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

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

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.