Yuko Nishio’s Health & Beauty Blog
- March Issue -
How to create flawless skin
What kind of skin care products do you use daily? Are you using products that are right for your skin type?
Lotions help prepare and calm the skin. For people with dry skin, I recommend using a highly moisturizing lotion that does not contain any alcohol. Using beauty serums help nourish the deepest dermic layer of the skin.
The correct order to apply skin care products are first lotions, secondly serums, and lastly creams. If you are concerned about wrinkles around your eyes or mouth, apply an eye cream after applying your serums. To trap in the moisture of the lotions and the nourishment of the serums, we apply the creams last. If you don’t seal your skin with a cream, all the moisture and nourishment will evaporate. People with dry skin should use moisturizing creams all year.
Since skin care products are applied directly to the skin, expiration dates matter. When closing the lid, always close tightly to avoid air from getting in and oxidizing the products.
When using creams in jars, avoid from sticking your fingers directly into the lid, but use a plastic spatula or spoon to apply to fingers, to avoid contaminating the whole jar.
Usually skin care products don't expire for 3 years if unopened and stored in a dry, cool place.
Products that are opened only last about a year. Try to use while fresh, and use the left overs on the rest of your body like your legs and arms.
If you use too many products daily, your skin can get tired. Your skin has a way of moisturizing itself with its own natural oils.
Nasolabial folds are the wrinkles that form around the nose to the mouth. These nasolabial folds can make you look much older than you are.
As you get older, the muscles in your face become weaker, resulting in the sagging of your skin, which makes the nasolabial folds much more prominent. The muscles in your face are the same as the muscles in the rest of your body. If you don't use them, they will become weak.
To strengthen your face muscles, repeat the vowels “a”,”i”,”u”,”e”,”o” (sounds like “ah”,”yi”,”yu”,”ye”,”yo”) 3 times in an over exaggerated way in front of the mirror every day when washing your face in the morning. Move the muscles around your mouth like this on a regular basis.
When applying products to the face, apply in an upward massaging motion.
By strengthening the muscles in your cheeks, the nasolabial folds will become less noticeable.
The skin around your eyes is especially thin and delicate, and easily susceptible to wrinkling. The muscles around your eyes are connected to the muscles around your mouth, so when the muscles around your mouth deteriorate, the muscles are pulled down and create sagging around the eyes. For wrinkles around the eyes, use a serum or cream made specifically for the eye area. Apply from the outer corner of your eyes moving inward, in a tapping motion using your fingertips.
Is your skin satisfied with the products that you are using on your skin? Is there anything about your skin that bothers you? I have been developing a face cream of my own for the past 20 years, called the “Nano Whiteen® Cream EX”. It is made from 55 natural ingredients and botanical extracts by using the latest skin technology. It’s a moisturizer, lotion, serum, cream, and foundation combined all into one product. The microscopic nano particles used in this cream are called nano emulsions, which are one one-thousandth the size of a micron. It is a luxurious cream that works well with many different skin troubles, and gently moisturizes deeply.
It is ideal to go to sleep between the hours of 10 pm to 2 am. Your skin regenerates while it sleeps. A lot of growth hormones are produced during these hours and the regeneration process becomes more active.
Yuko, also referred to as the anti-aging wizard, has been researching beauty and health for over 20 years and is the owner of the exclusive beauty salon "Natural Sage" in Tokyo, where her clientele includes royal families and A-list celebrities. She is also the founder of NNNY Skin Care, a premium skin care line initially created exclusively for her salon clientele.