We’ve all heard about the trending Korean beauty or K-beauty regime. However, the Japanese have their own beauty secret to rival this, termed ‘mochi skin’ or ‘rice-cake skin’. This essentially means having skin that is clear and looks translucent, with a supple texture.
So what sets this trending beauty regimen apart from any other? Unlike the multi-step K-beauty routine and aggressive American techniques focusing on deep exfoliation and harsh chemicals, J beauty is fairly simple. If you crave that coveted natural glow, this 7-step intensive Japanese beauty routine might just be perfect for you.
Cleansing Oil For Clean, Moisturised Skin
It’s almost a no-brainer that the first step to any skincare regimen is clean skin. Cleansing oils have made their way into the Japanese beauty for their ability to clean as we as keep skin moisturised. After a long day, you need to get the dirt and grime off your face and a light cleansing oil does just the perfect job.
All you need is one or two pumps on a cotton pad- gently rub it in an upwards motion on your face to get rid of all the accumulated debris, dirt and the toughest waterproof makeup. You’ll be left with clean and nourished skin, all ready for the next step.
Cleansing foam To Double Cleanse
If you want to build on a double cleanse routine, opt for a facial wash to remove any leftover product from the cleansing oil. Facial washes that are creamy and foam up gently remove any residual impurities and give your skin that squeaky clean effect.
Essence To Lock In Moisture
The use of essence is the next important step in the J-beauty routine. This holy grail product is essentially a hybrid between a toner and a serum and is touted to be a game-changer that will transform your skin. They are lightweight and provide hydration to your skin, so they can be used just before your serum.
Serum To Tackle Skin Concerns
Serums are formulated with a high concentration of active ingredients that penetrate deep within the layers of skin to target specific skin concerns, so make sure you identify yours. For example, if you want radiant and less pigmented skin, go for a serum with vitamin C. However, if you have dry skin, a serum with hyaluronic acid might be the best.
Eye Cream For Younger-Looking Eyes
The under-eye area has especially thin skin which makes it the most delicate area of your face. The absence of oil-producing sebaceous glands makes it prone to dehydration which accentuates fine lines and wrinkles. Moisturising the under-eye skin with a collagen-enriched will ensure it is adequately protected and will delay the onset of wrinkles and signs of ageing.
Face Mask To Pamper Your Skin
The masking hype is indeed real! Although not an everyday essential, face masks give a brilliant result for days when your skin feels especially run down by external environmental stressors. Pamper your skin with face masks once or twice a week. Choose from a nourishing aloe vera face mask to soothe sensitive skin or one with added vitamins and minerals for revitalising tired skin.
Moisturiser For Constant Hydration To Your Face
The importance of moisturising your skin to retain its natural and youthful radiance cannot be overstated—because skipping this crucial step only accelerates ageing and damages your skin. People with particularly oily skin might think about skipping this step but doing so will only cause more harm as your skin might compensate for the dryness by producing more oil. Combat all your dry skin woes with a skin-plumping boost of hydration by incorporating a long-lasting moisturiser that will enhance your skin’s luminosity for round the clock hydration. This crucial last step of beauty routine will set your skin up for success.
Go right ahead and delve into the latest in skincare with the super easy Japanese beauty routine for skin that is hydrated and healthy. Shop for all your skincare needs on Shoppers Stop online or in-store.
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