Macchi: ".....you're going to smear CHEESECAKE onto your face?"
Roma: "IT'S CHIZU SAEKI, MASH :| "
And ever since, it's become an in-joke between us.
I would report to Macchi that I'm on Chizu Saeki Method (CSM) and Macchi would go 'Huh? Cheesecake?' *EVERY SINGLE TIME* thus the name is kinda stuck with me now.
I'm not sure, deh, if anyone of you NOT knowing this one particular grandma. But if you haven't, I'd be glad to share!
First time I saw Chizu Saeki's pictures on internet, I thought she was 50 or something. Who would've known that she's nearing 70?! But then again, Japanese people are famous for looking young (yay for sushi and all those ridiculous raw Japanese foods!) So I browsed to see if ordinary elderly women are as young looking as Chizu. And this picture really proves me wrong.
Kazuko Ito is a pro ping-pong athlete.
(*baachan=honorific name for elderly women)
Doesn't look like a baachan at all, does she?
Chizu Saeki is the author of The Japanese Skincare Revolution. Many call her as 'beauty guru' and 'skincare guru' and I personally think that 'guru' is the best word to describe the lady. Chizu Saeki not only teaches beauty theory, but also beauty practice and philosophy. She emphasizes how thoughts can really affect your skin; and that saying positive things about you being beautiful can help you to be, well, beautiful!
One of her famous way to be beautiful is CHIZU SAEKI METHOD.
<click here for the video demo>
Chizu Saeki Method (CSM) is a method of masking your face with layers of cottons. Of course, this cotton is soaked in lotion prior application.
Chizu Saeki Method Ala Roma
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I, of course, leave it for more than 3 minutes. Sometimes I even use it as sleeping mask. *GA MAO RUGI*. Iya,doooooong. Abisan make HadaLabonya kan jadi lumayan boros :| Quite contradictory, ya, since this method's supposed to make our lotion last longer. (Chizu-baachan only pours penny-sized lotion in the demo video.)
Just see the result:
- closes and tightens the pores
- reduces swelling and redness
- gives healthy and dewy looking skin
- readies the skin for the next steps of skin treatment
What's crazier is the fact that my face is quite shine-free throughout the day. It's just amazing to feel 'clean' and dewy with only bare make-up face.
- Use a layer of cotton/cloth rich in skincare substance
- Cover face with it and let the skin absorb the substance, whilst the layer locks the moisture
- Skin is energized post-use. And is more hydrated!
Allow me to introduce you to beauty bloggers who uses the similar method:
First is the beautiful MUA, Sheilla Huang!!
She uses babywipes for her mask; cutting holes for eyes, nose and mouth. Then, she dipped the wipes in oatmeal juice and put it on her face afterwards for a good few minutes.
I was confused at first. Intrigued, but confused. Don't wipes also contain chemical? What if it irritates our face? But she explained that she somewhat rinse the chemical out and dry it first before using. Hmmm, interesting! Perhaps it's too much a hassle for me, so I opt this one out, deh, hehehe.
Second is the famous, and my most favorite makeup guru, Michelle Phan!
Her method is much simpler than Chizu Saeki's lotion mask. She just pours it onto the dry cotton, peel and then put them onto her face.
Oooowkay, that's it from me! It took me almost all day to write this report. And yes, I'll keep on using CSM and I'm more than determined to be a young-looking grandma 100 years later *GRIN*