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.

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Make Your Own Skin Care Calendar

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Caring for your skin is not just a simple act of washing your face and massaging a crème in every once in a while. It isn’t about the most expensive cosmetics either. There is nothing static about it, really – every season is a new adventure that requires particular caring process.
It doesn’t really matter what the reason behind your skin routine is – whether you are looking to eliminate acne, simply update your look for the upcoming season, or treat and prevent signs of aging, it helps to have a step-by-step plan. Know that this process will take a lot of discipline and getting used to, but once it becomes a part of your daily/monthly/seasonal routine, you’ll be okay.  Plus, your skin will thank you in the long run!

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DIY Beauty Regiment/Detox Baths

Today with everyone’s busy schedules I have noticed that it is getting harder and harder for us to take a breather and unwind, even harder yet to keep up with the ever changing beauty routines and detoxes to help our bodies (and skin!) not to take a hit from our stress and busy lifestyles. This being said if you are anything like me and love a good bath after a long day this article is definitely for you.
                For the past couple weeks I have taken to researching the most beneficial baths that help de-stress, refresh, sooth, and keep skin glowing. Each of the 5 baths on this list have been tested by yours truly and I can tell you I am (my skin especially is) reaping the benefits of these DIY gems. Let’s take a look, shall we?


  1. Epsom Salt BathSalts
Major Benefits: Pain relief; reduce muscle inflammation, and relaxation.
Recipe: Add ½ a cup of Epsom salt to warm running bath water soak for about 20 minutes. Epsom salt can also be added to all of the following baths for added benefits!
Why take an Epsom salt bath?
Historically Epsom salt has been known to help relieve aches and pains in sore muscles, this is because the nutrients in the salt breakdown the buildup of lactic acid which causes muscle pain.  The reason this bath made my list is because due to my forever on the go lifestyle, muscle aches are bound to happen, and due to using my muscles for recreational activities such as hiking and dance, I simply can’t have them around long! So when I’m feeling a little achy I simply take a dip in an Epsom salt bath.

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