TODAY does have affiliate relationships with various online retailers. So, while every product is independently selected, if you buy something through our links, we may get a small share of the revenue. For years now, South Korean skin care products have been all the rage in beauty circles.
I must admit, being Korean, and working in the beauty industry, the pressure is multiplied to have impeccable skin. I was groomed from birth by my mother, aunts, and countless maternal figures on how to eat, wash, and care for my skin. It's just part of Korean beauty culturewhich isn't about products at its core, but about skin-preserving methods and techniques.
Our thirst for borrowing beauty tips from the Koreans shows no signs of slowing. With innovative technology harnessing ancient traditions, we too want in on the weird-but-wonderful hacks and step skincare methods right now. But where to start?
As someone who was born with a rare genetic skin conditionI've made it one of my life missions to obtain a flawless, stupidly clear complexion. In my head, I figured, if the skin on my body will never be perfect, then maybe, just maybeI could find a way to get my face — what the whole world sees — to cooperate. I told myself that I could achieve said goal by sticking to a solid skin-care routinechock-full of the redness-relieving products that promised to soothe my perennially stressed skin.
My mom always taught me that sleep is your skin's cheapest miracle workerand the only way to take full advantage of it is by going to bed with a completely clean face. This means removing all your makeup using a makeup-removing oil or towelette AND using an additional foam cleanser to get rid of whatever oily or chemical-ey residue your makeup remover has left on your face. TBH, I personally don't use much face makeup so I skip the makeup remover step, but the process of " double cleansing " is huge among Korean ladies who want to maximize the efficacy of all their expensive lotions.
Normal You rarely experience breakouts or are sensitive to products. You have little pores along the T-zone and experience a slight oily shine at the end of the day. Dry You have very few visible pores and blackheads.
I grew up in the eighties, reading fashion magazines and idealizing the likes of Cindy Crawford while daydreaming about sun-kissed skin and beach-blonde waves. I wish more magazines featured diversity in models back then. It took me a very long time to come to terms with the fact that I would never be Cindy Crawford, nor would I ever have Claudia Schiffer's blonde waves.
According to a dermatologist. On top of that, genetics play a big part in how your skin should be looked after. Asian skin, for example, usually produce a greater amount of oil than Western or African counterparts and therefore are more prone to acneand due to higher levels of melanin present in Asian skin, signs of ageing usually come through as hyperpigmentation like freckles or age spotsrather than fine lines and wrinkles.