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Photo Essay: Skincare 101 in Vietnam

A healthy traditional diet combined with a habit of staying away from the sun is skin care 101 in Asia… in Vietnam though, the women totally upped the ante by covering themselves top to toe. I was told that it’s been so since late 1990s, and even more so now that the beauty industry is thriving thanks to economy growth, Western ideologies and of course, traditional Asian values and beliefs; fair skin has long been associated as a symbol of femininity, purity, sophistication and high social class (as opposed to having tanned skin, which is often associated to poverty and hard labor).

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HELLO, ANA JONESSY is a travel, festival and lifestyle blog by Ana Jonessy, a wanderlusting Sabahan in love with all that Southeast Asia and the world have to offer. I want to be engulfed by the beauty of the wilderness and magic and kindness.

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