You’ve probably seen supermodel Rachel Hunter dolled up on the cover of fashion magazines and on TV. Now, watch her reveal a different side of herself – all in the name of beauty.
The New Zealander has been busy trawling the globe for a new TV series called Rachel’s Tour of Beauty, a show that highlights the best natural solutions from communities and individuals known for their wellbeing and age-defying looks.
From the Mayan tribe to a Japanese “beauty witch”, she’s spoken to just about everyone to get their secrets.
Ahead, some of the natural beauty tips she picked up from the countries she visited. See more on Rachel’s Tour of Beauty, premiering tonight at 9.50pm on EVE (Singtel Ch 262/Starhub Ch 425)!
Mayan community, Yucatan Peninsula
Hunter was introduced to a drink here called agua de chia, which contains chia seeds and is ultra hydrating and strengthening. Make it yourself with:
- 2 cups water or coconut water
- 1 and ½ tbsp chia seeds
- ½ tbsp fresh lemon juice or lime juice, to taste
- Sweetener, to taste
Add chia seeds and water into a jar or glass and stir well to combine. Let sit for 10 minutes to allow the seeds to swell. Then add the lime or lemon juice and sweetener. Stir well to combine and enjoy!
Argan oil is widely known here for its multi-purpose benefits - it can be used for everything from moisturising skin to conditioning lips. You can also use it to treat acne because it boosts skin’s moisture levels naturally - just apply a few drops to acne-prone spots after cleansing and pat dry. This ensures that essential moisture and nutrients are introduced to clean, dry skin. Do this twice daily to help clear up mild acne and balance oily or dry skin.
Hunter met with a bimajo or “beauty witch”, so named for their “magical beauty untouched by age”, and was treated to a breakfast treat that’s supposed to encourage beautiful skin. Make it yourself with fermented tofu, fermented bonito flakes, soy sauce, sesame seeds and spring onions!
Everyone knows that kimchi is tasty, but as Hunter discovered here, it’s also packed with good bacteria that supports systemic wellness, digestive system health and proper functioning of the immune system. Fermented foods are also high in antioxidants and can mitigate the risk of cancer and reduce inflammation.
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