If you suffer from Asian Glow, you know how embarrassing the symptoms can be. So is there an Asian Glow cure? Here’s our top DIY Asian Glow cures and remedies you can try at home.
Pick the best alcohol for you
We all know the best way to prevent Asian Flush or Asian Glow is to stop drinking alcohol. And while that may work for some, this isn’t always the best option for all of us. Sometimes you might want a drink with friends at the bar, or one with coworkers during a special work dinner.
Everyone experiences alcohol flush reaction (or Asian Glow) differently. That’s why it’s no surprise that some types of alcoholic drinks may be better choices for you compared to others.
Many find that drinks like beer and red wine can cause severe reactions, where other mixed drinks may have less of a negative reaction. It’s all about finding what works best for your body to minimise your reaction.
Cold drinks like mixed cocktails can be helpful, because it takes you longer to drink them and thus gives your body more time to break down the alcohol before you consume more. Drinks that are mixed with soda water or tonic water may also be helpful as it’s less alcohol content. The added soda water may also help keep you hydrated when drinking, too.
If you really hate Asian Glow, try low-alcohol content drinks, or even no-alcohol content drinks. In recent years, reduced alcohol content drinks have become more and more popular, making them easier to find.
Don’t let makeup scare you! Using colour-correctors in various types of makeup can have huge benefits for covering up your red face from alcohol.
While makeup and colour correctors won’t solve the internal symptoms of Asian Glow, they can greatly reduce the appearance of a red face from alcohol.
To counteract red, look for products that a green tint to them. Some of these products are created for those with skin conditions like rosacea that causes redness on the skin. No matter what the original purpose was, these green-tinted products can help cover redness from alcohol.
You can typically find green-tints in products like concealer and foundation. If your flushing is severe, you might benefit from combining various products together.
For more details, check out our article: Makeup Tricks to Avoid Alcohol Flushing
Asian Glow Supplements
While there is no cure for Asian Glow that can be prescribed by a doctor, there are a few supplements that can help reduce your symptoms. Of course, these will not completely eliminate Asian Glow symptoms, but they can help minimise them.
Two great ingredients to look out for are Quercetin and NAC. These are powerful ingredients that can minimise Asian Glow symptoms, especially facial redness.
There are quite a few products on the market, so it’s important to do your research. Find out what separates these supplements, specifically by looking at their ingredients list. Quercetin and NAC are vital ingredients that should be included in their formula.
Asian Glow patch vs Asian Glow pills
Everyone will have their own preference between wearing an Asian Glow patch or taking Asian Glow pills. Realistically, the formula will be quickly moved around the body with supplements in capsule or pill format, rather than trying to be absorbed through the skin.
However, it may come down to personal preference and what you’re most comfortable with.
Can I use Pepcid AC to cure Asian Glow?
There’s a myth that drugs like Pepcid AC and Zantac cure Asian Glow. This is not true! These drugs can help mask a red face, by they don’t actually do anything to minimise the internal symptoms of Asian Glow and the proper break down of alcohol in the body.
It’s also important that there are side effects to using medicines off-label (or for a use that they were not designed for). For more details, make sure to check out our articles: