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10 Beauty Secrets of Korean Women to Make Your Skin Glow

For centuries, Korean women have been using pure, natural and harsh-free ingredients for their skincare routine. Their goal has always been to have very soft, radiant-looking skin that is well moisturized. That’s why the entire world cares about their beauty secrets and skincare regime. Maybe we can all learn a few simple yet effective tricks from them.

Now I’ve Seen Everything collected 10 unique pieces of beauty advice that Korean women have been following for years.

They wash their face with warm and cold water.

They start with warm water for 2 minutes and finish with cold water for another 2 minutes. The warm water can help to rinse the excess oil from your skin and increase blood flow to the surface. The cold water can help to tighten the pores. This technique helps to hydrate the skin so that after the procedure, your face will look shiny.

They use products with snail mucin

The use of snail mucin dates back to Ancient Greece and fast forward to modern days. Snail mucin is popularly used in Asian skincare products because of its complex mix of hyaluronic and glycolic acids which are good for the skin. The mucin also contains zinc that soothes skin irritation, the mix of these ingredients makes your skin glow and makes it more radiant.

They make rice masks.

Fair skin has long been a sign of belonging to the upper class for Korean women because those of lower classes had to work under the scorching sun. Over time, the skin of such women acquired a pronounced darker shade, which they tried to get rid of in all ways possible. Perhaps that’s why they invented a rice and oil mask in Korea that is applied not only to the face, but also to the whole body.

They cleanse their face with just water in the morning.

Even a gentle cleanser can be too much if you use it twice a day, experts say. The best time for washing your face just with water is in the morning, according to an expert.

There is only one thing you should remember. There are some products that you can use overnight like sleeping masks. If you use them, then it makes sense to cleanse your face completely before applying any daily skincare product.

They put beauty products into the fridge before using them.

In order to prevent wrinkles from appearing and to cool the skin down, Korean women put masks and creams into the refrigerator for a while. In addition, when using a skincare product, they try not to rub it in, but rather, to apply it to the skin with gentle tapping.

They massage their skin with castor oil.

The oil phase has the aim of improving circulation by massaging the skin for 4 minutes. You also soften that top layer and help to loosen any clogged pores. It’s crucial to pick the right oil that can sit on the top of your face.

For example, jojoba oil will be absorbed into your skin. It’s better to use castor oil, which helps to move stagnation and draw toxins out. Be careful with massaging your skin if you have any traumas or contraindications.

They drink lemongrass tea.

Lemongrass is widely used in Asian cooking, particularly Thai cuisine. Its fragrant smell brings out aromatic flavors and it has a plethora of benefits. Lemongrass tea is a great detoxifier for your body and may promote healthy digestion. It might also help reduce menstrual cramps and bloating.

Eating healthily is essential in promoting radiant skin and lemongrass tea is a nourishing drink that you can add to your diet.

They wash up with rice water.

Sometimes unusual products help to maintain beauty. Inventive Korean women came up with a way to use the water left after cooking rice for cosmetic purposes. It’s believed that washing up with rice water rejuvenates and mattifies the skin as well as increases its resistance to harmful solar radiation.

They use a gel-based eye cream as a primer.

There is one secret to making your concealer go on smoother and as a result, the skin under your eyes may look fresh and bright. Use eye creams that are gel or water-based. Their formula may help reduce dark circles. Also, it makes your skin matte.

They do facial massages every day.

The act of massage is an important tool for keeping the skin younger for longer. One of the simplest ways is by rubbing the face with a washcloth dipped in hot water. Circular motions help to maintain the elasticity of the skin until very old age.

Do you follow any unique beauty regime that helps your skin remain youthful and healthy?

Please note: This article was updated in April 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
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