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3 of the Best Asian Skincare Secrets for Smooth Radiance

by | Aug 31, 2020 | Face, Treatments

Are you curious about Asian skincare secrets? These 3 complexion-smoothing treatments can help you achieve porcelain radiance, no matter what your background is.

Many of today’s biggest beauty trends originated in Asia. That’s because countries like Korea and China are miles ahead of North America in terms of skincare in many ways. Glowing, flawless-looking skin is becoming increasingly popular in Canada and the U.S., and Korean beauty celebrities are admired for their flawless, doll-like complexions. Did you know that a typical Korean skincare regime often contains more than 25 steps?

What makes Asian skincare unique?

Asian skin comes in many shades and has unique characteristics. It has the benefit of being resilient and thick, enabling Asian men and women to ward off wrinkles for many years. However, it can also be prone to oiliness, acne, and hyperpigmentation. At its core, Asian beauty culture is all about techniques that preserve the skin and hide blemishes for as long as possible. At Sovereign Skin in Toronto, Asian skincare focuses on nourishing cells for longevity and minimizing scars, texture, and discoloration.

Both Asians and people with darker complexions are sometimes wary of cosmetic procedures, with good reason. Some lasers and abrasive treatments are too harsh for skin that is prone to hyperpigmentation. At Sovereign Skin, we cater to all skin tones and types and develop personalized treatments to reveal each client’s inner beauty. For complexion care, our Toronto patients love our specialized range of skin-safe smoothing interventions, and we’re excited to share them with you.

Continue reading to discover 3 of our favourite treatments plus a few insider hacks for healthy skin.

Asian skincare with nutraceuticals

Science proves time and time again that nutrition plays a significant role in keeping your complexion natural and healthy. Luckily, there are now nutritional supplements designed to help maintain a vibrant appearance.

Nutraceuticals are supplements that target different physiological concerns. They contain potent antioxidants, which are proven to promote healthy skin. Here are some examples of ways they can help from the inside out:

  • Formulas to strengthen connective tissues and encourage fast healing before or after a facial treatment
  • Anti-ageing formulations to fight wrinkles and age spots and rehydrate for a dewy glow
  • Complexion-brightening products to even skin tone and pigmentation
  • Detox and slimming formulas to promote proper digestion and tighten skin

Sovereign Skin believes in nourishing as well as treating the skin. A healthy diet and hydration are reflected in a youthful, glowing complexion. Here are some additional tips:

  • Always stay hydrated: Your skin is a significant body organ and relies on water to flush out toxins. Drinking plenty of water also combats skin dryness.
  • Eat a balanced diet: Your food must meet your skin’s needs. We suggest incorporating healthy fats (fish, avocados, walnuts) and lots of fruits and vegetables to get enough vitamins and nutrients.
  • Try white tea: White tea contains a lot of antioxidants, which helps prevent inflammation and correct visible damage.

Why Asian clients love microneedling

Microneedling promotes collagenesis by creating micro-channels in the skin with tiny needles. Collagen is the substance that holds your skin together. Collagenesis is the rebuilding of collagen and elastin, resulting in tighter skin and fewer lines. The microneedling device creates tiny injuries to activate collagen production. Microneedling penetrates skin only at the outermost layer, so there’s little discomfort and no downtime. Although there are home microneedling kits, the specialized professional needle lengths required for pronounced skin changes are best used in the clinic by a trained professional. On top of tightening skin, microneedling can:

  • Improve skin texture
  • Balance out surface irregularities
  • Reduce hyperpigmentation
  • Diminish vascular issues like spider veins
  • Shrink pores
  • Minimize the appearance of scars
  • Allow for better absorption of skincare products

For Asian skin or other darker pigmentation, microneedling is a safe alternative to lasers. Ablative lasers remove thin skin layers to trigger regeneration. However, while healing is uncomplicated for most light skin types, irritation and surface cell disruption can trigger hyperpigmentation for ethnic skin. That’s because the more melanin your skin has, the higher the risk for side effects from lasers, which can even include permanent scarring. Microneedling is a favourite for Asian skincare, because the risks are very low and the results are wonderful for reducing texture and firming skin tone.

Acne scar treatments

Research shows that compared with other ethnicities, Asian skin presents different forms of acne and needs to be treated accordingly. In general, Asian patients are more likely to have long-term inflamed skin or pathological acne. In fact, the acne scarring that results from this problem is widespread among Asian patients ages 25 to 44. The severity of scars depends on the degree of breakouts and the length of time before visiting a specialist.

Many patients find that scars, discoloration, and textural changes are more disheartening than active acne. At Sovereign Skin, we understand. That’s why we provide treatment options that suit each unique skin type and need. Here are a few of the most in-demand skin care procedures to minimize acne scars:

  • Dermal fillers:
    Dermal filler can be injected via tiny droplets under scarred skin. This causes them to elevate to the level of the rest of your face. Needle subcision, which releases any constrictive tissue underneath, can also be done to smooth dents and depressions in the skin. It’s a quick procedure that’s minimally invasive, but injection needs to be repeated every 6 to 12 months if you want to maintain your results.
  • Neuromodulator injections:
    Botulinum toxin type A, when injected into furrowed forehead muscles, temporarily results in a smoother appearance. Wrinkle injections are combined with dermal fillers for comprehensive scar and texture smoothing.
  • Chemical peels:
    An acid-based solution that causes controlled superficial injury to the upper layer of the skin is referred to as a chemical peel. For Asian skin, light, gentle versions of this treatment work well. Surface damage like hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, and clogged pores can be cleared away with the appropriate peel. Our skin specialists will help select the ideal solution for you.

Not only do treatments like microneedling work well for Asian patients, but they can also help people of all skin tones transform into the best, glowing version of themselves. At Sovereign Skin, you’ll find these treatments along with other favourites like Ultherapy and clinical-grade sun protection. Please visit our website learning centre and get your industry insider tips about Asian skincare on our YouTube channel.

You’re invited to book a free consultation at Sovereign Skin today.

Sovereign Skin

(647) 343-0801

59 Hayden Street, Suite 701 Toronto, ON M4Y 0E7