K-dramas and K-pop have taken the world by storm. It’s exciting to see new genres emerge in music and entertainment. These Korean stars have inspired a new generation of young people with their acting, their fun music, and even their style and beauty trends. Just like people years ago wanted to know how stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Christie Brinkley stay looking so young, they are asking the same questions of these incredible new stars. How do they look so young?
The secret is found in the Korean habits for skincare. Not only are American stars now adding these habits to their own routines, but it’s also influencing how the average person approaches their own skin. Here are the top reasons why the stars are jumping on the Korean skincare bandwagon.
It Focuses on Preventing Skin Problems
In the past, skincare programs were often reactive instead of offering proactive and preventive solutions. People with acne were trying to get rid of it instead of simply creating habits that would prevent it. People with wrinkles wanted to know how to reduce them instead of developing routines that would actually slow their development.
With K-beauty, they have beauty regimens that focus on creating not just youthful skin, but skin that’s soft and has a porcelain quality. This level of treatment takes a considerable amount of effort, and for many, these efforts are paying off. So much so, that these trends are influencing the American beauty market as well. Because they start with prevention, they are developing good skincare habits from a young age.
When they get older, these habits are automatic, so they don’t need to think about it anymore. They already use products that protect their skin, repair damage, and that give them the soft, glassy look that’s become so popular. They also created items that undergo considerable beauty product testing to ensure it meets their needs and their standards. Newer advances in technology have also impacted the kinds of products they can create which makes their efforts even more effective.
It Works Well
People use things when they work. And the proof of the effectiveness of Korean skincare regimens is in their beautiful skin. People like Drew Barrymore and Chrissy Teigen are known for their beautiful youthful skin but also have shared that they too use some of the tips recommended by Korean skincare professionals. The fact that their skin still remains very smooth and youthful is evidence of its efficacy. Additionally, these products are more than just moisturizers. They are cosmeceuticals that can also be used to repair damage in ways that traditional off-the-shelf products cannot do.
They use recipes that are unique to them and unlike what is created in American beauty products. And because the Korean FDA works differently than the one in the United States, they can be more innovative with beauty and skincare products. In short, their products are among the best in the world.
With K-beauty, there are multiple products involved, but once you get the system down and the right products, it’s simple and can become second nature. It starts with a gentle eye makeup remover that also nourishes the delicate skin around your eyes. Next, you’d use two different cleansers on your face to remove makeup and also get deep into pores to remove dirt and microscopic debris.
After that, you exfoliate to clear off dead skin cells. This reveals newer cells underneath that help you look more youthful overall. The next two steps are about toning and adding essence so that you can prepare your skin to be moisturized. This is where you add boosters, serums, creams, etc. to help with your specific skincare needs. You can then do eye cream and a sheet mask to help lock in all the goodness. And lastly, you’ll use something for overnights to help detox your skin.
It sounds like a lot, but it’s pretty easy when you get used to what you need to do and why. It’ll also help you find the best products for your skincare needs. In the morning, use a moisturizer with SPF to ensure your face especially doesn’t get damaged from the sun. Additionally, wear sun-blocking clothes and hats if you must be outdoors. All these reasons are why their skincare regimen is desired around the world, even by red-carpet celebrities in the United States.