Celebrities are expected to always look their best and they work with plenty of makeup artists and hair stylists to achieve that. Besides help from professionals, the stars also have their own beauty tips to keep them looking and feeling their best. From K-drama Crash Landing on You’s Son Ye Jin to K-pop girl group BLACKPINK’s Lisa, here are 16 beauty lessons we can learn from these gorgeous Asian celebrities.
1. Cleanse Your Skin Thoroughly
The Vagabond star is known for her natural beauty and beautiful skin. As a celebrity, she always has to wear makeup and one of her beauty secrets is to never sleep with her makeup on.
To ensure that her skin is thoroughly clean, she uses the 4-2-4 facial cleansing method. First, she massages her face with cleansing oil for four minutes. She then applies foaming cleanser and massages for another two minutes, before finally rinsing her face with water for four minutes. Keeping your skin clean of makeup residue, dirt and grime helps to keep acne away and prevent clogged pores.
2. Less is more
Did you know that the Parasite actress has a book that shares her thoughts on staying beautiful and skincare tips? Titled ‘Healing Beauty’, the actress revealed that she does not use more than four different products on her skin which we think is pretty sound advice. Using too many products may end up harming your skin if they are not paired correctly, especially if you use skincare with active ingredients like retinoids and salicylic acid. They may be effective, but if you overuse these strong ingredients or combine them wrongly, you may end up with red and inflamed skin.
3. Moisturise regularly
Yeo Jeong also shared that to keep her skin healthy and glowy, she applies moisturiser every four hours. Though we may not be able to do that if we are out and about or at work, it is important to always use a hydrating moisturiser to prevent our skin from becoming dry and dehydrated especially if we are always in an air-conditioned environment.
4. Healthy Lifestyle
Lastly, she believes leading a healthy lifestyle is just as important as choosing what skincare products to put on your face. She advocates doing yoga regularly, drinking plenty of water, and clean eating by consuming whole foods like tomatoes, sweet potatoes, mushrooms and eggs.
5. Stick To A Good Skin-Prep Essence
As a busy celebrity at the top of her game, Song Hye Kyo is usually either filming or on set for photoshoots, which causes her skin to become dry after long hours of being exposed to harsh studio lighting. To care for her skin, the face of Sulwhasoo preps her skin everyday with Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX, $115 for 60ml.
6. Treat Your Skin To A Rich Mask When Travelling
Constant travelling can take a toll on the Korean beauty’s skin, which she manages by making sure that she’s always well-stocked with Sulwhasoo’s Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Creamy Mask, $148 for a box of five, which she uses everyday as a pampering treat for her skin.
7. Keep Yourself Motivated With Fitness
Adopting a holistic approach towards beauty, Song Hye Kyo is placing more emphasis on her wellness and health as she becomes older. She does so by exercising frequently, and keeps herself motivated by mixing things up with yoga and cardio.
8. Never Sleep With Wet Hair
Old wives’ tales aside, sleeping with your hair wet and a damp scalp really can cause real problems for your scalp health. First of all, hair is at its weakest when it’s wet, so sleeping with wet hair will mean that they undergo lots of friction as we toss and turn in our sleep. This can damage hair health and lead to split ends, breakage and rough ends.
Plus, when your scalp is damp, a moist and warm environment makes it ideal for nasty microorganisms to grow. Over time, they can cause your scalp to become sensitised and flaky. Which explains why Korean actress Park Shin Hye lives by this rule and never goes to bed with her hair still wet, no matter how tired she is.
9. Mascara, Mascara, Mascara
As one of the faces of K-beauty brand, Moonshot, Lisa is not only just a pretty face, but also have several beauty tips up her sleeves to ensure that she looks fabulous all the time. The 22-year-old is known for her penchant for long, fluttery lashes and is never seen without generous helpings of mascara on her lashes.
Our mascara pick to achieve super long and luscious lashes has got to be the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara. Enriched with enzymes known to stimulate hair growth, this creamy formula is sure to leave your lashes looking fuller and leave you feeling more confident.
10. Red Lipstick Always Ups The Glam Factor
Even though she’s known for her flawless complexion, this fan-favourite Chinese actress loves switching things up and experimenting with different makeup. One of her go-tos? A red lipstick as it instantly transforms her look.
She’s also the new face of Armani Beauty, which means she’s constantly reaching for the new Armani Beauty Lip Maestro Liquid Lipstick in the shade Ruby Nude, $38. After all, it’s a shade that ties any makeup look together, giving us that extra glam factor we can’t say no to.
11. Mask Daily
Since her face always seems clear and radiant, we’d recommend Dr Jart+ Dermask Clearing Solution Facial Masks, 5 sheets for $41. Perfect for sensitive skin, each sheet mask promises to clear your skin of any acne and dark spots, while giving you that natural inner glow.
12. Massage Your Face
Looking not a day over 30, Lin Chi-Ling is one of Taiwan’s most notable models and celebrities. And while she’s no stranger to quality products and professional treatments, she often credits her youthful skin to her conscientious massaging of her skin. Not only does massaging your skin improve product absorption and microcirculation, it also activates your fascia and tones your muscle for a firmer, more lifted mien.
Try the new massage trend: Gua Sha. Its a jade facial massage tool that lifts and smooths the skin, preventing any puffiness and leaving the skin radiant after regular use. We’re in love with the Mount Lai Gua Sha Facial Lifting Tool, $41.
13. Trust In Coconut Oil
Priyanka Chopra is no stranger to wearing makeup for long hours. After all, she got into the pageant circuit since she was a teenager. As a result, she’s been using coconut oil to remove even the thickest and most gunky makeup. All she does is massage coconut oil into your skin for a few minutes and then wipe it all off with a warm towel to deeply cleanse and gently exfoliate without disrupting the skin’s moisture level.
14. Listen To Your Mother
Even though Priyanka Chopra works with the world’s best glam team, she still turns to her mother whenever she’s in need of any skincare advice. This is because since she was a little girl, her mother has set the example of taking good care of her skin.
15. Be a natural beauty
Unsure of which makeup style to go for? The classic no-makeup makeup look is probably your best bet. The Crash Landing on You actress has frequently been spotted rocking minimal makeup and letting her natural beauty take centrestage.
Just pop on some mascara to give the illusion to bigger eyes and if you’re worried about looking too washed out, try a pink lipstick to tie the look together. We’re in love with Natasha Denona Lip Glaze in Pink Salmon — it’s super glossy and in the perfect shade of baby pink.
16. Eye creams are a must for wrinkle-free skin
The South-Korean actress has been in the spotlight over the past few years after starring many fan-favourite dramas, including The Private Life. We can’t help but notice how smooth, plump and wrinkle-free her skin always looks, especially around her eyes.
So if you find your concealer creasing easily under your eyes, you’ll probably need to reach for a good eye cream to get rid of those fine lines. Add the Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream to your cart to restore your skin and leave it smoother and firmer, just like Park Min-young’s.