Must-Know Asian Skincare Tips: Seriously!
Asians are known for their thorough skincare routine. They believe that it is not only about the diet. How you treat the skin is equally important. They would go out of their way to achieve youthful, bouncy and supple skin. If you haven’t known yet, here are some of the many tips that Asians have been practising for many, many generations!
Start Using Eye Cream At The Age of 16
I’ve seen this particular skincare tip on many Youtube videos done by Asian beauty gurus. The reason being is the first signs of ageing are normally visible around the eye area (neck and hands too, but we’ll get to these later). Of course, growing in an Asian household, my mum would nag me about the same thing when I was still in high school.
Apparently, there are Western dermatologists who “advocate” this same tip. A dermatologist from Manhattan shared, “the eye area ages 5 to 10 years faster than the rest of your face”. This area ages faster because is 10 times thinner than the face.
Also, the eye area has very few oil glands. Hence, this makes it very delicate and dry. This is why eye cream is needed to moisturize the area. If you already have a dry skin type, then it can be even drier than your face. Creases are easy to be formed. So, if you do not have any eye cream in your skincare routine, now is the best time to get one!
Sunscreen Wherever You Go…Even When You’re Indoors
There are two types of sun rays that can damage your skin – UVB and UVA.
The windows that you see in buildings, houses and cars can only protect you from UVB rays. UVB rays cause sunburn and skin cancer. UVA rays, even though they are less harmful than UVB, too much of it, in the long run, will cause premature skin ageing. These rays have the ability to penetrate deeper into the skin, causing damages to your skin cells. The effects of the damage done such as wrinkles, sunspots, etc can only be seen years and years later.
Hydrate Your Skin – Drink Plenty Of Water
Hydrate your skin from the inside out. To achieve healthy skin, hydration is key. Water is an important element in our body cells. Skin cells require water to provide them with the necessary nutrients and also to achieve and maintain skin moisture (say goodbye to pre-mature wrinkles!). Water also flushes toxins out of the body which will result in healthy and glowy skin. If you have trouble drinking water, click here to overcome your water struggles.
Apply Skincare By Patting
When applying your toner, moisturizer, serum or eye cream, remember to do by patting it gently on the face. Do not pat it vigorously or drag it around your face as this will promote wrinkles. This technique is well-known in Japan!
Here are some of the must-knows! Share with us your beauty tips in the comment section. Sharing is caring 🙂
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