10 Best Kept Beauty Secrets of Asian Women
If you want to know how Asian women achieve their flawless skin, you’d have to look at some of their centuries old beauty secrets that have been passed down through the generations. The women in countries like China, Japan, and Korea all have their own beauty secrets that they know are the key to porcelain-like skin. Fortunately for us, those secrets are not as much of a secret as they used to be, so read on, and we will reveal to you some of the best kept beauty secrets of Asian women.
1 Oil as a makeup remover
A lot of people in the west wouldn’t dream of using oil on their skin, because they think it will cause breakouts, but in Japan, oil is regularly used as a makeup remover. The oil they usually use is Camellia oil, which removes makeup with ease and it moisturises and nourishes the skin and fights the signs of ageing.
2. Jade rollers
Jade rollers are used in Asia in much the same way as we would dry brush in the west. Using jade rollers is an ancient beauty treatment that is used to stimulate the acupuncture points on the skin. After cleaning and applying serum and moisturiser, a jade roller is rolled across the skin from the centre of the face to the outside. It is believed that using a jade roller in this way stimulates the circulation and helps the skin and the body heal itself.
3. Rice water
The use of rice water as a skin toner can be traced all the way back to the Geishas of ancient Japan. Rice water is nothing more the milky water that you get after you have rinsed off rice, but that water is rich in antioxidants and it has an emollient effect, which softens the skin. Rice water also helps protect the skin from the UV rays of the sun.
4. Herbal tea
This one isn’t much of a secret at all anymore, but Chinese women do drink a lot of herbal tea. Green tea has become very popular in the west only recently, because of its antioxidant properties, but in China, there are hundreds of different types of teas, all with their own special health and beauty benefits that women have been drinking for centuries. Goji berry tea is a favourite tea in China. It contains lots of antioxidants, minerals and amino acids that are especially good for the skin.
We all know that a good massage feels wonderful, but in China, the women know that it also has some amazing health and beauty benefits. Having a massage in China isn’t just a special treat, it’s a part of a Chinese woman’s regular beauty regime. They use the power of reflexology to improve the blood flow, assist detoxifying, and to help the draining of the lymphatic system. That all adds up to a healthier body and great looking skin.
6. Turmeric face masks
Turmeric is used throughout Asia in beauty treatments ranging from getting rid of dandruff to lightening stretch marks. In China, Turmeric face masks are used to even out skin tone and fight wrinkles. Here’s a simple recipe for turmeric face mask. Mix a tablespoon of almond milk with a teaspoon of turmeric and a teaspoon of honey. Apply to the face and leave it to sit for fifteen minutes and, when you wash it off, you will be able to see the glow.
7. Always use products for the purpose they were made for
Asian women have very complex beauty regimes that consist of many different steps. Part of the reason for that is that they always use products only for the purpose for which they were designed to be used for. Whereas we might not think twice about using foot cream as a body lotion, an Asian woman would never consider using a product for any other purpose than what it is meant to be used for.
8. Everything has natural ingredients
Asian women are very careful about what they put on their skin and if a product contained any chemicals, they simply wouldn’t buy it. They look for natural ingredients, like green tea and ginseng, and they work on the basis that, if you wouldn’t eat it, you shouldn’t put it on your skin.
9. Mung beans
Mung beans are another favourite ingredient in Asian skin care products. They are great for healing acne and reducing puffiness in the skin. Chinese women make face masks out of mashed mung beans, but you can buy powered mung beans in Asian stores, which can you can mix with natural yoghurt to make a very effective face mask.
One of the many steps in Korean woman’s skin care regime is to use essence, which is a very concentrated form of a nourishing skin care product. With all their skin care products, Asian women don’t rub them into their skin, they pat them onto their skin, which is said to improve the absorption rate and increase the blood supply to the skin.