korean skin care

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skin care. one of the most fascinating and obsessing things in my life. ever since that first spot started to appear on my skin I was determined to get rid of it as fast as I could. the teenager that I was, I had absolutely no idea what to do. I followed what felt like the right thing to do, get the alcohol based skin care product and “burn” those imperfections away. that’s exactly what I did. unfortunately, it didn’t work. what a surprise? not only didn’t the products “burn” away any of my impurities but it completely dried out my skin to the point where it started to bleed.

shocked from damaging my skin and seeing no improvement while trying every product the drugstore had to offer, I started to give up and to accept the fact that I had and probably always will have a bad skin. That’s how I ended up slathering makeup on my face to hide everything that made me feel uncomfortable and I couldn’t get rid of otherwise.

two years ago, I discovered the world of kpop – since then I have been hooked. When watching a bunch of kpop music videos or kdramas you can’t help but notice that all the artists have perfect looking skin: no impurities, no discolouration, no dryness and seemingly not even pores. which of course made me curios. that’s when the 10 step korean skin care came into my life. having no idea what a 10 step korean skin care routine would look like there was no way around on doing the research.

the little book of skin care is my partner in crime when tackling the broad and confusing topic of skin care. it helped me understand the purpose of a product and how it can change the condition of my skin. having read it, it changed my perspective on my skin immensely. the skin is the biggest organ of our body, it is a safety barrier that protects us from everything harmful and is therefore exposed to a lot of toxic factors. such as pollution and UV rays. my skin is precious to me and something I am willing to put effort and time into to make sure it stays healthy.

charlotte cho is a board-certified esthetician behind the beauty product selling website Soko Glam and the blog The Klog. she published her book “the little book of skin care” in 2015 and changed people’s mindset about skin care and introduced the intriguing and actually working approach of the korean skin care and products.

“the little book of skin care (…) guides you through the celebrated korean ten-step skin care routine –  and far beyond –  for the clearest and most radiant skin of your life, with step-by-step tutorials, skin care tips, advice on products at all price levels, and exclusive interviews with beauty experts around the world. (…) with the knowledge of an expert and voice of a trusted friend, charlotte’s personal tour through korean beauty culture will help you find joy in the everyday beauty routines that will transform your skin.”

if you don’t know anything about the korean skin care approach and you are totally confused of this thing called “washing your face” I highly suggest you to have a look at this book.

sokoglam.com     theklog.co     the little book of skin care

lena-sophie

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korean skin care

university // the struggle was real

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long time no see. the last couple of weeks have been crazy. I started my first year at uni this october and it hasn´t been easy. not only wasn´t I sure of what to expect from my studies but I didn´t have a place to stay at. thankfully everything turned for the better and I am living in a nice apartment together with my friend.

uni started with me having to book a hotel the weekend before I had to leave and this continued a couple of weeks after as well. let me tell you, living in hotels and rented apartments and having to return home every weekend, when you are living almost 2 hours away isn´t the nicest and easiest thing that I have done or had to do in my life. now that I am actually living in the city where I am going to university to, uni life can finally begin. that being studying, studying and let´s not forget to mention studying.

as you probably already guessed from the picture I am studying korean and combined with that linguistics. I´ve always been interested in languages, how people communicate, how languages started to exist, how they have developed  and how they are changing. so linguistics turned out to be the right subject for me to study. that being said the language that I am most interested in is korean. studying korean language as well as history and culture may seem a little strange for you and you may also ask yourself “how come someone wants to study korean? this is so not the go to subject to study”. well let me tell you at my university it actually is quite common, since in total we are over a 100 students. since I can remember asian culture was always something I was very keen on finding out more about it. everything starting with my fathers interest in asian culture, especially japanese culture I couldn´t resist its charm. it wasn´t until 2014 that I started to be more interested in korean culture, lifestyle, language and food. the whole “thing” of course started with KPOP and the whole korean entertainment industry. so here I am turning my interest into a possible career and I am absolutely loving it.

so stay tuned if you wanna find out more about korea and my life at uni.

lena-sophie

university // the struggle was real