Search the internet and you will find women spending hundreds to thousands of dollars on anti-aging skincare products.
Is this necessary?
It is not. Look at the millions of examples of women around the world and throughout history who have had or have gorgeous skin that was the envy of those around them.
Many of them do not have the hundreds of dollars to spend on their anti-aging skincare routines. Instead, they create their own routines using natural, everyday ingredients — routines passed down through the generations.
- Anti-aging skincare routines do not have to be complicated
- Healthy, glowing skin requires more than face serum and moisturizer
- Understand your skin to choose the best skincare routine
The Best Anti-Aging Skincare Routines: Tips from 12 Countries
Let us take a trip to find the best anti-aging skincare routines from women around the globe.
Moroccan women often use clay masks to draw out impurities within the skin. Then, they soothe the skin with rose water, which has anti-inflammatory properties.
Dry, chapped lips can make the skin look older. Indonesian women press chilled tea bags against their lips (or any other part of their skin that is dry and irritated). Tea contains antioxidants that are anti-inflammatory and protect from free radical damage.
For soft, smooth skin, people in Russia utilize ingredients they have around the house. To create a facial scrub, they mix fine sea salt and olive oil. They get creative when choosing new ingredients for their facial masks. For example, they go out into the garden, bite the tip of a strawberry, and rub the fruit on their skin.
Coconuts and papayas are prevalent in Jamaica, which is good since they are not only delicious and healthy snacks but are also great for the skin. Papayas are rich in enzymes that can brighten the skin, promoting a youthful glow. Coconut oil fights free radicals and moisturizes.
Women in Iran make sure to add regular exfoliation into their anti-aging skincare routines. Dead skin cells make the skin look dull and dry. Removing those skin cells reveals healthy, plump, glowing skin. Depending on your skin type, you can exfoliate with:
- A natural enzyme mask
- An exfoliating scrub
- A washcloth
- A sponge
- A Clarisonic
- A rooshor (Middle Eastern pumice stone or tablets)
Masks are a wonderful part of any anti-aging skincare routine. Some Columbian women create homemade masks out of:
- Ground oatmeal
- Lemon juice
- Ground flour
- Pink clay
The result: incredibly soft, glowing skin.
Italian cuisine is well-known for its use of olive oil. But olive oil is not just useful in the kitchen. Italians often use it as a moisturizer for the health and beauty of their hair and skin.
All-natural skincare plays a vital role in the care of an Ethiopian woman’s skin. One ingredient that is used often is Qasil, a leaf that is crushed into a powder. Women use the powder to clean and exfoliate their faces. It is known to:
- Reduce wrinkles
- Clear blemishes
- Unclog pores
9. Puerto Rico
Facial scrubs are popular in Puerto Rico. They can help with lymphatic drainage and exfoliation. Ingredients used in common scrubs include:
Cleopatra was born in 69 B.C. Centuries later, she is still revered as a great beauty. Women the world over know of her regular milk baths and mimic her anti-aging skincare routine. For instance, some mix milk and honey and place it on their skin as a mask. Their skin is left soft and moisturized.
Rice bran and rice bran oil are popular in Japan to help reduce lines and wrinkles. They also use matcha (green tea) leaves to make facial masks. The tannins in the tea help give the skin a smoother appearance.
Women in India create masks at home using honey, sandalwood, and turmeric powder.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and can help:
- Prevent breakouts
- Clear acne
- Reduce the appearance of wrinkles
- Minimize dark spots
With regular use, their skin looks glowing and flawless.
Beyond Skincare Products: How to Get Glowing Skin
In addition to their skincare routines, the women in these countries also take other steps to take care of their skin. Here are some ideas you might want to incorporate into your routine.
- Yoga and meditation: Moving your body is all-natural medicine. It helps with detoxification and helps balance hormones – both of which are essential for healthy skin. Yoga can also help reduce stress, depression, and anger. Meditation can help in these areas as well. Lowered stress and anxiety reduce the risk of acne, bags under the eyes, rashes, wrinkles, and dry skin.
- Ice/cold water: People across the world – including the U.S., Canada, the Netherlands, the U.K., and South Korea – take part in a New Year’s Day tradition called the Polar Bear Plunge. While jumping into an ice-cold body of water may seem crazy, cold water has been shown to improve skin tone, reduce inflammation, and improve overall well-being. Try rinsing your face with cold water or patting your skin with a bag of ice.
- Nutrient-dense diet: People who live near the ocean or in a climate conducive to year-round fresh fruits and vegetables are often known for their healthy, ageless skin. Seafood contains omega-3 fatty acids, which promote balanced hydration, reduce breakouts, and minimize common signs of aging. Sea vegetables and land vegetables and fruits are nutrient-dense. The vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants contained in these foods protect and nourish the skin.
For Best Results: Create a Custom Skincare Routine
Exploring other culture’s anti-aging skincare routines provides you with valuable insight into what ingredients promote skin health.
But the time spent researching could be wasted if you do not know what your skin needs.
Our skin iD test will uncover your skin type and provide you with information that will help you create a custom skincare routine.
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