KEIKO Beauty Column 1-9. Correct skin care

KEIKO Beauty column by Keiko Iwanaga, a beautician with over 40 years of experience. Collaboration with Dr.Oike opens a new frontier of beauty.


1-9. “Correct skin care” (日本語はこちら)


The last topic was that in order to maintain healthy skin, it is important to select and balance the ingredients applied to the skin.

Too much trust in natural ingredients can be a threat to maintaining the balance of the skin environment.

Because natural ingredients are mixtures which is not guaranteed safety for the skin.

Rather, there is a view point that it is safer to use purified chemical components whose identity is clear.

The details are described in Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring”.

Either way, to keep your skin healthy,

“While maintaining balance, take necessary ingredients as we need. And understand how to control stresses.”

It is the only way we can take.


If you understand the mechanism of the skin, you can see the correct answer of skin care.

I hope many people could maintain healthy skin and spend a comfortable life…


The other day, in column No.7, I told you that “water” is important for the skin after facial cleansing, but I received a comment that she wanted to know more, so I answer here.


Moisturizing means to take “water”.


For dry skin, we want to give plenty of water. At that time, the component of “lotion” used for hydration after washing the face is very important.


This is because the skin after face washing absorbs various components unprotected.


Today, we can see lotions that contain high levels of moisturizing ingredients, but also the more preservative in it, so we have to pay attension for that.

Lotion is the most perishable product in cosmetics.
Because the viscosity is low (water rich), the bacteria can move freely to get nutrients.

I hope that you can carefully select the product based on the facts.


From next time,
Finally, we will enter the main subject.

We can’t talk about our skin without checking about this!



A sequela due to expensive laser treatment

A client “K” who was treated because she wanted to lift up, but it became a serious stain and came to our salon with the serious trouble.



After 2 months



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