7 South American Beauty Secrets Women Everywhere Should Know

Gisele Bündchen, Shakira, Sofia Vergara, Alessandra Ambrosio, Izabel Goulart—all seemingly unicorns, but something else they share is that they're all from South America. We're not sure what it is about the women who hail from the continent—the weather? the food? the culture?—but one thing's for sure: Something's in the water in South America.

In hopes of garnering even an ounce of the intel these women know about looking gorgeous on a daily basis, we took a trip to seven different countries within the continent (from the comfort of our computers) and researched their best beauty secrets. The results? Thankfully (and surprisingly) home-grown ingredients and natural remedies are key. Keep scrolling to read what we discovered.

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