08 Korean beauty secrets for flawless skin

Many of us prefer to have a bright, flawless skin rather than having a gloomy and pigmented skin. Yay or nay? Well, most of us concentrate only on how to whiten skin and completely forget the other factors like blemishes, dark spots which also give a gloomy impact to the skin.

What actually is skin whitening? 

Skin whitening is not just the measures you take in whitening your skin but something beyond that. Getting a healthy glow to the skin through natural ways and eventually getting rid of blemishes, dark spots, acne, pigmentation is the justification to whitening the skin.

Koreans are very much concerned about their skin. Apparently, they give utmost importance to the skin rather than anything in the world. The key reason to such fair, luminous, pigmentation free, dark spots free skin is their Skincare routine and perfect diet plan. Every Korean woman equips a perfect skincare routine and they would never compromise or give up. Are you interested to know the disclosed beauty secrets of Korean women? Well, stick around the article.


Top korean beauty secrets for whiter skin



1.Bring out glow with natural ingredients


Korean women’s primary beauty secret is going natural. More precisely they concentrate on natural ingredients than chemical products which damage the skin. The natural ingredients primarily Koreans use include Soy milk, Vitamin C, Honey, and Ginseng.

Soy milk is a rich source of protein that promotes moisture to the skin. It also contains vitamin C which can flush out toxins, cleanses the body and adds up glow to the skin.

Vitamin C has got many antioxidant and antibacterial properties that can detoxify the skin by removing free radicals that cause pigmentation.

[Read: How to use Vitamin C in skin whitening]


Honey has antibacterial properties that can lighten and moisturize the skin. If you dab some honey on zits or dark circles they disappear in no time. It can also be used as lip scrub for soft, dewy and luscious pink lips.

Ginseng a perennial plant is treated as Chinese ayurvedic medicine. It slows down the ageing process, reduces skin pigmentation, blemishes and lightens up the skin.



2. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure


Wheather its hot day or hazy day, summers or winters whatever you should not step out without slapping on some sunscreen. Our skin is more susceptible to sun’s most harmful UV rays. These rays can damage skin by causing pigmentation, blemishes, wrinkles, acne. Furthermore, these hazardous rays increase the production of melanin compound in dark skin people.

For Korean people putting on sunscreen is the first step to the skin whitening. NeVer eVer they neglect this first step of prevention. So, don’t forget to slap on sunscreen though you forget to wear makeup.

[Read: How to apply sunscreen]



3. How they choose skincare products?


Most of the Korean women hunt for Whitening and Deep moisturizing natural products with no chemicals. Of course, they also seek for anti-ageing, anti-wrinkle products. Whatsoever, moisturizing skin is must must & must for them. They use moisturizing masks and creams, under eye creams, night creams and thoroughly massage with them to supply moisture to the skin and for luminous texture.

Choose the products according to your skin type because oily skin type has some specific products whilst dry skin type has some set of products.


korean beauty secrets for whiter skin



4. How do they protect skin in humid, hot weather?


Many Koreans do believe and follow these prevention steps,

  • Usually, in hot weathers, Koreans don’t use heavy creams that produce excess oils. Instead, they get hands-on light moisturizers, sunscreens and whitening products.

Also, in “tropical or humid places skin dries off quickly if you don’t follow perfect skincare regime”.

So, they put on light moisturizers/sunscreens and mostly they don’t use makeup or use very less makeup because makeup can dehydrate the skin.

  • Drinking plenty of water like a fish will keep you hydrated all through the day.
  • Also, they use spray mists when they head out in hot sun which can give instant hydration and freshness. During nights, they apply sheet masks, moisturizers, some home ingredients like aloe vera gel, egg yolk, tomatoes.



5. Korean skincare routine day and night


Koreans are so fond of skincare products and indeed they follow a 10 step skincare routine which always keeps the skin radiant, moist, supple. They include Oil cleansers, Water cleansers, Exfoliators, Toners, Essence, Serums, Sheet masks, Moisturizers, Eye creams, and Sunscreens in their 10 step skincare regime.


[Read: What is Korean 10 step skincare routine?  and How they segregate products for day & night?]



6. Can getting tongue round the vowels whiten your skin?


In general most of the people follow up few facial exercises to have a good blood circulation as well as to prevent saggy, dry skin with fine lines and wrinkles. Besides to exercises, Korean people have a common belief that when you stretch/wide open your mouth there would be an internal blood circulation and no more sagginess. Eventually, a body with good blood circulation can wash off toxins and enhance the skin texture. So, they often recite the vowels or pronounce “Ma Me Mi Mo Mu” rigorously.



7. What to do they eat?


Koreans simply believe that eating healthy food and staying always happy can give youthful radiance and healthy glowing skin. They munch on foods like Ginseng, Kimchi, Soy milk, green smoothies, aloe juice and plenty of fruits, vegetables.  They don’t go for high sodium, sugary, salty, spicy foods which dehydrate the skin. Finally, Koreans ensure to maintain a good balance of water level in their body.



8. One magical course of action


When we do a makeover to our face with different products, the chemicals in the products tend to dehydrate the skin. Putting on too much makeup or not washing it off for a long time can be sole reasons of dehydration, wrinkles, acne, scars and the list goes on. So, wash off the makeup before hitting the hay with cleansing oils.

Koreans mostly prefer to wash off makeup with cleansing oils like Coconut, Almond and Olive oil.

Then apply toner and serum which retains back the moisture. Lastly, rejuvenate your skin with either moisturizer or overnight sleeping masks.



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