[by Song Eun Ji /translated by Kim Young Shin] The popularity of KBS drama ‘Descendants of the Sun’ is skyrocketing. In Korea, its 32 percent viewing rate is unrivaled among the dramas that are aired at the same time
‘Descendants of the Sun’ moved the heart of global audience from many other countries including China. Its strong narrative and lovey-dovey relationship between Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo, also known as Song-Song couple, are the major reasons for the boom. Goo-Won couple, another combination of the drama casts Jin Goo and Kim Ji Won, also attracted the viewer’s heart.
Although the drama is set in Urk, a desolate area under warfare, these couples’ clear and radiant skin look perfect. If you want to be as beautiful as they are, start taking care of your skin today.
What Do Song-Song Couple and Goo-Won Couple Do for Their Skin?
Even though Song Joong Ki served in army right before the drama’s shooting, his skin is impeccable. During the production presentation of ‘Descendants of the Sun’, he said that soldiers groom themselves by using three to four skin care products. He himself took extra care to retain his clear skin during his term of service.
Song Hye Kyo is one of the celebrities that look younger than their age. Although she is in mid-thirties, she still looks like she is in twenties. She treats her skin with thorough and routine care. She even carries sheet masks to the studio.
The audiences are fond of Goo-Won couple as much as Song-Song couple. Kim Ji Won is rising to stardom thanks to her sweet romance with Jin Goo. She focuses on sun protection and hydration to keep her skin flawless.
The major casts of ‘Descendants of the Sun’ are all working hard to make sure their skin stays clean and clear. You should remember that their impeccable skin was not made in a day.
Simple Skin Care Steps You Can Do at Home
For a more thorough care, your skin care routine must be minimized. If it gets too complex, it is more likely to become bothersome and difficult to continue on.
Particularly on dry spring weather, simple but nourishing care is needed. Make your own skin care routine that soothes your skin and deliver nutrients.
STEP 1 Cleansing
Washing away makeup and other pore-clogging residue is a crucial step in skin care. It is all the more important in spring because there are more fine dusts, yellow dusts and pollens in the air. After coming back home, use a mild foaming cleanser to wash your face.
STEP 2 Nourishing
After cleansing, fill up your empty pores with nutrients. Instead of applying multi-layers of toner, lotion and essence, use a multi-functional moisturizing cream like sheep oil cream. It provides complex solution including soothing and nourishing.
STEP 3 Special Care
If your skin is extremely dry, hydrate your skin with sheet masks or sleeping masks. Leaving on sheet masks for 15 to 20 minutes a day can do the job. However, if you want something even easier, use sleeping masks. You just need to apply it before going to sleep. The formula nourishes your skin while you are asleep and make your skin much smoother the next morning.
01 KICHO Natural Mineral Foaming Cleanser This cleanser is made from natural surfactant and deep sea water collected from Ulleung Island. It gently removes makeup and dirt without irritating skin.
02 KICHO SHEEP OIL CREAM This moisturizing cream contains natural lanolin extracted from lamb’s wool and eight types of berry extracts which hydrate, nourish and whiten skin. The light textured cream also has anti-oxidant effect.
03 KICHO Phyto Refreshing Daily Mask This sheet mask is soaked in rich essence made from plant stem cell extracted from fermented soybeans. The hypo-allergenic cotton mask keeps your skin moist and healthy.
04 KICHO CAMELIA SLEEPING PACK This sleeping mask’s major ingredients are camellia oil, black ginseng, rose water and lanolin which have soothing, anti-aging and moisturizing effects. It provides complex solutions to your skin while you are asleep.
(photo by KICHO, captured images from KBS drama ‘Descendants of the Sun’, bntnews DB)