Brazilian women: bronzed skin, beachy hair, and a countrywide gene pool that must be filled with unicorn tears. Truly, I’ve never once met or seen a woman from Brazil who didn’t instantly strike me with her beauty. So what’s the secret? Aside from amazing genetics, Brazilian women follow beauty practices that are inspired by their tropical surroundings—simple, rooted in nature, and highly effective. In an effort to get as close as we can to the otherworldliness of Brazilian women, we’ve rounded up some of their best beauty secrets.