Skincare for All Seasons: Adapting Your Routine with Natural Ingredients
Are you interested in achieving a youthful glow with natural ingredients and holistic skincare practices? If so, J-beauty is definitely worth considering.
Japanese beauty approach has been gaining popularity for its exceptional results and techniques. Because in Japan, skincare is more than just about looking good - it's a way to promote mindfulness and longevity.
Hence, if you're considering changing your skincare routine with the changing seasons, keep reading! In this blog post, we'll share some tips on creating a hydrating and refreshing routine using natural ingredients and techniques inspired by J-beauty.
Our skin is exposed to more sun, heat, and humidity in the summertime. This can cause our skin to produce excess oil, clog our pores, and lead to breakouts. Use lightweight, non-greasy products that hydrate and protect to keep your skin nourished and glowing in the summer. Such as Green tea:
- Green tea is a great natural ingredient for summer skincare
- It contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties
- Protects your skin from damage from UV rays and reduces inflammation
- Look for a green tea toner or serum after cleansing your skin.
During the fall season, the drop in temperature leads to decreased humidity levels, which can cause our skin to become dry and lacklustre. To sustain healthy, glowing skin during this season, moisturising products must be used to protect the skin's natural barrier. Look for nourishing options that will keep your skin hydrated. I.e.,
- Camellia oil, or Tsubaki oil, is extracted from the Camellia Japonica flower seeds.
- It is rich in oleic acid, which moisturises and nourishes the skin.
- It has antioxidants that protect the skin from damage.
Cold weather and indoor heating can make our skin dry, flaky, and dull in winter. To maintain healthy and glowing skin during this season, moisturising products must be used to nourish and safeguard the skin.
- Shea butter is excellent for winter skincare because it includes vitamins A and E and has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Look for a shea butter-based body lotion or moisturiser to use during the winter months.
As the spring brings warmer weather, our skin can become oily and congested because of the rise in humidity. To maintain healthy and glowing skin during this season, using lightweight, non-comedogenic products that balance and detoxify the skin is crucial.
- Matcha green tea is great for spring skincare because it detoxifies, balances, and reduces excess oil production.
- Yuzu fruit is another natural ingredient to include in your skincare routine for its vitamin C and antioxidant properties that brighten and protect the skin.
- Look for matcha green tea-based toners or serums and yuzu fruit-based face masks or serums to use during the spring months.
Look at some J-beauty-inspired skincare routines that use natural ingredients and techniques for hydration and refreshment.
Yoru and Asa Skincare
Are you aware of Japanese beauty culture's distinct morning (Asa) and night (Yoru) skincare routines? Paying attention to these small details can significantly affect the wellness and aesthetics of your skin.
- Yoru skincare focuses on repairing and rejuvenating the skin while you sleep.
- Squalane is a natural ingredient perfect for Yoru skincare as it hydrates and plumps the skin while reducing inflammation and redness.
- Look for a squalane-based serum or facial oil to use before bed.
- Asa skincare focuses on protecting and preparing the skin for the day ahead.
- Green tea is a natural ingredient perfect for Asa skincare. This substance can protect the skin from UV-ray damage and inflammation due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Look for a green tea toner or serum to use in the morning.
The Natural Bento
In Japan, it is common to serve meals in bento boxes, which typically contain a variety of healthy foods. Interestingly, this concept of natural and healthy ingredients can also be applied to skincare.
We can benefit from their unique properties by using natural ingredients, such as plant-based oils. For instance, different plant-based oils can offer different benefits when used in skincare. ILEM Japan provides a range of cruelty-free and chemical-free plant-based oils to experiment with to see what works best for you.
By incorporating natural ingredients and J-beauty techniques into your skincare routine, you can achieve radiant and nourished skin every day of the year.
Taking care of your skin is not merely about how it looks on the surface. It is about feeling good both inside and out. That's why it's essential to integrate mindfulness and wellness into your daily skincare regimen.
ILEM Japan offers a range of natural and ethical skincare products that are perfect for those prioritising a holistic approach to beauty. Our formulas are plant-based and cruelty-free, so you can provide your skin with the care and affection it deserves.