It is no secret, Japan has some of the most beautiful people in the world. There is no hidden force of nature that makes all these people look so great. No just a different way of life, and a great skincare routine! Keep reading to find 7 Japanese skin secrets for an instant glow.
Vitamin C in the west is associated with boosting your immune system, and for fighting the common cold. Yet, in Japan they utilise it for other reasons. Vitamin C boosts the production of collagen which provides our skin with structure. It also will help break down melanin which creates pigmentation in our skin as we age.
So getting plenty of Vitamin C will help your skin glow from within. Try adding supplements into your diet, or through your skincare regime.
Full of antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties, Green tea is a big part of Japanese lifestyle. With Japanese women incorporating Green Tea into their beauty regimes. The high concentration of tannins is can help to tighten up the skin.
Green tea in skincare can stop damage caused by UV rays, trigger skin cell production, for acne prone skin can help reduce inflammation & redness, and help balance skin tone.
Cleanse, Cleanse and Cleanse Again
In Japan cleansing is very important, so much so, that it is done more than once a day. This is to cleanse the skin, clear and reduce pores, and to remove the damage of pollution and environmental dirt.
To live the ritual of cleansing we can highly recommend DHC’s Deep cleansing oil. Experience the ultimate cleanse with DHC’s Deep Cleansing Oil, a revolutionary oil makeup remover infused with antioxidant-rich Olive Oil and vitamin E.
Eat a balanced Diet
Japanese food is incredibly healthy, full of the right nutrients and healthy fats. All combined with an effective skin care routine, will allow the glow to radiate from within.
So you are not getting any younger, but you probably don’t have any wrinkles either. Well in Japan, have you ever noticed how all the women look ageless and evergreen? That’s because they embrace anti-aging from a young age, to stop the signs of ageing before they ever happen.
Also embrace the facial massage at home, done right these can keep the skin taught and youthful. We recommend a facial roller to help increase lymphatic drainage, and to keep the skin fresh and strong. Or alternatively try a super hydrating and plumping mask that will increase the youthful appearance of your skin.
In Japan rice bran is utilised for its skincare properties. Rice bran is full of antioxidants and essential nutrients. It has been used in al manner of skincare, as it reduces the signs of ageing, reverses any blemishes on the skin, and leaves the skin bright, soft and tight.
We love the Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder. Activated with water, “this powder polishes skin daily to a jewel-like luster. Nourishing Japanese rice bran blends with papaya extracts to address fine lines, uneven skintone, hyperpigmentation, and breakouts.”
Get in the Bath
Baths in Japan are basically an essential, and almost ritualistic responsibility to boost inner beauty. Enriched with the right oils and salts, a good bath can really help to balance the skin and nourish what needs to be nourished.
Steam also helps to unclog pores, and keep the skin as cleansed as possible. The heat of a bath also works really well the hormone melatonin, providing you get the best nights sleep.