Chizu Saeki - Japanese Skin Care Revolution - Water Massage

The Japanese Skincare Revolution by Chizu Saeki is the best book I bought this year - filled with simple ideas and practical advice on what works best for your skin (bought from Flipkart - Rs. 781 - review here).

Chizu Saeki Japanese Skin Care Revolution Water Massage
The Japanese Skincare Revolution - Chizu Saeki
I tried out the lotion mask earlier (read about it here) and I love it.  The water massage is another simple technique Chizu Saeki explains in this fabulous book.

Benefit:  Stimulating the muscles of the face and providing a toning effect.

You would need:
  • A soft bottle that you can squeeze out water in a steady stream from - something like the bottles for sauce/mustard should work fine (book recommends wash bottle which I have not been able to get till now).  A cleaned-out Parachute oil bottle too :)  The water should come out in a thin stream, with a bit of pressure, and it should be steady.  The water pressure is what would massage your face. (Not spray bottles, you need one single steady stream of water.)
  • Purified/distilled water - I use the water from my water filter - clean drinking water.

Method:  Hold the bottle a little away from your face so that the water stream hits your face with some force.  Its not meant to hurt, should be just enough pressure to feel a massaging sensation but not sting or hurt.  And keep your eyes closed while doing this so you don't put the water into your eyes.  Move the water stream over your face in the same order as the arrows shown in the pic below - starting with your forehead (1) and ending with a circle around your face (20).  The direction of the water stream should be in the same direction as shown by the arrows - in an upward direction on your cheeks, and around the eyes, mouth, and the entire face.

Chizu Saeki Japanese Skin Care Revolution Water Massage
Image from:  The Japanese Skincare Revolution (Book)
My take on this:  I have tried this a few times - not been consistent with it - but I do feel it makes a difference.  I feel fresher and my face feels refreshed after this.  Its inexpensive, fast (about a minute) - anybody can do it.  Try it, am sure you would love it too :)

Anybody tried the Aqua Radiance service at Kaya Skin Clinics?  Seems to me to be a similar concept.

32 comments:

  1. Wowwwww..this is quite new and looks amazing. I usually do this, whenever I want to take a longgggg, nice and lazy bath.....just pore warm water slowly in steady stream over my face at various points. It gives such a sooothing effect. And I follow doing that all over the body then..he he Didn't know there is a proper form of this thing, which has proper name and techniques too!! :D :D :D

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  2. I guess its just common sense tried and tested and put into a book :)

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  3. the concept seems very similar to a jacuzzi na...streams of water on your body vis-a vis on your face...am sure its very relaxing too ...:)

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  4. Ya it does seem that way..jacuzzi with only one stream of water :D :D :D

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  5. Am actually confused Radhika..:(( I didnt get the concept. :((

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  6. Like the water would keep flowing away na..how would it work on the pressure points?

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  7. Oh I didn't realize I was confusing :-( You know those pichkooo bottles for sauce...like a stream of water will come continuously if you keep pressing na. You understood the lines on the face? Suppose you use your fingers, you slide your fingers along those lines to give a massage - not press press, slide and massage. Now instead of fingers, you use water pressure. Slide the water stream along the lines. The water will hit your face and massage it. Ignore the water flowing away. Its the hitting water that massages..of course it flows away after that ..hope I made any sense.

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  8. oh it makes sense ....actually you know I'll try to do this because I still cant imagine how a stream of water would do the massage.

    Radhika, MAAARNINGGGG :D :D :D :D :D

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  9. no cottooouuuu pads required in this. :D :D :D

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  10. i would want to try this to see if it works, this seems so inexpensive, if it works great...thanks for such detailed explaination

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  11. Do try Rentu :) No money wasted in trying :D

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  12. Rattttttttttttttiiiiiiiiiiii - Good morning :) :)

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  13. This really sounds interesting.....must try..how do you find things with these names 'chizu saeki' 'polynesia monoi''Demaquillant Yeux Intense Biphase':D:D

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  14. Goooooooooood Maarning Rads...you too change your blog template. It will be all of us celebrating new year with new blog theme!! :P :P

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  15. Rajeshwari - Isss Talennnnnttttttttt :D

    Cali - I changed..you forgot? I put that stupid poll and messed up :D :D :D

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  16. RADSSSSSSSSSS!!!! I got my Dior lipppi today!! he he he he he!!! ..where are busy??? No trace of you on IMBB since morning!!!! Me missing youuuuuuuuuuu

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  17. I don't believe you...monkkkkeyyy...show piccccyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy :D

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  18. he he he.....Yeah...will sendooooooo...as soon as I go home!! me will order more stuff from amazon..know what? this dior lippi is for 1700 in India, and I got it for $35.20 only from amazon including shipping...and that too I didn't have to pay!!! he he he he he!!! :P

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  19. Radssssssssss...I've sent a bigggggggggggg mail to Rati!! he he he..I hope it reaches her safe and sound!! :| It has the piccys..donno when will she post it!! :P

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  20. Oooooooh..me waiting waiting waittttttttttttttttting :D

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  21. Did you like the lisssppptick??? Stupid question..I know!!

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  22. Me going to snore snore the whole night today..oh yeah she sent such a huge mail..flaunting flaunting her lippyy.. *smuuuuuuuuuggg*

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  23. Heheheeee....goooood night :* Post tomorrow :D

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  24. I have read about them but never gave these things a try...the lotion thing works pretty well as far as I have heard....

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  25. It does..am just too lazy to do it regularly :)

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  26. he he he he..yeahh..me looouing it..me applied it at office only..and it looked such a plummmyyyy subtle color and at night it looks different shade..darker and brighter......Me going all hypnotized nowww!!!

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  27. Hawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.......................you have been sending lipsticks to each other

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  28. :) Do try and see if it works...is fun anyway :D

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  29. I like this, I need to try this next time im in my shower :)
    Seems, just from teh picture, to be something very relaxing :)

    thanks for the tip :)

    hugs

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