When it comes to skin care, there’s no magic fix for healthy skin. The skin is the largest organ on or in our body and like the inside of our body the skin requires us taking care of it, feeding it healthy nutrients, both on the inside, but also on the outside. And having a consistent skin care routine is the key to improving skin and making it last and reduce the impacts of aging and effects from the environment such as the sun and pollution. A common belief among women is that there are miracle products that are going to get rid of acne or wrinkles overnight, and though there are some very effective ingredients, products and treatments available, the key to improving and maintaining great skin is consistency. It’s like brushing your teeth. We do it at least two times a day and sometime more often. The skin is the same way, it needs to be cared for and nurtured. The first step to good skin is a regular and consistent skin care regimen that starts with washing your face twice a day. Using skin treatments that match your skin type, requirements and needs, keeping skin moisturized, hydrated and, of course, plenty of SPF protection from the sun especially if you are in strong sun environments or outside most of the day.
In the world of beauty, it's pretty much common knowledge that Korea is leading the industry when it comes to product innovations. From BB creams to bubbling oxygen masks, Korean beauty is responsible for some of the most game-changing, albeit head-scratching makeup and skin care goodies that have come onto the scene over the last decade. Korean beauty products have hit the mainstream and are taking the beauty industry by storm here in the Americas. Here are some insights into “K Beauty” and why products and ingredients from Korea are gaining loyalty from women in North America. So with that let’s get into it and discuss the latest and greatest from Korea. Back in 2015, The Cut reported that beauty goods were poised to become the country's biggest export, rivaling technology and automobiles. They were right. Yonhap, a Korean news agency, reported in 2017 that South Korea-made cosmetic exports had increased 10-fold over the past seven years. According to the article, the country exported $4.18 billion worth of makeup products in 2016, compared to $451.15 million in 2009. It seems Americans (along with everyone else) just cannot get enough of what Korean beauty has to offer, and for the next few years things will be no different. The following are developments to watch for and consider for consumers.