To cleanse in the morning or not to cleanse? That is the question. Whether it ’tis better for the skin to be cleansed with a water-based cleanser or to be splashed with water or a cleansing water so as to not strip away moisture? Ahem. Sorry. This may seem like a silly, over-thinking question, but… Read More AM Cleansing: Needed or No?
If you follow my Instagram feed, chances are you have already seen many of my daily routines. But I wanted to write a longer post about several example routines and why I use the products in them. I’m including both AM and PM routines as well as routines from before and after I had issues… Read More Example Routines
Exfoliation is used to help your skin shed the dead skin cells by either manual or chemical means, leaving your pores cleaner and your face brighter. Unlike most hydrating products like essences or serums, exfoliators can get your skin into trouble if you overuse them. There are basically two different kinds of exfoliation: manual and chemical. You… Read More Exfoliation Part I: Scrubs and Peels
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
Happy Holidays! I’ve been working on this post for a few days (it got a bit longer than anticipated), and just finished it up during some down time with the family. I also gathered some inspiration from sharing my love of Asian skincare with my Mom and sister. (They may have gotten a few of… Read More My Winter (2016-17) Skincare Wardrobe
So, I’m sure you’ve most likely heard of the “10-Step” Korean skincare routine. This idea has been touted around and capitalized on by companies. “Here are the 10 steps!” they yell, as they lay out a dizzying and intimidating array of terms and products. Of course, this isn’t really the case in Korea. Not every Korean… Read More A Skincare Routine
So, I went over my skin woes in my first post. So, why Korean skincare? Why not just use better Western products instead of ones that hurt my face? Well, you certainly can. And I do still use several Western products in my routine. (Hellooooo SW Basics oil cleanser!) But there are several key reasons… Read More Why Korean Skincare?