Korean and Chinese beauty secrets that will wipe years away from your skin!
There is no doubt that women in South East Asian countries like Korea, China and Japan have really enviable skin. With the whole K-beauty and C-beauty scene catching up so fast around the world, we, obviously, had to dig out some super simple and effective Korean and Chinese beauty secrets that all of us could benefit from. So, grab a cup of green tea (we’ll tell you why later) and scroll down.
Korean beauty secrets
In the Korean keep-your-skin-young-and-healthy beauty culture, sunscreen takes the crown because of its massive benefits in helping to maintain a youthful complexion. It is such an integral part of their skincare that Korean pop-sensation band BTS decided to open their line of skincare with sunscreen. In a study published in Dermatologic Clinics, authors Silvia E. Mancebo, Judy Y. Hu and Steven Q. Wang state that the appropriate and regular application of sunscreen has shown to prevent photoaging—the premature aging of the skin due to increased exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
Rice water is one of the easiest and most beneficial home remedies ever discovered. Rich in vitamins, amino acids, and minerals, rice water helps to increase natural collagen in the skin, helping to prevent wrinkles and improves skin texture. It also has anti-inflammatory and brightening benefits and makes the skin firm.
Facial massages are great to improve circulation and leave your skin looking fresh and young.
Another simple and fun trick to improve circulation
Korean women swear by this one, and do not compromise on their beauty sleep at all. Good sleep means better circulation and a healthy and happy appearance. The skin also makes new collagen when your body is at rest during your sleep.
Chinese beauty secrets
Acupuncture and acupressure
Acupuncture and acupressure are born from traditional Chinese medicine and are quite popular in their benefits. Both methods help to improve the production of natural collagen (which prevents the skin from sagging), detoxify the skin and improves circulation.
These benefits from the application of pressure to stimulate the acupoints—areas on the body for infusing and diffusing energy—are also the reason why facial massages are so popular in the Chinese—and Korean—cultures.
Green tea is rich in anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties; the result of this combination is really good skin. A healthier immune system is an added benefit you cannot say no to. A study published for Jama Dermatology concludes that the properties of green tea can, in fact, be used to treat a variety of skin disorders, and it can eventually supplement skincare products for treating skin disorders.
Moong beans are known to help with treating acne and, therefore, are used in everything—from face masks to noodles and soups.
The Chinese are big on using herbal and natural products to keep their skin healthy and young. Face masks made of turmeric or mint leaves are often used to brighten up the complexion. Studies, like one published on the Wiley Online Library, have proven the use of turmeric to treat skin conditions like acne.
Like their Korean counterparts, the Chinese also swear by the use of rice water for healthier skin.
These Korean and Chinese beauty secrets aren’t just good for your skin, they are also great to help you relax and rejuvenate. Click here to get in touch with our Wellness Service Providers to know more about how these tips and tricks can benefit you.