5 ancient skincare rituals from around the world which are still very effective

  • Gayatri
  • Thursday | 24th September, 2020

These beauty traditions are therapeutic in nature with beneficiaries coupled with it that is relevant even today in most of the households. We thought of listing down some skincare practices from around the world that are much relevant in 2020.

If you rely on modern products or is a big follower of Ayurvedic “aushedi”, it`s very likely that your favorite skincare products have a certain history correlated with it. Every country has its own tradition when it comes to beauty that date back to centuries ago. 

1. Ubtans from India- Ubtan face pack is an herbal mixture of ayurvedic and natural products which enhance your skin and make you look more beautiful. It is in the form of a paste that is applied in skin for achieving clearer and glowing skin. They are often a blend of chickpea flour, sandalwood, turmeric, rose water or milk and individual herbs. You can even use essential oils for their therapeutic benefits. Ubtans can work on your specific skin requirements and they promise to give your skin all the nourishment that it needs.

2. Argan oil from Morocco- Argan oil has been a culinary staple in Morocco for centuries — not only because of its subtle, nutty flavor but also its wide array of potential health benefits. Although native to Morocco, argan oil is now used across the globe for a variety of culinary, cosmetic and medicinal applications. This oil is sourced from the argan trees in Morocco and can also be consumed topically. It is loaded with minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. All of these benefits maintain your skin and hair health. The oil is rich in vitamin E which makes it an ideal choice for a leave-in hair serum.

3. Yogurt and olive oil from Greece- Greek yogurt isn`t just good to eat but it also makes an effective face mask. It cleans out your pores while olive oil helps in hydrating your skin and makes it look fresh. Locals even use yogurt on their skin as post-sun care to soothe burns. Honey is also often added to yogurt and olive oil for its anti-bacterial properties.

4. Minerals from the hot spring in Iceland- Iceland has plethora of hot springs with mineral-rich waters that are very popular to be beneficial for those who deal with skincare concerns. Hot springs truly are the world’s original spa – interestingly, the term ‘spa’ originates from the town of Spa, Belgium, made famous for its hot springs.There are a few brands that create at-home packs of minerals that are extracted from the water of the hot springs so that you can get a spa-like treatment in the comfort of your home. The healing powers of hot springs have been used for thousands of years and are widely accepted in Europe and Japan as natural treatment options for various common ailments

5. Pearl Powder from China- This precious ingredient has been used in China for about a thousand years as a skin brightening agent and collagen booster too. Pearl powder can be consumed orally and also be blended into skincare formulas and applied to your skin.

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