The Bali Beauty Routine – Week Three

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Looking for a healthy glow? It’s here in Bali!

This stunning island represents health, wellness and natural beauty. You see it the moment you arrive – the most beautiful people, gorgeous glowing skin, beach hair, bright eyes… even the tourist look amazing.

But don’t worry, if you can’t come to Bali – I’ll bring Bali to you!

That’s why I created this 5 Week Bali Beauty Routine – so that you can capture that Bali essence and bring it into your life at home. Follow us for the next 5 weeks, and get that Bali glow – no matter where you are.

So grab your sarong, and let’s get started!

WHAT MAKES BALI SO BEAUTIFUL?

WEEK 3: GLOWING SKIN

Golden, sun-kissed, glistening, dewy skin. Put your bronzers and luminizers away – Bali is all about bringing out that natural glow. This week’s Bali Beauty Routine will have you wanting to show off a little skin! Ha! Watch out :)

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Bali is well-known for their spas and skincare treatments. Self-care is a respected, mindful process and you see it – people are glowing!

In the name of research ;) I’ve indulged in a few spa treatments myself. I’ve looked into the ingredients, asked lots of questions and learned from local skincare makers. And what you’ll find is that many of the spas, even the more opulent ones, use homemade natural treatments instead of using branded products.

It’s almost a point of pride, you’ll often hear “we make it here ourselves”



And what’s fascinating – is that their beauty secrets come from ancient, traditional remedies!

The same treatment that you might have at a luxurious resort here in Bali – has been performed for generations upon generations, for themselves at home – using plants, food, herbs and spices found in their own kitchen.



And you can do the very same thing

One of their most beautifying treatments is called Lulur, created way back in the 17th century royal palaces. It’s a stunning way of making your skin soft and healthy and it’s our Bali Beauty Routine for this week!

GLOWING SKIN

Our skin naturally sheds its outer layer every 28 days – but over time that process becomes slower – and what you get is a layer of dead skin-cells that creates a dull, rough appearance.

This week, we’ll focus on gently exfoliating away that build-up and revealing the brighter skin underneath.

Lulur is an exfoliating paste that is traditionally prepared for women about to marry. Whether she lives in the village or the palace – a bride to be is scrubbed everyday, for forty days by her women friends and family.

These days modern brides perform the very same ritual, but for one week before their wedding – and many people will continue the practice for regular self-care.

What you get is the softest skin – cleansed, detoxified and glowing like it’s brand new.

Here’s what’s happening this week:

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This week, you’re taking ancient rituals and remedies and making it part of your Bali Beauty Routine. Turn your everyday shower into a ritual – you’ll feel pampered, special and so much self-love, you’ll be glowing!

Make Lulur Scrub

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1 cup rice flour gives your skin a gentle exfoliation while brightening and softening your skin. Rice is a well regarded Asian beauty remedy for its anti-aging properties.

2 Tbsp turmeric powder has powerful anti-imflammatory properties, that helps give you clear, smooth skin. Turmeric calms redness, irritation and promotes healing – great for acne prone skin or eczema.

2 Tbsp ginger powder promotes circulations in your skin. Ginger gets your blood flowing, it’s great for promoting circulation that creates healthy, glowing skin.

Use Lulur Scrub

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Seal the blend of dry ingredients in an air-tight container.

Everyday, pour a handful into a bowl and mix with yogurt or milk to form a paste. The lactic acids will help to slough away dead skincells and the natural fat will moisturise your skin. Go for full fat!

Add a drop or two of  ylang-ylang if you have it – it’s used in Lulur to activate the lymphatic system, to promote detoxifying and toning.

Work this paste onto your skin, in a circular motion, scrubbing all around – and then allow it to sit on your skin for 10 minutes. Take these 10 minutes to yourself, don’t skimp! Wake up 10 minutes earlier, Play an audible, listen to music, meditate – set the timer and make that time for yourself happen this week. 

Wash the Lulur scrub off your skin with warm water and repeat everyday this week.

Lulur Scrub

Author: Militza Maury | littlegreendot.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice flour gives your skin a gentle exfoliation while brightening and softening your skin. Rice is a well regarded Asian beauty remedy for its anti-aging properties.
  • 2 Tbsp turmeric powder has powerful anti-imflammatory properties, that helps give you clear, smooth skin. Turmeric calms redness, irritation and promotes healing – great for acne prone skin or eczema.
  • 2 Tbsp ginger powder promotes circulations in your skin. Ginger gets your blood flowing, it’s great for promoting circulation that creates healthy, glowing skin.

Instructions

  • Seal the blend of dry ingredients in an air-tight container.
  • Everyday, pour a handful into a bowl and mix with yogurt or milk to form a paste. The lactic acids will help to slough away dead skincells and the natural fat will moisturise your skin. Go for full fat!
  • Add a drop or two of ylang-ylang if you have it – it’s used in Lulur to activate the lymphatic system, to promote detoxifying and toning.
  • Work this paste onto your skin, in a circular motion, scrubbing all around – and then allow it to sit on your skin for 10 minutes. Take these 10 minutes to yourself, don’t skimp! Wake up 10 minutes earlier, Play an audible, listen to music, meditate – set the timer and make that time for yourself happen this week.
  • Wash the Lulur scrub off your skin with warm water and repeat everyday this week.

 PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: WEEK 3

BALI BEAUTY ROUTINE

  1. Self-care is a ancient old ritual, that we can still enjoy
  2. Practice a daily ten-minute ritual to create the softest skin. Make the Lulur recipe and use it to exfoliate your skin and bring out a glow.

 Reach out! Let us know in the comments below, do you have a natural remedy that is traditional to you and your family?

Hit those share buttons below so that your friends and family can get their Bali Glow on too! I’ll see you for Week 4: Sea Breeze

Start from the beginning: Bali Beauty Routine Week 1, Week 2

 

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