Apparently Korea has a choke-hold on skin care for Asian complexions. No matter what angle I try to do research with, Korean beauty products dominate my findings.
Asian complexions are more prone to hyperpigmentation and acne due to their skin being more oily than their Caucasian counterparts. As I said in my previous post about oil: oil moisturizes the skin and helps prevent wrinkles and fine lines. According to beautycrew.com.au, Asian complexions only need a good cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and sunscreen. Overloading your skin with a lot of anti-acne products, serums, lotions, and potions will cause more harm than good. The best way to combat oily skin for this type of skin is a toner with salicylic acid. This helps fight bacteria and cleanses the pores of debris. You do not need to have every product you use contain salicylic acid. This could overload your skin and cause additional breakouts.
Sunscreen and laser treatments help with combating hyperpigmentation.
I would suggest adding anti-aging products that are best suited for oily skin. A gel moisturizer is ideal. Clinique has a very good gel moisturizer.
Here are some toners to try out:
My favorite toner is anything with witch hazel: