All women have their tried and true methods of looking after themselves and these methods tend to vary from country to country. It’s great to have your own secrets but it’s always a good idea to learn from others and incorporate that knowledge into your life. Today we thought we’d look for some beauty tips in the East and tell you about 10 secrets that eastern women swear by to stay young forever.
1. Multi-Step Cleansing Is Best
Korean women swear by multi-step cleansing. They start with oil-based cleansers to dissolve oil-based products like sunscreen and makeup. Then they move on to water-based cleansing foams to cleanse the face from oils and water based products. As a result, you get a squeaky clean face and therefore no breakout, which will keep your skin looking young and glowing for longer.
2. Moisturizing Toners Are Key
Japanese women never use drying toners on their face, they always go for a moisturizing one. Usually, it will do a better job at restoring the PH level of your skin, and in many cases, these moisturizing toners have hyaluronic acid in them which is known for its incredible moisturizing and plumping properties. And as we all know, plump skin is crucial for that youthful look.
3. Omega 3 For The Win
Most Asian diets are rich in Omega 3, which definitely helps keep your skin looking good. Omega 3 keeps your cell membranes strong which results in smooth, wrinkle-free skin. You can get Omega 3 from salmon, shrimp, oysters and if you’re a vegetarian, you can get plenty of it from seaweed, walnuts, chia seeds, hemp seeds, etc.
4.Sheet Masks For Days
Sheet masks are the bomb when it comes to young looking skin. There’s a reason all Eastern ladies always have a few in the fridge. They aren’t a magical fix for everything but they definitely are handy on a bad skin day. Always go for moisturizing sheet masks instead of harsh peel-off masks.
5. Lip Masks Are The Bomb
Everyone knows that your lips just seem to get smaller and thinner as you age. But Korean ladies swear by lip masks to keep their lips looking young and plump. They’re made of jelly-like substance and coated in specific products that are great at moisturizing your lips. Forget those awful lip plumping products that sting – lip masks are the way to go.
6. Sunscreen Is A Must
Sunscreen is something most people think of only in the summer when they go to the beach, but Eastern ladies know the importance of it and use it daily all year round. You need to protect your skin from the damaging UV rays. Prolonged exposure to the sun damages it and UV rays decrease the collagen production in your skin, which results in spots, thin skin and wrinkles. So SPF 50 is definitely your best choice when it comes to preserving your youthful complexion.
7. Moisturiser Isn’t Just For Your Face
Lot’s of women make the mistake of only using a moisturizer on their face, but really you should be using it on your neck and décolletage area too. In fact, your neck and your décolletage area are more likely to show signs of ageing faster than your face so to prevent it – make sure you moisturize it well.
8. Facial Mist Will Save The Day
Eastern women always keep a small bottle of facial mist with them. It’s a great refresher and a great way to keep your skin moisturized. See, while you can put on creams and serums (and you definitely should) you can’t always control the levels of hydration in your environment. Your office might have dry air, plains are notorious for having very dry air, and that’s when you should whip out your facial mist and spray it at your face to keep it from getting too dry.
9. Thick Brows Save Lives
Ok, they don’t save lives but think brows definitely make your face look more youthful and cute. Eastern ladies never tweeze their eyebrows to look super thin, they keep them on the thicker side. And if you can’t grow them out you can always use brow gels or a bit of eyeshadow to fill them in and shave off years from your face.
10. Less Is More When It Comes To Makeup
Eastern women tend to go for more natural makeup looks. They will fill in their brows, curl their lashes, use a lip tint, maybe use some muted earthy eyeshadows, but they never really go for bright colors with makeup because that can actually make you look older. They also tend to go for cream products instead of powder because that makes the skin look radiant and youthful and powders while mattifying tend to make wrinkles more visible.