Welcome back! Recently you guys might notice that I do focus a lot on beauty trends or styles which is inspired by a lot of korean trends, but today is a little more interesting because me and my friends have team up and collaborate together on this topic, we discuss on what and why media is one of the most important factors on changing peoples perspective and trends. Let’s take a look!
So let’s talk a bit about media, so we all know things have change so much through out the years, all the technologies have developed so much making our lives far more easier than before, and of course, media had as well. In the past people usually communicate through letters or telegrams, when they want to receive the news they mostly read the newspaper, listen to the radio or when the television was invented they would watch it but with these old media they can only recieve the knowledge and not creating or sharing what they know.
But now things really do change, and thanks to all the social media we are able to open up our world and just explore it with the flick of our finger. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube you name it, these things enable people to share their knowledge, their culture, their life and what is going on at that moment making these things very current.
With make up and beauty people would only know what is going on in their country or what their style is, we can clearly see that through our history with all the tradition dresses or different hairstyles in each country, but with the help of modern media we are now able to know more about our world and even exchange the different styles and trends that we know which is GREAT!
So I’ve talked about the difference in make up between western style and korean style in my previous blog so you can check it out here >> Make up styles – Western x Korean
But for this blog I’m going to focus on skincares!
With korean skincares there is A LOT of steps! I think you might have heard the 10 step skincare, with koreans they really pay attention to their skin so skincare is very important because their weather is very dry and if we look at it koreans really do like dewy glowy skin!
Step 1: Oil-based cleanser
For the evening, select an oil based cleanser to start with as this will work to remove oil- based makeup and impurities from the skin.
Step 2: Double-cleansing
Following the oil cleanser, use a water-based cleanser to gently remove the oil residue and water-based impurities from the day.
Step 3: Exfoliate
Twice a week use a gentle enzyme or bead-based exfoliator to remove the dead skin cells that can make the complexion appear lack-lustre whilst blocking pores and preventing key product ingredient absorption
Step 4: Toner
To balance the skin’s pH levels, it’s important to apply toner; otherwise the skin can become dry and dehydrated. Toner further helps to absorb the next products you apply.
Step 5: Essence
Essence is a hybrid between a toner and a serum. It works perfectly to hydrate the complexion, aiding cellular turnover for a youthful appearance.
Step 6: Ampoule
Similar to serums, ampoules actually comprise an even higher number of active ingredients to target specific skin care concerns. They’re used for a finite amount of time as a booster when your skin badly needs the extra help.
Step 7: Serum
Concentrated formulas with an unprecedented amount of active ingredients, serums target specific skin concerns like wrinkles, dark spots, and dehydration.
Step 8: Sheet mask
The sheet mask is a Korean beauty favourite – a cloth saturated with skin loving ingredients! Perfect for all skin types, everyone can benefit from these masks which deliver a deeply hydrating and anti-ageing treatment.\
Step 9: Eye cream
Once the skin has absorbed the ingredients from the sheet mask, apply an eye cream to protect and hydrate the delicate eye area. Here, the skin is at its thinnest as there are no sebaceous glands to produce natural oils, so it’s important to keep this area hydrated and protected all day long.
Step 10: Moisturiser
Lastly, select a night time moisturiser to keep those skin loving ingredients locked in, allowing you to wake to a beautifully rejuvenated complexion.
And with morning routine you can just cut the sheet mask step & exfoliate step and just add sunscreen to your routine
With Western skincare is much more simpler
Western don’t often use oil cleanser but rather use mi cellar water to clean their face and a normal facial cleanser afterwards
They tend to use more of these types of mask to drain out all the impurities and oiliness and leaving their skin nice and clean
A nice concentrate serum is often use here for specific areas and concerns such as wrinkles, fine lines or skin texture
During the summer time they would use a lighter moisturizer while during the winter times they would use thicker creams to keep their skin hydrated
Anti aging or ingredients to reduce dark circles are often seen in a lot of eyecreams here
Even though westerners like to tan a lot but they would usually apply sunscreen on their face to protect dark spots and freckles
But one thing very important for both is….LIP BALM!! This is to keep your lips nice and moisturize
With both of this trends I’m not saying that only westerners or korean are able to use their skincare steps or beauty trend, all of us are able to incorporate in our lives even some westerners enjoy using korean skincare steps and korean enjoy western make up style. Because we are all open up and able to explore each others culture and share the beauty of it through out the world which is amazing to me.
I’ve learned so much because of media, I’m able to learn how to do different styles of make up and explore what I enjoy in, this is the perk of having new media as a place where we can search and use it in our daily lives