Are you reading from the US? If so, you may have an idea of what a face means here – or what you want out of one. & # 39; A face in the United States can do a lot of things, but the big ones are often technically ahead, include excerpts, and get a solid price tag. For most people, it is more a luxury than a necessity. And you can choose your face based on specific aesthetics. & # 39; Since Joanna Vargas, an LA-based facialist, LA has opened since my salon in 2006, and I've noticed that more and more facialists are focusing on bringing the best technologies into the traditional facial space. & # 39; Joanna herself offers micro-current, cryptotherapy, LED, oxygen, and the laser treatment Clear and Brilliant – and her clients love her for it. But that's just what's happening here! We were curious: what does a face look like in other countries? What is normal to expect, and is there something we might miss? We talked to seven different experts about the beauty rituals in seven different countries to find out.
Where prevention is most important and extracts & # 39; large no.
& # 39; In Japan, the philosophy is to specialize. Most facial salons carry only one trademark, and follow the trademark guidelines for treatments. & # 39; A new esthetician may need to undergo extensive training under each spa Sensei for at least six months after graduating from the aesthetic school. Until the master says they are ready, they cannot perform any services; so if you are going to look at a face, you know that your skill set is good. & # 39; A widely practiced face in Japan offers & # 39; deep cleansing; & # 39; longer facial massage and very low products. You will see many Japanese women using umbrellas, face masks and gloves to prevent sun damage, and bihaku whitening treatments are advertised across Japan. Kogao, or face slimming treatments are also popular. The focus is on prevention – due to stricter regulations, Japanese estheticians do not practice extractions or have access to many facial machines. Many people commit themselves to monthly facials, or give themselves regular facial homes at home – there is no shortage of Japanese skincare products. ”—Joomee Song, Founder, Faceworks
Custom face for everyone!
“India is the birthplace of Ayurveda, a holistic life science that views health and beauty as a complete lifestyle concept. Everything you do is prescribed based on your dominant mind-body type, called a dosha. Doshas are a combination of the elements: Vata is air and space, pitta is fire and water, and Kapha is earth and water. We each have a unique relationship of the three doshas in us – there is no one-size-fits-all Ayurveda, and facial services are customized to balance the natural elements in your body and mind. Treatment techniques include cleaning and polishing the skin, Marma massage to increase circulation, and support of lymphatic drainage to natural detox. Ayurvedic products avoid all synthetic chemicals and preservatives – instead, they rely on natural ingredients such as herbs, flowers and minerals that help the body's intuitive instinct to heal and rejuvenate. If possible, you should have a facial every 30 days – and for women, it is ideal to schedule directly before your period. "-Dr. Pratima Raichur
Where good skincare begins with a good drink.
& # 39; In Chinese culture, & # 39; large skin is directly linked to the overall health of the body and its systems. The strength of this approach, and traditional Chinese medicine in general, is that we are taught to look under the bonnet and correct internal problems that directly contribute to skin care. The most serious skin conditions, such as hormonal acne, rosacea, perioral dermatitis, eczema and melasma, are treated with a daily intake of specific herbal prescriptions. Historical notes date from herbs to treat psoriasis until 500 AD. & # 39; Another option is Mei Rong, or cosmetic treatments. One example of this is acupuncture in the face: the insertion of small needles into the face, neck and body. In a landmark study of facial acupuncture performed over 20 years ago in China, it was found that, out of 300 cosmetic treatments, 90 percent showed benefits, including improvement in skin structure and color, increased skin elasticity, reduced wrinkles and overall rejuvenation. Gua sha in the face is another popular beauty treatment to contour and lift facial features, enhance skin color and relax myofascial tension. Head, blood warming and moxabustion are other treatments commonly studied in China for cosmetic benefits, although they are also common in Chinese culture. Almost every mother, aunt or grandmother has her own recipes – my mother taught me to mask with eggs. She will say: & # 39; Use the white as oily and egg yolk when dry. To soften the skin, add milk powder. & # 39; If I had pimples, she would have cooked bitter melon for dinner, because it & # 39; cooling heat & # 39; I learned later reduces inflammation. ”—Sandra Lanshin Chiu, licensed acupuncturist
Land of weekly sight.
“Moroccan culture is full of rituals for purification and purification. & # 39; A visit to the hammam or bathhouse is weekly for many Moroccan countries, and a traditional sight is performed as part of the hammam ritual. Morocco has a wealth of natural resources; the same local ingredients are used on the body, hair and face. First, beldi soap, which is a paste of black olives and essential oils, is applied to moist skin. It is also known as savon noir or black soap. The soap stays on for about 15 minutes as you sit in the hammam's steam to really penetrate the pores. After cleaning and a powerful exfoliation with a kessa mitt to remove dead skin, rassoul clay and Moroccan rose water are mixed together to form a mask. Both ingredients are unique to Morocco – the clay is harvested from the Atlas Mountains and the rose water comes from distilled Damask roses in the Valley of the Rose. The mask is applied to the face, body and hair. Eventually, argan oil, the ultimate Moroccan beauty secret, is massaged everywhere. Argan oil, known as liquid gold in Morocco, moisturizes and balances sebum production. Hammams are an important part of the social structure because women use the opportunity to socialize and pass on beauty traditions. ”—Katharine L. & Heureux, Founder, Kahina Giving Beauty
Where to find the best exfoliator.
“Skin care in Ghana is very effortless. & # 39; A combination of sun, cleanliness and shea butter is the simplest routine – but of course good skin genes play into it as well. In Ghana, the facial treatment ranges from 150 to 300 cedis, which equals about $ 26 to $ 53. They are certainly gaining popularity, but it is still considered a privilege to get one every month. I've never met a professional face – I actually made my first appointment – but I love doing face-to-face at home. In Accra's local shops and markets you can find things like charcoal, moringa and baobab oil. And I recently discovered an incredible wellness store called Relish in Osu that carries herbs, such as spirulina and lavender, on your skin. They even have an herbalist in the store to help you. But nothing works by using sappo, a washing net that I think is the best disk filter ever and then applying nkuto or shea butter everywhere. Since I often travel to Tamale for work, I get ingredients directly from producers. ”—Abena Boamah-Acheampong, founder of Hanahana Beauty
Faces to move your muscles.
& # 39; There is a wide range of facial features available in Korea. There are quick facial treatments that last about thirty minutes – they are usually very cost effective and deal with skin health. You can even get membership cards or coupons for weekly facials. Then there is your spa face, where techniques can vary greatly. & # 39; A popular Korean treatment is the rubber modeling mask that deeply hydrates the skin. But the main difference I see is that Korean spas have a much greater emphasis on facial massage. Korean faces performed in clinics or dermatologist offices may use more intensive devices, including lasers and microcurrent. There is also a category of facial features called Kyung-shelf. This face is a bit like an intensive deep tissue where a chiropractor meets acupressure, and it can hurt quite a lot. It is about facial muscles and bones and their most natural and harmonious positions. Over time and with constant use of only certain parts of the face, they may be misaligned. It doesn't have to be a full hour at a spa, but face and face should be done regularly and consistently. & # 39; —Alicia Yoon, Founder, Peach, and Lily
Where the aestheticians are a lot like nurses.
& # 39; In Poland, skincare is taught and encouraged at a very young age – once you reach puberty, you go to a facial lust. After that, face is usually done once a month for good maintenance. Polish women never use soap, harsh detergents or hot water on the face, and household care is enhanced by all the women in the family. If acne occurs, instead of going with Retin-A or Accutane, Polish women get a deep cleansing face. They usually start with a lot of steam to prepare for hard extracts – Polish aestheticians are trained like medical nurses to perform deeper extractions than we are used to in the United States. Polish spas offer hydrotherapy, salt inhalation rooms and high frequency electric currents for many decades. Herbal remedies still form a large part of Polish beauty philosophy, and probiotics via fermented foods such as sauerkraut form part of daily culture. It is even normal practice for Polish women to wash their hair with apple cider vinegar and beer. ”—Danuta Mieloch, aesthetician and founder, Rescue Spa
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