The 1 Surprising Beauty Tool You're Completely Overlooking
By now, you've probably learned the importance of wearing sunscreen, washing off your makeup before bed, and keeping your skin hydrated. One thing you might be overlooking, however, is the importance of tools you use on your skin — like cotton balls.
Like all areas of skin care, Asian countries have been pushing the boundaries of innovation on this front, meaning it might be time to consider swapping out your cotton balls for more sophisticated Asian cotton pad varieties. You may think you don't need fancy cotton pads, but you're wrong.
The latest iterations from Japan, China, Korea, and other Asian countries are softer, thicker, and more absorbent than any cotton ball or pad you've ever picked up at your local pharmacy. The cotton is frequently unbleached, has multiple layers, and is ideal for applying toners, essences, and liquid exfoliants to your skin. Many brands make the cotton pads thick enough that you can use both sides without experiencing wilting, and they never pill or leave white fuzz on your face. The pads are also bigger, so you can complete your dozen-step skin routine faster and easier.
Ahead you'll find some brands that make varieties worthy of endless praise.