Oriental Beauty: Asian Skin Care Secrets

If there is one thing Asian women are known for, it is their flawless complexion and their natural ever-young beauty. It is like they literally cannot get old. Many of their unique beauty tips were passed down not only from generation to generation, but for entire centuries. Besides their unique appearance and lifestyle, Asian people are also well-known for their commitment, thoroughness and responsibility, so it is not a surprise that they will take literally every part of their life very seriously and responsibly, even the tiniest ones like beauty routines. Also, it is wonderful that they were so generous to share them with the rest of the world. Here are some of their most popular beauty routines you should definitely incorporate into yours.

Drink plenty of tea

It is not new that tea is one of favorite drinks among Asian people. Besides the fact it is healthy and also can be really tasty, tea also has a lot of beauty benefits. This beverage has been consumed worldwide for thousands of years, and Asian women have discovered that it helps with both body detox and complexion cleanness. There are two most popular immune system and detox teas: Goji and Ju Hua.

Goji tea is super easy to make. All you have to do is soak the Goji berries in a cup of hot water which contains another tea bag of your choice (the best would be green, lemon or yellow tea). When the tea steeps, eat those now extremely juicy berries while you are drinking your tea. These berries are literally loaded with many antioxidants, vitamins (especially vitamin C) and amino acids.

When it comes to Ju Hua tea, this is the tea that is fragrant, light and cooling. Its healthy components enter all the way into your lung and liver channels which helps with headaches, fevers, red eyes, dizziness and high blood pressure. You will need 60-80 white Chrysanthemum flowers, 3 teaspoons of green tea, a little bit of honey and 1 gallon (4 liters) of water. After you wash chrysanthemums put them with the tea into a cooking pot and pour in water. When it boils, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Add honey and remove it from the heat. Serve it cold.

Natural face masks

Asian women have shown us that the most quality skin products sometimes don’t come from the beauty store, but from your own kitchen.

If your skin is greasy and acne-prone, make yourself an acne-clearing mask from Mung beans. Simply mash them, mix them with Greek yoghurt and put the mixture on your face. You will be amazed by the effect.

If you want a mask that helps you get rid of wrinkles and even your skin tone, opt for a DIY mask made out of orange root. Mix one tablespoon of honey, one tablespoon of almond milk and one of turmeric. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes.

Slapping your day cream instead of rubbing

If there is one thing Asian women don’t spare on it is definitely day cream. First of all, you have to make sure your day cream is of high quality. Aussies seem to be in on it, since they pick the best products which nourish, hydrate and protect the skin while leaving a light feeling on it. The rising popularity of European brands like Dr Hauschka in Australia seems to be the best indicator of that.

Starting from your chin, slap a thick layer of cream on your skin and proceed to the top of your face. After you’re done, make sure you don’t rub it. Instead, leave it on and let it soak naturally.

Polishing skin

This beauty technique is extremely popular on the Asian continent. It is basically a cleansing process which is followed by a gentle flaking with a jade roller. The effect is the same as when you are dry-brushing your body – it helps your circulation going and your entire body to detoxify.

A long time ago, they used two devices: jade roller which targeted acupuncture points and flat jade stone which helped the blood circulation. Now, this mini ritual is performed at home in 4 easy steps:

  1. Deep clean your skin with a mask
  2. Apply moisturizer
  3. Take your jade roller and roll it outward from the center of your face
  4. Put stones on your face for 5 to 10 minutes

SPF is a must

Even though sunlight has many good sides such as mood enhancing, stress relieving, vitamin D etc., it also has a lot of bad sides such as eye damage, sunburns, heat rash and risk of skin cancer. Asian women know this so don’t be surprised if you see them walking around with an open umbrella on a perfectly sunny day. Plus, they use sunscreen for 365 days a year.

Oil cleanser > chemical cleanser

It is a lie that oil makes your skin greasy. In other words, don’t bother finding oil-free skincare product, because natural oils are best for lifting and dissolving the packed up dirt from your pores without blocking them.

If you follow these tips, you will achieve the flawlessness of an Asian woman in no time.