3. Get Face Massages
Most of us understand the benefits of a body massage – a good shoulder massage can do wonders to release tension and get rid of oppression. But did you know that, as with a body massage, you can also massage your face? And it works on exactly the same principle: good blood circulation and muscle relaxation! Did you also know that the face has more than 40 muscles, all of which can wrinkle, especially when they are tense? That’s why facial scans are one of the best ways to slow down signs of aging. It eliminates wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles and relieving tension. As a bonus, a face massage can have all the mental benefits of a whole-body massage! The best part is that you don’t need a professional or even another person to do it for you. You can get a good facial massage machine with multi-angle rollers in any beauty salon or even online. Just make sure you choose one that fits the contours of your own face. Use your free time, like when you watch TV, to get your face massaged every day. Increased circulation will help brighten your face and refresh your skin.
4. Avoid Harsh Cleansers
In the Western world, we are obsessed with the need to keep our faces clean’, which can lead to excessive use of cleaning and other products. On the contrary, Japanese women rely on gentle cleansers, as close to nature as possible. This means that they stay away from all these aggressive chemicals that can do more harm than good. As for the oil that accumulates on your face, the Japanese understand that it is not always bad. Your skin needs oil to stay hydrated, so using cleansers that bare your face isn’t really the right thing to do. The best thing to do would be to choose a cleanser containing some natural ingredients and use it once a day at bedtime. This keeps your face naturally hydrated. If you have too much oily skin, herbal wipes can be very useful during the day for touch-ups.
5. Substitute a Softener for Toner
Like these aggressive cleansers, a toner also tends to pull all the oil out of the pores. While this is good for acne sufferers, most others don’t need this type of cleansing. In fact, tonics can dry out your skin, and dry skin looks old. Japanese women often use softeners instead of tonics, as they are more effective at sealing hydration and lightening skin tone. Just tap a few softeners touches on the skin, wait for it to be completely absorbed, and then follow with a light moisturizer. Softeners work by plumping your skin just enough to fill wrinkles, giving the skin a smoother appearance.