Japanese skin care & me
A long time ago I had reviewed Neutrogena Fine Fairness toner, the reason I had bought the toner was to use it in a Japanese skin care technique. Basically the technique involves covering the face with cotton that has been wetted with a thin, watery lotion. You can watch the technique in the video below:
At that time some readers had asked me to share my experience with this technique. Honestly I forgot about it and a remark by Kejal today reminded me of it.
Okay, for starters I practiced this technique for two weeks everyday. I would do this in the evening post cleansing my face of all makeup and before moisturizing.
..... exactly the same.
There was nada improvement in my skin hydration, tone, texture. Kuch nahi. Nothing.
Now, I'm not saying this technique is faulty or no good, or anything. I'm sure the Japanese lady in the video has really benefited from using this and isn't lying or anything.
I analysed for a long time why the technique was such a bummer for me. I could just come up with four reasons:
1. Japanese women consume a diet very high in Omega - 3 fatty acids thanks to all the sea food in their diet. I think that contributes in a big way to their healthy, wrinkle free skin.
2. The technique works only if used in conjunction with all other techniques - so basically there is a cumulative effect of techniques and that results in beuatiful skin. Just using one technique from the lot maybe doesn't work as well.
3. Mumbai as it is has very high humidity, so my skin is hardly going to be dehydrated at any given point of time. The technique seems designed to increase hydration level of the skin.
4. It works better on dry skinned gals, because it certainly did nothing for my oily skin.
Anyways, after two weeks I got tired of wasting time using this technique, and finished off the toner using it as a, umm, regular toner.
Have you tried this technique? Has it worked for you?