5 Asian Water Hydration Skin Care Techniques To Know

5 Asian Water Hydration Skin Care Techniques To Know

Asian skin care products and skin care techniques are well-regarded around the world. Many products initially popular in Asia eventually become popular across the globe. In many Asian cultures skin care is considered of utmost importance and is something that everyone commits to even from a very young age. One step that is crucial in their skin care routine is to restore hydration in the skin so that it can function optimally and look its best. Find out how you can use these water hydration techniques in your own life to give you luminous skin.


1. Go Waterless In Your Cleansing

Cleansing your face doesn’t always have to mean dousing it with water and washing it with a rinsable cleanser. In fact for some skin types washing their face can result in a loss of moisture particularly when the product is too harsh. A great way to cleanse your skin and ensure it retains moisture is to use a waterless cleanser such as micellar water or lotion cleanser. Try Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Makeup Remover & Cleanser or Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Makeup Removing Lotion Cleanser as great water-free options. They can remove traces of makeup and dirt so that you can go to bed with clean, refreshed skin or cleanse in the morning to refresh your skin. They can cleanse your face without drying out your skin or removing hydration.


2. Mist

Mist is a staple of Asian skin care and it’s very versatile. You can use mist before you apply moisturizer to lock in extra hydration, or during the day when you want to refresh your makeup. As a quick tip, micellar water can double as a wonderful mist. Simply pour the micellar water into a small spritzer bottle and take it with you when you are out and on the go.


3. Essence

Essence is a staple in Asian skin care but remains a product that mystifies many western consumers. Think of it as a more watery form of serum that has skin-beautifying qualities and quenches your skin. Use it after cleansing and before moisturizing to give your skin an extra boost of hydration and lock in antioxidants, peptides or lipids found in your other skincare products.


4. Sheet Masks

Sheet masks might look a little weird but they are great for our skin and are another product popularized first in Asia. Apply a sheet mask to cleansed skin and let it sit for a few minutes to absorb moisture and nutrients into your skin. Look for ingredients such as Vitamin C, snail mucus or green tea in the formulas to make your skin look more beautiful and feel softer to the touch.


5. Overnight Masks

Overnight mask sounds time consuming but these are even easier to use than a sheet mask. Overnight masks or sleeping creams go on like regular moisturizers but pack the punch of a mask, without having to wash anything off. To wake up with hydrated, firm and beautiful skin, try Garnier SkinActive Miracle Anti-Fatigue Sleeping Cream. Formulated with lavender essential oil, hyaluronic and hydroxy acids this overnight mask gives your skin a youthful and well-rested look when you wake up.