Japanese women are truly blessed with a fair and spotless skin..!!! They look like a pretty porcelain doll… Isn’t it???
Have you ever wonder what must be the beauty regime of a Japanese woman ??? What must be her secrets to her spotless skin???
Well, today I will be sharing certain beauty secrets of these most beautiful people.
Watch what you eat:
For Japanese, beauty is not a project, its a life style. They believe in the inner glow you get by eating right. Japanese women do not eat spicy/sugary/salty/ fatty food. (Which are our weakness) Their diet includes fish, green vegetables and tons of fresh fruits. The omega 3 fatty acids present in these healthy food, helps in reducing the body’s production of the inflammatory chemicals. These chemicals are proven to be involved in the ageing process.!!!
Magical Green tea:
Japanese drink a lot of green tea. Green tea is high in antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. This keeps the body healthy and clean from inside.
Rice is the super food:
Rice is the major Japanese food. Rice helps in skin nourishment, prevents wrinkles and protects skin from UV rays.
Japanese women wash their skin and hair using water in which rice is been cooked. It helps in making skin glow and hair shine.
Japanese use oil to remove makeup. It not only removes the makeup/dirt, it also nourishes and moisturizes the skin. This point is been mentioned in one of the oldest book ‘Tale of Genji’ too.
Less is more:
They do not believe in layered makeup. Instead they believe in cleansing, moisturizing and a good face serum. Thus keeping their skin in a healthy condition.
Sun rays cause a lot of harm to skin. It boost the aging process. It tans. Japanese as much as possible, avoid stepping out in hot sun to protect their skin.
If you can’t eat it, you can’t apply it:
They believe in one rule, if you can not eat it, you can not apply it. If you apply harsh chemicals, they do more harm than good. Japanese say that whatever you apply, end up in blood vessels through skin’s pores. Hence be cautious about what you apply to your skin.
Instead of rubbing lotion/cream on your skin, Japanese believe in lotion mask. Where, you need to damp a cotton wool with lotion and place it on face like a mask. Keeping it on face for a good amount of 10-15 minutes will make you achieve most of it and I always prefer a easy breezy, relaxing mask over rubbing the lotion. wink
Massage away your wrinkles:
Japanese never recommend Botox/ any surgical method to stay young. I love the fact that they always always follow most natural method to glow. They spend some time daily to massage their face. They massage in the direction opposite to wrinkles thus they fight against sign of aging ‘wrinkles’.
Cleanse, cleanse and cleanse again:
As I mentioned earlier, Japanese believe in keeping the skin free from chemicals and dirt as much as possible. They cleanse thrice to make sure the skin is super clean. They never skip cleansing before hitting bed.
Bath time = you time:
Bath time for them is not just cleaning body with water and soap. Its a ritual. They enjoy their bath time thoroughly. They use relaxing bath salts.
You can check this post about bath salts.
If you want to know how to prepare bath salts at home, click here.
Exfoliation is key:
Rubbing off the old and dry skin does a lot of good to skin. Japanese believe in exfoliating body using natural ingredients like coffee to achieve super soft skin.
Give yourself a Vitamin C hit:
Vitamin C is helpful to keep the youthfulness. magical Japanese never forget their vitamin C intake. Adding orange to your diet is a must to fight against the sign of aging.
Stress, is a monster which not only kills happiness, it also harms the skin. Japanese try and adopt a stress free life. (awww I love them for the dedication they have for maintaining beauty…!!!)
Wooden combs for beautiful hair:
The plastic combs which we use doesn’t make any extra good to hair. sad Japanese use handmade wooden combs. These help in distributing oil and with less fiction.
This is the famous facial introduced by Japan. The Bird Droppings claimed to have certain enzymes which are useful for skin’s nourishment. (ewww )
I love this. When you dip your legs in a tank full of tiny cute fishes. When they clean your feet by eating the dirt(I know sounds gross) The tingling feeling is cute and enjoyable. Japanese always swear by this for their foot care.
So, these are some of the tips from ‘The land of Rising Sun’. I would love to try some of these tips for sure. Eating healthy being the toughest one for me, I will have to try harder for it. hehe