How to get Mochi Skin?
Not so long ago, a new Asian skincare routine came into fashion, and more likely it is going to surpass the popular Korean beauty trend called Glass Skin. Today The Fashiongton Post will tell you what Mochi Skin is, and how to achieve this effect.
Mochi Skin trend is inspired by the dessert which is beloved by all Japanese — translucent mochi cakes made of rice flour. They are plump, soft and slightly velvety in appearance. This is exactly the result we want to achieve — the skin should be nourished, moisturized and firm, but not oily.
While the “glassy” effect is characterized by high gloss, wet and flawless finish, Mochi Skin has a fresher and more invigorating texture. For such an effect, the Japanese advise focusing on moisturizing and abandoning mechanical peels. The J-Beauty principles avoid aggressive exfoliation, so as not to provoke micro-injuries.
How to achieve the Mochi Skin effect?
The key to getting Mochi skin is two-step cleansing and layering of several moisturizing products. This will create a soft and fresh glow. The first critical step is double cleansing in the morning and evening. Start with a mild milk or hydrophilic oil, then use a lather or micellar water. This will remove impurities without drying out your skin. Next, apply a moisturizing lotion (with aloe or hyaluronic acid extract), followed by a light moisturizing cream or serum. Products should not be too thick for healthy and radiant skin.
To complete this care routine — use a product with SPF. If you want to use foundation as well, go for weightless textures. For oily skin, you can add a little mattifying powder, but it’s important not to overdo it to find a middle ground. Don’t forget applying a moisturizing mask every other day, then you can repeat the same effect of the Japanese Mochi Skin.