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In Japan, many people are extremely dedicated to preventing aging before it happens, and so they put a big emphasis on protecting their skin from the sun.
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Rhonda Q. Klein told Zwivel that “the basic tenant of Japanese skin care emphasizes sun protection and strict avoidance, gentle cleansing with multiple layers of hydrating and moisturizing products, serums, more moisturizers, and masks.”
dermatologist[?d??m??tɑl?d??st]: n. 皮肤科医生
serum[‘s?r?m]: n. 精华液
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You might think of lemongrass as a popular flavor in Thai cuisine, but many people in Thailand also use it to benefit their skin.
Makeup artist and natural beauty expert Lina Hanson told Travel + Leisurethat women in Thailand use it by “adding the stalks to hot, boiling water and steaming the face.” This is because lemongrass is antibacterial, and steaming with it cleanses the skin while opening the pores.
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When it comes to taking care of their skin, the French tend to be all about a consistent and trustworthy routine.
“Consistency is key when it comes to taking care of the largest organ on your body, and the French don’t play around. Self-care is the best care (so long as it is doesn’t take too much effort),” Zee Gustafson, Celebrity Makeup & Hair Artist and Owner of Zee Artistry, previously told INSIDER.
Further, in France, people tend to not buy into the latest fad but rather focus on tried-and-true staple products.
They believe that the more consistent you are with a regimen, the more likely you are to see results, Gustafson explained.
tried-and-true: adj. 经过检验而可靠的；靠得住的
regimen[‘r?d??m?n]: n. 养生法
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People in countries like Denmark, Finland, and Norway tend to look at beauty as deeper than what you put on your skin.
Dr. Miguel Stanley of the White Clinic, an anti-aging clinic in Europe, told Elle: “My experience is that Scandinavian women have found balance in all the important aspects of health: what to eat, how to exercise, what to apply to their skin, and last but not least, how to live a happy life. Balance is key, and if balance is disturbed, then the largest organ of the body, the skin, will show visible signs.”
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People in Israel often take advantage of one of the country’s natural wonders to really take care of their skin.
Shally Zucker, a Tel Aviv makeup artist, told Women’s Healththat many Israeli people use Dead Sea mud all the time. Zucker said, “It’s loaded with nourishing minerals. Women cover their bodies with the black mud, then float in the salty water, or they scoop the mud into a jar and use it at home.”
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South Korea is at the forefront of all things skin care shown by the increasing popularity of K-beauty.
Many people in South Korea follow lengthy beauty routines, such as this 10-step routine, which is often considered basic maintenance in South Korea. The routine includes cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing, treating, and sun protection.
exfoliate[?ks’fol?et]: v. 去角质
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Italians have an admirable attitude towards beauty. Italian model Mitzi Peirone told Byrdie, “I think that overall the greatest difference between American and Italian beauty is that American women might go for what makes them look good, but Italian women go for what makes them feel good.”
On top of that, many Italians are invested in having smooth skin. Because of this, many Italians tend to moisturize constantly. They use heavier, richer moisturizer, and are even known for sometimes incorporating olive oil into their skin-care routine.
If you want to try a cleansing routine that’s popular in China, try washing your face using the water leftover from rinsing rice.
According to China Daily, this beauty secret has been around since as early as the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and is still used today.
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Turmeric is a spice that’s become wildly popular over the past years for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. In Indonesia, many people also use turmeric in their skin-care routines.
Metta Murdaya, co-owner of Indonesia-based brand JUARA, told Prevention that turmeric is used in a traditional Indonesian beauty ritual for princesses called the Lulur treatment, which is a scrub for “healthy, glowing skin.”
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In Brazil, expensive skin-care treatments seem to be common. Brazilian dermatologist Patricia Rittes told Refinery29 that her patients like full body treatments like body contouring, as well as hyaluronic acid injections for skin irregularities and Lipotropic treatments for undesirable fat.
Another thing to note about Brazilian skin care is that many Brazilians swear by their dermatologist. According to Victoria Ceridono, the beauty editor of VogueBrazil, dermatologists give patients “recipes with a specific formula that you can take to the pharmacy and they mix it there.”
hyaluronic acid: 透明质酸；玻尿酸
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In Nigeria, many people turn toward natural, moisturizing products when treating their skin.
Dara Oke, a blogger based out of Lagos, Nigeria, told Byrdie, “Black soap and raw shea butters have been long-held beauty staples in sub-Saharan Africa, and you’ll definitely find me constantly stocking up on these.”
shea butter: 乳木果
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Sweden can get incredibly cold in the winter, so it’s often the case that the people there have to work hard to keep their skin hydrated and happy.
Whether they have a sauna in their house or are visiting a traditional Swedish sauna elsewhere, many Swedes turn to saunas as a way to stay healthy.
Swedish model Karin Agstam told Byrdie, “Before I go to bed, I love to take a steam or a sauna to prepare for a good night’s rest and rejuvenation.” She continued, “I grew up with a sauna in my house, so I’m used to doing it every day — it’s one of my must-do routines.”
rejuvenation[r?,d??v?’ne??n]: n. 回春，返老还童；复壮，恢复活力