Asian skin isn’t like Caucasian skin that yellowish pigmentation and that easily gets reddish and burn when exposed under the sun’s rays for longer periods of time. Most Asian skin has more melanin and more pigmentation, which protects its inner layer from the sun’s damaging rays, thereby; Asians are not prone to sun burns or skin cancers. However, it doesn’t mean that they should not take of their skin as well because despite of the blessedness that they have with regards to their skin structure, there are certain issues that Asian skin need to tackle.
- Avoid exposure to the sun’s rays for a long time – Whatever type of Asian skin that you have, it is very important to avoid exposing it to the sun’s damaging rays because it can cause premature aging. Although this may not show immediately to Asians, but its effects can still be apparent later on in life. Therefore, wear sunscreen at least 30 minutes prior to sun exposure and swimming at the beach. It is also advisable to wear sunglasses to protect the skin around your eyes. Use light-colored clothing if you think you will have to spend a few minutes walking under the sun.
- Always moisturize your skin – Moisturizing your skin is one way of letting it consume the vitamins needed for the replenishment of its dead and tired cells. Moisturizing your skin at night allows the skin to repair itself. It is also important to start using water-based moisturizer in your early 20’s as preventive method. This act can keep your skin nourished and can keep it at bay from pre mature wrinkling and sagging of skin.
- Always cleanse your skin before going to bed at night – It does not matter if you’re using AHA-free cosmetics or mineral-based foundation because as long as you are using cosmetic products, these can surely harm your skin in the long run. These can cause skin reddening, blemishes, and dark spots when worn while exposed to the sun’s rays, much more if you don’t take these out from your face at night because it can penetrate deeply to the inner layers of your skin. When this happens, further damage may occur.
- Never wear heavy makeup all the time – While makeup is the number one tool to make women look beautiful, it can also be the number one reason to make their skin look ugly when they reach 30’s or 40’s. Let your natural beauty shine by using light makeup during the day and heavy makeup when attending parties and important occasions at night.
Your skin is the biggest and the most obvious gland in your body, so start taking care of it today and reaps good skin tomorrow and the years to come.