I am seriously obsessed with skin care products!! When I traveled to Korea, one of the main things I noticed is that all of the women had the most beautiful skin. No joke — women that were 50 looked like they were 30! I was so intrigued, so I began doing a little investigating and wanted to share my detective results with you all 🙂
What I learned is that Korean women have beautiful skin because they use one secret ingredient on a daily basis: Sesame Oil! It might sound a little strange, but it really does work. One woman I met explained that white sesame oil is good for skin and black sesame oil is beneficial to your hair (Fun fact!). So be sure to stock up on the sesame oil!
Also, they try and stay out of the sun and use Korean sunblock to protect their skin!
Another thing I noticed is that they eat extremely healthy — Lots of vegetables, soups, and garlic! Another infamous Korean cuisine includes pig and chicken feet! It sounds gross, I know. But, the collagen in the the feet do wonders with your skin and keep it looking young.
How could I go to Korea and not hit up the beauty stores?! I discovered these amazing face masks! Just like face sheets, there is one for every type of skin: skin pigmentation, acne, wrinkles, hydration — I was amazed!
Koreans are taught at a young age to take care of their skin, which is probably why they have such perfect, blemish-free skin. I can tell you right now, to achieve beautiful Korean skin, you’re going to need more than just a cleanser and moisturizer! To keep it manageable, I narrowed down a beauty routine from 30 products to 8:
1) Wash your face twice! (Once to remove the makeup and another to rid the oil and make the skin look radiant)
3) Then you exfoliate! (I exfoliate once a day)
4) TONER!! (Some of the Korean woman even carried around toners in their purse!)
5) Essence time (This is basically like a serum either filled with vitamins and everything good for your skin. My skin soaks it up like a sponge!)
6) Moisturizer (I prefer a light moisturizer since the essence is so hydrating)
8) Eye cream
Lastly, I learned that Korean woman do facial masks or sheets twice a week! I stocked up on my sheets, they are all natural and smell amazing.
I have put together a list of my favorite Korean products that will keep your skin young, healthy, and glowing! (Use these products in addition to a healthy diet for the best results… just like the book: YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT! It’s so true…