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7 Ethnic Secrets for Smooth Skin ...

By Eliza

It’s no secret that women from all over the world have great secrets for smooth skin. The proof is obvious when you see ladies from other countries who have flawless skin. That includes women from right where you live. The trick is cashing in on their secrets for smooth skin so you can also benefit from them. So, for the benefit of women worldwide, I’ve collected some of the best and put them together for you. Let me know how things work out!

1 Wash with Rice Water

If you’re anything like me, you cook rice until the water is gone. But, Asian women make use of rice water from cooking jasmine rice for washing their faces. According to experts, this is one of the best secrets for smooth skin because it’s cheap and easy. The rice water softens your skin due to the antioxidants and vitamin E and makes its way into the water while the rice cooks. Easy, right?

2 Exfoliate with Coffee Grounds

Women in Indonesia use ground coffee beans for more than just a morning pick-me-up. They use them to exfoliate their skin. The caffeine in the beans helps tighten your skin so that it looks smooth and fresh. And if that weren’t enough, it also leaves you smelling really delicious too. Use ground coffee beans on your face and entire body for a softness you can’t beat.

3 Moisturize with Shea Butter

This advice comes from African women. Not only does the shea butter absorb into your skin, leaving it soft and hydrated, but it also has healing properties that you’ll love if you have particularly rough or dry skin. In addition to hydrating your entire body, shea butter can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles. And that’s something we all want, right?

4 Use Kelp

In China, women layer kelp leaves on their face for its hydrating and exfoliating benefits. You might have a bit of a hard time finding kelp, but if you can get your hands on some, you won’t be sorry. The kelp softens and smooths skin while also removing dead skin cells. In Ireland, women soak in a seaweed infused tub for all over skin benefits. After just a few minutes being covered in kelp, you’ll look younger and fresher.

5 Find Some Brown Clay

If you’ve ever wondered how women in Morocco manage to have such healthy looking skin, it’s due to clay. Not just any clay though. They use rhassoul, a special clay found in the Atlas Mountain Range. It’s said to keep your skin supple and blemish free. While rhassoul might be easy to find in Morocco, you’ll probably have to find it online in other countries. But all that effort is totally worth it!

6 Bask in Dead Sea Mud

The Dead Sea is called that because of its high salt content. While you might not want to swim in it for long, your skin will definitely benefit from some of the mud in the Dead Sea. That mud is loaded with nutrients that help slough of dead skin cells and encourage the healthiest skin possible. Luckily, you can buy the mud in skincare products online so you can benefit even if you don’t live in near the Dead Sea.

7 Try Tea

Specifically, rooibos tea. And you’ll need to apply it topically, though drinking the tea is also beneficial to your health. In South Africa, women use skincare products, such as lotion and soap that are infused with rooibos tea. Also, you can always soak in a tub with rooibos tea bags stirred in.

What’s your skincare secret? I swear by a combination of plain old white sugar and canola oil to smooth and soften my skin. Try it! Do you have any other tips for smooth skin?

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