ingredients into a mask and spread it on their hair; the protein in the yogurt nourishes while the olive oil adds shine.

Spain - Cranberry Juice

Brunettes from Spain use pure cranberry juice to enhance their natural highlights. They use 100% fresh cranberry juice (not sugary cran-cocktails) as a rinse in the shower to add shine and bring out a rich mahogany colour. (Sorry blondes, this tip is only for brunettes...the juice could stain your hair pink!)

Sweden - Diet & Sauna

The Swedes owe their clear, youthful complexion to their diet. Rich in berries and grilled fish, they eat plenty of healthy fats and antioxidants. They also say a sauna is a great way to detox, as the steam can help your body release toxins...and not to mention the relaxation!