Tips & Advice

Beauty Tips Passed Through Generations

We’ve all been handed beauty advice from our Moms and their Moms – over time you come to realize that these are probably some of the world’s best kept beauty secrets.

Our Mothers and Grandmothers might not be the dermatologist or facialist you’ve come to rely on, but don’t forget they’ve lived a lot longer than us, made a lot more mistakes and learnt a lot more tricks, which applies to beauty just as much as in everyday life.


To celebrate Moms, we’ve rounded up a list of the top beauty advice from around the globe that originated from older generations. Passed down from Grandmother to Mother to Daughter and beyond, see what you think of the personal tips below. We’ve also rounded up top advice we’ve gained first hand ourselves from our own Grandmothers here at SkinStore, from some of our beauty girls from all over the world! We especially agree with the neck moisturizing one – that’s something quite regularly missed!

  • Veronica Demschik, Germany:
    Make your lipstick last longer by applying a little bit of powder on them first, before applying your color – especially before applying long-lasting lipsticks.
  • Marta Canga Roza, France:
    Never let anyone else pluck or groom your eyebrows – ever! If you absolutely must, make sure you are very precise about what you want, as no one knows your eyebrows better than you do!
  • Anna Moore, United Kingdom: 
    Moisturizing your neck is just as important as your face, so make sure you don’t skip this crucial step.
  1. Use Veggies on Your Face
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    Use Veggies on Your Face

    A common beauty tip from Grandmothers is to ensure a lot of fruit and veggies are included in your diet, however, they also tell us to use them on our face too!

    Lemon has great skin pigment lightening properties, cucumber has refreshing and skin glowing benefits, and the natural sugars found in certain fruits and veggies make fantastic natural exfoliators. We like to take this tip both literally and to extend it to our beauty product purchases. Fresh, natural products such as Kat Burki’s Cucumber Balancing Elixir is one of our favorites for using healthy food extracts for gorgeous skin!

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  2. Utilize Natural Oils (Like Coconut and Almond)
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    Utilize Natural Oils (Like Coconut and Almond)

    Our Beauty Specialist Veebs Sabharwal, shares this lovely beauty tip from her Grandmother:

    “Give your legs and arms a deep tissue massage with almond oil 2-3 times a week to relax muscles, relieve tension and leave skin smooth (almond oil is super-rich in vitamin E). It helps even out skin tone and because of the sweet smell, the massaging action feels twice as therapeutic. You can also use almond oil as a hair treatment to maintain hair color and hydrate. My Grandma used to use cooking oil, but you could try the L’Occitane Almond Milk Concentrate

    Coconut oil is another natural oil which has so many skin beautifying benefits, whilst being super gentle and calming to the skin.

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  3. Use Epsom Salts
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    Use Epsom Salts

    Epsom salt is not actually a form of salt, but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Long known as a natural remedy for a number of ailments, it is easily absorbed into the skin, making it a great addition to bath water to really treat your body and skin.

    Magnesium and sulfate both reduce inflammation, help muscle and nerve function, and help  prevent artery hardening. Sulfates aid in improving the absorption of nutrients, flush toxins, and help ease migraine headaches. A wonderful product best bought in a bath soak form, such as this Red Flower Organic Birch Mineral Hydrotherapy Soaking Plunge.

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  4. Get Your Zzzzz
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    Get Your Zzzzz

    Sleep is crucial, no matter what your young, care-free mid twenties self thinks. A solid 8 hours enables the body to repair and renew, meaning its the best time to let those beauty products work and revive your skin and hair.

    If you struggle with sleep, work on correcting this as early as you can in order to reap the benefits of resting. This Works Deep Sleep Dream Cream is a firm favorite for combating insomnia, formulated with super relaxing natural oils of Camomile, Lavender and sweet smelling Vetivert. Wake up fully rested!

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  5. Quantity Over Quality
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    Quantity Over Quality

    A great tip from many Grandmothers over the years is focused around the amount of products you use on your skin. If you use good quality skincare products and cosmetics, and you genuinely look after yourself, you shouldn’t be piling on product after product to get results.

    Look for products that contain high quality ingredients that penetrate the skin and deliver the nutrients your skin needs. If anti-aging is an area you want to tackle (lets face it, most people do!) then reach for the 37 Actives High Performance Anti-aging Cream – a one-step skin solution that provides your skin with 50 of the world’s best anti-aging ingredients!

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