Hi again, everyone!
I hope that you enjoyed my post about the latest range from Organix. I’ve seen mixed reviews about their products in the past but they’ve typically been good on my hair. I am hooked on the fragrance of the Awapuhi Ginger range!
Tonight, I also wanted to tell you a bit about a really interesting book that I recently bought. I found it by chance on bookdepository.com, when buying my Japanese textbooks for this year.
It’s called The Japanese Skincare Revolution: How to have the most beautiful skin of your life – at any age, and is written by Chizu Saeki who is a highly regarded beauty consultant in Japan.
What I plan to do is share with you all some of the key points from the book, as I read through it. I must say it is very interesting; I received it in the post yesterday and I’m already a few chapters in to it!
She covers a range of topics in the book including: how to determine your skin type, how do to treatments and massage on the face to slow the ageing process, as well as tips on everyday skincare and taking care of specific “problem skin issues”. She even gives you ideas on how to use a mirror to help you predict where you’re at risk of developing wrinkles (!) – I had to laugh a bit at the photos of that lol!
As a bit of a teaser, here’s some excerpts from the blurb about Saeki-san:
Chizu Saeki was born in 1943. She is a practicing esthetician, and Japan’s most revered beauty advisor. At 24, after earning her beautician’s licence and working for several years at a beauty salon, she joined the French cosmetics maker Guerlain… At age 42, when her husband died of cancer, Saeki fell into a slump: her hair lost its colour, bags formed under her eyes, and after a time she looked 30 years older. She set about remaking her life and rejuvenating her skin through a gentle, wholehearted routine she had devised over the years, and was phenomenally successful.
Three years later, Saeki joined Parfums Christian Dior as an international training manager… After her retirement from Dior, in 2003, she published her first book, Chizu Saeki’s “Don’t rely on cosmetics!” Since the release of that title, she has written more than 30 skincare books, memoirs, and self help titles…
(Aspects of the writing style and expressions used suggest to me that this was certainly directly translated from the Japanese. Good news for you and for me – the edition on bookdepository.com has been translated into English so we can all easily learn from Saeki-san! My kanji reading still has a looooong way to go.)
I don’t write about books on the blog very often, but I have previously discussed some here .
Do you have a favourite go-to skin care, beauty, fashion or makeup book?