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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Tribal Beauties

The other night I was watching a documentary on a tribe somewhere in Africa on the Travel Channel. It suddenly popped into my mind that every time I watch these types of documentaries, be it these people are in Africa, India, Mexicans or Native Indians of a particular land - they all have flawless skin.

That's the first thing I started to notice. Their skin is so smooth and creamy looking! They don't have any blemishes or scars from acne, MashaAllah. Their hair, you'd expect it to be frizzy and nappy but their hair is really well tamed, a lot of them even have pearly white teeth.

You'd think someone living in like... a jungle their entire life would look beastly or something. But mashaAllah these people eat the most healthiest and natural of foods. They have foods that haven't been processed the ways our are, and without all the nasty additives and preservatives. Sure they drink some cow blood and raw meat once in a while =x haha but for the most part they have wayyy better diets than we do.

They use the most natural, and purest forms of treatment for their skins, they have raw shea butter which softens their skin, and even though they may not bathe everyday, they don't have to worry about hard water damaging their skin.

Even from within the sunnah, there are plenty ahadeeth teaching us that the most natural forms of fruits and vegetables and plants are not only good for us on the inside, but also on the outside! I must say, sometimes I do fall for the glamorous advertisements and commercials, but why should I believe that when they've failed me for so many years? The most honest and trustworthy person has left an example for me of the best products to use to improve my physical health!!


20 comments:

M.J. said...

my MIL always talks about how people in afghanistan are healthier in these ways too! she says she knows very few people back home who needed glasses, had hearing issues or teeth probs, etc. these girls are gorgeous!!!

Majda said...

Wow. What pretty girls, mashallah.
The one on the left has like the prettiest reddish brown skin and the one on the right has perfect teeth.

I have to admit I'm kinda addicted to the 'processed' skincare products but I know that the less stuff you put on your face, the better.

thoughtsunchecked said...

Even I have noticed, they have FLAWLESS skin, MashaAllah!! I wonder if they have their own beauty secrets or whether they have naturally great skin.

hannah said...

Ah! So I am not the only one who ponders their flawless skin and teeth! :p Like thoughtsunchecked said, I'd love to know what they do in terms of 'skin care', if they do something in particular... unless they just have the most beautiful skin naturally mashaAllah!!

Sahara said...

Assalamu 'aleykum wa rahmatullah!
I've noticed that too, and I have to say I admire the beauty of touareg women, machaAllah they have such flawless skin!

SobhanAllah, I often buy products I have seen on TV only to find out it NEVER works! SobhanAllah we love the dunya too much...

Anonymous said...

A lot of them use natural muds on their skin to help nourish it. We're too chicken to use that lolz. But I was watching once the woman on the left they use like a clay on their skin with a reddish tint and in their hair, it cleanses it and softens it and gives it a tint. I think the girl ont he left still has the mud in her hair. such beautiful women , iwish i had their color, but im just a white girl lmao

Chloe said...

beautiful women! i recently started getting into more organic things and my body just feels different!

Safiyyah said...

Salaams!

Images in magazines are usually "improved" with Photoshop

hijabee said...

These girls are beautiful MashaAllah!

halal honey said...

These women are so beautiful mashaallah!

Anonymous said...

you're so right sister, they are gorgeous. and to safiyya, you arent saying that these women are photoshopped are you? i am assuming you're talking about advertisements in that case everyone knows that lol

Safiyyah said...

Salaams!

All I'm saying is that unless one takes the photo themselves, they cannot ensure that they are not PhotoShopped.

Skin and teeth are the first things the editor improves upon!

However, they are beautiful women, Masha Allah. Allahu Alim - they maybe original images :)

*~Ange~* said...

i think it also comes down to their simple earthy diets.

they live closer to the land (if you know what i mean) and eat basic natural foods.. not processed junk like we do.

i think that has a BIG effect on their skin - which shows the signs on what is going on inside their bodies.

healthy healthy healthy

Tahira said...

^^^ yeah lol thats what her whole post was about

Hajar said...

Aww~ they're so beautiful. ^^

Alba said...

But what's with the hair on the girl on the left?

Anonymous said...

I was wondering the same thing as Alba. Anyone knows? Is that hair or skin? Anyone knows which ethic group she belongs to?

Lazeena Umm Yusuf said...

A lot of these women use mud/clay on their hair. I don't know if it's just for the reddish color, as its like our equivalent of hair dye or henna... or if it actually nourishes the hair in any way. But to answer the question, it's mud/clay. she doesn't have any type of weird growth or malformed hair or something! haha

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