Last Friday, I took the day off from work to get some cram time before the JLPT on Sunday (hekhek, I’m sure sensei would kill me if he reads this). The Monday after the exam, I was off sick due to a very upset stomach — lactose intolerance. During those days, I would just clean my face at night, and sleeping without putting on my usual serums and creams. Well, I didn’t have a choice because I was sleeping over at the boyfriend’s house, and I wasn’t able to bring my army of night skin care prods.
When I was getting ready for work on Tuesday morning, I was shocked at how clear my face looked! I almost didn’t want to put on anything, even sunscreen. My face felt supple and with no excess oil. The nasty pimple marks were almost invisible and my skin was generally smooth.
WOW! Skin fasting really works. I’m now a big fan of this, thanks to Saeki Chizu-sensei. I realize now that our skin has an excellent ability to heal itself — just let it do its job every once in a while.
Saeki-sensei recommends doing this every weekend, when you don’t expect to leave the house. Just clean up and sleep. When you wake up, splash your face with water and that’s it for the day.
I’m planning to continue skin fasting for every night of this week and see how it goes 🙂