Many people get amazed by the youthful beauty of Japanese women when they travel to Japan. A 40-year-old woman could easily be seen as twenty. It seems like there is a magic that makes their skin age twice as slow as the Westerner’s. You might get jealous of their porcelain complexion and be eager to find out their anti-aging wisdom. Let us decode the ancient Japanese beauty secrets for you!
Thanks to their natural healthy lifestyle, Japan has the longest life span in the world. A traditional Japanese meal is usually prepared using the ichijyu sansai principle, which literally means “one soup three dishes”. It consists of one bowl of soup, three vegetable side dishes, along with rice and fish to ensure a good balance of nutrients.
For example, meeth’s founder, Sonmi, pays special attention to her diet. She believes that smooth, flawless skin often starts on your plate. With that in mind, she created a Youtube channel to share knowledge about beauty and diet. She invited a nutritionist to introduce food that supports healthy skin, such as yellow vegetables and red beans. It is recommended to take a portion of yellow vegetables, for example, pumpkin, chestnuts, sweet potato, or yellow peppers every day. They are all good sources of potassium, vitamin C, and antioxidants, which help to repair mucous membranes and maintain youthful skin.
Skin problems can be caused by several things and it is hard to identify them immediately. Without knowing what causes your troubled skin, it is recommended to try detoxifying your body first. Adzuki beans (red beans) are a great way to detoxify your body and it is not hard to find them in traditional Japanese sweets. Adzuki beans are composed of 29 different types of antioxidants, which makes them an antioxidant-enriched superfood. These little red beans have been a wonderful natural remedy since the Nara period (710-794). Japanese women not only use it as part of their diet but also as a natural scrub to remove blackheads.
The way you apply skincare products is just as important as choosing the right product. Japanese women believe facial massage is the key to refined features and wrinkle-free skin.
It helps to relax the muscles and enhance blood circulation by gently massaging in a circular motion on your face. You can also incorporate a jade roller into your daily beauty routine. By rolling a naturally cold stone over the face, the blood vessels shrink, and lymphatic fluid is slowly drained. Day after day, the skin’s density is boosted, wrinkles are reduced, and facial contours appear to be sculpted.
Japan’s tradition of hot springs dates back more than 3,000 years. As an island with many active volcanoes, Japan has more than 2,300 natural hot springs. Onsen (natural hot springs) and sento (public bathhouses) are dispersed throughout the country. But the ofuro (home bath) is also a vital part of every Japanese woman’s beauty ritual. For a luxurious treatment, infuse your bath with oils, essences, tea, or bath salt to achieve glowing skin. The steam is also best at detoxing, further helping to purify pores and remove dull skin. After a long working day, a steamy bath before bed can relax your muscles, relieve shoulder stiffness, and heal your body. It also promotes the production of melatonin to guarantee a wonderful beauty sleep.
It’s never too early to start the Japanese beauty diet and routine. Remember to check out meeth’s Youtube channel for more beauty secrets!