You want to learn more about Japanese beauty and its many benefits for skin quality, but don't know where to start? In this article, we present 3 simple steps you can take to introduce yourself to this new ritual.
1. DAILY OIL CLEANSING
One of the fundamental principles of Japanese beauty is to cleanse the skin properly (and every night) to purify it of impurities accumulated during the day (pollution, dust and make-up). This encourages regeneration and prevents clogged pores and oxidation.
However, aggressive, scouring cleansing is counter-productive, as badly treated skin tends to become dull and produce more sebum to defend itself. That's why Japanese women use a greasy substance (oil, balm or milk) that they massage in with their fingertips to remove all impurities without damaging the skin's structure.
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To remove the oil, simply rinse with water using your hands or a Konjac sponge. The oil transforms into milk and is easily removed without damaging the skin's natural lipid film, leaving it cleansed, luminous and elastic.
If you are worried about leaving an oily film on your skin, you can also adopt the double cleansing method: an oily texture followed by a very gentle foam that protects the skin's natural lipid film.
2. HYDRATE WITH A LOTION
When you're thirsty, you naturally reach for a glass of water rather than an avocado salad because you crave water, not fat. The skin is an organ, and like all our organs, it needs water.
That's why Japanese women like to use a moisturizing lotion (morning and evening) before applying their cream or oil. Because the moisturizer, with a large molecular weight, stays on the surface to limit moisture evaporation.
If the skin is not pre-soaked with water, the effectiveness of the cream will be reduced, and the skin will always be thirsty deep down. This simple step will radically transform your skin from the first use, making it softer, plumper, and more radiant.
3. PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM UVA RAYS
You've probably heard of Japanese women's passion for sun protection, and perhaps you don't feel concerned by their desire for milky skin. However, sun protection is first and foremost the best anti-ageing treatment! Sun damage is responsible for 80% of visible skin ageing (wrinkles, spots, dull complexion, etc.). Let's take a quick look at UV rays and their impact on the skin:
UVB - B for burn.
UVB rays damage the surface of the skin and are responsible for sunburn and certain cancers. We are more exposed to them in summer, and we protect ourselves against them with sun creams whose SPF protection index tells us the level of protection.
UVA - A for age.
UVA rays penetrate deeper, causing wrinkles and loss of firmness and elasticity. Unfortunately, we're exposed to them all year round! They are present even on cloudy days and can penetrate through glass. The UVA protection indicator for a sunscreen is PA+ .
The creamy texture of Sun Care Cream SPF50 SOS SERUM is ideal for replacing your day cream. Enriched with hyaluronic acid and ceramides, it protects your skin from UVA rays and dryness to prevent premature ageing. You can also use the UV mirror to check the application and effectiveness of your UV protection during the day.