[by Song Eun Ji /translated by Kim Young Shin] Even without heavy makeup, celebrities’ faces look impeccable. What is the secret of their beautiful skin?
The answer is actually very simple: to stick to the ‘basics’. Although the methods differ from star to star, they have one thing in common which is to be faithful to the basics: the skin care and daily habits.
Even though they have very tight and busy schedule, they never go easy on their skin care. Here are some tips from the celebrities for skin care during the busy day.
Change Your Habits
Actress Hwang Jung Eum proved herself as a guarantee for hit through MBC drama ‘She Was Pretty’. She celebrated the success of her drama as well as her wedding in February. The keys to her skin care are to drink sufficient amount of water, sleep well, eat delicious food and think positive.
Actress Moon Chae Won’s skin care method is also very special. She drinks one or two pouches of pear juice every day. Lee Mi Yeon, the representative actress who looks much younger than her age, said that she drinks more than two liters of water and regularly takes vitamins for her skin.
01 Take Sufficient Amount of Water
Drinking more than two liters of water a day stimulates body’s metabolism. Also, it helps maintain an adequate level of body fluid which makes the skin glow from the inside.
02 Eat Healthy and Delicious Food
Your skin condition could depend on what you usually take for meals. Make your diet healthy. Instead of eating greasy and salty food like meats or fast food, have more vegetables and fruit that are rich in vitamins and other minerals.
03 Sleep Well
For a healthy skin, you need at least six hours of sleep. Since from 10pm to 2am is when the skin regenerates, you should get your sleep around that time. Before going to sleep, nourish your skin with mask to boost the improvement.
Take Your Time in Daily Skin Care
Celebrities put their effort into skin care such as cleansing and nourishing to maintain the skin condition. Many of them including SHINee Key, miss A Suzy, Park Soo Jin and Cho Yeo Jeong said that they are particularly concerned about removing the makeup debris and dirt when washing their face.
Another part they stressed from their skin care routine is providing sufficient nourishment. Although the type of products they use differ such as essence, moisturizing cream and mask sheet, a majority of the stars including Park Seo Joon, Kim Hee Ae, Apink Son Na Eun and Secret Han Sun Hwa mentioned that they use a mask sheet a day.
The first thing you should do after coming back home is to wash your face thoroughly. Choose a cleanser according to your skin type and gently cleanse the skin without irritating it. As a last step, soak a cotton pad with cleansing water and wipe across your skin to remove the last bits of makeup and dirt.
You should avoid using too many skin care products because it may be harsh on your skin. Go with one or two that suits your skin type. Mask sheets are one of the best items for easy nourishment without irritation as they only needto be left on the face for 15 to 20 minutes.
Suggestions from Beauty Editor
The ‘It Items’ for Those Who Dream of Flawless Skin Like the Stars
If you are going to use a mask sheet per day like the celebrities, you need to go over the ingredients of the sheet and the essence. If there are any compounds that may cause skin irritation, you could suffer from severe skin troubles.
For those who are looking for a mild product, the beauty editor suggests LAMY Cosmetics REAL 97% RICE PAPER EATING MASK PACK. This natural mask sheet is often called ‘Rice Pack’ because it uses rice paper for the sheet.
The sheet is made from safe and edible ingredients. The essence used for the mask contains rh-EGF, capsulized with lecithin, plant stem cell, cercis chinensis, and various medicinal herbs including fermented red ginseng which provide complex solution for all skin types. The stickiness of rice tightens the skin as well. The product has strong whitening and firming effects.
(photo by LAMY Cosmetics, Captured images from SBS ‘One Night TV Entertainment’, KBS ‘Entertainment Weekly’, MBC ’My Little Television’, On Style ‘Get It Beauty 2016’ and SBSfunE ‘Star Beauty Road’, bntnews DB)