Japanese Beauty

Sep 04, 2018 - By Dr. Martin Kassir

If you have ever noticed the Japanese culture, they seem to radiate an effortless beauty.  Their skin is like a fine porcelain, their hair is smooth and glossy, and no matter the time of day, their makeup looks flawless.  Science has proven however that their isn't anything such as a beauty gene; the majority of the Japanese gain their beauty through routines and techniques that have continued to be passed down from family to family for centuries.  Well that is insightful for the rest of us, just as long as we get to know what the techniques are.Green TeaGreen tea has been proven to have to have loads of antioxidants, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.  A favorite type of green tea is called matcha.  Matcha is a concentrated form of green tea that has been known to be many times more powerful and rich in antioxidants than traditional green tea.Sun AvoidanceThe Japanese are very aware of damage that the sun may do to the skin.  Interestingly though they have been known to not use much sunscreen, instead they in general just avoid direct sunlight.  If they know they are going to be out in the sun, you may notice that they usually have hats, protective clothing, and parasols.Unseen BeautyPeople of Japan also have a concept referred to as Mie-nai Oshareh, which means unseen beauty.  Beauty comes from the inside, and so much of their poise and elegance resides in exactly that theory.   Smooth, Healthy HairThe Japanese are very careful regarding their hair.  They stick to natural ingredients for their skin and hair care: they are known to use wooden combs, avoiding plastic and static electricity.  They also comb their hair through, once a day, every day and are also said to use tsubaki oil, which stops their hair from becoming frizzy.Curious about what your ancestry can reveal regarding your skincare?  Please contact the Dallas office to schedule a consultation to start working with your skin and its history!