Many Japanese women are associated with beauty and youthfulness, which they manage to retain even after 40-50 years of age. It may seem that this is due to genetics, but in fact, Japanese women pay a lot of attention to self-care. Let’s find out what they do to stay young.
Protect your skin from the sun
Some people think that tanning is good for the skin. But in fact, UV light damages skin cells and causes photoaging. Skin becomes dry, loses firmness, and develops wrinkles and age spots.
To avoid photoaging, Japanese women try to protect their faces and bodies from the sun.
- They cover themselves with umbrellas and wear wide-brimmed hats.
- At the beach, they wear a cape over their swimsuit to cover their shoulders.
- Use facial creams with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 40-50 points. Such products reflect ultraviolet radiation, not allowing it to penetrate the skin.
Visiting hot springs
Japan has many onsen, the Japanese name for hot springs. They are natural hydrogen sulfide reservoirs, bathing in which helps to improve sleep and relieve stress. Thermal water moisturizes and regenerates your skin.
If you can’t go to a spa with onsen, you can arrange spa treatments at home. To do so, take a bath with sea salt and herbs, wash your face with mineral water – the effect will be the same.
Drinking green tea
Green tea contains antioxidants, substances that prevent the oxidation of body cells and slow down aging3. Japanese women are particularly fond of the matcha variety (mateja), which contains many healthful substances:
- Vitamin P – regulates collagen production, thereby improving skin health;
- Vitamin B2 – stimulates metabolism and helps to lose extra pounds;
- Chlorophyll – an antioxidant that promotes rejuvenation.