Beauty Secrets from the Land Down Under

By Gabriella Diesendorf
Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Portia de Rossi, Kylie Minogue and Elle Macpherson have something in common. They are all gorgeous and they all come from the Land Down Under. Australian women really have something about them and they really are stunningly beautiful. Therefore, if you are looking for some beauty tips, you should definitely try and learn some of the secrets and ideas from those ladies. Here are some of them, so pay attention and implement them in your beautifying routines.

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Yarrow Root
This is a wonderful plant used by the Aboriginal women to moisturize their skin. This ancient recipe is not used simply to keep the skin from becoming dry, but also to fight off one of the biggest enemies of lovely skin – stretch marks. Since yarrow root has some anti-inflammatory properties, as well, it is used to treat those cracks in the skin that happen after pregnancy or some other type of sudden weight gain or weight loss.

Salt Water and Sand
First of all, swimming and all other water sports sculpt your body, tone your muscles and make you look gorgeous. Walking barefoot on the sand is a way of getting a natural foot massage during which all the important reflexology points are taken care of. Furthermore, salt in the oceans has the anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties and it also cures dry and flaky skin. In other words, it cleans your skin and it moisturizes it. With the effects of the sun, the result is the radiant, tanned skin on your body and your face.

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Eucalyptus and Almond and Tea Tree Oil
Women in Australia spend a lot of time outside. This means that their skin and hair are constantly exposed to the effects of the sun. this is why Aussie women recommend you take two bottle of oil into the bathroom. The first one is the eucalyptus oil that can be used on the scalp and prevents dandruff from forming by moisturizing it and having a light anti-inflammatory effect. Tea Tree Oil has the same effect. The other one is the almond oil that is excellent for regulating glandular functions. Once hormones are in check, you will definitely look and feel better.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Normally, you would use shampoo and then use conditioner. However, in between of those two things, try rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar. It will balance the pH of your scalp and it will keep the hair shiny. This is so simple and easy to do and it has amazing benefits on the hair. Try it out since you can see that shiny hair on Aussie ladies all the time. This just might be the reason how they pull it off.
Cosmetic Treatments
Ladies from Down Under are famous for their natural look without too much makeup. They look fresh and gorgeous and more than anything else – natural. However, not everybody can brag about the good genes. That is why there are many beauty clinics in Australia and their services are always top-notch. You will hardly manage to keep your skin from growing old simply by plunging into the ocean. That is why even the Australian beauties use the services of a facial rejuvenation clinic that they trust.
When asked, Aussie women say that they have holistic approach toward beauty. They believe that fresh air, ocean waves and the sun give them what they need to be and stay beautiful. They are probably right, but it seems that this inner peace that they carry with them is also an important factor for their general appearance.

Gabriella

Gabriella Diesendorf is a freelance writer from Australia and a devoted mother. She loves badgering about beauty, green lifestyle choices and parenting techniques, and if you mention attachment parenting or natural makeup she will bore you to death. She is a regular contributor at High Style Life.

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