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Barbie Hsu tells you the optimum time for beauty sleep

Barbie Hsu Barbie Hsu tells you the optimum time for beauty sleep
Taiwanese celebrity Barbie Hsu (徐熙媛) recently unveiled her second beauty book (美容大王2) which I’ve yet to read.  The tips in her first beauty book were average but there were a few worth taking note, in particular the one about removing eye bags and dark under eye circles.

Her remedy is actually simple.  Nothing expensive or elaborate.  Just remove them via beauty sleep.  But it is not just about getting the normal eight hours of sleep.

Flaxseed oil for beauty

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I have junked the collagen supplements in favour of the cheaper and more beneficial flaxseed oil capsules these days. 

Flaxseed oil is a natural source of omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) which is good for maturing, dry skin as well as skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis and eczema. In fact, it is one of the most easily available healthy fats which I’ve wrote about.

Healthy fats for beautiful skin

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Are you one of those fat phobics who are shun all fatty and oily food?  Well, not all fats are bad news.  Healthy fats ontaining essential fatty acids can actually help improve your skin condition and help you be more beautiful with fewer wrinkles and more glow. 

This is because healthy fats stimulate the production of collagen, improves the blood flow in the layer below the skin that supplies nutrients for the creation of new, healthy skin cells.   

So what are healthy fats?

Whitening the Asian skin

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According to research, Asian skin has been found to contain more and bigger melanosomes and melanocytes and have longer dendrites than those of Caucasian skin.  In addition, because the color of our melanin tends to be darker and the stratum corneum is very thin, hence, we are more proned to pigmentation. 

Beauty houses are well aware of this and are constantly coming out with products to target Asian women who enthusiastically pursue whitening.  Every brand will carry at least one, if not more range of whitening products.