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One day we’ll get there, but for the meantime, we can only dream of visiting Polynesia. In the meantime, we have Thalgo Exotic Island Body Scrub – Gommage Delicieux Polynesia.
According to Zest Now, Polynesia is a geographic area of the South Pacific which includes the Hawaiian islands, Samoa, Tonga, and Tahiti. Although each island group has their own unique characteristics, there are many similarities in their cultures, traditions, and lifestyles.
Pacific Islanders have always used what their land offered – fresh produce grown on the island, natural oils, and even the ocean itself. This is why, even with constant exposure to sun and salt water, Polynesians found ways to age beautifully. Although most people don’t live in a tropical paradise, we can incorporate many of their secrets into our own beauty routines for a healthier, younger-looking appearance. It’s the rich combination of naturally occurring antioxidants and moisturizers that gives islanders their beautiful skin, even after 50.
This is down to three gorgeous oils indigenous to the islands: Monoi, Kukui Nut, and Coconut Oils and are a Polynesian beauty staple. Monoi oil, which is a blend of coconut oil infused with Tahitian gardenias, is especially popular in Tahiti but used throughout the South Pacific. It is a great moisturizer for the skin and hair, but also doubles as an intoxicating perfume.
Kukui nut oil is also a powerful moisturiser because the kukui nut itself contains essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins A, E, and F. For thousands of years, Polynesians have been using it to soothe dry skin, heal wounds, and promote “healthy skin metabolism.” It helps the skin to repair and rejuvenate itself.
While coconut oil has become very popular today, especially in the health and beauty communities, ancient Polynesians were reaping the benefits of this product long before it was trendy. It is often used as a moisturizer for skin and hair, but also improves the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and cellulite. It can even eliminate acne, fungus, and yeast because of its anti-bacterial properties. A diet containing coconut oil can also improve overall health. Ingesting the oil (add it to smoothies or use it in place of butter or olive oil in cooking) actually has been shown to improve thyroid function, increase metabolism, decrease abdominal fat, lower cholesterol, and “fight off yeast, fungus, and candida“. For both anti-aging and general health, it’s a great go-to product.