Want skin that’s as dewy and smooth as a Geisha? Follow these 9 steps and you’ll have skin that glows such as a Japanese lantern.
1) Use An Oil-Based Cleanser
The first step in a Japanese skin care routine is by using an oil-based cleanser to remove all your makeup and other skincare products. Cleansing oils are perfect because they’re super gentle but wash off all the concealer, moisturizer, and sunscreen that’s built up on your skin layer.
2) Cleanse (Again) WHICH HAS A Gentle, Foaming Cleanser
Given that all the cosmetic and skincare products have been removed, you will need to cleanse your skin layer. Double-cleansing is super important! The first round removes products to leave your skin bare, and the next one removes dirt and clears your pores.
3) Gently Exfoliate YOUR SKIN LAYER
You merely need to exfoliate once per week, or possibly twice if your skin is on the oily side of the spectrum. Use an all natural exfoliator and be sure you be gentle!
4) GET ONE OF THESE Weekly Facial Mask
woman sitting on bed applying a Japanese skincare sheet mask
There are about a million various ways to mask. While Japanese skincare routines normally call for a simple sheet mask, feel free to get creative with this task.
Involve some extra cucumbers or avocados lying around? Want to remove the last bit of yogurt or oatmeal in the container? Put it all to work with with a DIY mask!
Masking is another step that you (obviously) don’t should do every day. Once or twice per week is enough. Also, it’s best if you experiment with different kinds of masks to meet your skin’s specific needs. Every woman’s skin differs, so find what is most effective for you.
5) PLACED ON A Layer Of Toner
Many women aren’t sure whether they need to use a toner. Why don’t we conclude briefly: you need to do! Toners balance your skin’s pH level and prep your skin layer for the rest of your routine. Just make sure to use one that’s alcohol-free.
Spray lotion for eternally moisturized skin
This lightweight formula lotion contains a carefully selected blend of botanicals that have been popular since the Edo period. The unique moisturizing ingredient, lactobacillus-fermented sake lees extract gives the skin a luxurious texture and deep moisture that lasts. With its fresh clean feeling, this lotion is perfect for morning and evening skincare, and good for all skin types. It can also be applied for additional hydration throughout the day.
6) Use A Skin-Softening Lotion
This step is unique to a Japanese skincare routine. Actually, softeners (as they’re sometimes called) are relatively unknown under western culture.
With that said, they’re a step you don’t want to skip. And, yes, softeners do precisely what you think they do-they make your skin layer soft and supple.
7) Apply A Serum
Serums contain almost all of the substances that you’ll share with your skin. Search for serums with hyaluronic acid to fight wrinkles and plenty of vitamins for healthy skin. Specifically, look for a serum with lots of vitamin C and retinol (a concentrated vitamin A molecule). And if you need your serum to pack an extra punch, use the one which aids collagen production.
A quick note about moisturizers: they’re designed to lock hydration in, rather than actually provide your skin layer cells with hydration. So the name is in fact somewhat misleading. If you have dehydrated skin, you’ll need to take care of that separately before applying a moisturizer.
Given that they keep hydration sealed in, moisturizers should continue on after the toner, softener, and serum in your Japanese skincare routine.
9) Dab On JUST A LITTLE Eye Cream
A little bit of eye cream goes quite a distance in fighting eye lines and other little wrinkles around your eyes. You’ll want to find an eye cream with hyaluronic acid and plenty of vitamins (specifically vitamins A and E). And make sure that you’re applying your eye cream the right way.
10) Apply Sunscreen
This task only pertains to your morning beauty routine, but it’s the one which may not be overlooked. The sun’s Ultra violet rays cause real harm to your skin layer cells and may also lead to serious illnesses. There’s a reason Japanese women carry those cute umbrellas when it’s sunny out!
Always apply a layer of sunscreen every morning-even when it’s cloudy, even when it’s cold, even though you’ll only be outside for around 30 minutes. It’s super important to never skip this step.