From sleeping packs and sheet veils to Bb creams and Korean foundation, some of the most common skincare and makeup developments we see in the West come from Asia. It’s no speculate, given that Asian women have long been known for their beautiful, supple and dazzling skin.

In contrast to American splendor which promotes covering up imperfections, many of the most efficient Asian skincare techniques focus on keeping your natural complexion healthy and attractive. This is in part due to their classic splendor rites, as well as their natural diet and lifestyle, which includes the regular consumption of nutrients like wakame seaweed.

For starters, the Japanese secret to wonderful body is regular exfoliation. Drying rids the face of dead skin cells and prevents deposition, revealing gentle, radiant body that is primed to collect charm products. There are two primary types of exfoliants: physical and chemical. Physical exfoliants include scrubs and brushes, while chemical exfoliants use acids to break down the bonds between your skin’s surface cells. The Japanese also swear by the mystical ingredient of nightingale droppings. Yes, you read that correctly: geisha have been rubbing the dried droppings into their skin for centuries because of their reputed ability to soften and brighten it.

Moreover, many Asian beauty rituals include cleansing with oil to remove makeup and dirt from the face before a cleanser is applied. This is because oil attracts makeup and dirt, making it easier to remove than using water alone. Another common Asian beauty secret is applying a thin layer of oil to the length of your hair, then braiding it or twisting it into a bun and putting a shower cap over it before you sleep. This helps moisturize and protect your hair from the sun’s harmful rays, which can lead to fading and damage.