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Japanese 5-step skincare method: easy homemade face masks

    For everyone who admires the beauty of Japanese women, here are some Japanese beauty masks that’ll help your face skin to look plump, radiant, and flawless.

    In Japan, skin care is a true religion since ancient times. The Japanese have always been known for their beautiful and healthy skin. Now when someone is talking about Japanese women, you think of a flawless skin that looks soft and young no matter of the age.

    It’s really amazing how today’s high-tech Japanese reality is combined and mixed with traditions, customs, and time-tested recipes. Some recipes and methods are carefully kept by Japanese women till nowadays, and at the same time enterprising cosmetic brands manage to take advantage of this priceless heritage.

    A few Japanese beauty secrets are now out in the open. One of them is this 5-step method that is really easy to follow. The most important thing is to keep the order of application of these a bit unusual but simple homemade face masks.

    One of the main secrets of these method is milk. Japanese beauties are convinced that an adult woman should not consume milk, as it badly affects the body, but using it for the face and body care is a must.

    The system consists of 5 DIY face masks that you should apply for 5 days. You can repeat it once a month, not more and not less. To achieve the best results include these face masks to your nighttime skincare routine.

    5 DIY face masks

    Day 1. Cleansing

    For cleansing make a milk mask with an oat powder.


    • ½ cup of an oat powder (mill an oat flakes in a coffee grinder),
    • ¼ cup of warm milk.

    How to make a face mask

    1. Slowly pour the milk into the oat powder while mixing it well, until it achieves the consistency of thick cream.
    2. Apply the mask on your face, leave for half an hour, rinse out with boiled water.

    Day 2. Exfoliating

    Make a mix of brown sugar and milk to exfoliate dead skin cells, and let your skin glow.


    • ½ cup of brown sugar,
    • ½ cup of warm milk.

    How to make a face mask

    1. Slowly pour the milk into sugar and mix until you get a homogeneous texture (the mix should be thick enough, so that you could take it with your hand).
    2. Apply the mask on your face and gently massage the skin making circular motions with your fingertips. Move your fingertips along the massage lines. Keep massaging for couple of minutes.
    3. Let it sit for another 5 minutes, then rinse out with boiled water.

    Day 3. Whitening

    With an even skin tone the face looks younger. To get an even skin tone make a whitening face mask.


    • 1 cup of milk,
    • 5-7 strawberries,
    • 1 tbsp of almond oil.

    How to make a face mask

    1. Put the strawberries into milk and heat until the milk starts boiling, let it boil for one minute, then remove from heat.
    2. Pull the strawberries out of the milk and mash them well with a fork, add almond oil and whisk well.
    3. Apply the strawberry mask on your face, leave for 30 minutes, then rinse it out with boiled water.

    Day 4. Moisturizing

    To moisturize your skin and make it more plump make a milk mask with a cucumber.


    • 1 or 2 cucumbers (depends on the size),
    • 4 tbsps of warm milk.

    How to make a face mask

    1. Grind a cucumber and separate a cucumber pulp from juice (the pulp should stay quite dry).
    2. Mix the pulp with warm milk.
    3. Apply the mask on your face and let it sit for 20 minutes, then rinse out with boiled water.

    Day 5. Nourishing

    To nourish your skin make a milk mask with honey and an egg.


    • 1 tbsp of milk,
    • 1 tbsp of honey,
    • 1 egg.

    How to make a face mask

    1. Combine all the ingredients and whisk well.
    2. Apply the mix on your face and let it dry.
    3. Rinse the mask out with boiled water.

    Include this simple DIY face masks to your beauty routine and enjoy your healthy, smooth, glowing skin.

    And there is also one more very important secret of the mysterious Japanese beauty, that does not include any treatments or remedies. This is the inner beauty, the confidence that comes from within as a result of harmony, balance and happiness.

    Just stay happy, and do not forget to treat yourself once in a while!