My 7-Step Daytime Korean Skincare Routine

Since I have been posting articles regarding skincare, I find it important to share my daily skincare routine to give some background on how I treat my skin on a daily basis. I make sure to always allocate time for skincare in the morning before work or school, because I naturally have oily and acne-prone skin. My daytime Korean skincare routine typically consists of 7 steps (although I do skip out on some steps depending on how I feel about my skin that day). 1. Oil Cleanser I treat oil cleanser as an optional step during the day depending on how refreshed my skin feels upon waking up. Typically, I can get by with solely using a good gel cleanser in the morning. However, sometimes I like using my oil cleanser in the morning after wearing a lot of make-up the day before or if I think my skin is […]

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Airplane Travel Skincare for Oily and Acne-Prone Skin

It is not a myth that traveling by airplane is harmful for your skin. The low humidity and high elevation in airplanes dries out skin, resulting in flaky or red skin. For people with oily and acne-prone skin, this also means pesky post-flight breakouts. Even though I absolutely love traveling and seeing what the world has to offer, I used to fear flying on an airplane because of what it would do to my skin. To be fair, landing in a foreign country with a face full of acne did not help with my confidence at all. However, after traveling to Korea and raising these concerns with some skincare specialists, I learned that a proper in-flight skincare regimen can help prevent post-flight acne. Here, are the skincare steps that help my skin stay hydrated to battle in-flight oil and acne. Cleansing For long-haul flights, it is essential to keep your […]

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Review: Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel

Nature Republic's Aloe Vera Soothing Gel.

My first time visiting a Nature Republic store was during a trip to Hawaii in 2014.  I had already heard a lot about Nature Republic’s products prior to my visit, so I was really excited to see the products in person.  At first, I was surprised by the large selection of items at the store.  One of the sales representatives recommended me to try their Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel, and it quickly became of my favorite products from that trip. I usually prefer using this product over pure, fresh Aloe Vera mostly because it’s less messy and in a more convenient form.  Aloe Vera is great for soothing sun burnt skin, so this is my go-to product after a hike or a trip to the beach.  Additionally, this gel has anti-inflammatory characteristics and works to soothe redness and puffiness from acne. One of my favorite experiences […]

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