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A glance at her photo and you would think the 52-year-old model is 30. Known as the “Lady of Eternal Youth” in Japan, Masako Mizutani has made waves for her youthful looks and taut skin despite her age.

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Lucky for us, she’s divulged her secrets to her flawless complexion. We’ve gathered all of her beauty secrets that she’s shared in her books and during interviews, so you can attain smooth and supple skin too!

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1. Moisture is key

As you may have guessed, skincare plays a huge role in Mizutani’s perfect skin. She states in her widely praised book that maintaining moisture levels in the skin is essential, and uses a facial mask every other day. Her favourite DIY mask? Mixing banana and honey together to form a paste, which gives her skin that coveted glow.

She suggests using creams with vitamins E and C in them to keep the skin youthful and elastic. She also recommends using rice water to wash your face instead of regular water. The minerals and nutrients from rice are known to promote fairer, glowy skin.

FRESH Vitamin Nectar Glow Juice Antioxidant Face Serum

Masako Mizutani Fresh Vitamin C Serum

Containing both vitamins C and E that are vital to Mizutani’s routine, this lightweight yet potent antioxidant serum from Fresh will revive your skin’s natural glow and boost skin’s moisture.

Retails on Sephora for SGD45.

Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask

Masako Mizutani Tatcha Mask

Formulated with vitamin C, this creamy mask not only deeply hydrates, but it also brightens the skin with acids from seven fruits, like Japanese Beautyberry for a more youthful complexion after use.

SGD95 on Sephora.

2. Eat your vegetables

The model firmly believes in the “you are what you eat” mantra. Another secret behind her skin that she shared on her Facebook page is her strict vegetarian diet and drinking less alcohol, which is shown to really dry out your skin.

Choose to eat balanced and small meals frequently, as well as food that is fresher and healthier!

3. Use sun protection

Ask any beauty guru about the secret behind youthful skin and they’re more than likely to tell you it’s sun protection. Don’t forget to apply a generous layer of sunscreen every time you leave the house for skin like Mizutani’s! Read all about the dos and don’ts when it comes to sunscreen here.

Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF 50+

Masako Mizutani Alpha H Sunscreen

Hate the heavy feeling of sunscreen? Alpha-H’s sunscreen isn’t just lightweight for comfort, it’s also a moisturiser to keep your skin hydrated, and works as a primer so your foundation stays flawless all day long.

SGD32 on Sephora.

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF30

Masako Mizutani Nars Skin Tint

If you’re always on the go, cut down on your morning routine by switching to this skin tint with SPF instead. NARS’ Velvet Matte Skin Tint not only protects your delicate skin from the sun, but it also provides coverage to hide mild redness and discolouration. It dries to a natural, velvety matte finish.

Available on Sephora for SGD70.

4. Hop onto the gua sha trend

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Trends often go out of style, but this one may just stay for good. While gua sha is traditionally used for massaging purposes, it’s recently been praised for its blood circulation-boosting and lifting effects, which gives skin a glowier and more youthful look.

Read our article on how to practice gua sha on yourself!

Mount Lai Gua Sha Facial Lifting Tool

Masako Mizutani Jade Guasha

Choose a smaller one like this so you can grip it firmly in your hands. Made with real jade, this gua sha tool will feel cool against your skin during use. Just remember to put on a moisturiser or face oil before massaging for slip, or the excessive pulling may result in wrinkles!

Available on Sephora for SGD41.

Mount Lai De-Puffing Jade Facial Roller

Masako Mizutani Jade Roller

Or, as a pick-me-up in the morning, store this sturdy jade roller in the fridge and roll along the contours of your face and under the eyes to remove puffiness and have a slimmer face.

SGD30 on Sephora.

5. Use makeup and skincare according to your age

According to Masako Mizutani, you should be switching out your skincare and makeup style as you age. While experimenting with edgy makeup is perfectly fine in your youth, try and stick to subtler, peachy or pink coloured makeup as you age for a youthful and vibrant look.

Likewise, you can start opting for anti-ageing creams to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II

Masako Mizutani Estee Lauder Serum

You may have heard of the almost magical powers of Lancôme’s Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate Serum (SGD130 for 30ml), but why not try out Estée Lauder’s equally famous version? Improved over the years through research, this serum makes the best of your skin’s repair time at night, as it locks in moisture and significantly diminishes signs of ageing for a youthful look.

SGD217 for 75ml on Sephora.

Laneige Time Freeze Essence EX

Masako Mizutani Laneige Time Freeze Essence

Anti-ageing products can be expensive at times, but thankfully we have brands like Laneige to count on for more affordable options. Housed in a sleek silver bottle, the Time Freeze Essence improves skin elasticity and ability to retain moisture for suppleness.

Retails on Sephora for SGD93.

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