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Perfect skincare – Honey, shower caps and sexy men


Unsurprisingly, Japanese skincare guru Chizu Saeki has fabulous skin, her face firm and unlined despite her white hair. Her only faint wrinkles are lines around her eyes from laughter – and she laughs a lot.

BEAUTY-JAPAN/The 66-year-old Saeki is a perfect advertisement for her “skincare revolution,” a collection of skincare tips that includes unorthodox advice such as wearing a shower cap over your face and thinking about sexy men.

Reassuringly, though, she also said flawless skin wasn’t everything.

“As you age, it’s OK to have wrinkles, it’s OK to have age spots, it’s OK to sag,” she told me at an event after the publication of “The Japanese Skincare Revolution“, her first book to come out in English.

“Growing older — that’s just the way it is, it means you’ve lived. Anything else is a lie. You should live naturally.”