Exotic beauty treatments for glossy hair and younger skin

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From Greece to Japan via Bali, Africa, China and Turkey, here's 8 exotic ingredients you should add to your beauty regime, for glossier hair and younger looking skin.

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Want to know how Balinese women keep their skin looking smooth? The best kept beauty secret in Greece, China, Australia and Japan? Here's the exotic ingredients you need to know about, for youthful skin and healthy looking hair.

Greek yoghurt

Greek women have long used yoghurt to cool, soothe and hydrate their skin. If you don't fancy slathering on the real thing, try products that use a blend of Greek yoghurt concentrates.

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KORRES Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Primer, €30, Sephora.com

Black Seed Oil from Turkey

Set to be the next big thing in the beauty industry, black seed oil is packed with essential fatty acids to promote hair growth, prevent thinning and boost the overall condition of your tresses.

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Vatika Blackseed Hair Oil, £3.49, tesco.com

Coconut oil from Bali

If you haven't tried coconut oil yet, it's time you got involved. In its original form or as part of a beauty blend, the ingredient is packed with fatty acids, proteins and vitamin E to fight signs of ageing.

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Mandara Spa Bali Santi Energising Body Scrub, £8, sainsburys.co.uk

White Tea from China

Drinking Chinese white tea (also known as camellia) is proven to help boost the immune system, while fighting free-radicals and preventing sun damage when used in skincare.

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White Tea Enriching Facial Mask, £25.75, nealsyardremedies.com

Marula Oil from southern Africa

Maurla oil is thought to help heal and hydrate skin, while also reducing redness and improving tone and texture.

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African Botanics Pure Marula Oil, £60, spacenk.com

Wakame Sea Kelp from Japan

Japan's anti-oxidant wakame sea kelp is rich in sodium, iron and potassium, as well as carrying 15 times more calcium than milk. It'll balance your skin's moisture levels and calm irritation.

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H20+ Face Oasis SPF 30 Hydrating Lotion, £35.50, marksandspencer.com

Olive Oil from Italy

Take an anti-ageing tip from Mediterranean women, by slathering yourself in olive oil to restore skin's elasticity.

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Olivella Body Cream, €14.95, olivellaline.com

Argan Oil from Morocco

One of the most intensely moisturising ingredients out there, argan oil already has a cult following. Use it to soften dry, coarse hair and to boost shine, or as a quick fix for dehydrated, stressed or chapped skin.

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Earthly Body Marrakesh Oil Hair Styling Elixir, £13.49, amazon.co.uk

Papaya from Australia

Paw Paw balms might be the latest beauty craze, but Australians have been adding papaya to ointments, creams and diets for years.

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Lucas Papaw Ointment, £4, pawpawshop.co.uk

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