Asian is a hub of beauty and skincare products. It is very well known that women in South East Asia follow up to 27 steps in their daily beauty regimen as compared to American women who follow only 7 steps. So the biggest names in the world of beauty in Western countries are now incorporating theseformulas in their products to give an Asian inspired skincare collection. Here are some of the best Asian mantras that can rejuvenate your skin like never before.
1. Brush your Skin
Brushing the face is a very important routine of the Japanese beauty regime. It is said to keep your skin toned and also preps your skin for receiving the serum and cream treatments. Clarisonic is one such face-cleansing device which Americans are fast adopting as part of their skincare ritual.
2. Applying a Moisturizer
Asians have a very special way of putting on moisturizer on their face. The Japanese way of doing this is to start at the chin and apply upward towards the top with the forehead coming last. This is called slapping the cream to your face of course gently so that it stimulates the circulation and increases the energy flow to the skin. Elizabeth Arden has formulated a new Prevage Anti- Aging Moisture Cream with SPF 30 especially for this purpose.
3. Sun Protection
Protection from sun is another top priority for Asians. Using an SPF product is the right way to keep your face protected from the harsh UV rays. Using a foundation with an SPF factor built into it is one way while another is choose an Asian origin product like Sulwhasoo Age-Veil UV Protection Cream. It is a sure shot way to protect your skin irrespective of the weather.
4. Keep Your Skin Hydrated
From facial sprays to mists, Asians hydrate their skins to keep it from getting heated and getting dry as well. The trend is catching up in America too. Try the Amorepacific Moisture Bound Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System. It is formulated from bamboo sap that keeps your skin hydrated for as long as 8 hours.
Skincare range from Tatcha is the ultimate in this technique of beauty regime called skin polishing. Based on the traditional geisha secrets, the Tatcha Classic Rice Enzyme Powder exfoliates, brightens and moisturizes your skin the Asian way. This is Asia’s answer to the western technique of cleansing, toning and moisturizing.
6. Healthy Body, Healthy Skin
Just as a healthy body is nourished with nutritious, natural and unprocessed food, your skin also needs natural and least processed ingredients. Try the Asian formulation of ginseng, green tea and kimchi in products such as Detox 02 creaming Foam and Waterfuse range available at Sephora.
7. Oil Based Cleansers
While the West believes in oil-free precuts, Asians are more into oil-based cleansers. The basic theory of cleansing oils is that oil dissolves oil – the ones present in foundation, serum and sunscreen. The trick is to avoid mineral oil in order to avoid residues from being left out on the skin. Boscia MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil is the right oil control formula.
8. Facial the Asian Way
Women in Asia indulge in spa treatments every once in a while to keep their skin radiant. Geishas are the traditional Japanese way of skin therapy with the essence of botanicals extracts added to it.