Asian beauty rituals
At the luxury hotel in Alicante Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa we like pampering ourselves from the inside out. That is why today we keep travelling around Asia to discover which are the main Asian beauty rituals.
Asian beauty rituals provide the skin many benefits, making it look radiant and beautiful. These techniques have been transmitted from one generation to another, and nowadays they are still considered very effective.
Rice water. This is an ancient beauty ritual. It consists in boiling a ½ cup of rice for 15 minutes. Once the time has passed, the rice it´s strained and cool before applying on the body after bathing. It is recommended doing this four times a week. Its main benefits are: softening, moisturising and lightening the skin.
Cold towels. This is very popular technique in Japan. It consists in wetting a towel in frozen water and put it on the clean face for 5 minutes. It helps toning the skin, giving it more firmness and getting rid of oily skin.
Green tea. This drink is included in most Japanese women´s diet. Its components help regenerating skin as well as preventing premature aging, thanks to tea´s antioxidants. It is recommended having 1 or 2 cups of tea a day.
Otefuki. This Asian beauty ritual consists in dampening a towel into hot water and rosemary or lavender oil to open pores and moisturise the skin. The ideal would be doing this ritual once a week, preferably at night, it works better at this time of the day.
Dry skin brushing. Another remedy developed by Asian women is using a wood brush with soft bristles to massage the skin, stimulate its circulation and get rid of dead skin cells. It is recommended to follow this ritual three times a week, without pressing very hard and avoiding eye area.
Chamomile tea. Rinsing your face with cold chamomile tea helps balancing your pH, as well as moisturising and toning your skin.