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A few things I found helped in Japanese skincare:
-beauty supplements (snacks and beverages that contain collagen/hyaluronic acid etc)
-sunscreen (protects skin from aging. In Japan they have better sunscreen than most countries. A lot of sunscreen is not sticky and gross like in most places outside Asia)
-umbrellas/gloves/visors etc (basically protect skin from sun beyond sunscreen)
-skin care routine (cleanse, tone, serum, lotion)…I know this should be common knowledge, but a lot of people outside Asia and beauty fanatics don't do the full routine.
-acne stickers (these stickers you put on acne to clear it up under your makeup or while you sleep)
-humidifiers (cute humidifiers are popular, and good for skin)
-makeup (It's abnormal for women under 70 not to wear makeup in Japan)
I lived in Asia (including Japan) a few years and most of my friends are Asian. >>57027
I think this guy was just lucky, but skincare/diet/sunscreen/makeup are the real difference between Japanese and "western" skin.
Also, girl in OP's pic IS young, that's why she looks young. She's probably no older than 17.
there's the whole 10 step Asian skincare routine (just google it for a list and product examples) but also i feel like beauty standards are higher from a younger age than they are in somewhere like the US. if people start taking better care of themselves (skincare, diet, workout, etc) from a super young age then theyll look better. plus generally speaking they have softer facial features and softer features = more feminine/younger looking. there's tons of decent Asian skincare products on amazon, some okay brands to start with are skinfood and tony moly. i also second everything >>57028
I think this could be kind of true. I'm Korean and do the bare minimum for skincare but I get a lot of compliments. More than skincare routine though, I think it mostly comes from my lifestyle which corresponds to a lot of what >>57028
has listed. I make sure to wear sunscreen (umbrella if I need it), sleep at least 6 hours (this is important; my skin breaks out if I don't), and drink lots of water. I also make sure to have a healthy diet; lots of vegetables, pickled things and avoid oily/sugary foods. My skincare routine is, as I've said, very simple. I first remove my makeup, wash my face with a natural bar soap, dry, Simple toner (with cotton pad; to remove extra makeup), HadaLabo lotion, and Cetaphil cream. Shower everyday. I do a clay mask if I feel like it.
It makes sense that it's genetics
I mean even this small example i have kinda points in that direction>Have half brother (same mom,different dad)>mom had no problems with acne growing up or now>Brother has EXPLOSIVE acne even now in his 30s>I get 1-2 on my face at a time and only when i'm stressed
He's tried every skincare product out there and been to the dermatologist but he just has shitty skin forever. some of his face is scarred now because i think he used to pop them and pick at them. It does get better when he's less stressed out but not much
Meanwhile my half sister, same dad different moms, also has clear skin like I do which makes me think a combo of my mom's genes and my dad's genes gave me good odds for decent skin
>tfw dad was predisposed to weight gain though>if sister and i don't watch our intake religiously we balloon up in a week
However i know a lot of people have had success adjusting to asian skincare routine even with bad acne, so i kinda wanna put together a not-too-girly not-too-long routine for my brother and see if it helps him, but i think he'd take offense if i asked. I myself know my skin is more supple and youthful looking when i stick to my routine. I've been off it for a month because of a bad case of depression and the difference to me is obvious.
? What makes you think we're angry?
Yes, you're quoting two posters.
anon is projecting. No one is angry.
But yeah, ingesting collagen does jackall and is just another thing being marketed to women crazy enough to believe it.
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there's a lot of delicious food with collagen in it, like pho. you need to relax, instead of assuming that every woman who's consuming it is an idiot.
If you don't mind me asking, how old are you? I'm beginning to see fine lines, but I've heard if you want to use Retin-A you have to be 25+.
Also on a sunscreen related note I really liked the Biore Perfect Face Milk since I live in a hot and humid climate and my face pulls towards oily, but I was going through the small bottles so quickly that I was getting getting frustrated having to keep ordering them. Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid Lotion reminds me alot of it. It comes in spf 30 and 55 I believe, dries pretty matte, and it's about 10 dollars for 3 fl oz. I'm eventually gonna suck it up and just order multiples, but for now it does its job.
are you at least past 25? just moisturise and possibly exfoliate.>>61652
you can use retin a at any age but you have to have an actual condition to treat. as far as i know there's no proof that "preventative" use of tretinoin prevents anything, it was only evaluated as a treatment for acne and preexisting sun damage. theoretically it's all good, but tretinoin is quite sensitizing and inflammation is pretty damn aging so by continued use you can accidentally rack up quite a bit of it. that's mostly just my opinion though, maybe i'm missing some crucial pieces of information.
early 20s. i don't know why this is happening. >>61675
thanks, i'll look into frownies. i know you said it isn't permanent but how long did you use it for? >>61740
sometimes i wonder if i'm just being caught up in the meme and am overreacting
Quite possibly. I've had nf since I was a girl. It's just what the fat distribution in my face is like, and going without them just makes me look weird. It's really not that big a deal.
Have you been drinking less water than usual? Moisturising regularly? Sleeping in your makeup? Do you smoke?
I've never worn lenses
the only makeup i wear is foundation+powder from the drugstore
although id say my iris takes up a lot of my eye b/c theyr smaller
myb shoulda mentioned I'm half filipino but ppl never think I'm that >>61743
do u think losing weight would diminish nf if its b/c of fat distribution?
everyone says i have baby face but i can't help obsessing over my nf
im also trying to lose 6 pounds to get down to 105
nf is the bane of my existence
Tanaka face massage - 7mins a day and you'll look much better after few weeks, esp good for sagging face and nosolabials
of course if you stop by then, you'll go back to your old face again after a while, so you need to this regularly, just like skincare
sounds like crazy maintenance, what does your skin look like?
I'm a pretty busy woman so the best I can do is take vitamins, wash, tone and moisturize every night and have a healthy and hydrated diet, I have a diffuser I use too before sleeping, and sometimes when I had a stressful week I get some cheap ass mask from target
I use african black soap, tone with witch hazel, put tea tree oil on spots, which usually happen around my period, and moisturize with either beauty oil, or some facial moisturizer I have at the time
the vitamins I take are one a day and flawless complexion by olly
before makeup I moisturize of course and my skin looks pretty nice and has healed my teenage acne pretty well (I had from 13-19, I'm 21 now)
I don't have any Asian beauty products, but I've been accumulating a knowledge of ingredients and which products and brands work best and these are what I like.
-get a cheap humidifier, only use purified or distilled water in it though
-i get face masks from Wal-Mart, they have purederm and sooae, sometimes I'll even get sheet masks from the dollar store or ardenes or shoppers drug mart. I use these every few days or so
-nivea creme, I use this mostly at night, it makes my skin glow,I also heard of people using it as a mask which worked really well for me
-a balanced diet, lots of protein and fiber and good days with omega, I tend to go for food with estrogen just for a boost
-i do protein shakes, I like drinking karma brand vitamin wtaer, all other brands are garbage
-green tea with ginseng and honey will make you glow if you drink it everyday
-i take multivitamins, as well as a couple other ones, which are acai, garlic, vitamin c, vitamin d, collagen, vitamin e, fish oil, magnesium and calcium, and a biotin gummy
-getting to bed on time every night. I have insomnia so obviously this isn't solid, but I have force myself to get off the internet and lay in the dark lol
-exercise. Again I'm bad at remembering this but this will be the thing that makes the biggest difference
And for products
-night of olay, it's pretty affordable and is brightening and plumping
-use either olive oil, jojoba or coconut or even almond or argan. Also I have used bio oil and palmers vitamin e skin therapy oil on my face and really liked them
-may coop Acer maple water mist, I need more but they don't really well it around here, I got it out of town
-i just purchased it but st ives citrus brightening face scrub is supposed to be really good
-i have these olay dry who's you mix with water and they're really hydrating, a lot of olay are really food actually, especially their bar soap and body wash
-i like trying random beautiful products, I have this eye and lip collagen roller, some collagen eye patches,and a moisture mask I all bought on a whim because I like extra moisture and protection
Also don't forget sunscreen, and smiling and being good to yourself makes you less stressed out and less prone to wrinkles. Take Epsom salt baths. Take care of your hair and use blistex.
Another important factor is the Asian habit of trying to stay out of the sun, while a lot of Westerners love getting sun/tans.
In general, aside from taking better care of themselves, I don't think Asian "aging" is that incredible. The majority of them look their age, which is not a bad thing at all. I think I say this because I'm Asian myself and I'm used to normal people, usually in these threads you get a lot of models who obviously look better than the average person.