Japanese women are known for their flawless skin. Just how do they achieve such beautiful skin? It turns out that a combination of factors contribute to their stunning complexions from diet, natural skin care ingredients, and skin care rituals that they stick to. Keep reading in order to learn all their secrets.
A Healthy Diet Equals Healthy Skin
The traditional Japanese diet is also a skin healthy diet. With a diet rich in fish and vegetables but low in sugar Japanese women are definitely eating foods that help instead of hurt their skin. Additionally, the Japanese drink a lot of green tea which is wonderful for the skin. Green tea is full of antioxidants which protect the body (and the skin) from free radical damage that can lead to disease and skin aging. Not only do the antioxidants in green tea protect the skin from premature aging, green tea is also anti-inflammatory which further protects your skin from aging. In order to really get the skin care benefits of green tea be sure to drink 2 to 3 cups a day.
Make Bathing And Self Care A Priority
Going to the bathhouse in Japan is a national pastime and recreation. While there skin exfoliation and spending time in very hot baths are all part of the experience. Taking the time to relax while caring for your skin is a great way to rejuvenate both physically and emotionally. A lot of the time the bath water in Japanese bathhouses is enriched with oils in order to impart moisture and a glow to skin.
Skin care self care is taken a step further in Japan with regular facial massages. By relaxing tense facial muscles, stimulating blood flow to the face, and improving circulation facial massage is an important part of an anti-aging skin care routine. This self care ritual doesn't take a lot of time to perform and can integrated easily into any skin care routine. For example while you are applying your facial cleanser or moisturizer gently massage your face in upwards motions. You could also use a device such as Cassa plate rose quartz natural stone to massage your face. No need to press hard when using the quartz stone, even light, repeated motions will give you a great facial massage.
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