5 Tips To Achieve Mochi Skin

Mochi Skin Is In And Here's How You Can Achieve Rice-Cake Skin with 5 easy steps.

Now I'm sure you heard of the popular K-beauty trend “Glass skin” but make way for the new J-beauty trend “Mochi Skin” aka “Mochi-hada”. Glass skin is all about the dewy finish that it appears reflective and seemingly transparent. While mochi skin, on the other hand, focuses on a skin finish that is supple, bouncy (perfectly hydrated skin), and plump similar to the traditional Japanese dessert.  The philosophy with Japanese Mochi Skin is that the more gentle and nurturing you can be with your skin, the better.

So, how do you achieve mochi skin exactly? Again, it's about being gentle to the skin and giving the skin what it needs, nothing more.  Here's five simple steps you can adopt today for mochi skin:

  1. Double Cleansing 

Start off everyday in the morning with a gentle cleanser and every evening with an oil cleanser first to rid of impurities and/or makeup, and follow up with a gentle foam cleanser to really deep cleanse the skin.  You can also use the double cleansing method in the morning as well or just in the evening.  Find out more info on the double cleansing method here.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil | $28

DHC Cleansing Oil - The Yoku Glow

Shiseido Senka Perfect Whip Cleansing Foam | $10

Foaming Cleansers Japan

  1. Tone with a Japanese Lotion

Japanese toners or lotions as it's called in Japan are completely different than toners found in the Western market. Japanese lotions are designed to lock in moisture, packed with beauty ingredients like hyaluronic acid, restore and balance your skin's pH, and to enhance the products applied next.  Yes, they do it all and that's what makes them so great!  Find out more info about Japanese lotions here.

Rohto Mentholatum Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Lotion | $15


  1. Lightweight Moisturizer

A lightweight moisturizer will hydrate and give your skin a plump appearance. Especially with the hot summer weather a lighter moisturizer will allow your skin to breath and won’t have your skin feeling as greasy.  The purpose of a moisturizer in Japan is to seal in all the beauty ingredients from the previous steps and add extra hydration so that your skin can reap the benefits all day long.  

IMJU Naturie Skin Conditioning Gel | $16

Naturie Conditioning Gel Japanese

  1. Always use SPF

Japan creates some of the best sunscreens on the market because this is a never missed step in the J-beauty routine. You can find just about any texture, smell, and sun protection strength that suits your preference.  Overall, Japanese sunscreens are lightweight, non-greasy, and leave no white cast. They also don’t have that awful sunscreen smell that many Western sunscreen seem to have.  The bonus with Japanese sunscreens is that they also contain beauty ingredients like hyaluronic acid and collagen to moisturize skin and some contains highlighting power which makes them the best makeup primer.  

CANMAKE Mermaid Skin Gel UV | $13

Mermaid UV Gel Japanese Sunscreen

  1. Facial Mask Every Other Day

Unlike K-beauty's glass skin which requires facial masks on a daily basis, J-beauty mochi skin has you indulging in a facial mask every other day instead. Why is that?  Japanese skincare is all about less is more because quality trumps quantity.  Japan has a quality made products approach which means it's made with your needs in mind and that's exactly what you will find with Japanese products.  So when it comes to sheet masks in Japan, the purpose of a sheet mask is the cherry on top of a good skincare ritual to target your skin concerns.  

Japan MITOMO Gold + Cherry Blossom Facial Essence Mask | $3

Japanese Sheet Mask

That’s it! 5 simple steps to achieve mochi-hada "rice-cake" skin, the new skincare trend from Japan. With these simple steps and quality made Japanese skincare products, you will soon be on your way to soft, supple, bouncy skin. Have a wonderful Father’s Day and can’t wait to see your new mochi skin (tag @theyokuglow)!

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