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And you’ll never guess the biggest Japanese skin care secret

It’s no secret that Japanese women have fantastic skin, right through into old age, and for that reason many women are searching online for Japanese skin care secrets.

What exactly is the secret of Japanese skin care? Well of course that’s extremely difficult to answer, because one woman will have a different skin care routine to another woman.

However there is some general rules that we can point you towards, and is also one specific Japanese skin care secret that we reveal here.

One of the big secrets of the great skin that so many Japanese women have is diet. The Japanese have a great diet. It’s extremely high in fish and other seafoods, and fish is high in the Omega 3 essential fatty acids, and a good intake of Omega3 fats is extremely good for your skin.

That’s why one of our strongest skin care recommendation is to take high quality Omega 3 supplements. It’s not something that is normally associated with skin care but Omega 3 fats are extremely important to skin health and to maintaining moisture, and more Omega 3 in your diet is not only good for your general health but also good for your complexion.

And of course the Japanese diet also contains a high proportion of vegetables, and home cooking. Or at least it did up until recently. And as we have observed on our website before a healthy body also sports a healthy complexion, and having a home cooked diet high in fruit and vegetables is also good for your skin.

But there is one specific Japanese skin care secret that we can pass on to you today. It’s seaweed.japanese skin care secrets

Yes seaweed, and not just any old seaweed but a sea kelp found commonly around the coast of Japan. It is called Phytessence Wakame and it is a huge part of the Japanese diet. If you’ve been to a Japanese restaurant you’ve probably eaten it.

Phytessence Wakame has been a big part of the Japanese diet for generations.

Science is now beginning to understand that the Japanese diet rich in Phytessence Wakame is a big part of the reason why Japanese women have such great complexions. Phytessence Wakame is packed with all sorts of wonderful substances which are so good for your skin.

It’s loaded with a whole range of vitamins and minerals and anti oxidants, all of which are good to your skin, but there’s one thing in particular that makes Phytessence Wakame so important for Japanese skin care.

There is an acid in the skin called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is extremely important in maintaining the elasticity and tone of your skin, and is highly responsible for helping collagen and elastin fibres to hold your skin together.

But there is also an enzyme called hyaluronidase in your skin, and it breaks down all that wonderful hyaluronic acid.

And Phytessence Wakame inhibits the actions of hyaluronidase and so protect your skin from having its hyaluronic acid broken down.

If that all sounds a little complex than the simple way to say it is that the ingredients of Phytessence Wakame protect your skin.

And it’s now possible to get high quality skin care products which incorporate Phytessence Wakame, along with a range of other natural ingredients, and which now, according to studies, are showing extremely positive results in maintaining skin health and improving your complexion.

So that’s the real Japanese skin care secret. Of course you can always start eating seaweed yourself, provided you get the right type, but you might find that it’s not as tasty as you might expect.

Or you can start using natural skin care products which incorporate Phytessence Wakame and give you the same results.

And believe us, seaweed isn’t that good, it’s very chewy.



What alternatives do you have to anti aging facial treatments?

Anti aging facial treatments are big business nowadays and there are many many anti aging facials to choose from, some extremely expensive. And we’re not saying that these facial treatments are all bad, just that there may be better ways to achieve the same result at a much lower cost.

An anti aging facial can involve a considerable amount of time as well as expense. A facial may well include a range of different skin treatments including skin exfoliation to remove dead skin cells, an extraction to open the pores and clean the skin, facial massage and sometimes a range of masks and peels. Whilst you may enjoy having an anti aging facial you may find that it’s very expensive.

The purpose of an anti aging facial treatment is to clean the skin and nourish it to produce clear healthy skin. It’s intended to make your skin glow with health and feel great.

Lets see if there is another way to achieve the same result at a much lower cost and to produce a result that is more long-lasting.

The best way to have clear, healthy and glowing skin is to improve your overall skin health. As you age your skin starts to lose some essential components that contribute to skin health such as collagen and elastin. Aging and a reduction in skin health and in particular in skin elasticity means that your skin starts to show the signs of aging such as skin sagging and wrinkles.

Is it possible to combat this? Yes it is. And if you are able to achieve better skin health overall then this will be much more permanent than the results of an anti aging facial treatment.

So how do you achieve better skin health and at a reasonable cost? Here’s a few things that you need to understand about skin health that will help.
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The first of these is that skin health reduces with age but it is not just age that contributes to a reduction in skin health. There’s a range of other lifestyle factors all of which help reduce overall skin health as you age. Here’s the things that you need to do to achieve better skin health right throughout your life to keep signs of skin aging at bay better than any anti aging facial treatment could ever do.

1. One of the biggest contributing factors to skin health, as well as to your overall health, is your diet. Many people understand that what you eat contributes to your general health, but don’t make the connection to their skin health.

A diet high in fresh fruit and vegetables is also high in essential nutrients as well as a wide range of antioxidants, all of which are very important to optimum skin health.

Skin is just like the other organs in your body. The good health of your skin depends on what you eat. And because skin is the most visible organ of your body then what you eat shows to everybody.

If you live on a diet of burgers and pizza this will show in your skin. You can’t have a healthy glowing skin on pizzas and burgers.

2. Exercise is also something that is overlooked when it comes to skin health. Whilst most people understand that exercise is important to overall health many do not consider the importance of exercise to skin health. Just as with diet, how much exercise you get in your life will show in your skin.

Exercise improves the circulation of the blood and this is very important to skin health.

3. One of the worst things you can do to your skin is to smoke. Smoking damages your skin and is about the fastest way to show your age prematurely.

If you’re interested in the best skin health then don’t smoke.

4. Almost as bad as smoking is getting sunburned. Sunburn is terrible for your skin and just like smoking and sunburn will age your skin prematurely. It is very important to avoid getting burnt.

If you’re out in the sun in the middle of the day, particularly in summer, make sure you wear a hat and a shirt. If you can’t do this then use sunscreen however it is better, if you can, to cover up.

5. Use anti aging skin care products that help improve overall skin health. We previously mentioned one of the most significant factors in skin ageing, namely the loss of collagen and elastin with age.

There are excellent natural anti aging skin care products which help stimulate the skin to produce more of it’s own collagen and elastin and by doing this skin will start to improve it’s elasticity and an improvement in skin elasticity will help reduce the visible signs of skin aging, skin sagging and wrinkles.

If you follow that 5 step program you’re well on the way to better skin health. Your skin will look better and feel better. You will achieve much more than you will simply by getting the occasional anti aging facial treatment.

And you’ll be much healthy generally and you’ll save plenty of money.

Whilst anti aging facial treatments may be worthwhile in the short term they are very expensive. Make some lifestyle changes and use some top quality anti aging skin care products and you’ll be healthier and your skin will look healthy and you’ll have money in the bank.



And for that matter what are “all natural anti aging products”?

The market for all natural anti aging skin care products is growing at a huge rate. Recently L’Oreal purchased The Body Shop, we expect because L’Oreal recognizes the future of the natural anti aging products industry and wants to get a toehold in that industry. And for good reason.

Here on this website we seek to alert our readers about some of the dangers of many of the ingredients that are found in so many of the skin care products (and other personal products) that are found on the shelves of your local stores and which you may be using right now.

If you’d like to find out more about those dangerous ingredients in skin care products please read some of our other articles because today we want to talk about all natural anti aging skincare, what it is, what it isn’t, and what you should be looking for if you’re seeking to find effective and safe anti aging products.

The first thing to say is that the word “natural” has no formal definition in the anti ageing industry and there is no formula to determine whether or not ingredients used in any products, whether they be advertised as “natural” or not, are really “natural”. This also applies to “organic” anti aging products which equally have no formal definition.

In our research we have found products which are advertised as natural skin care products and when you look on the label you will see so many of the ingredients that so many people consider suspicious listed there. Parabens are an example.
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There are no laws or regulations which govern when a manufacturer can claim that their skin care products are “natural” or “organic”. And of course there will always be manufacturers of anti ageing products that will take advantage of this.

Therefore if you’re seeking to find safe and effective “natural” skin care products it is not sufficient just to rely on the advertising. You need to go further.

How you do that? Firstly lets examine why people are searching for anti aging natural products.

Clearly one reason is that many people now recognize the risks inherent in mainstream skin care products and therefore they are seeking a safe alternative. They also recognize that many mainstream skin care products are not very effective because the amount of money spent on active ingredients is minimized so that the maximum amount of the budget can be spent on advertising.

Therefore, if that is the case, you need to discover something about the company that makes the products that you are considering purchasing and in particular its business philosophy. The big skin care companies tend to focus on sales and marketing rather than product quality and safety. This means that their products are not their main concern.

The best skin care companies that make natural skin care products reverse that equation. They focus primarily on product quality and safety and tend to spend less money, or none, on marketing and in particular on television advertising. Rather they know the quality of their products and they also understand that their products will sell through word of mouth and that once they have a customer they will often have that customer for life.

They may not be able to quickly ramp up sales as the big companies do by spending millions on television advertising but over time they can develop a committed and happy customer base that understand the quality and safety of the products.

This is a totally different corporate philosophy to the big anti aging companies. The big companies tend to have a very small moral compass when it comes to producing their products, and are happy to produce a product that will sell whether it’s effective or not and whether it uses safe ingredients or not.

There is one company that we have found that has a corporate philosophy about its products that gives us a huge sense of relief. They are committed to both the safety and quality of their all natural anti aging skin care products.

Their commitment to the safety of their products started even before their first anti aging product was even produced. Their brief to their development team was that any antiaging products that they were to develop had to be “safe enough to eat”.
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And that is their first commitment to their customers, that their products are safe enough to eat. For this reason none of their skin care products contain fragrances.

Their second commitment to their customers is about their product quality. They seek to produce (and do produce) the finest anti aging skin care products in the world. They do this by maximizing the money they spend on product quality and they use a range of natural ingredients that are way more expensive than the chemical alternatives used by the big companies.

As we said there is no definition of natural, and even natural products can be dangerous. This company, called Xtend Life, will only use products that are known to be safe and known to be effective. This includes a wide range of natural oils, extracts from seaweed and the wool of sheep and a wide range of other natural products all of which are known to be both extremely effective and safe, though many of them are expensive.

Their natural skin care products work very well however they fully understand that people are suspicious of this because of a poor result that they may have previously obtained from mainstream skin care products and so, as evidence of their commitment to their products, and so that prospective customers can have some of the worry eliminated from buying the products they offer a full 90 day money back guarantee. That is extremely unusual in the antiaging industry.

Because they spend much larger amounts on product quality and ingredients they do not have the money to spend on television advertising and they don’t advertise at all. This reason, even though their products contain expensive ingredients, they are still able to market them at an extremely competitive price. They do not need to factor in the cost of advertising. And you’ve probably never heard of them for that reason.

So if you understand the risks inherent in so many well known anti aging skincare products, and if you’re looking for safe and natural alternatives, you also need to understand that simply buying products advertised as  “all natural” or “organic”  anti aging products is no guarantee of either the effectiveness of the products or the safety of the ingredients.

You need to find a company with a demonstrated commitment to both product safety and product quality, it is only the company’s corporate philosophy that tells you how good, and how safe, their anti aging skin products really are.



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