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There is no doubt that our sisters from around the globe knew their beauty stuff. Where best kept secrets were passed down from my generation to the next. We're talking about South Asian countries like India and Pakistan as well as areas in the Middle East. Their beauty rituals are more about understanding the importance of ancient, natural based traditions and have clearly stood the test of time, because they are still used today.

Discover some tried and true remedies that are easy to add to our daily beauty routines.

Rose Water, has been used as a beauty product for thousands of years so it's no surprise that-it can improve your complexion. The antibacterial and ant-inflammatory properties help reduce acne, skin redness and puffiness when used daily. SHOP: Rose City Beauty, in Madison, NJ for their Aloe + Rosewater Balancing Mist that I'm sure you'll adore.

Turmeric, contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components and provides luster to your skin. It can also revive your skin by bringing out its natural glow. SHOP: Real Skin Food Shop,

makes an incredible Honey Oat Turmeric & Carrot Soap and DIY Turmeric Clay Mask blend worth trying.

Lemons, have been used by women for centuries, especially in the Middle East. They would cut them in half and rub them all over their faces as a beauty tool. Lemons are rich in Vitamin C and can brighten and lighten your skin when used over time. The rind of the lemon was also used as an exfoliator and blackhead buster.

Fragrances, like jasmine, natural sandalwood and essential oils were known to relax your mind and body (and still do). SHOP: The Oil Well Scent Co. in Jersey City crafts unique natural and botanical scents reminiscent of the past using essential oils and organic ingredients. Be sure to use our 10% off discount code at checkout on their website: gogreennj

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