Three Months in the Life: Understanding the Anti-Aging Regimes of the Asian ‘IT Girl’

If you’ve been looking into skincare, you may have come across a wide variety of recommendations. There are many possible skincare products, regimes, and services, providing us with so many options that we become spoiled with choices.

But, we must remember that skincare is not a one-size-fits-all process. It’s a personal routine that we develop due to our goals, history, culture, and genetics. 

Although many skincare regimens contain the same essential elements, there is also some variation between cultures. Cultural groups have certain approaches to skincare for various reasons, which we have explored in previous articles in this series. Now, let’s delve into what this involves – the typical Asian anti-ageing skincare regimen, step-by-step.

Typical skincare routines 

A typical skincare routine has a few essential parts, which are important components of Asian anti-aging skincare. These typically include cleansing, hydration, and sun protection.

Cleansing and hydration

Regularly cleansing the skin is important to remove impurities and build-up on the skin. Asian beauty routines often involve gentle cleansing, removing oils and grime from the skin whilst not interfering with the skin barrier. This also helps the skin to absorb hydrating products such as toner, serums, and creams, which encourages the skin to stay moisturised and healthy. 

Sun protection

Sun protection is also an important way to support and protect the skin. Using sunscreen with a high SPF is a regular part of Asian skincare, helping to avoid sunburn, premature ageing, and skin cancer. 

Skin tightening

When it comes to skin tightening, prevention is often better than cure. Many Asian cultures prioritise the prevention of visible ageing by focusing on daily skincare and regular skin tightening treatments. For example, many people have treatments such as:

These treatments are versatile and can be a great part of an ongoing skincare regimen. Contact our team at Skin Confidence Clinic to organise a personalised treatment plan for your skin needs.

Popular Asian anti-ageing regimes

With a combination of modern and traditional methods, Asian beauty routines are becoming more widely known and practised. Certain brands also understand the need for products to meet the needs of different skin types and ethnic groups. 

In general, Asian cultures tend towards a multi-step skincare approach. The most popular of these are the K-beauty and J-beauty routines, which emphasise the need for a step-by-step layering of products. K-beauty is a 10-step Korean skincare regime that involves all the essential skincare elements, from cleansing and exfoliation to moisturising and skin protection. 

Similarly, J-beauty is a Japanese skincare approach that helps give the skin what it needs to stay firm and healthy. The difference is that this approach simplifies skincare down to 3 steps: cleansing, hydration, and locking in moisture. 

Both of these (and many other skincare approaches) can involve the use of:

  • Cleansers and exfoliators
  • Facial toner
  • Serums and emulsions
  • Eye creams
  • Moisturiser
  • Sheet masks
  • SPF sunscreen

A holistic approach to Asian anti-ageing at Skin Confidence Clinic

These approaches to skincare are a blend of tradition and modern innovation. Like any aspect of maintaining health and well-being, it’s all about consistency and a thorough, holistic approach. We achieve this by practising consistent sun protection, skin hydration, and skin tightening methods, with a mind for our unique skin needs.

If you wish to learn more about holistic approaches to anti-aging treatment, you could benefit from consulting with Dr Rose at Skin Confidence Clinic. We can guide you in the right direction to meet your cosmetic goals as well as your skin’s intrinsic needs.