“Approaching your daily skincare routine with enthusiasm will make a much greater difference than blindly spending a fortune on cosmetics.”
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)