Japanese Skin Care: An Insight

I am a Nipponophile. I enjoy Japanese culture to a certain degree. I enjoy it so much that my skin care and makeup routine is Japanese inspired.

I watch NHK World often, and one of the shows I look forward to is the show named “Japanology Plus” hosted by Peter Barakan. Japanology Plus presents insights into Japanese life and culture.

This particular episode talks about how Japanese women take care of their skin. As a makeup artist, I believe skin care goes hand in hand with ones makeup routine. I firmly believe that if you take care of your skin, in the long run, you will need to use less makeup.

Japanese women have been taking care of their skin for thousands of years and on how it is embedded into the psyche to this day. Aside from talking about  Japanese skin care culture, its history and as a booming industry,  this 28 minute video talks about the ingredients being used in most skin care products, the process on how to cleanse effectively and on the reasons why a natural makeup look is widely accepted in Japan today.



Japanology Plus airs every Thursday 13:30 and 17:30 Japan Standard Time.

Click here to find ways on how to watch Japanology Plus on NHK World.


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