Natural beauty, soft and golden skin, dream body, and goddess’s hair… Brazilian women have it all. They benefit from exceptional techniques and ingredients. Far from the plastic surgery and the outrageous make-up that nourishes the clichés, focus on the beauty know-how made in Brasil, which we will hasten to adopt.
1- Their soft skin
Nicely golden by the sun, the skin of Brazilian women is also very soft. There must have been three-phase oil. A combination of three oils extracted from palm oil, of different densities (which makes it possible to maintain three layers) which, once mixed, applied after the shower on damp skin, then rinsed off, leaves a light moisturizing veil on the skin. with an exotic scent for the whole day. Shop at Natura Brasil.
2- Their dream mane
Most Brazilian women have voluminous and curly hair. And as they like to have them long, the watchword for maintaining them is like for the skin: hydra-ter! Intensely, and regularly.
With what? Masks with shea butter, and jojoba oil were applied before the shampoo… In short, cuddly treatments.
And to have even more beautiful hair, Brazilian women even have their straightening technique, Brazilian straightening, which relaxes curls and removes frizz from curly and wavy hair for 4 to 6 months without damaging the hair.
3- Their baths
In Brazil, taking a bath or shower is a ritual. Formerly a veritable cult linked to the traditions of Afro-Brazilian religions, to the sources of well-being, and the mystical, the Banho of the Indians, with aromatic plants, was considered a way of washing the soul and chasing away “bad vibes”…
Today, Brazilian women choose their scent according to their mood and have a product for every need: an exfoliating soap, an oil, and scented water. In the shower, we take care of our skin, moisturize it, make it satiny and perfume it.
4- Their white teeth
Another Brazilian obsession is oral hygiene. And to have ultra-white teeth, the must is to rub your teeth for a few minutes with a piece of charcoal wrapped in a fine cloth or a piece of cotton. Strange, yes, but very effective.
5- Their manicure
Having impeccable nails is mandatory. Most Brazilian women – around 8 out of 10 – get a manicure a week, so much so that they have invented their technique, the Brazilian Manicure, which differs from the others in 3 aspects: impeccable hygiene (disinfection and sterilization of all the tools), the extremely specialized and complete training of manicures (with special techniques such as overflow when applying varnish and then impeccable cleaning, which makes it possible to completely cover the nail), and speed (a manicure complete in 25 minutes).
6- Their make-up
Stop the clichés, apart from the carnival, in Brazil, it is a natural beauty that prevails. We play the card of nude and simplicity, and we opt for a subtly caramelized complexion, a light touch of sun powder, a little blush, and a bit of mascara.
For very soft, plumped, and radiant lips, the secret is the balm with urucum extract, a natural dye used in the past by the Indians for their body paints (for protection against the sun and mosquitoes, therefore). So mystical.
7- Their miracle ingredients
Found in the Amazon rainforest are a decadent number of fruits, nuts, and plants with incredible virtues, full of vitamins and natural antioxidants. Here is a non-exhaustive list :
The Castanha-do-parà, or brazil nut, is used by indigenous tribes for its formula rich in selenium (a recognized antioxidant) and fatty acids full of vitamins and proteins. Its oil is very popular for its emollient, nourishing, moisturizing properties, essential for the care of dry skin and dry hair.
In addition to its anti-inflammatory qualities (the best against insect bites, acne, and irritations…), the oil extracted from andiroba has excellent emollient, nourishing and invigorating properties. Some even use it as a slimming treatment on cellulite and other localized fat.
To nourish dry and damaged hair, murumuru butter is ideal.
To protect or repair
Used in butter, cupuaçu, a relative of cocoa, offers skin plumping and restorative properties, just like maracujà oil (passion fruit). Urucum is known for its very high content of beta-carotene (100 to 500 times more than in carrots), vitamin A and trace elements. Thus, it stimulates the production of melanin by the body, helps to activate the tan and protects the skin from UV radiation, and hydrates it while reducing its sensitivity. Buriti vegetable oil absorbs a good part of UV rays and prolongs the tan.
8- Their perfume
Last custom but not least, the perfume. Always smell good, but not through our far too artificial European fragrances. We say yes to tropical and warm, woody, floral, resinous, or fruity scents.
For women, the trend is for fresh and sweet florals, while men prefer woody and musky scents.
9- Pay attention to your hair…
The Brazilians ensure that our hair reacts to all the changes to which it is subjected. If we increase the frequency or intensity of drying, if the air becomes drier, if we fly for long hours, if we visit a very polluted place, there will be consequences on our mane.
Even the material of our tuque during the winter or that of the couch on which we spend a lot of time can have an impact on the health of our hair! By taking the time to observe them regularly, we gather valuable information to help us treat them better.
10- Vary your hair “diet”
The other principal basis for this special form of doing things? “When you employ the identical treatment oftentimes, the hair is saturated with the ingredients it includes,” Clarissa demonstrates.
“This need is met for a precise instant and there is no longer any point in giving it more. This is why in my civilization, we “provide” the hair with a distinct component per wash.”
The Brazilian process, therefore, runs as follows: after the shampoo and before the conditioner, we rotate several hair masks established according to the circumstances of our hair.
Clarissa indicates setting a personalized timetable taking into concern the frequency of shampoos and the extra ingredients required for our individual needs. A kind of hair routine, what!
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