Something about European women makes them enviable beyond reason. How do they always have that impossibly untouchable joie de vivre? Surely water isn’t that different across the pond, right?
In an attempt to expose the secrets of their perfectly-kept hair, natural skin glow and overall youthful appearance, we’ve found five beauty treatments they're obsessed with to get that #iwokeuplikethis European beauty look. NOTE: They’re all non-invasive!
1. Salt Cave Therapy
If an Epsom salt bath makes you feel amazing, imagine the benefits of five hours in a salt cave 135 metres underground. The UNESCO world heritage-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland provides a range of therapeutic rehabilitation treatments to positively reduce or heal asthma, allergies, obesity, respiratory diseases, skin diseases and/or skin blemishes. The benefits come from the large amount of salts in the caves which carry essential elements that balance what people often lack: iodine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, iron, selenium and copper.
2. Beer Baths
It’s beer’o’clock somewhere, right? Well in most lux European hotels and spas people are taking their love of larger next level at all hours of the day and night, with a beer bath! Beer is known to have skin-friendly vitamins and these treatments help soak up the remedial effects warm mineral water and brewing beer ingredients have on skin complexion, hair appearance and strength, assisting muscle tension and sore joints and boosting the immune system. Just don’t take a sneaky sip!
3. Endermologie Treatments
When we found out the Euro-chic are obsessed with a new treatment that slims AND reduces cellulite, we were ready to book our flights immediately. But then we put our passports away because the Lipomassage by Endermologie has made its way to Australia and is exclusively available at THREE BRISBANE SALONS! This handy treatment takes just 15 minutes each time and sees you getting in a futuristic-looking body suit while soft rollers stimulate your skin. Just a few treatments later, bam! You’ve lost centimetres and your cottage-cheese thighs and butt are way smoother. This could just be the reason why French women don’t get fat.
4. Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Facial
Who can resist a good facial? Not us! And we hear Rome Cavalieri Grand Spa offers a wide range of treatments for the face, including a facial using Swiss Ice Crystal! It claims to be bursting with moisture and vital energy that helps shield and protect the body from microbial attacks and harsh UV rays which can lead to premature aging.
5. Seaweed Baths
The therapeutic properties of wild seaweed are well-known along the Irish coast and VOYA Seaweed Baths in Strandhill have built a fantastic reputation for its organic therapies. Their natural, organic hand-harvested seaweed treatments are known to relax the muscles, plump up and add definition to the skin, combat the signs of aging and support skin regeneration! It’s no wonder the bathing house attracts 40,000 visitors annually!