Women across the globe love a bit of self-care during their busy schedules, and since the rise of social media and multi-cultural communities around the world, sharing and adopting beauty tips has never been easier. As an alternative to invasive or unaffordable treatments, there are some amazing natural solutions around, especially when you find yourself in Thailand.
We put together a few natural beauty hacks that will save you time and money when you are in Thailand. Along with a powerhouse of benefits, including glowing skin, these beauty hacks are less demanding, easy to access, and a lot more fun than your typical treatments. They focus on fresh foods and skin health and can be enjoyed from the comfort of your hotel or apartment.
Eat your way to beautiful skin
It’s no secret that Thailand’s tropical climate makes for the tastiest and juiciest fruit, but most of these fruits offer numerous internal and external benefits. Papaya is at the top of our list. Not only is it the main ingredient in one of Thailand’s healthiest (and spiciest) dishes — Som Tum — but it works wonders on tired and dull skin. It’s loaded with antioxidants that fight against ageing and brightens the skin.
In addition to papaya, the kiwi fruit has a natural alkaline which combats the acidic foods that we eat and helps balance our pH levels. It leaves us feeling energetic and promotes youthful, glowing skin.
Last on our list is pineapple, which is great for acne treatment. Packed with vitamin C, bromelain, and antioxidants, pineapple aids in the treatment and prevention of acne. It is also great for soothing sun-damaged skin and toning and fights skin inflammation and swelling.
Enjoy a mindful sweat
Southeast Asia offers easy access to a powerhouse of outdoor recreation, as well as amazing traditions. Yoga takes the helm in our opinion and offers a great deal of mental and physical health benefits. Adding yoga into our daily routine not only increases our strength but enhances our health and reduces stress and anxiety, a great start or end to anyone’s day. You can also do it from the comfort of your own home with free YouTube videos.
Spice up your life
Thailand enjoys a vast array of spices, most of which benefit our skin and body. We can add it to our food when cooking, drink it, or apply it to our skin. Take turmeric for example. A daily dose of turmeric, natural honey, and lemon with water can detoxify the body, flush out the system, and burn excess fat. For something fun and creative, combine coconut oil, honey, and turmeric for an easy and affordable face mask at home. The ingredients help fight against acne, brighten the skin, and smooth our complexion.
Go coco for beautiful hair
Most of us know the fantastic benefits of adding coconut to our daily lives. Cocos nucifera, also known as the tree of life, is native to the tropics and offers various benefits. The vitamins and essential fatty acids naturally found in coconut oil nourish our scalps and stimulate hair growth by getting deep into the hair follicles. If you apply coconut oil onto the roots of your hair once a week, it promotes healthy glowing hair and prevents split ends and hair breakage.