Crazy Beauty Regimens from Asia

Mar 27, 2019 | Asia, Style

Breaking Asia | Editor

by BA

First it was snail mucus – and then things got even wilder

Things go viral on the Internet for the most mundane reasons, but for better or for worse, some of them are here to stay – especially Asian beauty regimens.

Snail mucus has been around for years, mainly because it helps moisturize the skin and keep it looking younger than it actually is. Here are some other beauty products that have erupted from Asia’s obsession with beauty and skincare.

V-line mask

The v-line mask makes the most sense to people who are familiar with South Korean showbiz and pop culture.

For those who don’t know, the v-line is the tapered line that runs from the ear area down to the chin. Essentially, people who have pronounced v-lines look like porcelain dolls, and they’re judged as prettier, or more handsome.

V-line masks are a non-surgical option for people who want to enhance their v-lines without going under the knife, as the ‘easiest’ option is to get plastic surgery.

V-line masks squeeze the face hard, pushing down the fat and enhancing the appearance of the facial bones and jaw line. 

 

Foot peel masks

Foot peel masks first became popular in Japan, and then copycat brands emerged globally.

What these masks do is they introduce a combo of natural extracts and compounds like glycolic acid that make the skin shed after a few days.

Designed to be worn for minutes up to one hour, depending on the instructions of the manufacturer, expect the underside of your feet to peel after 3-7 days.

And why do people wear feet masks that make their skin peel off? For beauty, of course! Feet masks take care of those nasty calluses that don’t go off easily.

If you are completely fine with waking up one day with the skin on your feet peeling off, this would be your easy go-to for foot care. Foot peel masks promise “baby smooth skin” after use.

Pig masks

Pig skin masks use the natural collagen from pig skin to hydrate and repair human skin.

Much like other face masks meant for reparation and restoration, skin masks offer the advantage of having actual animal proteins available for absorption. Well, if we eat pork, why can’t we use its skin to make ourselves prettier?

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