K-beauty. Korea has always been a country where girls attach great importance to how they look. It’s “K-beauty” has become sensational and is becoming more and more buzzworld in recent years. Korean women always carefully monitor the condition of their skin, applying various products to their skin. You can always find Korean skincare and makeup trends wherever you go online. Their “glass skin” trend is rather popular, and it seems there’s no fake about it. Koreans do usually have flawless skin, thanks not to genetics only, but also to one of the world’s top 10 markets for beauty products. It’s estimated to be worth more than US$13 billion this year. In coming years, K-beauty would appear to be a cultural phenomenon that is here to stay. We’d say it’s more than good since everyone used to see glamorous makeup, and Korean women are trying to remind every woman throughout the world that there’s nothing more beautiful than a clean woman’s face, and we’re sure this tendency will return to the pedestal in a few years.
If you think that this article is going to be only about skin product, we hasten to assure you that this is not the case. BB-creams, concealers and other products are good, but what’s more important is a proper diet, knowledge of your body and, of course, some natural beauty hacks.
We want to tell you about 8 Korean beauty hacks every girl in the world should know.
Sometimes women forget that cleansing process is rather complicated, and consists not only of cleansing itself, but a few more steps also. Every time you go cleansing your face, remember that this procedure requires to be attentive to your skin.
Korean beauty bloggers recommend to go with a cleansing tissue to remove the first layer of impurities. It won’t harm your skin since it doesn’t require any water for your skin. The next step should be to use an oil-cleansing product in order to remove makeup and other oily impurities. When, and only after that, when your skin is already wet, you should apply a cleansing foam to your face in order to intensify the effect.
Staying young with a flawless face is a difficult task, but doable. Your assistant in this is a facial massage.
While too many women in the world pay attention to a manicure, Korean women remember the basis. You can find a massage parlor anywhere in Korea. The first thing you should remember – face massage needs to be as accurate as possible. When it comes to blood circulation, everything needs to be gentle. The movement of your hands should be circular and tapping, paying special attention to your jaw line, cheekbones and forehead. Try this and your skin will have a beautiful glow.
Direct sunlight is harmful to your health and skin, all Korean women know this and always try to remind you of it. Due to Korean genetics, their skin of a milky colour is incredibly gentle, so it should be handled with care. Every woman in Korea knows that wherever you go during day time – always remember to apply some UV cream on your face before taking a step out of the house. To make yourself more protected, always have some pairs of gloves, a variety of hats and even umbrellas to protect your skin as much as possible when you’re outside under the sun.
Mul-gwang is one of the most popular beauty trends in recent years in Korea. For those who’re not yet familiar with this interesting word-combination, a term mul-gwang is used to describe dewy, radiant skin. A man (and woman) has always been striving to stay youthful and beautiful as much as possible, and the Koreans know something about it. If you want your skin to stay fresh and captivating, Korean advise not to forget about hydrating. Yes, hydrating is a must for every woman, because nearly all moisturising products on the shelves will help you to keep your skin smooth and transform it into perfection. Pearl-infused creams, masks and mists would be of importance in chase for the perfection and the dewy skin effect.
Some may find this advice outrageous and disgusting (we’re sorry if you’re a vegan), but take a deep look into snail slime containing products. It’s been really popular in Korean cosmetics in recent years, and it’s been proven to be rather effective.
Snail mucin is another name for snail secretion filtrate, or ‘snail slime’ and is an animal-derived growth factor. Growth factors are high molecular weight peptides that encourage wound healing and tissue repair. That may sound a bit unappetising, but mucin cream will be of assistance in hydrating your skin and of help in restoration the age structure of your skin.
LED face masks
LED has been proven to be effective not only in skin treatment, but it also helps your hair follicles to produce strong hairs. Some time ago this invention was used by astronauts in order to make some tissues repaired, but right now you can find LED products on the Korean marketplace alongside will all beauty products.
If you don’t have much money to buy a device and use it at home, consult the Internet and try to find a beauty salon with such opportunity. We won’t say it will be a panacea, but some researches proved it’s efficiency on human skin by boosting health and in reducing skin inflammation.
Wise men say your health starts with what you eat and what you think. We can’t do anything, but absolutely agree with this statement.
Korean women know from an early age that a balanced diet is the key to health. If you want to feel yourself comfortable and young, you should take a look at your ration. It must be full of all necessary nutrients. If there’s lack of something inside, be sure one day you will see some indications outside. It may be a state of the skin, acne and much more.
Always do exercises, try not to stress much (if possible), take vitamins and mineral supplements every day, if possible. Do not forget that holistic approach to life is a key also. Whatever you do, try to avoid stress situations that may injure your mental and physical health. Try to be patient and always have time to enjoy yourself.
We’d like to close our topic with this advice.
The human body, like its cells, is constantly being updated. Some women forget that exfoliation is a need if you strive for a beautiful skin. It’s rather essential to do all the necessary procedures, for example, once in a week or two. But Korean women advise to go further. First of all, you should listen to your body and try not to harm it. Stick to your day-to-day basis, but if you see your skin became more sensitive – take a break. Always keep in mind that people are constantly changing due to the different factors (ecology, as an example) and you should always listen to your body. Try to alter your everyday beauty routine by changing exfoliating products like masks, powders and retinols. It may take you sometime before you reach the necessary product. Always consult your personal doctor if you have any problems and always keep in mind to take tests every year.