Educated, strong and independent, Ukrainian women consider cooking as natural female responsibilities. They cook. For beauty, for love, for family … Microwaved foods are not a custom, it’s an exception.

Of course, 50% of Ukrainian women’s beauty comes from genes but the other 50% they had to maintain. And even now, any modern woman can confirm that it’s not easy. But they can manage. Naturally. Here are 10 big beauty secrets of Ukrainian women.

From time immemorial, foreigners who have visited Ukraine excitedly talked about the amazing beauty of Ukrainian women. Even in the Ottoman and Byzantine manuscripts you can find the following description – These virgins are incomparably beautiful – great in body, pale in face, flexible in shape, and tall.

It might sound strange but the beauty of Ukrainian women comes from their mentality – to be beautiful is their “obligation”. Because being beautiful means being healthy – to enjoy the life, to love, to build a family, to keep friends, and to be successful at work.

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

 

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

1

Beauty of Ukrainian women comes from their mentality

Ukrainian women amaze foreign men (as well as women) with their absolute indifference to the feminism that dominates in many other countries. They don’t appreciate paying Dutch in a restaurant. For them, it’s almost impossible to build a relationship based on the separate family budgets and joint housekeeping. They truly believe that the patriarchal relationships are much better for a harmonious life.

In Ukrainian mentality, a man is a breadwinner, and a woman is a hearth keeper. The husband is obliged to provide for the family financially, and the wife, despite her main job, is obliged to keep the house in order and cook delicious meals. Educated, strong and independent, a Ukrainian woman is always looking for a partner, next to whom she would be like behind a stone wall; for a man, who will take full responsibility for her wellbeing.

On the other hand, Ukrainian women are able to manage all the duties of housewives on their own. They consider cooking, cleaning, doing laundry and so on as natural female responsibilities.

And one of the most important obligations of Ukrainian women is to be beautiful.

2

No frozen foods – Ukrainian women cook

Ukrainian women don’t like fast food or frozen microwave foods; it’s rather an exception than rule. They perfectly know the value of homemade foods. From early youth, Ukrainian girls have been taught by their mamas that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Many women have won a man’s love by cooking delicious meals for him. They fed his stomach and found love in his heart. That’s why Ukrainian women like to cook a lot, varied and tasty, giving pleasure and taking care of their loved ones.

Ukrainian women don’t need a reason or excuse to put on makeup, do their hair, dress up in elegant clothes and wear high heels, since all of it is their daily female routine.

3

Borscht – Ukrainian superfood for health and beauty

Glorified Ukrainian cuisine, borscht is a traditional Ukrainian dish, Ukrainian superfood for the inside out beauty and overall health. Like a mirror, borsch reflects the character of Ukrainian women: bright, fragrant, colorful and fantastically good. It is a very mysterious and unusual dish with incredible health and beauty benefits. It contains such a huge amount of all imaginable nutrients and biologically active substances that it can be considered a therapeutic product.

There is an uncountable amount of borscht recipes, but the basic ingredients remain unchanged: meat stock and a variety of vegetables.

 

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

 

Meat stock is an excellent source of proteins – building blocks for every cell in your body. It’s phenomenally rich in collagen that makes skin, hair and nails beautiful.

The anthocyanins and betalains from beets are not only responsible for the borscht’s distinctive scarlet hue. They have also been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxification support for the body.

4

Fermented foods

There are three major fermented foods that every Ukrainian woman can’t imagine her life without:

  1. cottage cheese
  2. curdled milk
  3. sauerkraut

These foods have so many beauty and health benefits that impossible to list. However, the main beauty secret of these fermented foods is probiotics. Bacteria are what make cottage cheese, curdled milk and sauerkraut superfoods. And in turn, they make Ukrainian women beautiful and happy.

 

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

5

Natural beauty care and cosmetics

Lots of Ukrainian beauty recipes are homemade. Centuries ago, when there were no shampoos, creams, tonics and scrubs, Ukrainian women had only foods and herbs, and they managed to use them so skillfully, that legends of their beauty went beyond the country’s boundaries. And even today, with all latest cosmetic hits, Ukrainian women use rye bread, milk, sour cream, oatmeal, sunflower oil, lard, eggs and herbs in their routine beauty care.

Every woman knows that parsley decoction and cucumber juice whiten the face and oatmeal is good for oily and porous skin. For many of them, washing the face with rose water is just daily morning routine.

You also have to keep in mind, when it comes to maintaining beautiful skin, Ukrainian women benefit from both genetics and climate. Most Ukrainians are of Slavic descent, and it’s scientifically proved that Slavic people genetically have a thicker skin with more subcutaneous fat. The thicker the skin is, the slower it becomes wrinkled. And on top of it, in Ukraine, they don’t get quite much sun that makes the skin sun-aging a little bit slower.

6

Extensive hair care

From time immemorial, a long thick braid has been considered a symbol of female beauty all over the world. There is a very simple biological explanation why men are so crazy about female luxurious hair – it’s in males genes. Gorgeous hair is not only pleasant to the eyes; it’s an indicator of woman’s good health. It means that the woman is potentially able to give birth to healthy children. From early childhood, Ukrainian girls are taught to take proper hair care. Time-tested hair care tips are passed from mother to daughter, from generation to generation. One of the most popular natural hair treatments is a mixture of curdled milk and rye bread.

7

Weekly sauna or steam bath

 

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

 

For Ukrainian women, a weekly sauna or steam bath (banya) is a must. Apart from having amazing health benefits, sitting in a hot steam room opens up the skin pores and sweats out toxins. That’s why the main skin care procedures are carried out there.

8

Herbs, herbs, herbs …

Chamomile, oregano, nettle leaves, peppermint, thyme, birch leaves, calamus root, sage, calendula, wormwood … A huge variety of herbs are used in Ukraine for health and beauty. They are used to treat a number of health problems and are frequently prescribed by doctors. Ukrainian women know about many herbs and their beauty secrets and actively use them in everyday life. The trick here is not to overdo it. Ukrainians use herbs wisely and in moderation.

9

No facial massage – just gentle slapping

It’s well-known that cleansing and moisturizing the skin is often combined with a light facial massage. Its regular use improves blood flow and activates the skin’s natural regeneration processes. However, Ukrainian women never rub their face; they gently slap it instead.

10

Obsession with a beautiful look

 

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

 

Foreign men are in awe of the passion of Ukrainian women to always look feminine, sexy and elegant. Endowed with special Slavic beauty by nature, they still pay lots of attention to their appearance. Ukrainian women are well groomed with catchy makeup and slightly defiant attire. They don’t need a reason or excuse to put on makeup, do their hair, dress up in elegant clothes and wear high heels, since all of the above is a daily part of the female routine. You can hardly find a Ukrainian woman who steps out of her home without doing some touch-up.

 

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

 

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

10 Beauty secrets of Ukrainian women

 

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