Russian Beauty Secrets

Russian Beauty Secrets

Glamour Magazine published in its June’s issue an interesting article featuring skincare tips and tricks by women from across the world. They covered France, China, Brazil, the U.K., and South Africa. Surprisingly, Russian beauty secrets were not mentioned on this map of beauty secrets.

I felt this oversight needed to be rectified and prepared my version of the Russian Guide to Great Skin. In this short Russian skincare piece, I talk about tips and tricks Russian girls swear by use in their beauty routines.

I hope you find some interesting insights in this post on the Russian beauty secrets!

Russian Girls’ Approach to Beauty

Russian women love taking care of their skin and use face masks to hydrate, clean, and exfoliate their skin. Those products are not necessarily very expensive or high-tech.

Facial masks “from the fridge” (aka DIY all-natural Russian masks) are perhaps the most popular ones. Cottage cheese, honey, strawberry, egg, and olive oil are used in various combinations to address all of the possible skincare issues.

Many women attend saunas (or “banyas”) regularly, where body masks are among the top priorities.

Russians believe that there is no such thing as unaffordable skincare. With the proper research and dedication, you can create DIY products that will work as good (or even better!) than products by the expensive brands.

Russian Hydrating Face Mask Recipe

Combine one egg yolk with two teaspoons of olive oil. Apply two layers and keep on your face until dry. For the best results, use this mask two to three times a week for two months.

Russian Skincare Approach

Russian women believe that massaging their skin regularly helps to prevent wrinkles and nourish the skin. Some women use the help of a professional cosmetologist. While others choose at-home facial massage techniques.

Since the climate is so harsh in Russia, thermal water is a necessity, not an indulgence for locals. Many prefer French skincare brands that produce thermal water and other beauty products.

For some reason, many Russian girls believe that French makeup and skincare is the best. Since recently, you can hear the same notion about Korean beauty. Many Russians mastered the art of K-beauty 10-steps-routine.

Russian Top Beauty Export

Clay masks are trendy in Russia due to their healing benefits for the oily and acne-prone skin. There are different kinds of clay masks available in Russia. From those that you need to pre-mix before using to more luxurious versions that are ready to use.

Another important trick that I recommend borrowing from Russian girls is the regular usage of hair masks.

Whether you choose DIY versions or pre-packaged hair masks, consistency is the key. Use your hair mask weekly, and you will notice the difference.

There you have it: a roundup of Russian beauty secrets and traditions that I can think of at the moment. I’d be delighted to answer any questions you might have on this topic. Please leave them in the comments area below!

Russian Beauty Secrets

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  1. Michelle Gil Santini wrote:

    Clay mask are by far my favorite to use for my skin care I use it one time per week usually at night. It pretty interesting learning skin care routine from different country and it quite similar from how I also do the skin care.

    Posted 5.26.17
  2. Thank you for reading, Natalie! xoxo

    Posted 3.14.16
  3. Renata wrote:

    Great post. I’m rubbish at using DIY beauty products but I love your recommendation for face mask. Will try and force myself to do it sometime. My favourite masks of the moment are Glamglow Thirstymud and Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

    Posted 1.8.16
  4. Amanda Amaya wrote:

    This sounds like Russian women have the right idea! It reminds me of Lush Cosmetics fresh face masks that are mix of clays and fresh ingredients. I agree with that thought process in skin care. A lot of what your body need healthy wise inside is what your skin also needs on the outside. :)

    Posted 5.21.15
  5. Great post, Katya! Maybe Glamour didn’t have a good Russian source like you. In fact, you just inspired me! I think as a Bulgarian I also have some specific beauty tips and secrets to reveal. I will follow you in creating a similar post in the next couple of weeks, and will link to yours :)


    Purely Me by Denina Martin

    Posted 5.20.15
  6. GoFashiondeals wrote:

    That is so cool!! Thanks!! :)

    Posted 5.19.15
  7. Cottage cheese mask is very easy and effective. Basically, all you have to do is to mix 1 tablespoon of cottage cheese with 2 tablespoons of warm milk and apply to your skin for 20 minutes. If you wish, you can use sour cream or half and half instead of milk (same amount as milk). This mask works the best for dry skin.

    Posted 5.19.15
  8. GoFashiondeals wrote:

    Very interesting to hear what other beauty routines there are. I like the at home approaches. I am curious how do they use cottage cheese? :)

    Posted 5.19.15
  9. Natalie wrote:

    It is so interesting to learn about beauty routines from around the world. Thanks for the insight into Russian skincare! I can really appreciate the diy approach!

    Posted 5.19.15


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