Japan is the home of Blossom Trees, sushi (omg I love them – do you?), Geisha and porcelain skin (and sushi – I love them), which means the opposite of my skin (haha). Japanese skin care tips & hacks were always intrigued me to learn and apply them to my skincare routine. I love how every culture has his own unique skin care tips & hacks. I wish I could learn them all! Of course, they are not all tips for all skin, but just to know them and apply the best to my skin.
Sauna Face Masks
Sauna Masks are very popular in Japan for their effectiveness in delivering a soft skin and dewy look. The Sauna Face Masks are of stretchy materials that help to lift, firm and tighten the facial skin. You need to apply those masks on a clean face.
Rice Water Facial Wash
Rice in the most popular food in Japan (and Asian Cultures) not just for its taste, or for the bunch of vitamins and minerals that are packed inside this white or brown little grains, but also because it helps the skin to glow from within. Boil authentic Japanese rice with a lot of water and let it cool down completely. Strain the rice and make a facial wash with the water that is packed with minerals and a lot of skin benefits.
Foot Peel Off Mask
They start to be popular in West too. This revolutionary and super funny beauty product have ingredients that help to exfoliate without scrubbing your skin and delivers you amazing soft feet. If you are interested to try them, prefer to apply them while you are watching TV or you are relaxing because you cant walk wearing the masks. Remember to apply them to a clean skin. Remember to have a towel next to you because once you will finish, your feet will be a mess, and you will need it to clean them a little bit until you get in the bathtub for a quick rinse.
Camellia Oil (Herb)
One of the best traditional beauty secrets of Geisha is the use of herbal oils (never mineral oils) and specifically the Camellias. You don’t need any chemical or rough face cleanser. According to experts, oils remove other oils, so don’t be afraid to use it, except if you have any skin issue so is better to talk your doctor. The most popular skin benefits:
- Mild astringent ( good for treating injuries and scars)
- Cicatrizant (recovery of wounds and scrapes)
Do you want a youthful and spot-free skin? Start drinking 3-4 cups of Green Tea daily. Japanese women can swear about the skin benefits of Green Tea. This famous tea is improving skin complexion, heals blemishes and scars, improves skin elasticity, reduce inflammation, fights aging spots, reduces puffy eyes and dark circles.
Sea Salt Scrub
Another great Geisha’s secret. The sea salt belongs to the Geisha skincare ritual because it delivers a smooth and cellulite-free skin. Mix well few tablespoons of sea salt with few tablespoons of whipped cream and exfoliate your body in the shower. You will have the Geisha’s skin and you gonna love it!