Caring for Asian skin is a whole different experience to looking after Western skin. Armed with industry knowledge we’re here to share the best Asian skincare secrets out there...
Do you know the best thing about Asian Skin?
If you’re lucky enough to have skin that glows all year-round, even when there’s no sunshine in sight, then you’ll want to make the most of it.
So what’s so great about Asian skin? Well, it’s the thicker dermis. This is the layer of skin where collagen and elastin are produced, so the thicker the dermis, the more chance you have of keeping signs of ageing at bay.
Asian skin generally has a higher elasticity than Western skin so you should stay looking young for longer. And, let’s face it, isn’t that everyone’s dream?
What about the other bits?
It’s true, Asian skin has one massive plus point over other skin types, but there are also a few things you need to weave carefully into your Asian skincare routine, if you’re going to keep looking – and feeling - your best. That’s mainly down to these factors -
- Asian skin can be prone to acne
- Asian skin can scar easily
- Asian skin is often oily
- Asian skin can often have hyperpigmentation issues
- Asian skin may show signs of excess hair
But don’t be disheartened! There’s an Asian skincare routine to tackle each and every one of these skin concerns.
Let’s look at what’s out there in the world of Asian skincare secrets...
Acne and Asian skin
Asian skincare for acne needs to consider the fact that Asian skin has a thin outermost layer which leaves the skin susceptible to sensitivity. If the stratum corneum is subjected to harsh acne treatments, the situation can often get worse.
When you’re dealing with Asian skincare for acne you need to look to products that maintain the skin’s natural pH balance. Look to brands such as AVYA that has been specially created to help deal with acne-prone Asian skin. La Roche-Posay is another brand that works hard to deliver sensitive and gentle skincare that works.
If you’re at the stage where you’d like to consider an in-salon treatment, consider LED phototherapy. It’s a targeted light therapy that kills off acne-causing bacteria, and it’s suitable for all skin types.
Scarring and Asian skin
If you’ve suffered with acne, you may well also be dealing with scarring.
Unfortunately, due to the thin outer layer that Asian skin has, scarring can become more of a problem. When dealing with scarring, look for products that are kind on skin and suitable for all skin types. The Retin-C Vitamin Scar Treatment Oil is one such product.
Alternatively, an in-salon treatment such as the pixel laser resurfacing procedure at Este produces great results in the fight against scarring. It’s a brilliant all-round Asian anti ageing skin care treatment as it can also help with -
- Fine lines around your mouth and eyes
- Sun-damaged skin
Excess oil and Asian skin
In terms of treating excess oil and sebum production in Asian skin, you need to make sure you’re using products that maintain the natural pH balance of your skin and don’t strip your skin’s goodness.
Look for products that are non-comedogenic so they won’t block the pores, and try oil-free skincare to keep your skin matte. Brands like Mario Bedascu and Dermalogica are great places to start.
Asian skin and hyperpigmentation
Due to hormones, sensitivity, and acne, Asian skin can often develop areas of hyperpigmentation. Any skincare specialist knows that when dealing with a hyperpigmentation treatment for dark skin, you must be careful. That’s because some treatments can actually make pigmentation or melasma on dark skin worse.
Laser technology is possibly the best treatment for pigmentation on Asian skin - but it needs to be the right laser as some aren’t designed to be used on darker skin tones. At Este Medical, each laser is rigorously tested to ensure it’s ideal for use on darker skin types, so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands.
Asian skin and excess hair
Hair removal for darker skin tones has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years. While it used to be the case that dark hair on dark skin couldn’t be treated, it’s now not! This is great news if you’ve been struggling with excess facial hair, or want to blitz underarm or leg hair so you don’t need to shave so often.
At Este Medical we can advise you which laser treatment will be right for your skin so that you can achieve the best results possible.
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Want to find out more about the options available to you for your Asian beauty skincare routine, get in touch with Este today and start your journey to gorgeous skin.