Japanese women seem to have discovered the secret to youthful, toned, and beautiful skin from daily practices to unique beauty items. Japanese skincare is packed with natural, organic, skin-loving ingredients to help dramatically improve the skin's texture and complexion.
We're letting you in on 5 Japanese beauty secrets and tips for your inner and outer glow.
♨️ Tip #1: Take an Onsen
Natural hot springs (温泉, onsen) are a favorite among Japanese locals and visitors. These relaxing natural hot springs are steeped in Japanese tradition. The minerals found in onsen provide various health and beauty benefits. The springs enhance the body with nutrient-rich natural minerals while relaxing your mind, body, and soul. The Japanese strongly believe onsens are key to longevity. But if you can’t make it to an onsen in Japan, you can still reap the benefits of onsen-infused beauty products. The ONSENSOU Shampoo is filled with Beppu onsen minerals for luscious, soft, shiny hair.
Beppu, is a city in Japan well known for its incredible onsen!
🍵 Tip #2: Embrace the Power of Matcha
Matcha is as prevalent in Japan as coffee or Coke is in the US. It can be found served hot or cold in just about every restaurant or convenience store. But matcha isn't just for drinking; it's an excellent ingredient for the skin as well. Matcha extract contains powerful antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation, even out skin tone, and increase skin elasticity.
For the ultimate pamper routine, scrub your body with the SASS Matcha & Sakura Body Scrub. It's made with soothing matcha extract and body-brightening coffee grounds.
🍶 Tip #3: Say Yes to Sake Lees (Sake-Kasu)
In Japanese skincare, sake is often referred to as a miracle ingredient to treat discoloration, hyperpigmentation, and reduce signs of aging. Sake kasu is the lees leftover from brewing sake that create a fermented rice cake. Sake Lees’s magic is derived from its high concentration of essential vitamins, proteins, amino acids, and kojic acid to help treat sun damage, scars, age spots, and add moisture to the skin.
Japanese Sake Lees Facial Masks are an essential part of Japanese skincare.
🌿 Tip #4: Use a Gentle Skin Cleanser
Organic skincare is big in Japan. Japanese women prefer to avoid harsh cleansers packed with a lot of chemicals. That's why most Japanese skincare products are low in alcohol and more on the natural side. Using gentler products keeps the skin hydrated (instead of being stripped away of natural oils).
Daily cleansing is an essential beauty ritual to maintain healthy skin. It's important to get rid of all the dirt, pollutants, or makeup your skin is exposed to during the day, but some cleansers can seriously overdry your skin.
Instead of using harsh facial cleansers, opt for a skin-softening Cleansing Oil or milk-based cleaner instead. Trust us. Your skin will thank you!
🍋 Tip #5: Use Vitamin C
Many of us probably associate vitamin C with a large cup of OJ when we're trying to battle a cold - but it can do so much more.
Japanese women frequently take vitamin C through food, vitamins, drinks, and cosmetic products like yuzu, kaki (Japanese persimmon), and shiso (a type of wild basil). We can still reap the skin-loving benefits with vitamin C infused Japanese skincare for those of us who don't live in Okinawa. Vitamin C works its magic by helping boost our natural collagen supply, deoxidize and breakdown melanin, and give the skin a natural glow.