Have you always wondered how Japanese women seemed to have stopped time when it comes to ageing? Their beauty routine mainly comprises of natural ingredients and home remedies! Following their footsteps, we have some beauty secrets from the Asian country which will have you flaunting flawless faces and hair in no time! To make this DIY mask you’ll need 1/4th cup of seaweed powder, some warm water, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and 1-2 drops of essential oil. Mix these ingredients to form a thick paste and apply it evenly all over your face and neck. Massage the mask into your skin in circular motions and then let it sit for about 15 minutes before you wash it off! Due to its cellular structure, seaweed absorbs into the skin easily and leaves your skin feeling tighter, hydrated and youthful! Apply this mask once a week and you’ll see visible results in just a short span of time! We’re all aware of the goodness of green tea and how drinking it can slow down ageing and detoxify your skin and body! But if you’re not a fan of the natural brew, a good way to include it in your beauty routine is an easy matcha green tea face mask! Mix 1 tablespoon powdered matcha green tea, 1 teaspoon honey, a pinch of cinnamon and some boiled water. Add the water gradually to create a paste-like consistency before applying the mask to your face and neck! High in anti-oxidants, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties matcha green tea works wonders for soothing stressed and irritated skin! Leave the face mask on for about 20 minutes before washing it off and then follow it up with a hydrating moisturiser! Did you know that leftover water from soaking uncooked rice can soothe and tone your skin and also improve it’s condition? To make this easy and inexpensive remedy take 4 tablespoons of uncooked raw rice and submerge it in enough water to cover the rice Soak the rice for 10 minutes and watch it turn milky white and ready to use! Filter the water and store it in an airtight container. Suitable for all skin types, rice water can be used once a week as a mask or a cleanser to treat acne, soothe irritated or sunburnt skin, or to brighten complexion and tighten pores! Extracted from the flowers of the Camellia plant the oil has Oleic acid, vitamins A B, D and E and Omega 3 6 and 9 which acts as a great moisturizer for hair and skin! It’s lightweight and nongreasy texture helps its it penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin Japanese women have been using camellia oil as a makeup remover, cleanser and even moisturizer for their skin for ages! Another interesting technique of using camellia oil on your hair is to dip a wooden comb in the oil overnight and then run it through your hair! Ensure that it evenly coats each strand for tangle-free hair! Adding this Japenese remedy into your beauty routine will surely give you soft, healthy and nourished hair and skin! These simple beauty secrets are easy to make at home, and have long-lasting benefits which will help you slow down the process of ageing! We hope you found these remedies to be helpful! Until next time, stay tuned and stay Glamrs!