How to have the most beautiful skin at any age

11/11/2011

Celestial moon | Vogue Japan May 2011 (photography: Michael Thompson, styling: Simon Robins)
“Approaching your daily skincare routine with enthusiasm will make  a much greater difference than blindly spending a fortune on cosmetics.”
Chizu Saeki

Back in 2009 I have discovered The Japanese Skincare Revolution, a beauty book that became my skin care bible. Written by Chizu Saeki, a woman in her 60s who has beautiful skin and very few wrinkles, this slimline edition is based on the beauty secrets that Japanese women used for centuries and offers advice on every aspect of skin care you can think of, from daily beauty routines adapted for different seasons and skin types, to emergency remedies both for special events and repairing specific skin problems, to facial exercises and lymphatic massages that you can DIY in a comfort of your own bathroom. Every chapter contains precious and very detailed instructions and plenty of photographs whether she is talking about her signature moisturising “lotion mask” or daily face cleansing.

Even though Chizu herself spent many years running her own beauty salon and working for Guerlain and Christian Dior, her method is very down-to-earth: “This is something you can do at home, with what you have around you.”

Can’t recommend it highly enough.

Photo source: Celestial moon | Vogue Japan May 2011 (photography: Michael Thompson, styling: Simon Robins)

11 comments:

  1. Wow, what an exquisite photo! The book sounds like a must-have. I think we have so much to learn from the Japanese culture and beauty rituals. Thank you for the recommendation, Little Rus. Have a wonderful day! xoxo

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  2. I've bought this book this spring after reading the reference of Tijna Meder and found it amazing! My skin looks a lot better, and following a sacred ritual of care every evening is not only skin deep.
    I love your blog and reading here about this book is such a pleasant surprise!

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  3. Asian ladies have the most amazing skin. I'm going to check it out...thanks for the recommendation!

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  4. Asian ladies have the most amazing skin. I'm going to check it out...thanks for the recommendation!

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  5. Sounds good - might even have tips for me with all my allergies i have such a basic skincare routine - have a great weekend xxxx

    http://fashionandfrank.blogspot.com/

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  6. What a wonderful quote!

    And the book sounds interesting. I'm a big fan of basic skin care ... and I intend to welcome every single wrinkle ;-)

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  7. I am going to find this book! I think the Japanese are definitely the leaders in beauty, hair as well according to my stylist who attends hair shows all over the world. You always find the most wonderful books to highlight--thank you!

    xo Mary Jo

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  8. Hello, my dear. I felt the need to reply to your comment, because you always complete my posts so nicely. And you read my mind too or better said, one more similarity noticed between us, because there is one more way I love wearing a shirt: yes, with wide legged, masculine style trousers and flats. And I know exactly what picture I wanted to post, it’s one taken by Garance DorĂ©. But haven’t been able to find it in my folders. I’ll make an update to the post if I find it. Have a beautiful evening! xoxo

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  9. Massage sounds heavenly! I could use some serious relaxation right now. How sweet that you stopped by. I hadn't seen you in a while and started missing your lovely presence!

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  10. I'm sure there is much to learn from Japanese beauty rituals - their skin always looks amazing. Thank you for the recommendation, I love trying new beauty regimes xx

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  11. I am sooo ordering in on-line, thank you for the suggestion :)

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