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Skincare traditions in your country

One of my last posts on how Picky can help you learn language gave me an idea for this topic. In some countries, there are some traditions related to skincare which we use to this day, for example in Korea there's a Hanbang skincare which is a skincare based on traditional remedies like herbs. In some countries rice water is one of a very traditional remedies. I wonder how does it work in your country. I'm from Poland, but my family is mixed. I do not remember my family to do any typical, traditional skincare, but we do have some "traditional herbal remedies" for different sickness (even if both my parents are working at hospital, we still use some traditional remedies). I was also taught some psoriasis traditional remedies at med school. I wonder how does it look in your country? Is there any traditional product which you believe every tourist should try and knew about?
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My nan who was a doctor would make this aloe tincture by boiling it I think and would tell my brother to apply it to his face to fight acne. I remember the tincture stank like hell - not sure what else may have been in it! I think it's a soviet thing, but not entirely sure πŸ€” I'm from Lithuania where herbal remedies and 'natural' skincare is very much trendy to this day.
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Hello neighbour :) I know that in some families aloe is quite common, natural skincare here is also a huge trend, even if I do not always understand why it's so popular. It's also interesting how many russian haircare products people use - it also became a huge trend. Oh and sea buckthorn - even if it's not that common, oils especially sea buckthorn were popular even when I was younger.
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that's super interesting topic!
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We in Indonesia have this thing called cooling powder which has been used from a long time ago. This tiny white ball is made from ingredients such as ground rice and bengkoang (yam bean/jicama), or other recipes also including some flowers such as rose, jasmine, and cananga/ylang ylang, it claims to help smoothen and brighten our skin, even though there are also other kinds which claims to help with acne problems. Usually we use this as a mask (we need to crush them first and add some water, sometimes we use rose water) and due to cooling effect upon application, it is called as bedak dingin or cooling powder.
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Hello πŸ‘‹ I was born in Belgium πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ but I am now living in the US πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ. I feel like in Europe, anything with rose water in it is believed to be good for the skin, but here in America I have seen some wild claims about applying apple cider vinegar directly to the skin or mixing it up with clay masks. Haven't tried either πŸ˜…
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oooh i remember as a kid i'd get ampalaya (bitter gourd) leaves extract whenever i get tummy aches. yucky taste but amazing results! but skincare wise, it's virgin coco oil that my grandfather makes from our own coconut harvest :) i loved getting massages and hair treatments using it, so yummy hahah!
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