I absolutely love Thailand and its culture; I’m planning to go there within the next year so when I do, I definitely want to meet real Thai women because to me, they’re gorgeous!
This video from one of my favourite YouTube Beauty Guru’s Michelle Phan inspired me to do this post on Thailand:
With the Intercontinental Beauty posts I’ve been doing, I’ve noticed how widely used turmeric is! If it’s that popular in so many countries then it definitely is worth trying. What I haven’t tried though is the lemongrass steaming thing Michelle talks about in her video. Lemongrass is amazing ladies! It’s cleansing and gets right down into your pores and along with the steam, it’s bound to be amazing.
Another Thai beauty tip Michelle talks about is papaya. I grew up eating papaya’s so they’re nothing new but, what is new is using them to get beautiful. I just limited myself to eating them but now, I definitely will be trying products with papaya’s. Papaya’s are loaded with anti-oxidants which will give your skin a lovely glow it due to its rejuvenating affects. In her video, Michelle gets a slice of the papaya and exfoliates her skin with it. That’ll work but a common Thai tip is to blend it with honey and apply it to your face for 30 minutes. Forget about applying it onto your face, it sounds like something I’d eat! Along with the benefits of honey (more about honey on another post!), this mask is honestly a miracle.
Another lovely little natural product is tamarind oil. I love tamarind, the sour/sweetness of the fruit is perfect. I drink tamarind juice and I add tamarind to my cooking at times (I’ll be posting a tamarind chicken dish recipe soon!) but I never heard of tamarind oil before until I heard about how Thai women use it. You can add it to your bath, massage with it or use it as an allover body moisturiser. It gets rid of scaly skin, helps to lighten problem areas like your knees and elbows and gives your skin a nice sheen.
One thing I looove about these Thai beauty secrets is the Thai massage. It’s about 2,500 years old so if people have been using the technique for that long then you know it’s the business. I must warn you that the Thai massage isn’t for the faint hearted though! You’re pulled and stretched around quite a bit and the masseuse usually uses their knees and elbows but it really does work. I’ve never seen anything quite like a Thai massage, it’s a bit uncomfortable to start with but gradually, it just gets better and leaves you feeling brand new!
Next time, we’ll be hitting Morocco and I’m looking soooo forward to writing about Morocco. Love the country, the culture AND the beauty tips!
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