From sleeping bundles and plate veils to Bb moisturizers and Korean foundation, some of the most favorite skincare and beauty trends we see in the West come from Asia. It’s no question, given that Eastern women have long been known for their impeccable, stretchy and dazzling dermis.

In contrast to American elegance which promotes covering up defects, many of the most successful Asian beauty methods focus on keeping your healthy complexion healthy and attractive. This is in part due to their old-fashioned splendor rituals, as well as their organic diet and lifestyle, which includes the typical use of nutrients like wakame algae.

For instance, the Japanese secret to beautiful dermis is regular drying. Drying rids the experience of dead skin cells and prevents deposition, revealing smooth, glowing complexion that is primed to capture elegance 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.