It’s quite true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Every culture has a unique perception of what they find beautiful. Across the globe in India, a woman will cover her arms and hands in elaborate henna and wear a traditional kumkum, or red dot on her forehead in order to feel beautiful. In Japan, people carry umbrellas on sunny days in order to keep their skin pale and beautiful. In Burma, woman elongate their neck, making them feel tall and beautiful.
Every culture perceives and expresses beauty differently — both in words and actions. If you’re looking for a new way to tell someone they are beautiful, here are 50 ways from around the world.