Spa-ntaneous Spa Day in Japan!

When was the last time you took care of your face? Often traveling to a new country can be so exciting and tiring, that we can forget to take care of our face or body and end up plopping onto the bed right when you get back to your hotel room. It is important to remember to breathe and to take a day apart from all that adventuring to treat yourself🧖🏻‍♀️. A big part of Japanese culture is their undying love for facial care and body wellness products. Take advantage of their many many products during your stay and take some home with you before your departure. Read this article talking about the types of facials and products that Japan offers. Although face masks and beauty products are amazingly effective for unwinding from a long day, nothing beats going to a spa center for some professional treatment and to experience that famous Japanese hospitality. You will find that Japanese facial treatments are finely tailored to your own skin type, and you can ask for specific types of treatments such as hydration, cleaning, or simply just a massage💆🏻‍♀️. These facials are known for being very gentle and protective on the skin, so if it is sensitive and prone to inflammation, they will be sure to use alcohol free products during your treatment. There are many kinds of facials that you can choose from such as snails, facial acupuncture, suction cups, and even nightingale droppings which were used by Geishas as a luxury treatment🤔! 

Some salons even provide a traditional yukata🥋 for you to wear during your stay as well as snacks and drinks. The typical Japanese spa experience is very holistic and takes care of your whole body and not just your face. Here are a few spots in Tokyo for yo\u to get started.

Takano Yuri Beauty Clinic has over 100 locations in which first time customers can get their treatments for 3,000 to 5,000 yen! Just like most clinics, you can tailer your experience by adding different vitamins or ingredients, for an extra cost of course. What's awesome about this clinic is simply the wide array of different treatments that they offer. They are most famous for their anti-aging treatments where they use stem cells to reinvigorate the skin! Their main goal is “helping women to enhance their natural beauty while rediscovering their inner beauty”.

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Miss Paris features a full body foam massage on the front page of their website! You can choose different facial treatments such as aging care and acne scar treatment, face slimming, ect. Miss Paris also offers those coveted gold facials on that you see on tv, using 100% pure gold to brighten and revitalize your face. Included in their services are also slimming and toning techniques to help you get into shape. All of their estheticians are world-class professionals, so you are in good hands!

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Ci:z Labo is not just about facial care, but also includes medical care. That means that their doctors will base all of their treatments on how to improve your overall health, and not just your skin. If you have any problems or concerns, then just ask the doctors and they will provide professional treatment to help you. This clinic is perfect for those who have really sensitive skin. One of their more unique treatments include using radio waves to help relieve sagging skin on the face and create a firmer texture. They offer dermatologist products so make sure to ask about it on your next visit! 

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Elleseine Aoyama has a treatment that I really need every morning; they help relieve puffy and bloated faces! Bloating is actually water building up in your face after a rough night of sleeping or debris left on the face, so remember to wash up before bed! This salon is cheaper for new timers compared to the other ones. Other treatments include face slimming and hair removal, be sure to check out their website for more information!

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Socie not only operates spa clinics, but also hair salons, pressurized sports, bridal, as well as eye treatments. Before your treatment, they will ask you about your physical health and your mental health, which is a nice change from the usual consultation. One of their options include using activated carbonated gel which help to brighten and whiten your skin. Unique tools are also utilized, for instance the Qi Gong ball which helps with better circulation to your lymph nodes. They offer their own products which you can purchase after your treatments.

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Boudoir is a bilingual salon that offers facials, waxing, and mani-pedis. They have a very simple and understandable website that English speaking customers can really appreciate. They offer special packages such as the Mommy 911, which includes all three treatments for 17,000 yen ($170), and also the Share Your Beauty Secret package, which nets you 2000 yen whenever you introduce your friend to this salon. They have a whole page dedicated to their customer testimonials and links to their instagram and facebook page on the site. This is the perfect salon for those who are English speaking and don't want to worry about any miscommunication in a Japanese salon.

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Check out this Collection for the salons that can be found in Tokyo.


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