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Chizu Saeki and the Japanese Art of Beauty

“The art of beauty is all about strength of mind. When people realize how beautiful their skin is, their minds change completely. They have different smiles. In fact, your attitude completely changes when you realize how beautiful you are. Your choice of clothes changes, and you feel confident and energized about your abilities to do different things. It gives you a chance to take a second look at yourself.” — Chizu Saeki

Skincare. Some spend thousands a month on it, some go through surgery to alter the appearance of their skin, and some spend absolutely nothing on it. So, where is the middle ground? In Western culture we tend to spend five minutes on our skincare and twenty minutes on makeup. Whereas, if we look towards Japan we see that they spend twenty minutes on skincare and five minutes on makeup. Traditional Japanese beauticians such as Chizu Saeki claim that in order to radiate beauty you must focus your attention and positive energy on your skin.

Saeki, now 65 years of age, has such a deep-rooted understanding of beauty that she can determine people’s mental and physical health, and significant life events merely by touching their faces. This usually comes as a great shock to people, especially when she can tell them their exact skincare routine – sometimes right down to the brand names.

Saeki’s deep understanding of skincare is due to a 30-year career in the beauty industry. During her early career she worked as a beauty consultant at Guerlain and as an international training manager at Parfums Christian Dior. But she says that what has really shaped her fundamental values on beauty and skincare has been her eventful, turbulent life and her grandmother’s passion for the beauty of Hollywood starlets.

So, what are some of the best Japanese beauty tricks for better skin?

  1. 1.‘You are what you eat’: What you are putting into your body is the first real step to exuding beauty on the outside. Japanese women have a low-fat, low-sugar diet consisting of vitamin rich vegetables which brighten and keep the skin healthy.
  2. Use natural products: The Japanese believe that if you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your face. The theory is that women shouldn’t put anything on their skin what will poison them if they were to eat it, as skin is porous – so anything we apply ends up in our blood stream, typically within minutes.
  3. Little to no makeup: If you have flawless skin then you have no need to cake on layers of foundation. Rather, makeup should be an add-on that enhances already flawless skin, not the main attraction.
  4. Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse: The most important part of the skincare routine for Japanese women is the cleanser. Once you have a good cleanser that is perfectly suited to your skin type then you need not spend more money on fancy serums or eye cream. Cleansing morning and night even when you don’t wear makeup is essential.
  5. Massage is the key: A ten minute massage morning and night can work wonders for your skin as it aids in absorption of moisturizer, but also by  creating circulation and bringing the blood to the surface it allows your skin to heal imperfections such as spots or blackheads much quicker.



Chizu Saeki’s book ‘The Japanese Skincare Revolution’ is available through Amazon.


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