5 Aussie Beauty Secrets
One could try to dispute the fact that Australian girls are some of the most gorgeous women on this planet – and this one who would try to argue over that fact would be terribly in the wrong, and probably be accused of having no taste. This is not up for debate, with their sun-kissed skin, their gorgeous sunny locks, and everything else Mother Nature has bestowed upon them; when it comes to stunning – Aussie girls take the crown. If you need celebrity proof, there are only two words for you: Kylie Minogue, who at the age of 48 still looks like an absolute goddess. And have you seen Nicole Kidman in Big Little Lies? One word: WOW. All this being said, we know you are dying to know what secrets (apart from great climate and incredible genes) are responsible for making these gals so irresistible. So with no further ado, we are letting you in on these big little secrets.
Skincare is no game
Sunny days, beaches and sun tanning all sound wonderful, but they can take a toll on the skin, cause damage and premature aging, and Aussie girls know how to look after their skin. They never take skincare lightly and so they invest in high-quality skin products, starting with powerful sunscreen and moving on to a good cleanser, toner, skin serum and plenty of moisturizer, as they are well-aware that keeping skin hydrated is the key to its health and glow. Exfoliating and using face masks is also a part of their routine. So if you want the skin of an Aussie girl, you are going to have to stock up on Australian-made skincare products, as it is becoming increasingly evident that these companies make no compromises when it comes to the quality of their products.
We know you want that beachy hair
Yes, you may not be able to snag the Australian climate in order to get those effortless drop-dead gorgeous beach waves, but there are a few hacks you can use to replicate this look. The secret lies in scrunching, and this is how to go about this: wash and condition your hair as you normally would and then towel-dry it, but not too much as a good amount of moisture is essential to successful scrunching. Use a curl-enhancing product of your choice, although mousse works best. Work the mousse into the ends and mid-lengths of your hair ‒ avoid putting it in the roots as this may weigh your hair down or cause it to look greasy. Keeping your head upside down, scrunch your hair by grabbing a small section in your hand and crumpling it up towards your scalp, using the same motion as you would use to crumple a piece of paper. Let it dry on its own, and voila – beach waves, and heat-free at that.
The beach body
If you long to have the body of an Aussie girl – you are in luck, because there is something aside from great genes that can give that to you – swimming. Even if you are nowhere near an ocean or sea, you can always swim in the pool. Swimming does not only do wonders for your figure, but it is also highly beneficial for your health as well as your mood and general well-being.
Nuts for coconut
The benefits of coconut are amazing, whether as a beauty tool or a nutritional one. Use it to gently remove your makeup and nourish your skin at the same time, replace regular body lotion with coconut, use it as a natural scrub in combination with coffee grounds, and treat your hair with a coconut hair mask every now and then. As for health benefits, cooking with this oil can have an amazing impact on your liver, kidneys, bones, and almost everything in your body. It is high time you went nuts for coconut, too.
The final secret
This secret elixir is everywhere around you, but perhaps you have not been paying close attention. Are you ready? It’s water, yes, water, simple as that. Hydration is one of the crucial components of good health, and that health shines through in the form of glowing skin and amazing complexion while also helping you achieve your fitness goals. If your water intake has been lower than eight glasses a day, step up and start watering that body right now.
The secrets are out, so the only question that remains is: which one of these are you going to snag first?
Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on a lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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