”The turning point in my life was a business trip to Seoul, South Korea. During my free time, while walking around the city, I noticed not only the very young-looking people, but also the very smooth and clear complexion. Personally, I could not boast such a complexion because of the extreme make-up used in the Opera and Ballet Theatre. I decided to buy their local Korean cosmetics, which I was very pleased with. Especially the moisturising effect. Korean cosmetics have preserved Korean traditions, are based on innovative production solutions, are richly enriched with natural ingredients found in the wild, and are particularly moisturising and replenishing.
Balance is important in every aspect of life. At one point in my life, I had forgotten that a person’s face is the mirror of the soul, revealing how much love is given to oneself. In order to find harmony with myself, skincare became a ritual for me. I incorporated a ritual of cleansing and washing my face, toning it, pampering it with a sheet mask, and applying a serum and a cream into my daily routine with Korean cosmetics. I practice this ritual 3 to 4 times a week.” Ballerina Olesia Shaytanova
After the freshness of spring in South Korea, summer and its attendant heat and sunshine are slowly arriving. Korean women focus on cleansing their complexion during the summer years to maintain a radiant and even complexion. In summer, double cleansing is practised. First, dirt and make-up residues are removed with micellar water.
Depending on the skin type, it is recommended to choose a micellar water as well. For mature and pigmented complexions, Korean women choose products with vitamin C, which is most abundant in the calamondin fruit. Once all impurities have been removed, the cleansing process is repeated, but with a cleanser. The cleanser should also be chosen according to the type of skin you have; if you find it difficult to choose, you can choose one with activated charcoal, which will not only thoroughly cleanse your skin, but will also cleanse and tighten your pores, ensuring a smooth complexion. South Korean women don’t forget an essential aspect of skincare during the summer period – keeping the skin optimally moisturised. For this, sheet masks are used at least 3-4 times a week. Not only do they restore moisture to the face, but they are also fortified with vitamins and minerals. It is also common practice to refresh the skin during the day with a mist. For moisturising, it is advisable to opt for creams and serums with a lighter texture, especially those that protect against free radical damage.
And of course, don’t forget sunscreen, which should be at least SPF50.