It’s been a while since we came back from our honeymoon, but as promised, I’m going to tell you a few things about Balinese beauty rituals, or at least my observations.
To begin with, I’d like to say thank you to all the people in Bali, who made our stay so much better than we could have ever imagined ♥ If any of you are reading this, I want you to know that we miss you and your beautiful island of gods, a lot.
Our Balinese experience was filled with travel and fantastic experiences, including indulging ourselves in the beauty rituals offered by various hotels and locals in the places we’ve visited. Like, massages every other day that helped us relieve the stress from the wedding and long flights, but we’ll get to it in a second.
Firstly, all the natural products. Various oils, especially aromatherapy oils, are commonly used, not only during massages. You can buy essential oils in almost every shop, which I believe must be a standard beauty product in Balinese homes. I guess the aroma factor is something quite crucial in general because all the cosmetics I’ve come across smelled lush.
Skin brightening products, lotions, body wash, you name it. Almost all the beauty products you can buy in Bali have a skin brightening agent, but not just any. The products contain things like, yam bean and herba matsu oil extracts to brighten and care for your skin. Naturally, these have significant benefits, for example, continuous use of yam beans will help you improve your skin complexion. They’re also a powerful antioxidant and moisturiser. Both ingredients, be it, yam beans or herba matsu oil, have fantastic anti-aging and moisturising properties.
Massages aren’t just a ritual for tourists. Balinese massage is widely practiced in Balinese homes. According to one of our masseuses, this massage technique is passed down generations from mothers to daughters. Massages can help relieve stress, pressure points, or even help you get rid of an annoying headache. It’s a blissful time to relax, especially after a long flight. Honestly, I did fall asleep on a couple of occasions, and in some places, you can even spoil yourself to a whole evening at the spa with a facial and a milk bath.
Last but certainly not least, aloe vera in Bali seems to be everything. You can find aloe vera products in all the shops, you can get aloe vera treatments in hotel spas, it seemed to me that aloe was everywhere. Not sure if it’s a tourist-oriented product, but it appears to be commonly used in Bali. Aloe is fantastic for locking in moisture and an excellent remedy for sunburns. Its cooling effects reduce acne inflammation and assist in healing, removing redness and soothing dry or angry skin. Luckily, I didn’t have to use it for sunburns as we were using high SPFs during our stay, but I was tempted to try the aloe vera treatment. Maybe next time.
I suppose it’s safe to say that Balinese women pay a lot of attention to the wellbeing of their bodies. They look radiant. Most of them have very healthy-looking skin and beautiful hair. The fact that you can buy so many natural, beautifully smelling products is probably one of the factors that contributes to their youthful appearance. I must say I hope to go back and relive the experiences. For now, I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about my observations and should you have any questions feel free to leave a comment or send me a message ♥