From green tea to Camellia oil, here are the 7 beauty secrets Japanese women have been keeping under wraps for centuries. Now that porcelain glowing skin can be achieved just following the few steps Elodie Joy Jaubert suggests in her latest book: “7 Japanese Beauty Rituals” (now published in Italy and France).

Sette Riti di Bellezza Giapponese

Sette Riti di Bellezza Giapponese

First of all simplicity is key. Japanes women don’t need all those beauty products they prefer making their own using rice flour or green tea. They have also a very structured step-by-step skincare routine called “layering“: a deep double morning cleanse (removing makeup, then cleansing again with an oil), lotion, serum and moisturiser day and night!

A sneak peak of the book

A sneak peak of the book

Here are their beauty partners:

Green tea

Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant . It’s great to fight spots and puffy eyes, too. Try tea bags or even tea ice cubes to see the change.

Rice

Japanese women use it for soften their skin and hair by bathing in the water left over from rinsing uncooked rice. It nourishes the skin and prevents wrinkles plus it helps to get your hair shiny. An easy DIY emmolient facial? Just add a bit of milk to rice flour

Camellia Oil

Modern Geisha use natural Camellia Oil instead of water to remove makeup and cleanse their skin, and it’s regarded as one of the most famous Japanese beauty tricks, helping to fight the signs of ageing and restore moisture.

Words by Michela Di Carlo

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