How to Get Smooth Skin while Beating Cellulite

How to Get Smooth Skin while Beating Cellulite

A recent article in The Hindustan Times mentions our Geisha Facial in an article about celebrity beauty secrets titled: Bird poop and leeches to mayonnaise: 17 bizarre celeb beauty secrets.

While The Geisha Facial is an all-natural way to cleanse the skin, the enzymes in the nightingale droppings work to also gently exfoliate and nourish the skin producing smooth glowing results. Just look at Victoria Beckham!

Victoria Beckham loves a good bird poop facial
Bird poo? No, seriously! The Daily Mail reports that the former pop star’s glossy skin is all about bird poop and smearing it on her face. Also known as the Geisha facial, it is an ancient Japanese beauty practice that uses nightingale droppings to form a cleansing paste. Sounds gross, but it works. What’s more, celebrities (including Posh’s hubby David Beckham) are all about it today as it leaves the skin super shiny and smooth.

 


Further down the list notes that Halle Berry uses coffee grounds to deeply cleanse and smooth her skin. Coffee grounds is also a natural way to beat cellulite. Halle Berry proves our Coffee Break Mud Wrap is a tried and true way to achieve smooth vibrant skin!

 

 

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Celebrity Beauty Secrets from The Times of India

Times of India Geisha Facial

Photo: The Times of India

Celebrity beauty secrets from The Times of India

 

Ever wanted flawless celebrity skin? The Times of India reported that Tom Cruise and Victoria and David Beckham include The Geisha Facial in their skincare regimens! Read on for some celebrity beauty secrets from The Times of India:

Tom Cruise – powdered Nightingale poop: The actor is as known for his acting as he is for his belief in Scientology and so on. But he too, like the Beckhams, believes that bird droppings can keep him looking young. However, not just any bird poop will do for him! Known as a Geisha facial due to its Japanese origins, the technique involves powdered nightingale droppings in the facial cleanse.

 

 

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Geisha Beauty Secrets that Go Beyond Bird Poop

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Geisha Beauty Secrets that Go Beyond Bird Poop

Since Shizuka Bernstein created The Geisha Facial® utilizing the geisha beauty secret of nightingale droppings to cleanse and purify skin. The natural enzymes in the droppings removed the geishas’ heavy makeup while giving the skin nourishment making it smooth and supple.

Ancient geishas who were known for their flawless skin took great care to make sure they treated their skin as a prized possession. As much of a ritual as it was to put on their make up, removing it and prepping the skin before sleeping was another ritual altogether.

Believe it or not, there are geisha beauty secrets that go beyond bird poop. Another ingredient primary to the flawless skin of geisha beauty is rice. Rice has been a staple in Japanese cuisine for centuries so it comes as no surprise that Japanese people would find other ways to incorporate it into their lifestyles. For ancient geishas, it was a primary component to their beauty ritual to keep their skin bright and moisturized. Two ways rice was and still is used for the skin today is in its fermented and raw states.

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Geisha Beauty Ingredient Highlight: Rice

Geishas were known to use sake and rice bran to brighten and soften their skin. Sake, which is prepared from fermented rice grains, contains kojic acid, a common ingredient in brightening serums and creams. When used over time kojic acid gradually brightens the skin, evening out skin tone. Additionally, Geishas applied sake to their skin for its natural antibacterial and anti-aging properties to purify (protect against acne) and soften skin.

Rice bran and rice bran oil comes from the bran that surrounds the rice grain. Rice bran is rich in nutrients such as fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins such as vitamins A and E. This oil naturally moisturizes and protects skin from free radical damage. Rice bran’s ability to retain moisture on the skin’s surface keeps the skin deeply hydrated creating a youthful glow.

You can bring geisha beauty secrets that go beyond bird poop into your skincare regimen everyday. In the effort to keep these time-honored traditions of geisha beauty secrets alive, Shizuka Bernstein incorporated sake and rice bran into the Shizuka New York Skincare System. These products are used in The Geisha Facial® and can be purchased so you can make geisha beauty secrets your own beauty secret!

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Shizuka NY featured on TruTV’s show: Top 20 Funniest TV Blunders3!

 

TruTV featured Shizuka New York Day Spa’s The Geisha Facial® on their show: Top 20 Funniest TV Blunders3!

They borrowed footage from Shizuka Bernstein’s Interview with RT TV News back in 2013 while poking fun at the prized ingredient: bird poop.

Shizuka assures the poop is sanitized and comes from a special breed of birds who are fed organic feed for the best quality bird poop around–only the best for our clients!

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This treatment is popular among men and women alike, including women who are pregnant. Due to the all-natural ingredients used throughout the facial, The Geisha Facial® is a nourishing and deeply cleansing treatment even for those with sensitive skin.

 

 

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How to tell if your Skin is Dry or Dehydrated

How to tell if your Skin is Dry or Dehydrated

A common skincare mistake is treating dry and dehydrated skin the same way. Each has a different cause therefore requires its own skincare regimen.  Applying the wrong regimen could further harm skin potentially leading it to age prematurely.  Read on for tips on how to tell if your skin is dry or dehydrated and what to do about it.

 

What is dry skin?

Dry skin is a skin type whose cause is not entirely clear. Sometimes the cause of dry skin is genetics while other times it’s the product of hormonal changes in the body. Whatever the reason, spotting dry skin is relatively easy. Dry skin is characterized by lack of natural oils, or sebum, that are present in normal skin types. Dry skin will look rough and scaly and may also be sensitive or inflamed. Also, wrinkles or fine lines can look more pronounced.

It’s a misconception that completely oil free skin is healthy. A thin layer of sebum is necessary to protect skin and keep it hydrated. Harsh cleansers and bath sponges actually strip the skin of the natural oils needed to keep moisture sealed in. These natural oils also fight against free-radicals in the environment that can damage and cause the skin to age over time. As natural oils decrease skin becomes more sensitive and inflamed leading to collagen break down.

 

Dry skin solutions:

– Choose moisturizers that are rich in natural oils and butters.

– Use a cleanser that’s creamy. It will most likely contain niacinamides and ceramides which help retain natural oils and not strip them away.

– Avoid bar soaps and harsh cleansers and use hands or a soft washcloth over sponges to cleanse your body.

– Follow up facial cleansing with a toner to balance pH levels, followed with a nutrient rich moisturizer.

– Partake in oil-based anti-aging facial massages like the one incorporated into The Geisha Facial®

 

 

What is dehydrated skin?

 

Dehydrated skin is a skin condition that’s temporary. Cold weather and illness can easily prompt skin to become dehydrated as well as not drinking enough water. Dehydrated skin is tight and flaky and appear dull and tired.

In a nutshell, dehydrated skin means that your skin lacks water. When the weather is cold skin can easily become dehydrated since the cold air zaps water from the skin. Dehydrated skin is easier to treat than dry skin since dry skin is a skin type that needs to be cared for constantly. Dehydrated skin can come and go. The first step to alleviating dehydrated skin is to..well..hydrate! Drinking enough water is the first step to quell your skin’s thirst for moisture. Remember biology class? The cells in your skin need water to fill out and when they do your skin will appear plumper and more supple.

 

Dehydrated skin solutions:

– Drink more water and incorporate more water-based foods such as fruits and vegetables into your diet.

– Topical serums like hyaluronic acid gel will help your skin retain moisture throughout the day.

– Apply a moisturizer immediately after washing your skin. It will lock in moisture and will reconstitute dehydrated skin throughout the night while you sleep.

– Use a humidifier to surround your skin with moisture as you sleep.

 

 

 

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