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TWCC28 – How do Chinese Girls have such Perfect Skin?, Episode 28

Welcome back to Two White Chicks in China with Hollie and Nora!

This week we have another question from Boyka who’s originally from Bulgaria and now lives in Shenzhen, who asked us “What special beauty regiments and tricks do Chinese women follow to look frustratingly attractive?”

In This Episode We Talk About…

  • Comments from everyone! Thanks so much!
  • 4 students buy billboard space to share their love of favorite boyband!
  • Our question from Boyka!
  • White skin and bleaching.
  • Spots, white-ness and firmness are the three main things Chinese women worry about.
  • Few women wear make up.
  • Chinese women worry about ‘aging’ at the age of 33!.
  • Facial ‘slapping’ and exercises.
  • They drink a lot of green tea.
  • DIY beauty tips.
  • Face mask frenzy and snail juice
  • Placenta moisturizer.
  • Habit and diet.
  • Water sprays after a nap.
  • Our plans to do a 7 day Chinese beauty challenge.
  • Cleansing oils.
  • Nora’s Lush obsession
  • Protection from the skin.
  • Facials and massages.
  • Face brushes and tools.
  • Pig hair brushes.
  • Body brushing.
  • No spicy food and plenty of sleep.
  • How to make rice water toner and mask!
  • Our Chinese word of the week is skin – 皮肤 (pí fū)
  • If you have a question for us, please send us a voicemail or leave us a message below!
  • People and Companies We Mentioned in the Show

    Episode Length 01:07:06

    Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next Thursday for our next topic and another question from one of our listeners!
    If you want to ask us a question you can Send us a Voicemail!

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    Thanks for listening guys!
    – Hollie & Nora


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    • Boyka

      I’m all in the 7-days challenge! Waiting for you girls to publish the entire program right here!

      In the meantime, here’s a great recipe for a 2-in-1 facial cleanser and toner which has done wonders for my skin. It combines a cleansing water and a cleansing oil, which makes it equally refreshing, nourishing and protecting – overall great for morning and evening cleaning routines.

      So here’s the recipe: in a spray container (preferably glass or porcelain, avoid plastic) mix together 100ml rose water and 10ml jojoba oil. You need to shake it well before every usage, as normally oil will emerge above when calm. Spray onto a cotton piece and clean you face for about a minute with circular motions. Do not wash afterwards.

      You can substitute rose water with other kinds of flower water based on your skin type or specific needs (f.ex. lavender water for irritating skin or geranium water for blemish-prone skin etc.), however I use rose water as the most universal one. Equally, you can swap jojoba oil for other type of base oils (do NOT use essence oils in this recipe!!) like wheat kernel oil for more mature skin or grape seeds oil for oily skin etc. Again, jojoba oil is a very versatile and universally appealing product, that’s why I put it in this recipe (and on my face:)

      Thanks for your great podcast!


      • Hollie Sowden

        Wow! Thanks for the recipe. After our challenge I want to try this. I’m sure I can find those things from Taobao 🙂 We’ll be posting the program here very soon! Also, we decided to make it 10 days, just coz we felt 7 might not be long enough to really see any change. Thanks for a great question by the way, it’s started something pretty exciting. 😀

    • Foreign Devil

      I think the good skin is a southern thing. . When I lived in Beijing in ’09 I noticed in general people had less than great skin with lot’s of people even having really bad skin conditions. I attributed it to the pollutants in the air and dry winters. BTW, you guys kept mentioning taking naps at work?? That must also be a southern thing because there were not any nap times sanctioned by the companies I worked for in Beijing. There was no official allowance for a “siesta” during the workday.

      • Nora Joy Wilson

        Thanks for sharing! While I was living in Chengdu I saw many girls with gorgeous skin as well. They also take naps there– so maybe it’s just Beijing that doesn’t have naps or good skin 😛 Thanks for sharing!