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Cherry Blossom Radiance: J-Beauty Spring Skincare Tips


Cherry blossom in Kyoto (photo by Kitao staff)

Spring is the perfect time to revamp your skincare routine and address any winter skin concerns. The Japanese beauty culture, or J-beauty, emphasizes natural and radiant skin through a simple yet effective approach. Here are some J-beauty-inspired spring skincare tips to help you achieve healthy and glowing skin.





Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

As the weather warms up, our skin tends to lose hydration, making it essential to incorporate hydrating products into your skincare routine. In J-beauty, hydrating toners like Kitao Matcha Essence Lotion are a must-have. They help balance the skin's pH level, prepare it for other products, and provide a burst of hydration. Look for toners that contain ceramide, hyaluronic acid, or glycerin, which are all excellent hydrating ingredients.

Kitao Matcha Essence Lotion

Kitao Matcha Essence Lotion harnesses the power of antioxidant-rich superfoods such as matcha, quinoa, chia seeds, and açaí to lock in moisture and rehydrate the top layer of your skin.






Sun Protection

Sun protection is crucial in J-beauty skincare. The sun's UV rays can cause premature aging, hyperpigmentation, and even skin cancer. In the spring, the sun's rays can be just as damaging as in the summer, so it's essential to wear sunscreen daily. Look for a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and broad-spectrum protection. In J-beauty, many sunscreens also contain skincare ingredients like niacinamide, which helps to brighten the skin and reduce inflammation.



Gentle Exfoliation

Exfoliating is an essential step in any skincare routine, but it's crucial to do it gently. Exfoliators such as AHAs and BHAs are known to be gentle on the skin, remove dead skin cells, and unclog pores, and the same is true for Kitao Matcha Exfoliating Gel.


Kitao Matcha Exfoliating Gel

When skin care is neglected, dead skin cells, dust, and dirts accumulate on the skin surface.

Amino acids and other substances exist under such layers of dead skin cells, and when the amino acids react with the Exfoliating Gel, the gel changes to a milky white color. This white reacted gel acts as an adsorbent and rolls off dead skin cells and dirt without damaging the skin.

It's best to exfoliate once or twice a week, depending on your skin type and sensitivity. Skin without dead skin cells receives the full benefit of moisturizers and serums!



Lightweight Moisturizers

In the spring, we don't need heavy, occlusive moisturizers like we do in the winter. Lightweight moisturizers that are water-based or contain a gel-like texture are ideal for spring. They provide the skin with enough hydration without feeling heavy or greasy. In J-beauty, moisturizers often contain ingredients like ceramides, which help to strengthen the skin's barrier and retain moisture.

Kitao Matcha Facial Cream is loved because of the non-greasy texture! It does work wonder to lock in moisture inside the skin despite its light feel, which makes it perfect for everyone as a day and night cream.



Moisturizing Masks

Sheet masks or leave-on masks are a staple in J-beauty skincare. They are a quick and easy way to give your skin an extra boost of hydration and nutrients. In the spring, look for sheet masks that contain soothing ingredients like green tea or matcha, aloe vera, or chamomile. These ingredients help to calm and hydrate the skin, making it look more radiant and refreshed.

Kitao Matcha Night Hydration Mask

Have you tried Kitao Matcha Night Hydration Mask? Just add this mask to your regular skincare routine; it's simple and easy yet very effective!


By following these J-beauty-inspired spring skincare tips, you can achieve healthy and glowing skin. Remember to hydrate, protect your skin from the sun, exfoliate gently, use lightweight moisturizers, and add masks to your routine. Happy spring skincare!

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