It’s widely known that many Asian women have seemingly flawless skin. And their beauty appears to be effortless – although there are plenty of tricks that Asian women use to stay looking so youthful. In addition to their beauty tricks, they also keep the basics in mind too like a balanced diet and eating in moderation. Of course, you’re probably not reading this article to rehash basic beauty tips, so let’s stay on the subject of natural Asian beauty secrets.
One of the best ways you can get to the bottom of these natural, Asian beauty secrets is by paying attention to what’s typically seen in Asia.
In many Asian countries, their spas offer beauty detoxification treatments that use pure sea salts, milk, papaya, buttermilk and milk. You’ll also see skin softening treatments with the use of essential oils like ylang-ylang, lavender, rosemary and sandalwood.
But since it’s unlikely that you’ll take a trip to an Asian spa every week, here are some Asian beauty secrets that are natural and offer beautiful skin from the comforts of your own home.
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Warm vs. cold
In Western cultures, women typically drink cold sodas, ice tea, lemonade, or ice water with their meals.
And while this is refreshing, the only problem with drinking chilled or iced liquids with meals is that the cold drinks travel through your body while solidifying the fats from food.
Going further, cold drinks make it harder for your body to digest and dissolve unwanted fats that are found in your food.
Asian women, on the other hand, will drink warm liquids like warm water, tea or coffee with meals. Warm drinks help keep the fats in your foods fluid, which aids your body in digesting and dissolving fat as it passes through your system.
Drinking warm liquids like white, green tea and oolong tea has also been said to reduce the risk of clogged arteries, and drinking a warm glass of water when you wake up will give your metabolism a boost.
For a refreshing instant facelift that doesn’t require a knife or scalpel, massage your face every morning to keep it looking supple.
Use your first three fingers together to add deep pressure in circular motions to the under eye area.
Apply this pressure for three seconds, and then lift your fingers to reposition them, and repeat slightly toward your ears.
Then massage in the same manner on your eyebrows, jaw, forehead and collar bone.
Your face isn’t the only part of your body that can show ageing signs; your hands and feet also need to be pampered on a regular basis.
There is a well known saying among Chinese women that a woman’s hands are her second face, which makes it valid to use your anti-wrinkle skin serums on hands, elbows, knees and feet.
Use a moisturising body lotion on your entire body as well to ensure healthy-looking skin.
Massaging moisturizer into your hands and feet daily can have positive effects on your entire body since they have the most important acupoints on the body.
Moisturizers made with chamomile and peppermint are most commonly used to soothe hands and feet.
Getting your feet rubbed not only feels amazing, but according to Chinese medicine, it can increase blood flow to help in lymphatic drainage, speedy healing to all areas of the body, and detoxifying.