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. In Japan’s case both apply when it comes to facials. Japan is known for the world over as a purveyor of quality products in general and this holds true for skin care as well. From the marvelous vegetable sponges known as Konnyaku or Konjac used for a wide range of skin types, to the delicate rice powder facials that gently and brilliantly exfoliate, Japan’s skin care offerings are beyond impressive. To say the facial products are effective is an understatement—they are rigorous and, dare I say, superior to most in the Western world. In the realm of facial experiences Japan tops most with the Zen appeal for ultimate relaxation and devotion.
One of the revered ingredients that produce the sought-after youthful appearance is Phytessence Wakame, a type of seaweed included in the Japanese diet for centuries, now easily found in the best skin care products. An antioxidant loaded with vitamins and minerals, research has shown that Wakame astonishingly boosts elasticity in skin. In addition, Japanese women have generally used a 5-step skin care regimen rather than the Western 3-step routine. In this way, the youthful radiance of skin is maximized when these at home facials are performed with regularity. The Cleanse
A rejuvenating at-home facial
naturally begins with a deep gentle cleanser. Once makeup is removed with your choice of light facial oil, a mild rice cleanser can then be applied to delicately exfoliate the skin shedding the upper epidermal layer to reveal soft smooth skin beneath. A Konnyaku sponge can be used with the rice skin care for ultimate results The Mask or Massage
Massaging the face helps to stimulate blood circulation to revitalize skin and allow the pores to breathe more freely. The result is a healthy luminous complexion. On alternate days, your skin is ready for a purifying mask that will absorb excess sebum and release the toxins of exposure to urban pollutants. A moisturizing mask can actually improve elasticity that promises visibly supple skin. If ridding pores of blackheads and reducing blemishes is your goal then choose a clarifying mask that will be more than pleasing for your skin. The Toner
Toners aren’t generally recommended daily for dry skin as they may intensify dehydration that robs the skin of youthful appearance. When you do choose a toner a simple fresh rosemary toner slows the onset of wrinkles and can easily be prepared at home. For other skin types The Serum
When you apply a daily serum or a rejuvenating serum as the fourth step in your facial you enrich your skin with a concentrated dose of nutrients that enriches the skin for the healthiest radiant appearance. Serums provide a plethora of vitamins for skin unlike any other product on the market. Easily absorbed by your pores, the effects are pretty amazing in very small doses. So there can be no skipping on this step. The Moisturizer
To wrap up this relaxing home facial the moisturizer you select, like all facial products, should truly consider your skin type, potential allergies and general sensitivity. It is a must if you intend to keep skin youthfully hydrated. Always remember to massage the moisturizer thoroughly, allowing it to fully penetrate the epidermis for the full benefits. Never forget to include the appropriate SPF protection in your regimen to avoid age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. The Japanese skin care regimen is one of daily devotion that truly lavishes through daily facials that produce dramatically youthful and healthy skin. Considering the specific product choices, the 5-step home facial is recognized by Japanese women to provide optimal skin apparent in the uncontested age-defying results. Finally start reaping the benefits of superior skin care today and stop wondering if you can have beautiful skin. Call for your appointments NOW at 212.949.2350 and if you are a first time client GET $50 off
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