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The Beauty Secrets of a Geisha

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10 March 2015
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Women have always been fascinated with the Japanese beauty culture and, especially, with the geisha rituals. In the history, geisha was perceived differently from one country to another, but, in the essence, this type of woman means art person in Japanese. It is about evolving and mastering yourself at every level. A geisha learns to perfection how to master conversation, dance, music, and beauty rituals. Old with more than 200 years all these rituals go to every detail and aspect of a woman's life.

They were thought as prostitutes during World War II when the term was used by Western soldiers to define geisha girls. In fact, Geisha women became a sort of a close community of girls that grow up into this culture to serve the elites only. They first appeared into the Japanese culture back in 1700 and they were known as karyukai, "the flower and willow world".  

Geisha searches beauty in every aspect of her life. Besides the kimono and the clogs, the makeup has a certain special routine: the skin is covered in white pigment, the eyebrows are painted mostly in red and the bottom lip only is painted matte crimson. The structural hair volume with Japanese accessories is part of the changing. And, besides all this makeup, geisha is well-known for her porcelain natural skin.

What is the beauty secret of the Geisha porcelain skin?

There are three top ingredients that are used by geishas to maintain their skin beauty: green tea, rice bran and camellia oil. The green tea is known for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory actions and, applied to acne, has healing properties. The rice bran is used to have a soft skin and hair. It is used the water left over after the rinsing of the rice prior to cooking. It is a great UV protector, antioxidant and emollient. Camellia oil is used to remove makeup and cleanse the face. The secret is long known in history and is written even in the book The Tale of Genji. The camellia oil is known for being a great skin barrier and a good collagen synthesizer.

Top beauty secret ingredient:

One ingredient that is used in Japanese cosmetics and has a historic beauty symbol in this culture is indigo. It has healing properties of the skin and it was used by the samurai warriors on the garments under their armor. It helps the irritated skin regain its strength. It is also clinically proved that patients with severe psoriasis were treated with an indigo extract. As for eczema, it improves a lot of redness and cracking.

So beauty is a gain and a perpetual effort to perfecting it. You have to know the real tips and the most ancient routines to get to the essence. In a world polluted with so many chemicals, what we can learn from geishas is that beauty has to be preserved with a daily routine and a constant knowledge of self-worth with great elements from nature.

Editor Andra Oprea

 

 

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