Because I’m pretty much a homebody during the school year, summer is when I really get out and travel. I travel abroad (or domestically) with a carry-on because my trips are usually around a week or two. However, I find myself in the current position of packing for a 20-day European trip and am still… Read More Tips and Tricks: Travel, Skincare, and Packing
I know, I know, what a click-baity title. Sorry, I’ve been reading the whole internet while I take breaks from grading and it’s had a bad influence on me. Anyway, back to the topic at hand: mists! When I first heard about mists awhile ago as yet another “step” in the Asian skincare lineup, I… Read More Mists: Hydrating or All Hype?
Aside from purchasing skincare myself, my favorite thing to do is to enable *other people* to purchase skincare. Bwahahahahahaha! But really, a number of folks have asked me about where I buy Asian skincare, which stores have the best prices, etc., so I thought I’d do a more recent roundup of the online retailers I… Read More Retail Roundup: Where I buy Asian skincare online
This post was updated on 3/19/17 in order to reflect not only my current use of actives, but updated information based on the fact that I’ve learned more about them. As always, this is a learning process for me, so I’ll try to be as open and upfront as I can be when things change/I… Read More UPDATED: Exfoliation Part II: Chemical Exfoliants
Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted–work has been crazy. While I would much rather be writing about Korean skincare, student papers aren’t going to grade themselves. If you want more frequent updates, I’m more consistently active on Instagram; I try to post at least once a day. My handle is @Snails4eva–go follow me!… Read More Rebuilding My Moisture Barrier
The following post was written by a friend, Beth, who has followed me on this Korean skincare journey. She has rosacea, sensitive skin, and allergies to several common skincare ingredients. Over the past 6 months she has learned a lot about how to treat and deal with her sensitive skin. Since this seems to be… Read More Guest Author: On Rosacea and Sensitive Skin
The question I get most often, and one that I had myself when I was first interested in Korean skincare, is how do I start? Which products do you buy first? Two very important things: You do not need something for every “step” of a Korean Skincare routine. You do not need multiple products for… Read More Tips, Tricks, and Resources: Building Your Skincare Routine