Did you know that the average Asian woman dedicates over 2 hours of her day to her skincare products?
Did you also know that Japanese women typically consume cartilage soups (Bone broths, fish heads) to consume the collagen it contains? This is an the effort to stay looking eternally young.
In a previous blog, we pointed out the Asian skin is different the fact it has few sebaceous glands, with a tendency to “hyper-dryness” in certain areas, making it look dull. In fact, many women in Asia have a delicate epidermis, making it very delicate in nature:
Here are some more secrets from their vaults:
- Beauty that comes from within:
Essentially based on the Chinese pharmacopoeia, green tea and a healthy diet, the lifestyle of Asian women has a real impact on the beauty and youth of their skin: In addition to fighting against the effects of time by using conventional cosmetics, they rely on nature – and more particularly on food, favoring fruits and vegetables, rice and Chinese mushrooms.
Rich in vitamin B, as well as iron, calcium and magnesium, these foods, while excellent for the blood, heart and lungs, also have the effect of rejuvenating skin; Eating habits which, by eliminating toxins and purifying the body from the inside, also prevent the appearance of pimples, blackheads and other imperfections.
- follow the “4-2-4” method
Many Asian women use the “4-2-4” method. For four minutes, rub face with hydrophilic oil
Then, for two minutes, apply cleansing foam. And finally, for four minutes, rinse the skin with water. This type of facial cleansing with oil is known as double cleansing.
- Use a Konjac sponge
For gentle facial cleansing, try using the Konjac sponge. The latter is made from the roots of a plant of the same name originating in Asia, and is also known as konnyaku. Before you start using it, let it soak for a few minutes in lukewarm water so that it softens. Then wring it lightly and, with circular movements, cleans the skin from the forehead to the chin
- Massage your face
First, heat a small amount of cream in your hands to release and increase the product’s active ingredients. After application, gently penetrate the product by tapping with the palms of the hands from the bottom of the face upwards to drain the micro-circulation. Always remember to extend the cream and the masks on the neck and décolleté! Just like the face, these are sensitive and overexposed parts that need to be hydrated.
- Body brushing
Using a soft bristle brush (there are specific for the face), dry brushing removes dead skin, gently exfoliates and oxygenates the blood
- Facial steam bath
Relaxes the face and unclogs pores. Embellished with a c. to s. thyme and a tsp. to s. of green tea, the steaming water deeply purifies the skin.
Japanese and Korean girls love it. Once a week, they offer themselves an intensive care, based on rice flour, pearl powder or green tea
- Layering ritual,
It consists in applying, in order, an oily makeup remover, an aqueous cleanser, a soothing lotion, a serum, an eye area and, finally, a moisturizer.
Finally, Have you noticed that Japanese women have the habit of wearing sunglasses and a parasol even when it is not sunny? it is above all a means of protection against the rays of the sun which harm our skin, even when there are clouds. Likewise, many Asian women protect their skin from photoaging by using SPF creams in order to avoid getting dark spots and uneven skin tone: check out our natural Serum with Niacinamide and our Resveratrol cream