During the summer period, it is essential for every lady to know how to maintain your skin in tip-top condition. In Singapore, we constantly experience scorched humid weather. Here are 10 Japanese beauty secrets we would like to share with you.
1. Drink plenty of water
Choosing water over sugar-sweetened drinks helps you to maintain a healthy weight. Did you know that by adding lemon into your plain drinking water, it helps to aids digestion and cleanse your system? Put a few slices of lemon into your water bottle to flavour it and keep yourself hydrated at all times.
2. Using sunscreen aka sunblock
Never neglect using sunscreen as part of your beauty regime, it’s a crucial step to ensure that your face/body is protected, this avoids damaging the skin and premature aging of the skin. Do you know that aged 6 months and above babies have already been recommended to start using sunscreen? That is why if you do not have the habit of using one, you should start right now!
P.S: Avoiding the sun peak hours between 10am to 12pm as that’s when the UV rays is the strongest.
3. Taking cold showers
A cool shower after excess sweating helps keep the skin fresh and clean, reducing chances of acne breakouts, and the instant change in temperature relieves body of fatigue and boost mental alertness.
4. Eat refreshing fruits for hydration boost
Researches have shown that these three fruits have the highest water content: watermelon (92%), tomatoes (94-95%) and strawberries (92%). Here’s some tips on how you can include them in your daily regime to get an hydration boost.
- Watermelon: Drink a glass of watermelon juice to experience instant coolness against the humid weather.
- Tomatoes: Replace your potato chips, chocolates and sweets with Cherry Tomato, a healthy snack for everyone.
- Strawberries: Add strawberries into your yogurt, your fruit salad or even eat it by it’s own to taste the sweetness of it!
5. Buff your way to radiance
No one wants a dull and rough looking skin. Try exfoliating your face and body once or twice a week to get rid of your dry and dead skin cell to encourage renewal of new cells for a smoother skin.
P.S: There’s no point in using a body lotion/cream constantly but no exfoliation is done, you’re just moisturising your dead skin. What should be done is to scrub and exfoliate to remove your dry and dead skin and get a healthy glowing skin.
6. Indulge in a cooling spa treatment
Indulge in a relaxing spa treatment to relax, rejuvenate and refresh yourself. For this Summer, Ikeda Spa presents our special edition Kuru Spa Promo Series to bring you an escapade from the scorched humid weather. This truly cooling experience is set to prepare your mental and physical well being against the scorching weather.
7. Love your eyes too
Sunglasses is not just an awesome fashion accessory but it has an important role in protecting your eyes against the sun’s UV rays which can cause certain damage to the eyes.If you’re out in the sun for a period of time, always wear sunglasses as they prevent you from getting Cataracts which is a clouding of the eye’s lens that can cause blur vision.
Be kind to your eyes and make them feel comfortable when you’re out in the sun and prevent squinting and eyes to water.
8. Use a chapstick for kissable lips
Keeping your face and body hydrated and moist is equally important for your lips as well. You wouldn’t want to go on a date with your lips feeling dry and scaly. Always carry a lip balm/chapstick with you to ensure that your lips are hydrated and in tip top condition to boost your confidence. With that, you are well prep for your summer date.
9. Use face mask regularly
There are tons of face mask available in the market targeting different skin concerns. Here are some of our recommendation for some skin concern you may have during this summer.
- Aloe Vera Mask: It calms down the skin after long hours of exposure in the sun and has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
- Rice Bran Mask: It helps to hydrate and brighten up the skin after doing the mask and exfoliating. We highly recommend Chidoriya brand which is a 100% organic and natural beauty brand from Japan. You may get the rice bran powder here.
10. Get your beauty rest
Sleeping well enables you to feel, think and perform at your fullest potential. Many sleep studies show that people who get seven hours or less of sleep on average per night are more likely to become overweight. Not just that, lack of sleep also has adverse effect on the immune system which can lead to falling sick easily.
Therefore, it is important to ensure that you get sufficient rest to be able to perform at your best!