Japan, land of quirky culture, delicious food, and incredible complexions. Japan is well known for geishas and women with beautiful complexion, porcelain and soft skin. Their skin ages twice as slow than a westerners’ skin.
Let’s find out some amazing Japanese anti-aging secrets to look a lot younger than your age!
Seaweed is a diet common to the Japanese people; they know it contains a lot of vitamins and minerals that will benefit the skin greatly. Seaweed contains calcium, magnesium, folate, iron, and vitamin K. Taking seaweed on a regular basis can help protect your skin from damage that may arise when exposed to the sun. Also, it contains compounds with anti-inflammatory effects that may minimize swelling and redness. The iodine it contains can help rejuvenate your skin and improve metabolism.
Do Regular Skin Fasts
Even though you need some products to give your skin the care it deserves, it’s important you give your face/skin a break occasionally. Your skin pore, as well as its elasticity, can suffer from the effect of using too many skin products. So if possible, give your skin a break once in a while. This involves leaving your face without makeup, no application of face cleanser, staying away from skin products and so on. Do a skin fast for 24 hours once every week to enable your skin put its innate defense mechanism to work. When you are done with the break, begin with a skin softener to restore lost moisture.
Get Face Massages:
Your body will benefit a lot when you get massages on a regular basis as it helps stimulate blood circulation and helps loosen tight muscles. We find it difficult to go for massages because we are too occupied with our day to day activities, and we don’t really want to go through the stress of massaging our face ourselves. With a good face massager, one with multi-angle rollers, you can give your face the massage it needs. You can get this face massager in some beauty stores or online. Ensure you purchase a massager that fits your face contours perfectly and use it regularly for effective results.
Using this device will stimulate circulation and keep your skin healthy and refresh. The human face has over 40 different muscles that could lead to wrinkles if tensed. When you massage your face often, you can minimize aging symptoms. Lastly, you can relieve the stress and tension that takes away your youthful appearance with facial massage.
Skip the Toner
Using toner removes oil deep down in the skin pores. You can benefit from this if you suffer from acne, but it leaves your skin drier than usual. People with dry skin tend to look old.
You can use a softener instead. Japanese women use softeners more because it prevents the skin from losing its moisture, and it helps maintain a bright complexion. Apply little softener to your skin to keep your face soft, which in turn keeps wrinkles away. It’s advisable you wait a little for your skin to absorb it completely, and then you can use a light moisturizer
Drinking Green Tea:
You will be making a big mistake if you think the best way to take care of your skin and make it glow is by applying products on your face. What you eat and drink plays a significant role in your skin. Your body will benefit from green tea in so many ways you can possibly imagine.
Green tea contains useful compounds that can reduce the risk of cancer development. Your skin can benefit from green tea as well as it prevents damage from UV rays when you are exposed to the sun, and it also reduces the development of wrinkles and facial lines. This soothing beverage is also useful if you want to reduce weight; taking a cup daily will do the trick.
Use the Gentlest Cleansers:
The only products you will see Japanese women use are natural products. Skin products with too much chemicals are harsh and can cause damage to the skin from frequent use. We are also fond of clearing oil traces on our skin, which should not be so since the skin needs oil to remain hydrated.
It better you go for a natural product than using harsh cleansers for your skin. It’s also advisable to wash your face once daily so as not to take away the skin moisture; bedtime is much preferable. If you have an oily skin that demands more care and attention, you can use natural or herbal wet wipe on your skin.
Don’t Forget Collagen:
Collagen, which is a connective muscle, is responsible for keeping the skin firm and taut. Japanese women make use of products (creams and skin masks) rich in collagen. You will also find collagen in foods like bone broth and spirulina (these foods are popular Japanese diet).
You may think your body has a lot of collagen, but your collagen supply diminishes as you age due to frequent sun exposure, poor diet, smoking. Thus, you need to eat the right diet and use skincare products with natural ingredients that can improve your skin function.[quads id=2]