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This Secret Cleansing Technique Is the Reason Japanese Women Barely Age


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Is it just me or do Japanese women never seem to never age? Since my first tripВ to Tokyo at age 14, I've been obsessed with Japanese beauty. Even now, I never come home from a vacay without a suitcase jammed full ofВ products. (My last tripВ I dropped $400 on skincare-clearly I take my job VERY seriously.) If you've ever visited yourself, you'll know Japanese women have some of the most youthfulВ complexions in the world. Which is why I'll never stop digging for clues on how exactlyВ theyВ keepВ wrinkles at bay.В I knowВ Japanese women areВ big on holistic andВ natural beauty, and that their preoccupation with wellness shows up on their faces. Of course, they also follow relatively strict skincare regimes, andВ keep tabs on the latest top-rated productsВ to ensure they're using the very best. Still, there is one thing Japanese women know, that we in Australia don't. And this one seemingly innocuous, wrinkle-forming habit is a huge part of the reason Japanese women stay so youthful.В Ready to have your entire world turned upside down?В

The common cleansing mistake giving you wrinkles is…

According toВ Japanese beauty guruВ Melodee MoritaВ (who follows a nighttime skincare routineВ so dedicatedВ it practically guarantees flawless skin), simply using the wrong fingers to massage in your cleanser could be causing you both wrinkles and discolouration. Eek. Morita explains that friction is a key player in ageing and says being gentle with your skin should be top priority if you want to keep wrinkles at bay: "Using the thumb and index finger can be too much pressure so I like to focus the most on using the ring finger and middle finger." For maximum TLC, the beauty expert also suggests cleansing withВ a facial foaming net. This little-known Japanese skincare tool works by whippingВ any face wash into a dense lather that's then gently "rolled" across the skin. Using oneВ essentially makes the cleansing process hands-free, removing any risk of applying too much pressure to your skin. (Check outВ Morita's nighttime skincare regime videoВ for more detail on how to use one.)

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