With novel application methods and innovative textures, Asian beauty rituals are in vogue and attracting increasing numbers of followers. And it’s hardly surprising, as they combine targeted techniques with powerful natural-origin ingredients, in a special beauty concept commonly known as layering. This traditional Asian skincare routine involves applying different layers of specific care products in a set sequence to maximise their effects.
3-Step Japanese Layering Skincare Routine
1. Double cleansing: the perfect make-up removal and facial cleanse.
In a quest for a porcelain-like complexion, Asian women place great emphasis on make-up removal and cleansing. Not content with simply removing make-up, they use a technique known as double cleansing for a very purifying effect: make-up removal is followed by thorough cleansing of their skin.
Removing make-up is an essential part of any good skincare routine and this is the first step in layering. To remove all traces of make-up without irritating their skin, Asian women prefer oil cleansers: an ideal galenic for make-up removal as the fatty substances in the oil dissolve impurities. Our Delicate Cleansing Oil removes even waterproof make-up whilst restoring softness and suppleness.
A make-up removing oil is very easy to use: simply dispense two or three pumps of oil into the palm of your dry hand, warm it with your fingers and then gently rub it over your face and eyes. Rinse with warm water.
The next essential step in layering is cleansing. After removing make-up, Asian-inspired beauty secrets tell us to always cleanse skin using an appropriate product. You should cleanse your face in the morning and evening, using a facial cleanser tailored to your skin type, such as a Light Cleansing Foam or Cleansing Gel.
Finally, Asian women like to use a toning mist or lotion to add the finishing touch to their skincare ritual and remove any residual limescale after cleansing.