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.
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!