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Escape Appeal: Natural Beauty Secrets From Around The World

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By Mia Bolaris-Forget

The sun is finally out and the temperatures are once again consistently on the rise. And, for many of us that means a serious case of wanderlust, preferably to someplace enchanting and exotic with lots to see, lots to do, lots of good food and plenty of beautiful beaches.

While exotic Islands and remote locations certainly have their escape appeal, Europe has always been and remains a hotbed of culture, beauty and excitement…..and that’s why you’ll want to look your Euro-chic best, before hitting the sites and streets.

When it comes to sex appeal, European gals approach it from the inside out. And, when it comes to looking their trendiest best, it’s understated elegance that seems to work the best. In fact, they enhance their features “naturally” looking to the earth and their pantry for some of the best kept beauty secrets.

The grand dames prefer sweet almond oil for removing makeup, especially around delicate areas such as around the eyes, keeping them smooth and hydrated.

They detoxify and improve their circulation using clay to absorb oils and impurities without drying out the skin or causing irritation. Simply mixing clay (found in most health stores) with a bit of water turns it into a past that can then be smoothed over your face and body until it dries and then was off.

Haute hair is achieve using flour power to smooth the scales of the hair shaft. Experts recommend blending ½ cup white spelt flour, ½ cup barley flour, 1 cup distilled water, and 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar. Sift flours in a large bowl then add water and vinegar and mi well. Spoon the “paste” into your tresses and smooth over strands, but avoiding the scalp and then cover with a shower cap and allow to sit for between 20 and 30 minutes before rinsing with cool water. Then, shampoo and rinse, again with cool water.

Belgium Minx: Mink Oil is the anti-aging product of choice for these fair ladies. In fact, studies show that it is among the most absorbable and compatible for our skin, and is known for diminishing fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, blemishes, stretch marks and scars. Mink oil can be used solo, as a moisturizer of mixed with foundation to help set the makeup. It can also as a nourishing treatment in the bath or to rejuvenate thinning hair.

Polish Honies: And, honey is exactly what keeps these ladies looking so sweet. In fact, they use a thin layer of honey as a firming moisturizer for their skin and as a remedy for aging skin. The natural sweetener is applied to the face and allowed to sit for several minutes prior to rinsing. And, this sweet treatment also helps guard skin again the damaging rays and effects of the sun.

Polish women and teens also rely on honey to help soften and plump up their lips….leaving them simply delicious.

Springtime in Scandanavia: Sexiness is achieved by drinking at least 1½ liters of pure spring water daily. And, daytime and evening beauty regimens consist of 15 to 20 splashes of ice-cold spring mineral water after cleansing in an effort to stimulate the skin’s own natural functions, with the icy water helping the skin rejuvenate itself as well as reducing puffiness and inspiring a healthy rosy glow.

Grecian Goddesses: These ladies scrub away the years via a natural body scrub made of olive oil and sugar that helps loosen layers of dead skin and sloughing them off.

Mix ¼ cup sugar with 3 to 4 tablespoons of olive oil and form into a thick paste, using generously in the shower massaging on your body and face in a circular motion.

Spanish Senioritas: These ladies are all about living a stress-free life and the following bath soak helps them achieve it. Mix together ¼ cup sesame oil, 6 cloves, 2 cinnamon sticks, and a splash of dark run. Allow mixture to step for an hour in a dark glass bottle, then add about three drops to your bath to improve your mood and condition your skin.

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