And you don’t. For those of us living outside this historic East Asian country, Korean beauty will always remain a bit of a mystery. Talk to any South Korean woman and chances are her skin will be flawlessly translucent and her makeup totally on point.
So, what are the Korean Beauty secrets that we don’t knowbesides the army of makeup & skin care products all their women have at their beck and call?
Massage your neck to make your face slimmer
Forget about facial exercises for a toned countenance. Korean celebrities routinely massage their necks and décolletage to release tension in their shoulders, which in turn leads to a more define jawline. All that stress causes muscles to sag. Once the tension is released, your skin will appear visibly lifted. Book that head and shoulder massage with Jean Claude Biguine right now.
Apply pressure when you exfoliate and moisturize
Tugging at facial skin is a no-no. But the skin below your neck is thicker, so applying extra pressure in upward movements when you use a body scrub or moisturizer boosts circulation, loosens tired muscles and promotes circulation. The result: you feel energized and happy, and it shows on your face. Try Innisfree Olive Real Lotion for a refreshing massage.
Use the Jamsu technique to keep makeup in place
The word ‘Jamsu’ translates roughly to ‘submerge’. The technique consists of sprinkling baby powder on your face after applying primer-foundation-concealer, and then plunging your face in a bowl of cold water for 15 seconds. Pat dry and then follow with the rest of your makeup. Think of it as a DIY version of makeup setting spray or makeup fixer. Try it, it really works.
Double mask under the eyes
The skin under your eyes is thinner and requires special attention. Often times, facial masks miss the under-eye area. To avoid crows feet and fine lines, place an eye patch under our face mask to get the benefits of a double mask. You may want to flip your sheet mask half way through the sesh for a fresh, cooling sensation. Use Anatomicals Revitalising Gel Eye Mask under Innisfree It's Real Squeeze Mask Rose for an instant at-home spa session.
Double moisturize for best results
Korean skin care Skincare is all about intense moisturization. To maximise the benefit of your skin cream, first use a light water-based hydrator that quickly gets absorbed. Then follow with a heavier, creamier formula to dry-proof skin. Start with The Face Shop The Therapy Water-Drop Anti-Aging Serum and then use The Face Shop Jeju Aloe Fresh Soothing Gel.
There you are, Korean Beauty Secrets unveiled just for you!
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