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Facial care | the technique of Japanese women to take care of their skin

 the technique of Japanese women take care of   their skin

Facial care

Layering is a beauty ritual popular with women in Japan. Morning and evening, they apply, with precise movements, several layers of different products on their face and their hair to take care of it. Make-up removal with oil, fabric mask, double shampoo ... Doctissimo makes you discover all the secrets of layering step by step.

Step 1: oil makeup removal

Make-up removal is one of the most important steps in the beauty routine of all women. It is used to eliminate traces of makeup, perspiration, and pollutants that have accumulated on the surface of the face during the day so as not to "clog" the pores of the skin. The oil, often considered to be too fatty, is however very effective in removing all impurities by removing them perfectly. You can use organic vegetable oil (olive, coconut, sweet almond, or argan oil) that you choose according to your skin type, or opt for a cleansing oil.

Facial care

The right thing to do: on dry skin, apply the oil with both hands using light, circular movements. Start from the chin and work your way up to the outside of the eyelids. Then, continue with the forehead, the outline of the mouth, the nose, the eyes, and the beats. Finish by smoothing from bottom to top of the entire face, then from top to bottom for the eyes, and finally from the center to the outside of the face. Rinse with clean water.

Step 2: cleaning

In order to eliminate the fatty substances left by the oil, it is then necessary to use soap (soap with donkey milk, Aleppo, surgeries ...) or a gentle facial cleanser to purify the skin and the skin. make it as clean as possible. The goal here is to remove the last traces of dirt, without attacking the skin.

Facial care

The right thing to do: on a damp face, apply the cleanser by performing the same movements as for the oil makeup removal step, then rinse with clean water. No need to rub the skin too much, your actions must be delicate.

Step 3: the lotion

Applying the lotion is the third step in layering. It is used to tone and tighten the pores of the skin to make it look cleaner. You have the choice between using a lotion adapted to your skin type or adopting organic floral water (or hydrosol) with its own specificity (healing, soothing, rebalancing, softening ...).

Facial care

The right thing to do: soak a cotton ball in lotion and dab it all over the face. If it is in the form of a spray, spray on the face, let it soak in for a few seconds, and dry it with a tissue.

Step 4: the serum

The serum is not a moisturizer and does not replace it in any way! It is applied before this one to stimulate the cells of the epidermis. Now all the brands have several in their ranges: anti-wrinkle, moisturizer, anti-redness ...

Facial care

The right thing to do: apply the serum with your fingertips, in a circular fashion, starting with the neck and working your way up to the forehead. Namely, pure aloe vera turns out to be the perfect serum. It has many virtues (anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, antiseptic, antifungal, disinfectant) and contains several vitamins and minerals.

Step 5: the eye area

The eye area is often a neglected part of the face and it is not uncommon for some to skip this step by just applying the serum and moisturizer. This very fragile area, because the skin is very thin, is prone to bags, dark circles, and other wrinkles, it is, therefore, necessary to take the greatest care of it using a gel or a cream specific to the contours of the eyes.

Facial care

The right thing to do: on the eyelids and under the eye, apply a small amount of eye contour by gently patting the area with the pads of your fingers. Do not try to make the product penetrate by smoothing, you damage your skin more than you do it a service!

Step 6: day and night cream

Applying the day and night cream is the step not to be missed! It allows above all to hydrate or nourish the skin, but also to treat certain problems such as imperfections (acne, dilated pores, irregularities of the complexion ...) or the signs of skin aging (wrinkles, fine lines, spots). Ideally, the day cream should contain anti UVA / UVB protection to fight against the harmful effects of the sun's rays.

Facial care

The right thing to do: place a small amount between your hands and heat the cream by rubbing them against each other. Apply it all over the face, always from top to bottom, placing the entire surface of the hands. Lightly pat the skin to make it penetrate gently.

Step 7: the lip balm

The lip balm finalizes the layering. It is used to hydrate, nourish and repair the lips. It should not under only in winter as many tend to believe, but all year round to protect them from external aggressions (humidity, sun, cold ...).

facial care

The right thing to do: after performing a light exfoliation of dead skin using a toothbrush or a gentle exfoliating product, pat your lips with a balm or a stick, focusing on the driest areas.

The weekly routine

Vapor bath

This step serves to detoxify the skin and rid it of impurities in depth.

Facial care

The right thing to do: heat a large volume of water that you pour into a plastic or wooden bowl. Add a tablespoon of thyme, green tea, 10 drops of lemon or lavender essential oils. Place your face on top (about 20cm) and cover your head with a cloth. You should have clean skin (after performing steps 1 and 2) and not stay over the steam bath for more than 15 minutes.


A scrub performed once a week helps restore healthy, less dull skin by ridding it of dead cells.

Facial care

The right thing to do: no need to bother rubbing the skin, the goal is not to strip it! After moistening your face, take a little scrub and make circular movements with your fingertips over the entire face, staying longer on the T zone (forehead, nose, chin).


Japanese and Korean women are crazy about cotton masks and make them themselves!

How to make your cotton mask?

Facial care

You will need a paper handkerchief or tulle compresses, scissors, a flat plate, a mist of thermal or mineral water, and a lotion suitable for your skin type. Cut out the handkerchief where your eyes, mouth, and tip of your nose are. Put it on the plate and soak it in water and lotion.