Can you imagine bathing in milk? A beauty practice inspired by Cleopatra, it’s still common for many women in Egypt. Or what if your skincare routine had 10 to 15 steps—both in the morning and evening—like a typical regimen in Korea?
Every society has its own beauty traditions, and while some might seem strange to foreigners, others will make you wonder why Americans have been slow to catch on. Here’s a look at some global beauty practices that just might inspire you to switch up your own routine.