Japanese Beauty from Within: Less is More

  • Aging has always been a part of life but have you ever wondered why Japanese women have beautiful long hair and beautiful skin? Japanese women follow the concept of “Less is More.” The more chemical-free a product or cosmetic is, the better. Here below are some tips to follow, if you would like to take care of your skin and hair as the Japanese women do.

    Be Kind to your Hair

    Japanese women are very natural when it comes to their hair. They would opt for products which are less harsh and alkaline-free. They use shampoo less often. Shampoo strips the hair of its natural substance. Next, they protect the hair with oil, particularly, Camellia oil which softens the hair and makes it more manageable. Of course, grooming is very important. Having the right kind of comb will definitely make your hair nicer. Japanese use handmade combs which have a well-polished teeth therefore distributing natural oil into the hair evenly.

    Use Oil on your Face

    Japanese women believe that using oil, particularly, cold-pressed unrefined oils (also known as Tsubaki), helps in cleansing the face which prevent breakouts. This also helps in unclogging the pores. They also use oils which are high in Vitamin E as it is known to be an antioxidant.

    Use Sunscreen Protection

    Aside from sunscreen lotions with high SPFs, Japanese women protect themselves from the sun by wearing protective covers such as hats, parasols, gloves and the like.

    The No-Make-up Look

    In the past, putting on a heavy make-up was the trend. Nowadays, the lesser the make-up is, the better. Modern Japanese girls, prefer to put on light make-up. They usually emphasize their eyes and wear subtle lip color. They also try to maintain a shine-free face by using blotting papers so as to preserve it. This will absorb the excess oil without disturbing the condition of the make-up.

    Who’d have thought one can actually look pretty with something less?