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?
Pores are those tiny little openings on the surface of the skin that the beauty industry is obsessed with hiding. Apparently, the pore-less, porcelian look is what we’re all supposed to want. Since pores are what allow all of my skincare products to absorb, I’ve come to love the little things and focus on keeping them… Read More Tips and Tricks: How to Clean Your Pores (Without a BHA)
I’ve been putting off writing this post for awhile, in part because products are much more fun than talking about methodology. I mean, obviously products are a huge part of a skincare routine (duh), but I wanted to step away from them for a second to talk about the other parts of your skincare routine… Read More Tips and Tricks: Simple Steps to Caring for Your Skin
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
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
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?