Huda Kattan uncovers the natural rituals behind Brazilian beauty.
Brazilian women are regarded as some of the most beautiful women in the world, and there is reasoning to this suggestion beyond good genetics. In a region rich with natural resources, there are ample amounts of ingredients to support good beauty regimens. Foods like goji and acai berries have helped keep their skin young and gorgeous for centuries, while drinking certain mixtures of fruit juices gives them a gorgeous natural glow. This month, we explore the breathtaking beauty of Brazil and uncover what beauty secrets make Brazilians look so unbelievably beautiful.
Brazilian women are famous for their gorgeous tans. They may spend countless hours under the sun, but they do so strategically. Two weeks before they start tanning, they prep their skin by drinking carrot juice, which is packed with beta-carotene (an essential ingredient to help the skin glow and tan beautifully). So the next time you reach for a tanning lotion, don’t forget to order that side of carrot juice.
Women in Brazil use sand (yes, straight from the beach) to create a scrub for their bodies. The act of massaging your skin helps improve skin circulation, flush out impurities, and break down fat cells. It’s a great way to soften your skin and improve the appearance of cellulite at the same time.
Açaí and Goji Berries
Brazilians love their berries, and with good reason. They understand that the trick to looking young starts with eating well. Açaí and goji berries not only improve the overall quality of skin, but they also help keep it from wrinkling and scarring, even preventing other skin imperfections.
Ever noticed the gorgeous glow that Brazilian women have? Well, it’s easier to achieve than you think. Just add beet juice to your daily diet. Beetroots are a potent source of antioxidants and nutrients, and are an effective way to improve blood circulation, which means gorgeous skin that glows.
With properties similar to coconut oil, this amazing oil is derived from the Babassu palm in Brazil, known as the ‘tree of life’. For centuries, Brazilian women have used it for its ability to nourish skin and balance oil levels, meaning that skin feels soft and hydrated, not greasy. Babassu oil is easily found in its organic form in Brazil, making it a great natural alternative to lotions.