|Secrets of Youth and Beauty|
Japanese women surprise the world with their well-being and longevity. Elegant and discreet, at thirty they look seventeen, and at fifty-thirty. Some believe that the ideal "porcelain" skin of Japanese women is a gift of nature, others - that this is the result of special care.
We can open this veil,
Having addressed to the book of the leading Japanese cosmetologist Chizu Sayeki "Revolutionary Japanese skin care - how to make the skin beautiful at any age".
Chisu Sayeki is 68 years old, she has more than 40 years of experience in cosmetology. Look at the appearance and the perfect skin of this slender woman, and you will believe in the effectiveness of her skin care system. Chizu Saeki runs her own beauty school, participates in television programs, organizes seminars and trainings, including for specialists of leading European cosmetics companies.
The first book of Chizu Saeka about the secrets of beauty came out in Japan in 2004 and immediately became a bestseller, as well as the subsequent more than 30 books.
The main secrets of beauty from Chisu Sayeki
According to Chizu Saeki, only cosmetics can not make a woman beautiful if she does not take responsibility for her health and appearance. To help in this, the beautician has developed 10 basic recommendations, using the age-old experience of caring for Japanese women and the latest achievements of cosmetology.
1. Sincerely strive to be beautiful
This is the main condition for the effectiveness of your work on your appearance. Chizu Sayeki recalls that at the age of 13 she first saw the film with Audrey Hepburn in the title role, and was literally shocked by her beauty. Starting to copy the appearance and manner of behavior of the actress, the girl realized how nice it was to be beautiful. This influenced her desire to work in the beauty industry and help others to become beautiful.
Every woman can have her own reasons to strive for external beauty. No matter what motivation you will have, the main thing is that it will help you in this endeavor, and do not spare the efforts and time for this. As soon as you feel yourself beautiful, this feeling will necessarily pass to others.
2. Get to know yourself and your skin
To start Chisu, Saeki invites everyone to look in the mirror. What do you see? Of course, you are what you are today. Now lift your chin slightly. Do you remember? Yes, you were ten years ago. Well, now lower your chin slightly and look in the mirror. That's how you'll look again in 10 years. If you did not like the last reflection, you should immediately take up work.
The first step should be a careful study of the properties of your skin, and for this you need a large and beautiful mirror, in which you will be pleased to look. This will have to be done often, in order to thoroughly know not only all the shortcomings, but also all the dignity and needs of your skin. "Learn to work with a mirror every day, make it your ally," advises the master.
First, determine your weak side. As a rule, a person does not grow old symmetrically: one side of the face grows old and fades more than the other. To determine it, Chizu Sayeki offers a test. Smile with your mouth closed, not opening your lips and lifting the corners of your mouth. On one side, wrinkles are formed more, it is more vulnerable. To strengthen it, you need to sleep on this side of the face and chew on this side more often.
In general, according to Chizu Sayeki, wrinkles are not to be feared, they are inevitable anyway. Not wrinkles age us, but dull and flabby skin, an extinct look, a sullen look. And younger than us does not lack of wrinkles, but a smile, a lively look and, of course, well-groomed skin.
3. Choose an individual, suitable for your skin, care
To determine your skin type and choose care based on it, it is better to consult a specialist who will help identify the main problems. And then to care for her, carefully watching and daily asking about her skin, how much she likes your concern about her, and whether you need to change something.
Chisu Sayeki suggests every morning to visually assess the overall appearance of the skin, and to test its hydration, use the following method. For a few seconds, put your palms tightly to your cheeks, putting your thumb pads against your earlobe, and then take them away. If the skin is sufficiently moistened, the hands should "stick" to the face a little. If there is no such effect, the skin needs a strong moisturizing.
To check the density of the skin, you also need to put your hands on the cheeks and slightly stretching the skin to your ears, see if there are vertical wrinkles in your eyes and whether the already existing ones become deeper.
The elasticity of the skin can be checked if you pinch yourself slightly on the cheeks, and then observe how quickly the skin will return to its original state.
Observe your skin in the morning and especially after cosmetic procedures and change care based on your observations, and not the general age recommendations of fashion magazines.
4. Bring the desire for beauty in your hands
No wonder they say: "God has no other hands than yours," our hands are the main tool for caring for yourself. Therefore, the hands should always be warm, bear tenderness and care. Before applying cream to the skin, lotion, whey - any caring agent, warm it well in your hands. And then forget about all your problems for a while, relax and, feeling every millimeter of skin, apply the cream, enjoying it, admiring its fragrance, texture and believing in its effect.
5. Thoroughly cleanse your skin.
Cleansing and moisturizing are the keywords of Japanese skin care. First and foremost it concerns make-up - never leave at night and simply without the need even a minimal set of decorative cosmetics. Chisu Sayeki offers several ways to clean the face.
Basic cleaning, which includes the elements of massage:
1. The cleanser needs to be warmed up properly in hands and to put on five points on the face: cheeks, a forehead, a nose, a chin.
2. Then, with the fingers of both hands, distribute the first portion from the chin to the ears.
3. With palms spread the remedy from the nose through the cheeks to the ears and from the inner corners of the eyes to the temples.
4. With your fingers, distribute the remedy from the tip of the nose to the bridge of the nose, then palms - from the middle of the forehead in both directions.
5. Then we clean the nose: with fingers from the nose to the tip of the nose, gently brush the wings of the nose and around the nostrils.
6. Go down from your nose to your mouth and brush around your mouth, and then pick it up
6. Regularly apply lotion mask.
Lotion - masks deserve a separate conversation, because they are one of the know-how of Chizu Sayeki; Their implementation is available to every woman at home, and the result is comparable with the results of expensive cosmetic procedures.
Here we should immediately clarify. Cosmetic lotion or, as it sounds in Japanese "cosmetic water," is fundamentally different from the usual lotions and tonics. It does not contain alcohol (this is emphasized by Chisu Saeki), it does not contain oils, emulsifiers, silicone and wax. In our understanding, it is rather a liquid light translucent moisturizer, and for Japanese women, this lotion is the basic care.
Japanese women apply lotions and any other care products with cotton (cotton) napkins or disks, believing that cotton helps the product to spread evenly. In Japan, today you can buy special multi-layer cotton napkins designed for cosmetic purposes. However, we can replace them with any other napkins from natural fabrics, it is important that they do not have synthetic threads.
The method of moisturizing lotion - masks, about which Chisu Sayeki writes, consists in that small cotton napkins are wetted with water, wrung out, then soaked with lotion and applied to the face as a compress, which is kept for 3 to 15 minutes. The order of the application of napkins is important: first on the nose and nasolabial area, then on the forehead, on the cheeks, including the area under the eyes and, finally, on the chin, grasping the area of the "second" chin.
Such a procedure significantly enhances the effect of the cosmetic agent on the skin, and as a consequence, there must be complete certainty that this agent will not cause an allergic reaction. Even if you already rubbed your face with this lotion, hydrolyte or cream, it is better to apply a mask on your elbow before applying the mask to your face.
The effect of this procedure can be strengthened if you put a shower cap on your face, which you have already read about. Chisu Sayeki advises doing such procedures while taking a bath.
7. If you are over 30, use cosmetic serums and fix their action with cream
It should be clarified that for skin care for up to 30 years in the Japanese assortment there are only cleansers and moisturizing lotions. Chizu Saeki recommends young people not to abuse cosmetics, because at this age the skin condition is balanced. Cleansing, sun protection and moisturizing - this should limit the care of healthy skin to 30 years.
After 30 years in the arsenal of uhodovyh funds are introduced serums and creams. Serums are known to have much more activity than creams, quickly penetrate into the skin and begin to act. However, the action of serums should always be fixed with cream. What for? Do not forget that in addition to saturation, the skin needs protection. Here comes to the rescue a cream that, remaining on the face throughout the day, protects against dust and germs, prevents evaporation of moisture and provides the basis for applying makeup. Active components of the cream are gradually absorbed by the skin during the day, creating a long "feeding".
8. Protect your face from the influence of ultraviolet all year round
With ultraviolet in Japanese women and Asian women in general are special. In Japan, beautiful skin means, first of all, white, pearl skin, so earlier Japanese women covered their faces with rice powder, diluted with water. Now such exotic remains in the past, however the components that suppress the excessive synthesis of melanin are included in almost all Japanese cosmetic products: lotions, whey, creams. Chizu Saeki recommends using UV protection for the face not only in summer but also in winter, as winter sun rays, although not harmful to our health, will leave a mark on the skin.
9. Once a week, arrange a "fasting day" for your skin
During this day it is advisable not to impose on the face of any caring or decorative cosmetics, so that the skin rests from the impact of any foreign matter. The only necessary care on such a day is purification. And at the same time properly consider your skin, a fasting day is ideal for monitoring the changes that occur to it.
10. Watch your diet, take vitamins, sleep well.
Chisu Saeki believes that food consumption should occur consciously and bring pleasure, we must understand what we eat and why. The basis of nutrition in Japan are fish and seafood, vegetables, rice, soy, tea. Scantiness of animal and plant life has long taught the Japanese to take care of food and not overeat. Japanese women use few times less fat than American women or Europeans.
Of course, we should not immediately begin to prepare dishes of Japanese cuisine, each region - its own food. However, to think about your diet is worth it, it is better to exclude from the daily diet those products that lead to aging and withering of the skin and the body as a whole: sweets, smoked products, flour products. Include in St.