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DIY International Beauty Treatments You Have in Your Kitchen!


Changing our daily makeup and beauty routines is easier said than done. Once we find something that works, we are hesitant to try new products. But haven’t you ever wondered what women in different countries use for their beauty remedies?  From perfect skin, to gorgeous hair, American college girls should seriously think about these DIY global beauty trends from five different countries, courtesy of EndlessBeauty.com, an online health and beauty go-to site for “a healthier approach to beauty.”  “All of these DIY recipes are cheap, easy, and quick, which makes them perfect for the college girl’s jam-packed lifestyle,” said Julie Springer of EndlessBeauty.com. And the best part is, they are all natural! 


Tired of drying out your skin with new facial products?  A quick trip to the grocery store is all you need to transform your skin the healthy and Grecian way. All you need is Greek yogurt, ground almonds or honey, and lemon juice. Mix the yogurt with either the ground almonds or honey, and lemon juice.  Rub gently over your face and rinse with rose water, which can be ordered on Amazon.com, to leave skin hydrated. According to EndlessBeauty.com, “the lactic acid and enzymes found in yogurt help to hydrate and soothe irritated skin.”  


Even though our high school days are over, acne still creeps up on us once in a while.  A unique acne-free solution that women in India use to keep their skin clear is the sandalwood plant, also found on Amazon.com. EndlessBeauty.com suggests mixing together one tablespoon of sandalwood powder, one tablespoon of turmeric powder, found at your local grocery store, and one tablespoon of water until a paste is formed. Gently apply the paste onto the acne-infected area and leave on overnight. 

Dominican Republic and Morocco

Ready for a new secret to keep your hair silky smooth without it getting greasy?  Again, another trip to your grocery store for avocados and olive oil makes it that simple. EndlessBeauty.com suggests mashing two avocados in a bowl then adding a tablespoon of olive oil. After applying the mixture to your hair (wet) and covering with a shower cap for about thirty minutes, rinse thoroughly. According to EndlessBeauty.com, women in Morocco have been using Moroccan oil, or argan oil, to create silky hair for hundreds of years.  The oil is applied to dry hair and left overnight to soak.  EndlessBeauty.com also suggests heating up the oil and adding lavender for fragrance.  Wash hair thoroughly in the morning for fresh, soft hair.


Want thicker eyelashes and eyebrows without using painful products?  EndlessBeauty.com recommends castor oil, found in drugstores and beauty supply stores, the Algerian secret to beautiful lashes and brows. 

Apply the oil on your eyebrows and lash base using a cotton swab every night for two weeks for best results.  

So take a break from your normal routine, and give these global beauty treatments a try. These all natural DIY treatments may change the way you treat your hair and skin forever! All of these products can either be found at your local grocery store, drug store, Amazon.com, or at www.EndlessBeauty.com.


Julie Springer from EndlessBeauty.com


Victoria Guerrera, 2011, from Rocky Hill, Connecticut, is a junior Print and Multimedia Journalism major at Emerson College in Boston. Victoria started out as a Features Writer for em magazine, a fashion and lifestyle magazine at Emerson College, then became the Features Editor her sophomore year, and is now a Co-Editor-in-Chief of em magazine. Victoria has been a summer editorial intern for Us Weekly Magazine and Hartford Magazine. She enjoys shopping, playing volleyball, Andy Warhol, celebrity news, watching Project Runway marathons, and reading tons of magazines. After college, Victoria plans to pursue a wonderful career as a magazine journalist.
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