Most Koreans are known for their flawless skin. All over the world people envy Korean beauties because of their looks and skin. In fact, when Korean Actress Go Hyun Jung published her beauty secrets in a documentary titled ‘Go Hyun Jung’s Texture’, it was a best seller & all copies were sold out within two days of its launch in 2011.
Go Hyun Jung
Koreans And Their Beauty
Koreans spend a great deal of time and money in nurturing their skin and are known to be very skin conscious. In fact, Koreans’ approach to makeup is very different from ours; the flawless Korean make up is much more technologically advanced than western cosmetics or cosmetics produced in other Asian countries.
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In normal circumstances, we wait for the cosmetics to add the magic touch to the skin and give it an even toned look. We all search for the right BB crème or perfect foundation to conceal the skin flaws and make the skin look beautiful.
In Korea, the person who is using the cosmetic should work hard to get the perfect look. Applying the base makeup in Korean means ‘expressing your skin’ and the effort that they put in applying the makeup. What Koreans believe is perfection, so they make slow and deliberate movements while applying cosmetics. So if you don’t have access to Korean cosmetics, don’t worry, just take enough time to apply cosmetics on your face and use the rich technique. Since cosmetics on its own can’t create miracle, the application matters.
8 Korean Beauty Secrets And Tips You Should Definitely Try:
Here are few beauty secrets of Korean women to get a gorgeous looking healthy skin.
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1. Adequate Hydration:
Koreans believe that drinking lots of fluids helps to add a healthy glow to their skin, hence they start their day by drinking a cup of water & splashing their face with cold water for a few minutes. Fruits & vegetables are the most important part of their meals & they consume foods with very less sodium to maintain the hydration in their body.
2. Regular Cleansing, Toning & Moisturising:
They have a unique way of applying skin care products because they believe it yields better results.
- Cleansing:Korean actress Suzy Bae talks about the ‘424’ technique, where you must clean your face with an oil (coconut, almond or any cleansing oil) for 4 minutes , follow it with a foaming cleanser for 2 minutes & then rinsing your face for 4 minutes, start with lukewarm water ending with cold water to close all opened pores.
- Toning: Koreans prefer tapping the toner with fingertips for better absorption.
- Moisturizing: By rubbing the hands together, the product is warmed on the fingertips & then applied all over the face in an outward & downward manner.
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3. Face Pack/ Mask/ Sheets:
Korean face sheets are infused with ingredients that were tried & tested by their ancestors and today they are most sought out skincare product all over the world. A routine of using two masks – a cleansing mask & a nourishing mask simultaneously once a week helps reduce the puffiness of the face. Using a mask made up of silkworm cocoon powder called baekgangjam helps in achieving white skin. Besides this, homemade masks with egg white & honey mixture are an all-time favorite.
4. Neck Care:
Actress Go Hyun Jung applies her neck cream from jawline to décolletage as stated by her in her documentary for it to be more affective.
5. Beauty Sleep:
Sleeping for at least 6 – 8 hours is as important for a healthy skin. Sleep rejuvenates the skin naturally and removes the layer of dead skin cells, giving way to glowing skin daily.
[ Read: How to Sleep Well at Night Naturally ]
6. Skin Care Products:
Asian brands are gaining more popularity these days all over the world for their good properties and Koreans use about 10- 20 products each day for their skincare.
7. Facial Stretching Exercise:
This is a common practice among Korean actors & actresses, where ‘Ma Me Mi Mo Mu’ is repeated 10 times for exercising their lip & cheek muscles. In addition to this, co-ordinated stretching of facial muscles with breathing is also recommended.
8. Subtle Make-up:
Koreans keep it simple.
- Eyes are kept minimal with warm hues over the lid, lined by a black eye-liner.
- Loads of mascara for the lashes
- Eyebrows are kept tidy with brow gel
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- A hint of pink for flushed cheeks
- Natural colours for luscious lips
10 Simple Beauty Tips To Have The Flawless Korean Complexion:
Koreans think caring about their skin and complexion as the ultimate investment. It is not just financial investment but they spend equal amount of time in caring about their skin, basically they take their skincare regime really seriously! You must be following the cleansing and moisturizing regime every night before going to bed, but still you are missing out on some important steps that can help you to get spotless beautiful skin. Here are 10 Korean skincare secrets that we all desire:
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