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KyotoTown ≪The reason of beautiful Soft Skin of Geiko and Maiko≫

Hello this is Myako.

I think most ladies put make-up on before going out,although it is just neighborhood.

Many of you wonder if Geiko and Maiko has rough skin because they  have to put thick make up,’Oshiroi’ almost everyday.

When girls come to Okiya and become ‘Minarai-san’(pre Maiko),girls are about in time of puberty with many troubles of the skin.
Actually Mom of Okiya is bit worried if girls are ok with Oshiroi at the first time, off course girls feel same as well.

However most girls have no problem with Oshiroi.

I am surprised that most hanamachi ladies has so beautiful skin actually.
I could see their face without make up because senior Giko and mom of Okiya, Ochaya and restaurants (mom are ex-Geiko, they retired) does not have make up in am and afternoon time.

Their face-skin are so much cleaner and softer compare to ladies who are about same age.(sorry!)

Why is that?
The reason is because they use ‘Bintsuke oil’(mainly vegetable oil)which are used for putting topknot of sumo wrestler for base-foundation.
They are saying that putting ‘Bintsuke oil’ to their face everyday make their skin beautiful.

I guess this is the origin of moisturizing-makeup-base which are very popular nowdays.

Rome was not built in a day,same as skin.
Everyday facial care makes differences,I guess…

Thank you,

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