The Japanese Skincare Revolution Summary
Since this book has been called Japanese Women’s Beauty Bible, I have been wanted to read this book for a long time. First this is a really easy to read book and the steps on the book are easy to follow as well. I can not be more than enough to agree on the author’s philosophy.
The following is the summary I learned from the book, I hope this review is useful to you for improving your beauty routine:
Don’t worry about every spot and wrinkle. It’s the overall demeanor and luster of your face that determine the impression you give. Put your heart into every drop of the skincare products you choose. Audrey Hepburn proved that even the wrinkles and sagging that come with age can be attractive just as they are, if they are part of the self-confidence and character of a woman who has lived life well. The wrinkles on such women appear not as signs of aging, but as marks of honor.
A beautiful person is someone who knows herself inside and out and is comfortable being herself.
If you want good skin, have the courage to cut back on cosmetics. The ultimate skincare I recommend is what I call “Skin fasting.” The essence of the routine is simple: don’t do anything. I don’t mean you should allow your skin to fall into a constant state of neglect. Rather, decide on one day a week to do nothing more than rinse your face. That will reawaken your skin’s innate strength and bring it back to health.
If you want your skin to stay beautiful forever, care for it just as you would your cherished possessions. Thank your skin every day during your skincare routine. In response, the skin will be gratified and increase its beauty.
Many women spend a fortune on beauty salons — but you can get similar results at home for a fraction of the cost.
In order to do the Chizu saeki’s original lotion mask, she recommended a cotton pad, I just bought today, and I am going to write reviews in the future after I used it. The name of the cotton pad is called Miss Webril .
A short list of essential tools and cosmetics:
1 Cotton squares
2. Towels — 100% cotton
3. Ice or cool packs
4. Plastic wrap
5. Shower caps
6. Swan-neck squeeze bottle
7. Your own hands and fingers
Saeki-style Skincare essentials:
- Makeup remover — ex, Bobbi Brown eye makeup remover
- Cleanser – a cream-type cleanser is best for those over 30.
- Facial scrub — once or twice a week.
- Lotion – Don’t confuse with toner. Strongly recommend only those lotions that contain little or no alcohol. ex, NARSskin hydrating freshening lotion
- Eye Cream
- Emulsion or cream
Simply touching or pressing your face with your fingers and palms, or wrapping your hands around it, will do wonders for your skin.
Moisture Skin that meets this goal:
- Has a balanced oil and moisture content
- allows smooth application of makeup
- has a moist and velvety texture
- Is springy to the touch
- Has clarity
Smoothness Skin that meets this goal:
- is soft
- has an even texture
- retains makeup well
- produces relatively little oil
- Has an active metabolism
Fine-textured, smooth skin is born through a healthy metabolism and regular replacement of skin cells. Replenishing moisture is key to regulating oil production. Lack of sleep, psychological stress, and an unbalanced diet are all factors that can contribute to excessive oil. Try to stay relaxed in mind and body and maintain a balanced diet for your skin and well-being.
Firmness skin that meets this goal:
- springs back when pressed with the fingers
- is fresh and glowing
- has an excellent balance of oil and moisture
- feels moist
- has few lines and wrinkles
Firmness is lost when the skin falls short on all three counts of moisture, oil, and nutrients. Dust, air conditioning, and UV rays are all archenemies of your skin. Foods that can improve firmness include meat, fish, and dairy products. Food rich in Vitamin C can also help.
Elasticity skin that meets this goal:
- Is springy when pressed with the fingers
- has radiance and glow
- has a fine and plump texture
- shows minimal sagging around the corners of the eyes and mouth
- Is moist overall
Clear complexion skin that meets this goal:
- Is soft and firm
- Is moist overall
- Has clarity
- has an active metabolism
- Gives the impression of vitality
Things to work toward in your lifestyle should include avoiding stress and consciously consuming vitamin C in your diet. In terms of skincare, it’s crucial to protect your skin from UV rays and air conditioning by wearing day cream, to exfoliate once or twice weekly, and to invigorate your dermis with serum.
Doing Lymph Massages daily while sitting in the bath, watching tv, or just before applying makeup will make your skin grow lustrous.
Lymph node pressure points for fresh skin:
- behind the ears (parotid lymph nodes)
- The side of the neck (cervical lymph nodes)
- Above the collarbones ( supraclavicular lymph nodes)
- Armpits (axillary lymph nodes)
Protection in the morning
1.Washing 2. lotion 3. serum 4. emulsion/cream 5. primer 6. foundation
Therapy at night
1.Cleansing 2. washing 3. scrub 4. lotion 5. serum 6 emulsion/cream
Chizu saeki’s original lotion mask
- Wet a cotton pad with water and lightly squeeze
- Saturate the pad with a quarter-size amount of lotion
- Pull the pad apart into five thin layers, it should be easier to split the layers in the direction that the fibers run.
- You can stretch each layer by pulling it gently side to side before placing it on your face
- Open up holes in one of the layers for the nose and mouth
- Cover the Lowe half of your face, from under the eyes to the chin, using the piece of cotton with the holes cut out
- Cover your forehead with another piece of cotton
- Cover your left cheek
- Cover your right cheek
- Cover your chin and neck with the the remaining piece, and let sit for three minutes. Don’t keep the mask on any longer then three minutes, or the moisture will begin to evaporate
She makes a point of consuming mineral water, vegetables, and fruits every day. Vitamin c and e and calcium are especially important for skin beauty. Make sure you’re taking enough of these nutrients, using the help of dietary supplements if need be.
Caring for the epidermis: cosmetics and massage.
Epidermal care includes cleansing to remove dirt, lotion masks to refine the surface, and exfoliation of dead cells. This sequence is effective to breakouts and dullness since it softens your skin and keeps it clean
Nourishing the dermis: serum
Toning the muscles: exercises and massage
Instant steam pack work a shower cap
- Cut two slits into a shower cap for breathing
- Put on a lotion mask
- Place the shower cap over your face
That’s all I learned from the book, I hope the summary and notes will be useful to you too!