Many of us are traveling this summer on vacations, getaways, staycations and road trips. While there are women who manage to keep up with their beauty routine even while trekking across Europe or camping in the wilderness — most of us can appreciate the simple solutions to keep ourselves looking and feeling presentable.
Russia: Oatmeal facial mask.
We’ve already established that oats are amazing at healing sunburned skin, but why not make it part of our regular routine. Russian women are particularly known for their oatmeal mask recipes. For a simple solution, soak two tablespoons of oats in warm water until they turn soft — about ten minutes. Add a tablespoon of olive oil and teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix everything into a past and when cool enough apply to face in a think mask. The lemon juice contains natural bleaching properties, while the oats leave the skin looking vibrant and silky smooth. With minimum prep, this luxurious facial mask is easy and inexpensive!
Costa Rica: Shrink your pores with orange juice.
In Costa Rica, women are known to fresh orange juice to help skin the appearance of pores. It’s a short term solution for when your skin just needs a bit of a boost. Combine fresh squeezed orange juice in 50/50 mixture with water and use a cotton pad to swab it onto your face. Lay back and relax for a few minutes until your skin is dried. Rise off and notice how your pores will look much less obvious. Just make sure to rise thoroughly so you’re not sticky.
Chile: Crushed red grapes and flour for glowing skin.
In Chile, women use a potent mix crushed grapes and flour to keep their skin looking luminous. All you need is a handful of red grapes (green will work as well) and some regular flour. Crush grapes tother and mix in a tablespoon of flour to achieve pasty consistency. Apply it all over your face like a mask and leave on for ten minutes. Wash off with warm water. It’s also great fix for fatigued skin when you have just a few minutes to get ready!
Italy: Olive oil and vitamin A for stronger nails.
To keep cuticles looking nourished and nails strong, Italian women turn to olive oil. Pour a few teaspoons of olive oil and add a few drops of vitamin A into a shallow bowl. Soak your fingers for a few minutes to moisturize the cuticle bed, which in turn helps your nails grown strong. Repeat every couple of weeks to see less breakage after just a few treatments. You should also notice less peeling of skin around the cuticles.
France: No more nail stains.
French women treat unsightly stains of their nails with lemon juice.
Nails can sometimes take on a yellowish hue – especially after intense use of dark nail polish colors or bad quality products. The simplest solution is to soak your fingers in pure lemon juice for about ten minutes. Most of the stains should go away after just one treatment. Fast and easy! Just make sure you don’t have any finger injuries.