3 things we can all learn from Asian skincare regimes


You’d be forgiven if you’ve ever mistaken someone with an Asian origin for looking younger than they are. Some are genetically blessed with smooth and poreless skin that never seems to age. Many are on an ever-lasting quest to find the secret to looking younger, so when it seems to come without much effort for those with Asian heritage, it can induce envy in many of us.

A prime example of a beautiful Asian woman who looks much younger than she is, is Lure Hsu; an Interior designer from Taiwan. Whilst many of you might mistake her for a teenager, Lure Hsu is actually 41 years old. Her beauty and youthful look is astonishing and you might find it unbelievable that someone has managed to maintain seemingly ageless skin…so, just how does she do it? Here are 3 tips that we can all learn from Asian skincare regimes, including Lure Hsu’s:

Many Asians practise sun protection religiously, and believe that sun protection will help in maintaining not only a youthful appearance, but also an even complexion. Whilst many of us are aware that sun damage can accelerate ageing, not all of us are aware of how this happens or the indications of ageing. Signs such as patchy skin, redness, spider veins and pigmentation can all be tale-tale signs of ageing… and it’s often caused by sun damage.

Lure Hsu maintains a healthy diet of fruit, protein and vegetables and avoids sugary foods. Refined sugar is known to cause the process of glycation – this can speed up the onset of ageing factors such as: dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles and can also increase oil production, leading to higher chances of breakouts (note; less open pores).

Sheet masks have become increasingly popular in the UK, but did you know they were originally designed in Korea? The sheets allow greater absorption of the ingredients for greater efficiency. Many Koreans swear by daily use of the face masks, but if you feel this is too excessive, use twice a week.

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