6. Collagen is Key
Collagen is the main component of connective tissue, responsible for keeping the skin taut and firm. Although it is the most abundant protein in the human body, chances are you don’t have enough yet. Indeed, several factors such as smoking, sun exposure, poor diet and, of course, aging, can lower your body’s collagen level. That’s why the Japanese are very careful to add more collagen to their daily lives. Not only do they use a lot of creams and skin care products that contain collagen, but they also make sure it is in their diet. It is true, collagen is also present in several foods such as bone broth and spirulina (a type of seaweed), both of which are regularly present in the Japanese diet.
7. Makeup-Free Skin Fasts
A good skincare regimen will certainly include some products, but even your skin deserves a break from time to time. When you constantly stack cosmetics on your face, it can smother your pores and damage the elasticity of your skin.
This is why it is important to have a “skin fast” at least once a week. This means that you must spend at least 24 hours without using anything on the face, except for a gentle cleanser. This gives your skin time to breathe and use its own natural defense mechanisms to take care of itself. Before you start using products again, be sure to use a softener to rehydrate and moisturize your skin.