In Japan, many people are extremely dedicated to preventing aging before it happens, andso they put a big emphasis on protecting their skin from the sun.
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Rhonda Q. Klein told Zwivel that "the basic tenant ofJapanese skin care emphasizes sun protection and strict avoidance, gentle cleansing withmultiple layers of hydrating and moisturizing products, serums, more moisturizers, andmasks."
You might think of lemongrass as a popular flavor in Thai cuisine, but many people in Thailandalso use it to benefit their skin.
Makeup artist and natural beauty expert Lina Hanson told Travel + Leisure that women inThailand use it by "adding the stalks to hot, boiling water and steaming the face." This isbecause lemongrass is antibacterial, and steaming with it cleanses the skin while opening thepores.
When it comes to taking care of their skin, the French tend to be all about a consistent andtrustworthy routine.
"Consistency is key when it comes to taking care of the largest organ on your body, and theFrench don't play around. Self-care is the best care (so long as it is doesn't take too mucheffort)," Zee Gustafson, Celebrity Makeup and Hair Artist and Owner of Zee Artistry, previouslytold INSIDER.
Further, in France, people tend to not buy into the latest fad but rather focus on tried-and-truestaple products.
They believe that the more consistent you are with a regimen, the more likely you are to seeresults, Gustafson explained.
People in countries like Denmark, Finland, and Norway tend to look at beauty as deeper thanwhat you put on your skin.
Dr. Miguel Stanley of the White Clinic, an anti-aging clinic in Europe, told Elle: "My experience isthat Scandinavian women have found balance in all the important aspects of health: what toeat, how to exercise, what to apply to their skin, and last but not least, how to live a happy life. Balance is key, and if balance is disturbed, then the largest organ of the body, the skin, willshow visible signs."
People in Israel often take advantage of one of the country's natural wonders to really takecare of their skin.
Shally Zucker, a Tel Aviv makeup artist, told Women's Health that many Israeli people use DeadSea mud all the time. Zucker said, "It's loaded with nourishing minerals. Women cover theirbodies with the black mud, then float in the salty water, or they scoop the mud into a jar anduse it at home."
South Korea is at the forefront of all things skin care shown by the increasing popularity of K-beauty.
Many people in South Korea follow lengthy beauty routines, such as this 10-step routine, which is often considered basic maintenance in South Korea. The routine includes cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing, treating, and sun protection.
Italians have an admirable attitude towards beauty. Italian model Mitzi Peirone told Byrdie, "Ithink that overall the greatest difference between American and Italian beauty is thatAmerican women might go for what makes them look good, but Italian women go for whatmakes them feel good."
On top of that, many Italians are invested in having smooth skin. Because of this, manyItalians tend to moisturize constantly. They use heavier, richer moisturizer, and are evenknown for sometimes incorporating olive oil into their skin-care routine.
If you want to try a cleansing routine that's popular in China, try washing your face using thewater leftover from rinsing rice.
According to China Daily, this beauty secret has been around since as early as the Qing Dynasty(1644-1911) and is still used today.
Turmeric is a spice that's become wildly popular over the past years for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. In Indonesia, many people also use turmeric in their skin-careroutines.
Metta Murdaya, co-owner of Indonesia-based brand JUARA, told Prevention that turmeric isused in a traditional Indonesian beauty ritual for princesses called the Lulur treatment, whichis a scrub for "healthy, glowing skin."
In Brazil, expensive skin-care treatments seem to be common. Brazilian dermatologist PatriciaRittes told Refinery29 that her patients like full body treatments like body contouring, as well ashyaluronic acid injections for skin irregularities and Lipotropic treatments for undesirable fat.
Another thing to note about Brazilian skin care is that many Brazilians swear by theirdermatologist. According to Victoria Ceridono, the beauty editor of Vogue Brazil, dermatologists give patients "recipes with a specific formula that you can take to thepharmacy and they mix it there."
In Nigeria, many people turn toward natural, moisturizing products when treating their skin.
Dara Oke, a blogger based out of Lagos, Nigeria, told Byrdie, "Black soap and raw shea buttershave been long-held beauty staples in sub-Saharan Africa, and you'll definitely find meconstantly stocking up on these."
Sweden can get incredibly cold in the winter, so it's often the case that the people there have towork hard to keep their skin hydrated and happy.
Whether they have a sauna in their house or are visiting a traditional Swedish saunaelsewhere, many Swedes turn to saunas a way to stay healthy.
Swedish model Karin Agstam told Byrdie, "Before I go to bed, I love to take a steam or a saunato prepare for a good night's rest and rejuvenation." She continued, "I grew up with a saunain my house, so I'm used to doing it every day — it's one of my must-do routines."