Do you want to know of 3 skin care secrets from the Land of the Rising Sun? The exotic Far East has been covered with enigmatic mysticism. I have often wondered if their great skin comes from the strictness with which people from Japan follow the routine of their everyday life. But great genes and mysticism aside they do have some great skin care strategies to look good.
Acne zapping regime: The Japanese are far less afflicted by acne than us. This is more because of the diet that they follow. Their foods are very rich in proteins and omega 3 fatty acids, all of which contribute to great skin. Also consumption of plenty of fruits and vegetables in the raw form makes enough roughage for a clear system. The Japanese try to treat acne in as natural a way as possible. Plant extracts are used to work on the overactive sebaceous glands and reduce excessive oil production. Tea tree oil is used extensively to treat acne. This oil is applied directly to the affected area. Turmeric is another herb that is used to treat acne. Drinking turmeric tea or even applying the paste on the affected area works beautifully.
Green tea for clear skin: Green tea is used extensively in the Far East. Japanese people believe that a regular consumption of green tea helps in clearing the skin of impurities. The antioxidants present in green tea help in revving up the metabolism and cleansing the system. The result? Clean, clear and smooth skin. Green tea also contains tannic acid which helps in reducing skin inflammation and reducing pore size. Drink green tea or use it in your face masks for a smooth complexion.
Phytessence Wakame sensation: Amongst other exotic offerings from Japan, Phytessence Wakame is one that has gained a lot of prominence. This is a kelp that is native to Japan and its use comes with a promise of keeping your skin youthful, smooth and wrinkle free. Since this kelp finds itself as an integral part of the Japanese diet, they reap the benefits that this seaweed has to offer. Phytessence Wakame is packed with the power of the B vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12. Along with this you also get the power of sodium, potassium, calcium and iron. All of these help in keeping the skin hydrated and looking great. Imagine what your skin cream would do for you if you packed in the Wakame punch!
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