Wouldn't it be great to have amazing Brazilian legs, long thick, luscious Indian hair and a Scandinavian complexion? Well, it's not all genetics.
Every country and culture has an age-old secret to keeping their woman beautiful, and Tuesday, celebrity beauty expert, Shalini Vadhera shares some of the world's beauty secrets on The Early Show.
At the beach, it's common to see Brazilian women, known to be some of the most beautiful women in the world, rubbing handfuls of sand on their bodies. Why? It helps with cellulite and smoothes and stimulates the skin. In fact, Lush, a company out of England that makes fresh, handmade cosmetics, just came out with a body bar that contains sand and hydration to help smooth the skin and break up the cellulite and boost sluggish circulation.
The secret of the Japanese geisha and their smooth, flawless skin is camellia oil. White camellia nut oil, used for centuries in Asia, contributes moisturizing, conditioning, nourishing and softening benefits to the skin. Camellia oil gives the skin a texture and glow unmatched by any other skin care product. There are special formulations for helping to eliminate wrinkles after giving birth, revitalizing hair growth, and treating burns. It helps to restructure the skin and strengthen nails. It is one of the most rapidly absorbed oils making it an excellent choice as facial oil. Fans include Kate Winslet, who used the Japanese Camellia oil during her pregnancy to combat stretch marks. You can get Camellia oil through Fresh, the cosmetics company.
We all know the benefits of green tea but in China it¹s all about white tea. The anti-aging secret! White Tea comes from the silver tip of the green tea plant. It's also known as the emperor's tea. Harvested over a four-day period, the plant houses all the antioxidants in the tip. It acts as an environmental shield that the free radicals can't penetrate. Recently, a few skin care lines have realized the benefits of white tea and actually incorporated it in their products. You can find white tea in Origins products.
In India, coconut oil is the trick to getting full, thick, shiny hair. It's also great to help strengthen thinning hair. The women in India do a hot oil scalp massage once a week. Heat some up in a bowl and give yourself a scalp massage once a week. Sleep with it on and wash in the morning! It will help seal the cuticle and rid those split ends not to mention making your hair thick and healthy. The Body Shop has come out with a line of coconut oil based products. There is also Vatika coconut oil, which can be found in the "Little India" sections of cities, as well as The Body Shop products.
Scandinavian women know that beautiful skin is easy to achieve. They simply drink at least 1.5 liters of pure spring water every day and splash their faces 15-20 times twice a day with ice-cold spring mineral water. This encourages the skin's own natural functions, so it regulates itself without the aid of expensive exfoliating and rejuvenating lotions The ice-cold water also helps to reduce puffiness as well. Vadhera uses the Evian spray on her clients not only to refresh them but to set makeup.