Japanese skin care is becoming more and more popular abroad. Every woman wants to have beautiful and milky skin, just like the Japanese women do. We got to know about their skincare rituals and regime, but what about ingredients that are the best for us? Tsubaki, rice water, and many, many more.
We will focus on the best natural Japanese ingredients for dry skin.
A word about rice water
In Japan, it has been well known since the Heian Period (794 – 1185) that rice water has a beneficial effect for both skin and hair. Rice is a base of Japanese people diet so it’s easy to find it in every household. Despite being easily attainable and pretty cheap, some of its properties can be compared with expensive, high-class cosmetics products.
Rice water is full of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins B and vitamins E which purify the skin. What is more, it contains linoleic acid that moisturizes and nourishes the skin.
You can also use rice bran as an exfoliator. By removing dead skin cells, it helps to absorb other moisturizers. It has been also observed that Japanese rice wine brewers have beautiful hands which has been connected with having direct contact with sake in their everyday life.
Something for tea lovers
Green tea has an enormous influence on our bodies. It contains antioxidants, phytochemicals, polyphenols, enzymes, and amino acids. It has detoxifying effects and helps to keep the skin well-hydrated. For those who are more of a coffee or soft drinks persons, it is better to apply it on the skin with a cotton ball which is also very effective and leaves the skin moisturized and soft.
Commonly called Snow mushrooms. The fungi are not only 100% natural but they also have similar effects to hyaluronic acid. They can hold up much more water than their weight. Because of a smaller molecular structure skin can absorb them into its inner layers with ease.
Back to the bones
Japanese women are working on their skin not only from the outside. They prepare the beverage by boiling chickens and beef tendon and later drink it to boost collagen production. It improves the elasticity of the skin and helps retain the skin’s moisture. It is also possible to take it in a pill form but the effects will be much slower and the ingredients that can be found in pills are typically artificial.
The magic of Tsubaki
Oil made from the camellia japonica flower is gaining more and more attention. It has an anti-wrinkle and anti-aging effect, that is for sure, but what else? Actually, a lot more. It is well known for the cell renewal so it has a great impact on the skin that is covered in scars or which is damaged. Despite all of that, it leaves the skin well moisturized and nourished without feeling greasy.