5 Ancient Chinese Beauty Secrets for Better Skin

When it comes to skincare, we’re smart enough now to know that we should look to the East for all the latest innovations (see essences, cushion compacts, snail creams, etc.). But sometimes, looking to the past can yield even more solutions than the present. After all, a Chinese empress had poreless porcelain skin thousands of years before serums were invented, and a Japanese geisha knew how to cleanse her glowing complexion without the help of modern foaming cleansers.

With this in mind, we tapped Wei Brian, beauty guru and the mastermind behind Wei Beauty—a skincare line based on 5,000 years of Chinese herbal medicine—and asked her to share her favorite beauty secrets from ancient China. From jade rollers to herbal teas, keep scrolling for five traditional Chinese beauty rituals for better skin!