6 South Asian Beauty Tips We're Stealing for Ourselves

Lindsey Metrus
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At Byrdie HQ, it’s our MO to celebrate beauty from every corner of the world. The beauty customs of different cultures are unique and steeped in history, and by learning about them, we’re able to expand our own perspectives (not to mention pick up a life-changing new tip or two). That’s why we’re proclaiming this week Global Beauty Week and paying special homage to women far and wide, from Thailand to Russia and beyond. Each day, we’ll honor the beauty practices, trends, and traditions of our sisters around the globe—complex, intriguing, and versatile as they are. Enjoy!

As a former Birchbox employee who starred in many beauty tutorials for its website, Deepica Mutyala had a revelation one day that she should create her very own YouTube channel where she could share the lessons and tips she’d learned throughout her life. Fast-forward to a mere two videos later, and the newly minted vlogger had already gone viral (we’re talking over nine million views) with a video that’s still garnering traffic and buzz (more on that later). Needless to say, the girl’s got some tips worth knowing, especially when it comes to Indian women and South Asian beauty. Mutyala took some time from her busy schedule to share those tips with you, dear Byrdie readers, so keep scrolling to find out what they are!

Ed note: Quotes have been edited for content.

This story was originally published on March 18, 2016.

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