For the last couple of years, I've seen beauty secrets that have been staples in South Asian countries for thousands of years suddenly become trendy in the West. And I'm glad everyone's finally catching on, because we all deserve to be able to whip up miraculous beauty products with things we can find in our kitchens.
Undoubtedly, 2015 was the year of coconut oil, but 2016 looks like it will be the year of turmeric. This antioxidant, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory powder — normally used as a cooking spice — will work wonders in your beauty routine. It's so good, in fact, that Indian brides cover their entire bodies in a paste made from it on the morning of their wedding so that their glow is unmatched on their wedding night. And honestly, who doesn't want to look as good as an Indian bride?