Skin Care Secrets from the Orient

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You know, I like and appreciate myself most of the time. I mean, I know my best features and I have learned to live with my flaws (freckles! Ugh!) so I can safely say that I am a happy and well-adjusted person. However, I must say that I can’t help but feel a twinge of envy every time I see Asian women with glowing and near pore-less skin. I mean come on, ladies! What do you have to do to get skin like that? I’ve seen Asian women in their 40s who have like, no fine lines.

Skin Care Secrets from the Orient

Well, being the curious person that I am, I decided to delve into their skin care routines and I unearthed a trove of secrets that are just too good not to share. You guys, I know their secrets now and I am going to share them with you.

Skin Care Secrets to Try

Okay, I admit that genetics also plays a role in their having great skin, but hey, trying out their skin care routines and secrets won’t hurt, right?

  • Acupressure – I was always told to keep my hands off my face because hands = germs. It is for this reason that acupressure surprised me. However, I found out that acupressure for the face helps improve circulation, increased metabolism, and also improves skin elasticity. I am so going to give this a try but with clean hands, of course.
  • Nightingale droppings – Yes, that’s bird poop to everyone else. It sounds a bit iffy and I don’t really know if I’m brave enough to try this but apparently, this is the secret to the silky, porcelain skin that Japanese women flaunt. It has exfoliating and bleaching properties that are great for the skin.

nightingale droppings for great skin

  • Pearl dust – It was said that a certain Chinese empress removed wrinkles with the use of a jade stick covered with pearl dust. Well, you might not have a jade stick but you can buy pearl dust easily enough and mix it with egg white and honey to make a sort of nourishing mask that will help turn back time and fight wrinkles and fine lines.

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