In the past 3-4 years, Korean shows have become a rage and so has their skincare routine which gives them flawless skin. When we look at the glass skin texture of South Korean women, for those unversed, they look way younger than what their actual age. But what makes them look that way? Here are some beauty secrets that will help you look the way they do as they certainly follow these tips.
Less Is More
The concept of BB creams, sheet masks, cushion foundations and compacts came from the Koreans. The three step C-T-M routine became a regukar in India thanks to them. And their skin which gleams and reflects light is proof that they must certainly be doing something right. Ome huge concept which came from here is that less is more and the no makeup-makeup look rocks. They mostly apply foundations that are closest to their skin shade and their eye liners are precise and thin. Their lips are more of tints then the super mattes we Indian girls are crazy about.
Deep Cleanses Before Makeup
This is the land from where we got the concept of double and deep cleansing and we love it! Their cleansing process makes sure they get rid of excess oil, bacteria that has settled on their skin. They thouroughly believe that the base of your makeup must be clean skin which in turn makes the makeup look good and flawless.
- First Cleanse: Remove the stubborn impurities with a gentle wipe and that includes the neck and eyes.
- Second Cleanse: Use an oil cleanser to get rid of oil based impurities. Rinse.
- Third Cleanse: Wet your face and with a foaming cleanser. remove water-based impurities. Pat dry.
Face Oil Plus Foundation
For good hydration, Korean women add a face oil to their foundation, blend well and then tap it all over their face and neck. This makes their skin radiant and dewy. If you study their cosmetics market, there are several primers and eye creams which have pearl extracts. These extracts diffuse imperfections and make your skin look luminous. This works best on dry skin.
Extensive Skincare Routine
Yes this expects you to invest a little more but the results are flawless ladies. Buy good quality skincare and follow it religiously. Get yourself a sleeping mask, a good face cream, eye crea, eye mask, jade roller lip care kit, a good essence and never ever forget exfoliation, toning, essence, and night packs (twoce-thrice a week). They love themselves first, a concept many of us forget that pampering ourself is a good kind of selfish at times.
No Rubbing But Tapping
I cannot stress enough in this! I too was one of them who would rub her skin when applying cream or wiping off jthe face. When got to go to Seoul once, that is where I realised that Korean women never ever do hat and in fact it is a sin to do so! Simply opt for a tapping morion when applying a cream and when your cleanse, pat with a clean face towel. It took a while to get used to but now I know why.
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Snail Mucin Products
A pointer my Peta friends will oppose but Korean women do apply skincare products which have Snail Mucin. It treats skin irritation, hydrates and gives a glow like nothing else. What is mucin? It is the slime excreted by snails when they are stressed. New York plastic surgeon Matthew Schulman told the The New York Times that “There is anecdotal evidence that proteins in snail slime have anti-aging benefits, and clinical trials have looked at that, as well as reversal of sun damage, and shown improvement. Snail slime is not going to help deep folds, but it will improve skin texture and quality.”
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Lightweight for Dewy Skin
Opt for light weight products like BB creams and cushions. They make you look natural and light. Many add a highlighter to their face oil and that does the trick.
Eat healthy and walk a lot as Korean women do that. Stay tuned to HerZindagi for more such beauty secrets.