The smooth, wrinkle-free complexions of Japanese women seems like one of those things that’s easy to label as a “genetic gift from the gods”...but what if it isn't?
What if the secret behind youthful, glass-like skin is actually related not only to quality Japanese skincare products, but also a combination of daily habits and diet?
In today’s blog, we’re going to share with you 5 Japanese skincare secrets so that you too can be on your way to having a complexion that’s effortlessly soft, healthy, and glowing.
1. Eat a balanced diet
The first step to beautiful skin is what you choose to put in your body. The typical Japanese diet is high in vegetables and fish and low in meat and sugary foods. This kind of diet helps promote strong, healthy skin while also reducing inflammation in the body.
2. Do a facial massage. While the kinds of skincare products that you use are important, equally just as important is how you apply them. In Japan, facial massages are believed to be a key step in attaining smooth, youthful skin. As each step of your skincare routine is applied, it’s recommended to gently massage the product into your skin using circular motions. Try using our Japanese Yuzu Pure Hydration Cream moisturizer when massaging your face and apply an upward motion to help naturally keep your facial skin strong, lifted, and plump. Check out this video for a detailed guide that includes seven steps to doing a complete Japanese facial massage
In Japan, a folk remedy for rashes includes applying green tea leaves directly to the affected area.
4. Always remember to apply sunscreen. From parasols and gloves, to sleeves, hats and sunglasses, in Japan you will see women go to great lengths to avoid catching extra UV rays. Whether for vanity or for health reasons or both, the Japanese reap the benefits of constantly protecting their skin from the harmful UV rays, and it’s another one of the reasons why clear, smooth skin is so common in Japan. Rain or shine, always make sure to apply sunscreen and wear protective clothing in order to keep the UV rays from breaking down and damaging your skin.
5. Exfoliate your skin with rice bran
Add these 5 Japanese skincare beauty tips to your daily routine and watch your skin gradually become smooth, radiant, and youthful!