How to Achieve the Japanese Mochi Skin
Inspired by the delicious, chewy Japanese snack, the latest skin trend, mochi skin, hails from the Land of the Rising Sun and focuses on skincare rather than makeup.
Unlike the Korean glass skin that has a shiny, almost wet, glass-like finish, mochi skin has a plump and velvety finish, just like how a mochi looks like. Mochi skin should look soft and bouncy, and free from dryness and fine lines.
Trying to maintain the glass skin look in Singapore is close to impossible. Your glass skin makeup can only stay on for as long as your selfie session for your Instagram, and it will proceed to slide off under the humidity. In contrast, mochi skin is a very wearable look.
How can we achieve mochi skin, then? Here’s everything you need to do to get that clear and bouncy skin packed full of moisture.
Get all the gunk off your face by double cleansing your face day and night. Opt for cleansers that are not too harsh, so that you will not strip your skin of its natural oils. Start with Halley Brilliance Skincare range’s Ultra Tender Cucumber Cleanser to remove any build-up from your makeup, sebum, and impurities. Complete your cleansing routine with Brilliance Hydration Gel Wash to remove all the last traces of impurities gently.
Many of us skip toner, but Japanese ladies swear by their toner (or they sometimes call it “lotion”) for baby soft skin. Try Halley’s ceramide-enriched Brilliance Skin Barrier Defence to re-hydrate and strengthen your skin barrier function.
It is imperative to keep your skin hydrated if you are going for that mochi skin look. After toning, nourish your skin with Brilliance Diamond+ C20 Serum. The serum contains 20% Vitamin C and combined with hyaluronic acid, replenishes our skin’s hydration quickly, promotes skin firmness, and keeps our skin clear and radiant.
Unlike glass skin, avoid shine. Choose a lightweight moisturiser that is still highly hydrating, like Halley’s Brilliance Antioxidant Peptide Cream. It helps to lock in moisture, minimise fine lines and wrinkles, and provides antioxidant skin protection.
Regardless of how much time and money you invest in your skincare, you ain’t going to get mochi skin if you skip sun protection. Protect your skin against the harmful UV rays by applying sunscreen daily. The moisturising Brilliance Airy Antioxidant Sunscreen is a broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protective sunscreen that is enriched with Sodium Hyaluronate to rejuvenate the skin and help our skin maintain an even skin tone.
Regular skin treatments
Having a good skincare routine is important but it does not replace aesthetic treatments that enhances your skin for that clean and bouncy look.Do visit your dermatologist to give your skin a pampering treatment every now and then to keep it in a tip-top condition.
Loss in volume, saggy skin, and wrinkles are not part of the mochi skin package. Ageing is inevitable, but besides leading a healthy lifestyle, Ultherapy can help us regain our youth by stimulating collagen production to firm up our skin (think mochi-like bounciness).
Ultherapy is a non-surgical, no downtime treatment that uses focused ultrasound energy to penetrate into the deeper layers of our skin to induce collagen production, resulting in firmer and tighter skin.
There are many different types of laser treatments that are targeted for different skin concerns – dull skin, pigmentation, acne scars, large pores, uneven skin tone, and ageing skin. Q-Switch Nd:YAG Laser or Long Pulsed Laser to improve your skin texture and skin tone, while PicoSure Laser treats wrinkles, fine lines, and pigmentation effectively. Always consult your doctor to find out which laser will give you optimal result.
Keep your skin plump, hydrated, and mochi-like with regular facial sessions. Halley Medical Aesthetics has got specially designed facial treatments to suit different skin types and address different skin woes – from skin firming, skin rejuvenation, to pore cleansing and deep extractions. There is even a treatment facial that is meant for your tired eyes.
- Halley’s Ultimate Mochi Skin Programme
Begin your quest for supple and youthful mochi skin with Halley’s Ultimate Mochi Skin Programme. Its Aqua Infusion treatment uses electroporation technology to ensure optimal absorption of serum into the skin, while the Iontophoresis infusion uses hyaluronic acid (HA) to increase skin moisture and reduce fine lines.
– 3 x Aqua Infusion
– 3 x Halley’s Intense Pulse Light
– 3 x Iontophoresis infusion (use hyaluronic acid)
Schedule a consultation with our doctors at Halley Medical Aesthetics to share your concerns with them and let them advise you on the types of aesthetic treatments and skincare routine that are suitable for you.
Call 6737 8233 or WhatsApp us at 9816 6148 to make an appointment.
Halley Medical Aesthetics
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Tele-Medicine is also available at Halley Medical Aesthetics.