Do you ever wonder why Japanese have a youthful, fairer, and glowing skin? What beauty regimen they do to always look fresh and young? What daily habits and food they eat to have a fair skin complexion? Get ready because this article will help us discover their beauty secrets.
It is always been our desire to stay young and beautiful. I’m sure a lot of us have tried different kinds of beauty products to stay young and beautiful. Japanese women are famous for their flawless faces and their ability to look young even if they are not young at age. Long ago, Geishas are the epitome of true and flawless beauty and they still are even right now. They have dedicated their lives to remain beautiful in all forms.
Proper Balanced Diet
Japanese does not eat too much meat, fatty and sugary meals. Instead, they eat lots of vegetables that is the number one source of nutrients and vitamins to maintain their healthy blood pressure. Fish that are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, that helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and to prevent their body in producing chemicals that may affect their aging process.
Vitamin C is a big part of their daily diet. The Vitamin C from oranges, or any citrus fruits helps to break up melanin, to give them even more complex, fairer skin.
In the ancient times, Geisha used rice bran to soften their skin, and used the water from the rinsed uncooked rice to soften their hair. They use rice to create an antioxidant and natural cream to nourish and protect their skin from UV damage. It also prevented their skin from wrinkles. If you’re looking for a flawless complexion, there’s no harm in trying this method.
Japanese drink lots of green tea, because it contains a lot antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Some of them even created a concentrated mixture and use typically to avoid acne or breakouts. Do you want to have a fairer skin like them? Go ahead and get your cup of green tea on a regular basis.
Japanese uses oil to cleanse and moisturize their face. Geisha use natural Camellia Oil instead of water to remove makeup and cleanse their skin, and it is one of the most famous Japanese beauty tricks, helping them to fight the signs of ageing and restore moisture on their skin.
In ancient times, Geisha used to dampen a piece of kimono silk with distilled flower water and place it on their face, making a form of sheet mask. The sheet or “lotion” mask is a trademark of Japanese skincare. This sheet or mask involves dampening cotton wool with toner or lotion and placing on the face for 5 – 10 minutes to deliver an instant moisture hit. This can still be applied today. Try it!
Very Light Make-up
Less is more for Japanese women, less makeup is definitely more beautiful. Makeup should just be an add-on to a flawless skin, but not the main attraction. This is pretty evident in their fashion and beauty sense.
Another Japanese secret for a youthful-looking skin is their application technique of beauty products. Rather than applying the product in upward and circular motion, you should gently pat it on, going upwards from the chin. This stimulates blood flow to help cell rejuvenation, help with lymphatic drainage and most importantly, tone muscle to firm and lessen wrinkles.
Japanese women always clean their face morning and night, even if they are not wearing makeup. This habit should be followed by all women in the world. If you can fit in a double cleanse to remove makeup, then cleansing again with an oil or balm, that’s perfect!
Japanese love to bathe. I’m sure we all do. It is perfect for beautifying their skin, as well as de-stressing before bedtime. For them, bathing is a ritual, which involves scrubbing the body from head to toe with an exfoliating cleanser before climbing into a steaming hot bath enriched with bath oils, or essences of various herbs and green tea.
Japanese smooth skin is actually achieved with regular exfoliation. They use finely ground Azuki beans to buff away dead skin, or specially made washcloths that are gently rubbed over the skin to get rid of dirt. Aside from giving smooth skin, this also leaves no barrier between skin and the serums, oils, and moisturisers after exfoliating.
Japanese do not usually put on any sun protection cream. Instead, they prefer wearing hats and staying out of direct sunlight. When it’s needed they simply apply sun protection.That’s it! Go ahead and try these daily beauty routine of the Japanese to have a charm like them.
Did you know that Japanese have the concept of beauty called Mie-nai osharé? Or beauty that comes from within. This is ever present in Japanese women’s daily routine. For them, beauty does not have to be displayed to be appreciated. This simply means that Japanese women does not go out to put up a show or to display their beauty. Whatever makes them comfortable is really enough for them. A Japanese woman simply cares for herself and her femininity – for her own sake. For them, beauty means she is feminine inside and out, that possess natural poise and self confidence, and assured dignity which comes from not being fake.
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