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Skin Fasting

Posted by Cat Ramos

At the mention of fasting, I recall images of Holy Week — fasting and abstinence. I did not know that you could also do the same thing to your skin. 😀

What is skin fasting?

According to Japanese beauty guru Saeki Chizu, skin fasting is the ultimate care for your skin. It is giving your skin time to regenerate on its own by not using cosmetics and skincare products for a whole day. She says “The skin has the ability to cleanse itself without loads of pampering, so every once in a while, help your skin recuperate by letting it be.”

If it’s Saeki-sensei, I’m all for it! 😀 But kidding aside, I think it makes sense. When I was in college, I never put anything on my face during summer vacation, when I’m always inside the house. I’ve noticed that my skin was always radiant and blemish-free.

I’ve been meaning to try this ever since I read that in her book. An additional explanation in the DS game said that if you are not going out of the house the following day (say Sunday), just cleanse your face on Saturday night and sleep without putting on anything. But for the past month (and 2 weeks), I always had to go somewhere on a Sunday so I really have to put on skincare prods the night before and never got around to “fasting my skin” until tonight.

So far, so good. I’m not feeling anything weird with my face. I’m excited to see how my skin feels like when I wake up at — oh, 3pm tomorrow 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Skin Fasting

  1. catchan1980

    Hey! I just realized I haven’t replied to your comment >_< My skin is returning to normal now. Well, I had to get a facial and the facialist pricked the acne – ouch, but I'm seeing better results now.

    Hopefully, I could go back to my lotion mask routine by next week ^_^

  2. pinkconfetti1

    Thanks so much dear! Think it’s safer to follow the video advice then the book for now – hoping she will come out with english dvd ^_^

    Hugs. Hope your emotional and mental stress will be away soon and the pimples/whiteheads will clear themselves.

    Note to self : ignore page 87 of the book on removal fine eye wrinkles.

  3. catchan1980

    Hi dear!

    Actually, in the game, she only suggests using eye cream and applying it the proper way. First, put a grain-size bit on each of your ring fingers, then rub then together to warm them a bit. Pat them gently around the eyes, starting with the outside corners going in.

    She also suggests using a lotion pack over the eyes to refresh them. Hope that helps 🙂

    My skin, unfortunately, is really bad right now. I have a lot of pimples and whiteheads on my forehead, due to physical, mental and emotional stress. The rest of my face is very good, though. Just that part…>_<

  4. pinkconfetti1

    hi catchan, hope your skin is doing well.

    can u share any tips or massage method from the dream skin to help remove and prevent wrinkles under the eye? i don’t have any wrinkles at the outer corners of my eyes yet but have alot of fine crescent lines on the eye bag area.

    the book says to gently rub.. ive been doing that and seem to get more wrinkles! very nervous that ive doing something wrong.

    thanks for u help! i wish i can read/understand japanese!

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