Japanese Beauty Hacks: Must-try Japanese beauty secrets
Cleanse and then cleanse again
For the Japanese, its quality rather than quantity. Cleansing your face twice is something that the Japanese swear by. Investing time in your skincare routine would yield maximum results. Start off with cleaning your face using oil, rice bran or camellia, which are the traditional oils used by them. But you could use any oil that best suits your skin. This is done to remove all the dirt, leftover makeup and sunscreen properly. Follow it up with a regular cleanser to remove any residue. This would ensure a squeaky clean skin, free of dirt and grime, ready to absorb all the goodness of other products.
The long, hot and relaxing shower
Who doesn’t love unwinding with a long, hot shower? It’s the perfect end to a stressful day. Nowadays, bathing is a quick 5-minute task completed with utter speed and efficiency. It’s only on special occasions that we really give time to our bathing routine. Why not change this habit? Japan has a rich history of baths. Onsen ( A Japanese hot spring with bath houses situated around them) is the perfect example of this. Try it the Japanese way by taking out time for a relaxing bath. Exfoliate, use essential oils, bath oils, moisturizers and body wash to help keep your skin refreshed.
The magic of sheet masks
The beauty trend which has taken the world by storm will become your savior to achieve flawless skin. The age-old Japanese invention has been an indispensable part of their beauty routine. It consists of a soft material soaked in liquid which would help moisturize the skin. And we all know, moisturized skin = a dewy look. There are a variety of sheet masks available in the market and they’re the quickest way to give your skin that instant lift.
Massaging is the key
A good facial massage can benefit your skin by increasing blood circulation, helps better absorption of product and won’t stretch or pull your skin-keeping the elasticity intact. Japanese women know these rules and that’s how we see the result. Next time you’re vigorously rubbing your exfoliator into in your skin, remember these golden rules and then think about Japanese skin. You’re welcome.
Even though sun-kissed skin is something that everyone lusts for, it’s definitely not worth the future damage to your skin. Japanese women with porcelain skin know how damaging the sun can be so try avoiding it as much as possible. But with abundant sun in India, that’s a difficult thing to do. Instead of bracing the heat without protection, start using generous amounts of sunscreen. Sunscreen, wide brimmed hats, shades and scarves should be your new mantra when you step out in the sun. If the Japanese can do it, so can we.