All rights reserved. For generations, South Asians have been using their own secret recipes as part of their beauty routine. Many have grown up using coconut oil and turmeric as part of their regimen to clear up skin, grow healthy hair, and to get a dewy glow.
Asia Staff Tue. The reality TV star, who is also a beauty entrepreneur, is a bona fide beauty icon, thanks to her immaculate makeup and bold hair statements. And she follows a strict skincare routine too, and counts retinol as one of her must-have products.
My mom always taught me that sleep is your skin's cheapest miracle workerand the only way to take full advantage of it is by going to bed with a completely clean face. This means removing all your makeup using a makeup-removing oil or towelette AND using an additional foam cleanser to get rid of whatever oily or chemical-ey residue your makeup remover has left on your face. TBH, I personally don't use much face makeup so I skip the makeup remover step, but the process of " double cleansing " is huge among Korean ladies who want to maximize the efficacy of all their expensive lotions.
I must admit, being Korean, and working in the beauty industry, the pressure is multiplied to have impeccable skin. I was groomed from birth by my mother, aunts, and countless maternal figures on how to eat, wash, and care for my skin. It's just part of Korean beauty culturewhich isn't about products at its core, but about skin-preserving methods and techniques.
Some of the biggest beauty trends in recent memory BB creams, anyone? I went in search for some of the best Asian beauty secrets to learn how to incorporate them into my current routine. Brush your skin.
It happens to my mother almost every day -- people are constantly surprised when they find out she's 58 years old. They marvel at her shiny black hair, but mostly her skin. She simply has wonderful and extremely youthful-looking skin.
Though the beauty blogosphere is overflowing with hair and makeup how-to's, a vast majority of them tend to cater to the same definition of western beauty, which don't exactly suit my Asian facial features, monolids, or stick-straight hair. Here's one from the ladies behind Pixiwoo who get it. So, over my past few years in the beauty industry, I've been on a mission to learn techniques that work for my skin type, facial features, complexion, and hair texture.
Skip navigation! Paid Content. As a wise Ben Stiller character once said, "Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty.