I just started a new blog and I did a small feature today on different traditional foreign beauty tips, recipes, and ideas that you can make yourself and do at home. Since it's quite lengthy, I'm going to share the Japanese portion here, and include a link to the rest of the ones I wrote about today (Egypt, Pakistan, Eastern Europe, and Australia) Enjoy!
Japanese women are renowned for their flawless porcelain complexion and shiny hair. What are the secret ingredients that keep them looking so fresh? Rice and seaweed! Here are some super simple tricks that utilize things you might already have.
Rice Body Rub: Rice bran helps you slough off dead skin layers and rice bran oil utilizes potent vitamin E to nourish the skin. Try it for yourself! Fill a pouch with rice bran, rub your body and then let the nutrients seep into your bath water.
Kelp Face Pack: Make a healing face mask with kelp! Get 7 ounces of seaweed, soak to rinse out the salt; then drain and place in a pan with 16 ounces of water, and cook at a low heat, stirring, for 10 minutes. Next, pour it into blender and make a creamy paste, mixing in a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice once it cools. Refrigerate for three days (freeze what you won’t be using) and apply for 20 minutes.
Sun Style: Japanese women often wear opera gloves in the car to protect their arms from aging in the sun. If you don’t have opera gloves, long sleeve shirts work as well.
To see the rest of these ideas, please visit http://sweetfancydesigns.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/globalbeautysecrets1/
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