Japanese women are known for their buttery-smooth and glowing skin. Because just like their Korean counterparts, the Japanese ladies, too, follow an elaborate skincare regimen to make their skin soft and smooth. And if you’ve always desired smooth skin and shiny hair like the Japanese women, you’ve come to the right place. Ahead, we’ve listed down five Japanese beauty tips that you need to know about. So read on, and take notes.
- Rice water for bathing
- Sheet masks, FTW
- Camellia oil for overall beauty
- Green tea face mask
- Adzuki beans for exfoliation
Rice water for bathing
From washing their face with it to taking a full-fledged bath, the Japanese use rice water for everything. Enriched with amino acids, antioxidants and minerals, the milky rice water helps improve your skin tone and elasticity, shrinks pores and improves the overall health of your skin to make it soft and supple!
Sheet masks, FTW
Another similarity between Korean and Japanese skincare is their love for sheet masks! The serum-rich sheet masks are a huge part of Japanese skincare. If you want brighter skin, we suggest trying the Pond’s Brightening Sheet Mask With Vitamin C And 100% Natural Pineapple. With real pineapple extracts, serum vitamin and vitamin C, this sheet mask works to make your skin clear and glowing. So, just tear open a pack, apply it for 15 minutes and voila - glowing skin is yours to flaunt!
Camellia oil for overall beauty
The Japanese ladies trust camellia oil for their skin and hair woes. With oleic fatty acids, this oil is an amazing emollient that helps hydrate and retain your skin moisture levels and also take care of your hair by strengthening it. You can also introduce this oil in your hair care routine by using the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Hair Serum. This hair serum is formulated with camellia oil and helps fight frizzy hair to make them smooth, shiny, soft, vibrant and manageable.
Green tea face mask
For their gorgeous smooth skin, the Japanese trust green matcha tea face masks. With anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, matcha green tea is amazing for your skin. It helps tighten your skin, reverse sun damage and improve skin texture. If you’re feeling too lazy to whip up your own green tea face mask, we suggest trying the Lakmé 9 To 5 Moist Matte Clay Face Mask. This face mask combines the goodness of green tea with glycerin, kaolin and bentonite clay to give you refreshed skin with a matte finish.
Adzuki beans for exfoliation
An ancient Japanese technique to improve your skin’s health is to exfoliate using adzuki beans. These red beans are amazing for people who have acne-prone skin or are dealing with blackheads and whiteheads. You can make this scrub at home by grinding 1⁄2 cup of adzuki beans and adding a little water to it to make a DIY scrub. Then simply exfoliate your skin and you'll notice minimised pores and reduced blackheads.