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Greece

Ahhh crystal clear blue waters, beautiful islands, fascinating villages, archaeological and historical sites, what more could you want. Greece is a country that I would love to visit and one day I am sure I will. Another thing I love about Greece is Greek Mythology, I think the knowledge of these gods is pretty universal. The beauty of the stories and the diversity of the different gods definitely intrigue individuals.

Fact: Greece is officially known as Hellenic Republic which this may sound stupid but I did not know however, I do know that this was the birth place of olympic games.

One thing that we found to be pretty prevalent in Greece for beauty regimens is,
Olive Oil. This oil can be used for hair, face, body, nails, lips, hands and feet. The main reason olive oil is used is to moisturize and nourish any part of the body from hair to lips. I’ve been reading that Cretan olive oil is preferred. This oil is an ingredient in some beauty products such anti-wrinkle creams.

Face: This product can be used as a makeup remover; it even gets rid of that stubborn
makeup. I tried it yesterday and it really worked!  Climate changes can be hard on your skin but slather on some oil and this will protect and moisturize your face. Make sure to apply in small circular motions. Also, men can use this on their face to shave and it works on different skin types.

Body: Not only is olive oil used to moisture but in can also be used as an ingredient in a scrub. Add salt, sugar and olive oil together to create this scrub. For your nails, warm olive oil in a small bowl and soak your nails for about 10 mins. This will leave your nails and cuticles healthy and soft. Feet can get dry and cracked very easily, rub some olive oil on your feet, put some socks on and go to bed. By morning they will be soft and definitely will reduce the cracking.

Hair: Olive oil is a great hair treatment if you have colored, dry, damaged or even getting rid of dandruff. Massage olive oil in your hair, cover your hair with either a plastic bag or cap and leave it in for about 20 – 30 mins.They say if you use olive oil that has hint of rosemary it works for dark hair. For lighter/fairer hair use olive oil with chamomile.

Now go try these. I have the olive oil in my hair as we speak!

Love,

Elma


India

When we first think of India we think of the bright bold colors, gorgeous outfits, Indian cuisine and hair. Being the second most populus country in the world, having 4,500 years of cultural history and of course Bollywood, India is most definitely an interesting country. When Willis and I started looking for beauty secrets from India, we found so many different tricks that it was hard to choose which ones to post. So we ended up choosing two that we found everyone could relate to.

Did you know that majority of hair extensions come from Indian woman, I learned this when I watched the movie “Good Hair”. Most Indian woman get blessed with long, thick and luxurious hair which most of us woman strive to achieve. Want to know how they achieve and maintain their hair? Coconut oil is most commonly used this however does not help with hair growth but it does keep the hair nourished, healthy and strong. Almond oil is another common oil used, this does help with hair growing longer quicker, keeps it healthy and looking shiny. Apply these oils all over the scalp, massaging these oil into the scalp helps with stimulating the sebaceous glands and stimulating the circulation of blood which in results to healthy growing hair. Results may vary with each hair type.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun Fact: The Sikh religion does not cut their hair because it represents beauty and strength and they encourage one to be at natural state.

Contradictory to obtaining Indian hair, most Indians do spend time trying to get rid of their hair because it is thick, coarse and dark. Here are some techniques that Indian woman use for unwanted hair. Threading, Indians have been using this technique for hundred of years. This is done by pulling a twisted 100% cotton thread along the surface of the skin where the unwanted hair is, the thread pulls unwanted hair out of its follicle. I definitely recommend this since there are no chemicals used and it leaves a smooth surface however it is painful but so is waxing. A second technique is Sugaring, this is very similar to wax but the ingredients used is natural using sugar, honey and lemon juice. My mom used to make this, I personally liked the smell of it and it was fun making it with her. She would spread it with a popsicle stick, place a muslin strip and pull it in one quick motion. Lastly, Turmeric was used to remove unwanted hair in ancient India. A paste is made by adding Turmeric and basin paste together, the paste is rubbed on unwanted hair and with regular use the hair becomes less noticeable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now that you’ve learned about some beauty tips from India, go try them!

Tootles till next time,

Elma!