7 Secrets of Flawless Skin Used by the Beautiful Women of Asia
Countless numbers of Asian women look much younger than their years — at 40 they might look to be about 20 — whilst their elegance is something others can only envy. Some call their youthful looks a gift of nature, whereas others believe it’s the result of conscientious attempts to care for their skin.
We at Bright Side would like to share some secrets with you that will help you keep your skin looking flawless for many years to come.
1. Use the "4-2-4″ method when washing
Many Asian women use the "4-2-4″ method. Four minutes applying hydrophilic oil to the skin on the face, then two minutes using a purifying cream. Once this is done, they spend another four minutes rinsing their skin with water. This kind of cleansing process is known as a two-stage cleanse.
2. Use a Konjac sponge
In order to clean your skin very carefully, you can use a special konjac sponge — this is a sponge that has been produced from the roots of the konjac plant. Before using it, leave it to soak in warm water for a few minutes in order to make it soft. Then wring it out slightly, and clean your face with it using circular motions, starting at the forehead and moving down to the chin.
3. Give your face a thorough cleanse once a week with a special beauty routine made up of serums, emulsions, and essences
It’s often claimed that women in Asia use as many as 17 products to care for the skin on their faces! All specialist beauty products should be applied in the following way: first, apply those products with a light texture, then the ones that are heavier, and finally the thickest creams and emulsions should be applied. In this way, your skin will be able to absorb the maximum amount of restorative ingredients they contain.
4. Protect your face from the effects of ultraviolet light all year round
Have you ever noticed that Japanese girls often wear dark glasses or carry umbrellas even when it’s not particularly sunny? It turns out that this isn’t just a fashion statement. In the first instance, it’s an effective way to protect the skin against those rays from the Sun that can affect us even on an overcast day. At the same time, many use SPF creams to protect themselves from the aging effects induced by sunlight.
5. Use rice water to make your skin look beautiful
For centuries, women in Asia used rice water to enhance the beauty of their skin and hair. Regularly washing your face with rice water will make the skin soft and pliable and improve its color and tone. This miraculous substance can also be used for improving the condition of your hair: it can act as a good rinser when washing off shampoo.
6. Add mint and green tea to your arsenal of cosmetic products
Mint and green tea are permanent elements of Asian women’s arsenals for caring for their skin. These products are contained in various face masks, anti-aging creams, emulsions, oils, and infusions — and that’s not the complete list. Regularly using mint and tea will make your skin a lot healthier and help it to shine.
7. Turn products into a foam/lather before applying them to the face
Many women in Asia avoid rubbing cosmetic products directly into their skin. Instead, they apply them in light dabs, which helps strengthen the blood flow to the skin and, in turn, strengthens restorative processes and helps with rejuvenation. They also don’t work products into a foam or lather directly on the surface of the face but instead use net bags specially designed for this purpose. They then submerge their faces directly into the lather.