The Six: Traditional beauty tricks, from bat’s blood to mayonnaise

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Updated 27 September 2018

The Six: Traditional beauty tricks, from bat’s blood to mayonnaise

  • These traditional beauty hacks are not your average spa treatment
  • Allegedly each hack has a benefit to our appearance

DUBAI: From bat’s blood to mayonnaise, these traditional beauty hacks from the region are certainly not your average spa treatment and while we don’t recommend you try these without a medical professional’s go-ahead, they are well-worth a read.

Bat’s Blood

It’s possibly an old wives’ tale, but it is said that if you rub bat’s blood on a new born child they will not grow hair, even into adulthood. This one is particularly well-known in Lebanon.

Mayonnaise

Using mayonnaise as a hair mask treatment is said to have various benefits for your hair, including stimulating hair growth and making it soft and shiny.

Chamomile and lemon

A longstanding hack to make your hair naturally lighter is to mix some chamomile, lemon and water together and sit in the sun for a couple of hours. Does it work? Results vary, but it gives you an excuse to top up your tan!

Labneh

Labneh is said to have a cooling effect when your skin is sunburnt.


Olive oil

Pure olive oil is said to have a great effect on the skin, keeping it balanced and moisturized.


Turmeric

Many from the Indian subcontinent swear by a paste of turmeric, sandalwood and milk to keep skin bacteria-free and acne-free, as well as balance out uneven skin tone.


Italian jewelry house pledges profits from new ring to Beirut blast victims 

Updated 06 August 2020

Italian jewelry house pledges profits from new ring to Beirut blast victims 

DUBAI: An Italian jewelry house has pledged to donate all of its profits from the sale of a new ring to the victims of the Beirut blast.

Bosses at Repossi said 100 percent of takings from its Berbere Chromatic ring, which retails at around $3,438, would go toward helping those left homeless by the deadly explosion at the Lebanese port.

Writing to its 224,000 Instagram followers, the brand said: “In response to the tragic event in Beirut, Lebanon, Repossi unveils the new Berbere Chromatic ring. All profits from the sale of this ring will be donated to the Lebanese Red Cross.”

Founded in 1945, the humanitarian organization has been on the frontline providing emergency medical aid to victims of the massive blast.

Meanwhile, celebrities such as Kylie Jenner, DJ Khaled, and singer Dua Lipa, have been taking to social media to show their support for victims and online influencers around the world have been urging their followers to make donations toward rescue and recovery work.