Having to constantly be in front of the public eye, celebrities always have to look presentable and be camera-ready. It definitely isn’t an easy job to look this good 24/7.
Since they’ve dedicated plenty of time and effort into looking their best, they’re often the best people to spill their beauty secrets. Although they’ve been in show business for decades, a number of them still look youthful as ever.
To help us out in the beauty department, we’ve rounded up the top 10 Asian celebs that defy the test of time.
1. Rainie Yang, 36
After shooting to fame as Xiao You in the popular series Meteor Garden. Now, she’s almost turning 37 but yet, she still looks like her 17-year-old self when she took up the role. What exactly is her anti-ageing secret?
Rainie stresses on the importance of maintaining her eyebrows. In an interview she did with Vogue Taiwan back in 2018, she said that your eyebrows can really transform your appearance. She advises that you should not follow eyebrow trends, but instead, find the shape that best suits you over the years and follow it.
Skincare for your neck
Signs of ageing first appear on your neck due to how delicate and thin the layer of skin is. Of course, neck skincare is one of Rainie’s anti-ageing secrets. Other than paying attention to skincare on her face, she makes sure she applies the product on her neck as well, stroking upwards towards her face.
She has been doing this step since her 20s and swears by it, and claims that it really isn’t that difficult to include this step in your daily skincare routine.
2. Park Shin Hye, 31
After her performance in many hit shows Pinocchio, The Heirs, and many more, Park Shin Hye is a world-famous Korean actress that almost everyone recognises. Through the years we’ve watched her on TV, she only looks younger and more radiant every time we spot her on-screen. What exactly are her beauty secrets?
Never sleeping with wet hair
As much as it’s considered an old wives tale, Park Shin Hye believes that you should never go to bed with wet hair. Sleeping with wet hair comes with many harmful effects such as a dry scalp, breakage, and split ends, that is all caused by the friction between your hair and the pillow.
Furthermore, lying down with moist hair causes it to become more damp and dense, providing more opportunities for microorganisms to grow, resulting in flaky scalps.
Hence, Park Shin Hye promises herself to never sleep with wet hair no matter how exhausted she is. She also often puts on hair masks in the shower too. Guess this explains her silky and voluminous hair that frames her face beautifully!
The secret behind Park Shin Hye’s flawless skin that makes her look like she’s still in her 20s? She deep-cleanses her face with a facial cleanser that removes dirt and impurities effectively.
Believing that skincare is more important than piling layers of makeup on your face, she avoids putting on a heavy layer of makeup during the summer. As such, she rarely puts on foundation and focuses on placing the main point on her eye makeup instead, using only eyeshadow and long-lasting mascara, often skipping the eyeliner.
3. Jeanette Aw, 41
She’s a household name in Singapore’s entertainment industry, but she appears like a young graduate in her 20s. How does Jeanette Aw do it?
For Jeanette Aw, less is more. She wears as little makeup as possible and skips the foundation wherever she can. In fact, after being in the industry for three years, she stopped using foundation because she hated how cakey it would get after a long day of shooting, especially if she has crying scenes, which require multiple touch-ups.
In addition to her skincare routine, Jeanette makes sure she exercises regularly and drink lots of water daily (as we all should). She also pays close attention to the environment she is in and makes sure she gives her skin what it needs depending on the climate she is in.
She moisturises her skin every day without fail, and if she is travelling and in a dry climate, she makes sure she adjusts her skincare accordingly.
4. Kim Sa Rang, 43
Can you believe this is the girl that was crowned Miss Korea two decades ago back in 2000? It’s like she didn’t age at all! Following that, she has starred in various K-dramas, including her hit drama Secret Garden. So, what exactly is this actress’ secret?
Kim Sa Rang strongly believes that fitness is what keeps her looking radiant and in great shape, even at her age. She also enjoys spending her free time doing pilates and yoga, about three times a week.
In terms of diet, she makes sure she doesn’t over-eat and she doesn’t eat all three meals in a day because it makes her gain weight easily (If you have a high metabolism, make sure to eat regular meals). Most importantly, she doesn’t eat anything late in the night, where it is the hardest time for food to digest.
The Korean actress and model has since also shared tips on how to debloat after a full meal. She first uses a baseball to roll out areas of her face or body that appears puffy. Following that, she will make herself a homemade green tea mist to spritz on her face throughout the next day. Lastly, she makes a healthy juice for herself that helps to detoxify the body.
While many other celebrities place emphasis on skincare steps, Kim Sa Rang believes that small actions are what matters, such as using lip balm daily. She believes that adopting this habit is one of the small steps towards becoming beautiful and taking care of yourself.
In relation to this step of her beauty regime, Kim Sa Rang has also shared with fans her favourite lip product to use. It is the YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-In-Stick in the shade #14 Corail in Touch, a subtle tinted lip balm that moisturises and gives your lips a lovely hint of colour.
You can purchase it for S$38 on Shopee.
5. Song Hye Kyo, 39
A recognisable face to many, Song Hye Kyo is an esteemed actress who starred in the Korean drama Descendants of the Sun. After years of acting, the actress still looks the same – younger each time, in fact. Here are some of her beauty secrets behind maintaining that flawless skin.
Song Hye Kyo is another actress that stresses on the importance of cleansing her face thoroughly after long days of filming. She also has a skincare routine that she sticks to and puts on a face mask daily. She also likes to apply minimal foundation on her skin!
Another beauty tip she gave was to pay attention to the shape of your eyebrows, as it is one of the most important features that shape your face.
Apart from her in-depth and thorough skincare routine, Song Hye Kyo makes sure she exercises regularly. Not only does it help keep her in shape, but it also helps her skin remain to look young and radiant too.
When the heart pumps during exercise, it helps regulate the blood flow in our body which provides various benefits for our skin such as greater collagen production and newer skin cells. When the actress turned 30, she also started incorporating a regular running schedule and yoga sessions into her fitness routine.
6. Shin Se Kyung, 31
She may seem like she’s in her 20s, but Shin Se Kyung has already starred in many hit dramas such as The Bride of Habaek, Rookie Historian Goo Hae-Ryung, and most recently Run On. Today, she looks equally youthful, and her flawless skin always shines through the screen.
One of her biggest skincare secrets is religiously applying serum on her skin, especially after a long day of filming. This skincare step helps her skin look soft and plumpy once again, ready for the camera anytime.
Lifestyle and fitness
The actress believes that her daily habits are even more important than her skincare as she believes it is what leads to her flawless skin.
She maintains a balanced diet and drinks up to two litres of water a day. Plus, she avoids carbonated drinks and caffeinated drinks such as coffee. A good night’s sleep is important to her too!
7. Charmaine Sheh, 45
One of Hong Kong’s veteran actresses, we have all grown up watching Charmaine Seah in various dramas. The one thing that doesn’t change, however, is her everlasting beauty.
She removes all her makeup thoroughly before going to bed every night. Additionally, she uses a facial mask daily. On nights where her eyes are a little swollen or puffy, she would place cold potato slices on them, to be used as an eye mask.
Staying hydrated is key for Charmaine – it great for your health and your skin. She also likes to introduce some healthy juices into her diet, such as apple or carrot juice.
8. Joanne Peh, 36
Named as one of the Seven Princesses in the Singapore entertainment industry, we have all followed Joanne Peh’s career on the screens for a very long time. Now a mother of two, Joanne looks just as young as she did back in The Little Nonya!
As age catches up with her, Joanne believes that one of her biggest skin concerns is hyperpigmentation. To tackle this issue, the actress slathers on sunblock daily and reapplies it throughout the day.
Other than taking care of her skin, Joanne has now found another secret that has kept her looking young: meditation. She mentions that stress and tiredness show up on our faces, so by meditating, you get rid of these negative energies and find a sense of peace in yourself.
Once you are in a better state of mind, it will definitely show up on your face! She also adds that a lack of time is not an excuse when it comes to meditation. It’s all about finding the time for yourself, and giving yourself the self-care you deserve.
9. Kim Tae Hee, 41
Known as one of Korea’s most beautiful woman, Kim Tae Hee is still looking young and radiant at 41. Comparing her between her hit dramas, Stairway to heaven and most recently, Hi Bye, Mama, this actress literally looks the same!
She has mentioned before that she takes good care of her skin due to the nature of her job. The 41-year old hates the thought of getting a breakout, so she spot-treats even before zits appear. Likewise, she would put on a face mask or slather moisturising cream on her face if she feels that her skin is getting dry.
10. Lin Chi-Ling, 46
Known as Taiwan’s top model, Lin Chi-Ling is still looking as young as ever even after being in the industry for so long. Here are her skincare tips on how she prevents ageing.
When her face appears puffy, this model does facial and lymphatic massages on top of her usual skincare routine to drain any water retention from her face. This routine definitely explains the slim and defined jawline that she has maintained all these years. Such massages can be done with various beauty tools on the market, such as a jade roller.