Japanese women are known for their beautiful skin. They often use different types of toners and lotions that contain ingredients to improve skin texture and complexion. As you may know, aging cannot be avoided, but a healthy Japanese diet and lifestyle combined with the right skincare products can help your skin look healthy and young.
But there is one more secret for their flawless skin…
...And that is that they often remove all hair skin!
All women, including Japanese, have a small amount of facial hair. But even though it is not easily seen there are many J-beauty techniques to get rid of it. They include removal at home, all-natural methods, and more advanced methods that can remove it permanently.
Here is a guide of the most popular hair removal techniques in Japan.
This is by far the easiest and cheapest method of removing facial hair, especially if you don’t have much. Tweezers are perfect to keep your eyebrows tamed. And can be also used for chin and forehead hairs that pop out of nowhere.
Believe it or not, one of Japan’s best-kept beauty secrets is that some women shave their faces.
Let me be clear, not all women shave their faces in Japan, but it is a more common practice skincare routine than in western societies.
How to shave your face:
- Make sure to wash your face and remove all makeup. A great option for this is using Cosrx One Step Original Clear Pad that will remove all your makeup in one simple step.
- Apply shaving cream and use a new razor. Keep in mind that you need to do it gently don’t press too hard. It should feel like you are putting a foundation with a sponge.
- Once you finish, remove the rest of the shaving cream with a cleansing soap such as Cosrx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser. Then rinse your razor and keep it in a dry space.
- Finally, apply a soothing toner such as Some By Mi AHA, BHA, PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner to heal your skin.
If you have acne-prone skin, don’t forget to use oil-free products and remember to never shave your face when it is breaking out as it can irritate, especially for sensitive skin.
Keep in mind, this is not a conventional method and many dermatologists do not recommend shaving your face. So, please make sure to consult your doctor if this method is right for your skin.
Threading is an ancient technique popular in Japanese aesthetic salons to remove hair. It is precise for eyebrow shaping and facial hair removal. Its main benefits include:
- Can last up to six weeks
- It is quick
- Uses no chemicals
- It is affordable
4. Laser Hair Removal
The most common areas for hair removal for Japanese women are face, neck, bikini line, underarm, arms, and legs. For men, it is face, neck, and ears.
It is important to understand that the best candidates for using laser hair removal are people with light skin tone and dark hair because the light targets the pigment. So, this is not good for people with grey hair.
The laser is widely used because it is a method of permanent hair reduction, and after many treatments, it could eventually not return at all.
Electrolysis is the only method that has been approved for permanent hair removal. It uses electric current and can be used effectively in gray hair, blonde hair and dark skin.
You should know that it takes several treatments, but at the end of that cycle, your hair will never grow in that area again. It is not very popular in Japan, but this is slowly changing as they have clinics that are giving a free trial for 10 minutes.
Finally, there are many ways you can remove your facial hair just make sure to pick the one that is right for you. If you are not sure which method to choose to talk to your dermatologist or another cosmetic professional.
Always consult your doctor if you are thinking about a permanent solution as electrolysis to remove your hair especially if you have a medical condition.