Basic Japanese Skin Care Guide
Rooted in ancient wisdom, a Japanese double-cleansing and double-moisturising routine enhances the skin’s health insurance and beauty. Here’s how.
Japanese women have embraced the art of beauty as a centuries-old tradition. Japanese skincare rituals are passed on from mother to daughter, generation to generation. Despite changes popular and trends, the central truth in the centre of Japanese skincare always remains: deep moisturisation is the trick to beautiful skin.
Japanese Skincare & Beauty Traditions
Beauty and health have always been interwined in Japanese skincare routines. Japanese women are taught that the perfect complexion enhances a woman’s natural beauty-the luminous glow within. Healthy-looking skin is a sign of confidence, permitted with a skincare regimen that leaves the face deeply, beautifully steeped in moisture.
Skincare from Japan is rooted in step-by-step rituals first established by the country’s beauty icons, the Geishas. Known because of their flawless skin, Geishas needed to take special care to cleanse and revive their faces from layers of traditional white makeup. So they created their own skincare ritual-double-cleansing- first to deeply clean and second to eliminate remaining impurities and refresh the skin. Building on the two-step cleansing ritual, Japanese women in the late 19th century started out double-moisturising, first with “beauty waters” to renew and prepare skin to soak up moisture and second with a deeply hydrating moisturiser.
Young Japanese woman happy about Japanese skincare routine
A Step-by-Step Guide to Adding Japanese Skincare to Your Beauty Routine
Step 1 1: Pre-cleanse. Apply a grape-sized amount of mild and silky, oil-based Makeup Cleansing Gel to dry skin. Gently massage to lift impurities from your pores to the top. Rinse thoroughly.
Step two 2: Cleanse. Pump two dollops of Foaming Facial Wash into the palm of your hand. Gently massage to envelop impurities with lather and wash them away, without stripping your skin layer of natural hydration. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
Step three 3: Pre-moisturise. Dispense 4-5 pumps of Moisture Facial Lotion and smooth over your face and neck. This soothing moisturizer instantly hydrates to help calm dry, sensitive skin, relieve tightness and ready your skin to secure deep moisture.
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Step 4: Moisturise. Evenly apply the moisturiser across that person and neck. The ceramide-rich formula will continue to work with your skin layer to lock in hydration and help repair your skin’s natural protective barrier.