If I could name one thing the Asian culture was known for, I think we could all agree, it would be their timeless beauty. Asia has some of the best skincare in the world, and they’re way ahead of western society in the beauty department. Korea and Japan especially are known for their innovation in beauty and have some of the best products on the market.
When it comes to beauty, I usually look to the far far East for all the latest innovations. But sometimes, looking to the past can yield even more solutions than the present. After all, a Chinese Empress had a parfait poreless porcelain skin thousands of years before potent serums were invented, and perhaps a Japanese Geisha knew how to cleanse and maintain her glorious glowing complexion without the help of modern foaming cleansers.
Consistency is key . . .
- The key to any beauty care is consistency. It is crucial to take care of our skin each and every day, no matter how much of a rush we may be in! If we want beautiful, firm, and flaw-free skin that will keep our youth prominent.
Drink more Tea or natural herbal ingredients
- Tea is another one of Asian beauty secrets. Asian women place great importance on the medicinal and beauty benefits of tea, both green tea and a wide variety of herbal teas. They drink all different kinds of herbal teas for different reasons, including detoxing the body, boosting the immune system and keeping the complexion clear.
Rinse hair with Beer or Vinegar
- Believe it or not, rinsing our hair with beer helps restore moisture to our hair strands while using vinegar will help with the shine. Soak our hair in either liquid (not at the same time) for a few minutes, then rinse with cold water. Try it, it might be strange at first, but the results are wonder.
Use an ice cube to keep fat, acne and wrinkles away
- I love the idea of massaging an ice cube over my face until it melts. I try to do it every night before bed and keep fat cells, acne and wrinkles under control. Or sometimes in the morning, I would toss some ice cubes into a bowl and just splash my face with the cold and cool water. The feeling is beyond invigorating.
Say goodbye to makeup sponges
- Makeup sponges help us apply make up, but not without a cost. They usually soak up more liquid foundation than what ends up on our face. We are wasting foundation and constantly buying new sponges. I prefer to use a foundation brush. Perhaps, less foundation is wasted and it allows for a more even and precise application than a sponge would.
Keep misbehaving Brows in check
- Spritz a toothbrush or a clean mascara wand with hairspray, then brush brows towards the growing direction and style them as desired. Even the most hard to tame brows will fall in line with this trick.
Korean Rose sheet masks
- If essence is the heart of a Korean skin care routine, the sheet mask is its soul. It’s a rather quiet meditative, skin nourishing ritual that supply maximum treatment into our skin while we chill out for 15 to 20 minutes, looking a bit like a damp ghost, ha ha!. This is also the best selfie opp during our skin care routine. I usually use this once or twice a week will be parfait.
Use Camellia oil
- Loving the Camellia oil. A natural plant oil that is a particular favourite in Asian beauty treatments is camellia oil, which has been used as a cooking oil in Japan for centuries. Japanese women also use it extensively in their beauty regimes as a moisturiser, a hair conditioner, and for treating burns and stretch marks. It is especially known for its high concentration of Vitamin E and polyphenols and its ability to be absorbed quickly into the skin without blocking the pores.
- Don’t douse ourselves with perfume before we leave the house (we really don’t want to bombard other people’s nostril with strong smells). Just because we can’t smell it doesn’t mean other people won’t be able to. If we wear it every day, chances are our sense has just become desensitized to the scent. Only spray or dab perfume on select spots like our knees, wrists, base of throat, and behind our earlobes.
Get a Massage
- Massage is another one of important Asian beauty secrets. The Chinese value massage as an important part of their health and beauty routine, both because they understand the power of reflexology and for the ability that massaging has to improve the skin. They don’t have massages just because it feels wonderful and it relaxes them, they use massage as a way of detoxing the whole body and improving blood supply to the skin.
Cut back on Pedicures
- I like to save money on my beauty routine by taking care of my feet on a daily basis. Simply scrub my foot with a pumice stone each morning in the shower. Once I step out and dry off, apply a moisture cream to my feet. This will increase the amount of time I can go without a pedicure and will keep my happy toes and feet looking nice.
Beauty skin hacks
- I like to use a mixture of green tea leaves (from a tea bag) & mix it with plain yogurt. For a quick skin refreshing and plump technique, leave it on your face for 10 minutes & then wash off!
And last but not least, Bird’s nest soup
Bird’s nest is an extremely sacred natural product and considered a delicacy in the Chinese culture, due to its expensive price tag. A small bowl can cost anywhere up to $100 USD. The reason for the hefty price is because of the difficulty that goes into harvesting the nests. The bird’s nest is formed (to put bluntly) from the saliva of the bird, these nest’s and can only be located on top of ocean cliffs. The nest actually has no flavor and for this reason it’s normally served as a desert in a sweetened soup. This unusual ingredient is considered one of the best youth tonics available in traditional Chinese medicine. I have tried this on several occasions, but the hefty price eventually drained the numerals in my bank account. 🙁 If you are privileged enough to take this as a daily dose, perhaps miracle will happen in your case. 🙂
Bird’s nest benefits:
- Bird’s nest is packed filled with natural nutrients, which include, amino acids, glycol-proteins, iron, potassium, calcium and magnesium. The nest provides an array of believed health and beauty benefits, which include:
- Revitalisation of the skins epidermal cells which inturn improves elastin and the overall complexion of your skin.
- When used in conjunction with a collaged based products, bird’s nest can aid in rejuvenating dull and aged skin by restoring a youthful radiant glow back into the skin.
- Strengthening of the body’s immune system.
- Improving cardiovascular and respiratory functions.
- Minimises the feeling of fatigue.
- Libido booster andother sexual functions.
In conclusion, my best simple beauty tip without ever costing any money . . . Smile! It’s the most beautiful asset we all have. Wear it every day! Smile Lots! 🙂
Bonjour Monday! 🙂