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Saturday, June 19, 2021

Author: Genesis Warren

The Beginner’s Guide To Korean Skincare

Korean skincare products are becoming more and more popular in the United States. But, what is it? Korean Skincare can be a little confusing if you don’t know much about it. So, this article will discuss some of the basics that everyone should know before they start using Korean skincare.

Korean skincare refers to a subset of beauty products made in Korea and techniques used to cleanse, exfoliates such as scrubs or masks with natural ingredients like green tea powder or charcoal while leaving the face feeling refreshed.

It’s also known as K-beauty or Hallyu (sea waves) Beauty because it began rising to popularity with the Hallyu Wave, which was coined when Korean pop culture became popular around Asia and beyond.

There are three important steps in any successful Korean skincare regimen: cleansing (taking your makeup off), moisturizing (keeping your face soft), and finally, sun protection. We will give you a quick overview of them that will help you better familiarize yourself.

The three-step process is the most critical part of an excellent Korean skincare regimen, and it’s different for each person depending on their skin type, age, and lifestyle (i.e., sun exposure). For example, if your skin is acne-prone, you’ll want to use oil-free products or have added ingredients like tea tree extract, which will help calm inflammation while moisturizing your face with hydrating oils such as shea butter.

Cleansing:

The first step in the Korean Skincare regimen is cleansing. The cleansing phase is when you’re able to remove the most toxins from your skin. This usually happens through a face wash, and some people do it with oil or water-based products.

There are two types of cleansers: oil-based and water-based, with most people preferring to use an oil-based one. These moisturize while also removing any makeup that’s left on your skin. A big difference from other skincare is the addition of microbeads which help exfoliate and unclog pores. You can get a deep cleanse with these beads without over-drying your skin because they don’t dry out as quickly as regular soap or body wash would do.

Tip: When using oil-based cleansers, remember that they take longer than regular soap or body washes, so don’t rush this step! A bonus tip is to use less product on cotton pads instead of putting it directly onto your hands because oils tend not to dry out as quickly and leave more residue behind if too much is used.

The cleansing step should be gentle and thorough when removing makeup or dirt from your skin.

Moisturizing:

 

The next step is moisturizing. Moisturizing is also essential because it creates balance for all other products you put on your face later in the regimen, such as toners, serums, and sunscreens, which tend to be oily. People usually think of it as “skincare” because it’s the only step that can be seen and felt.

This can be done in two ways: using a cream or emulsion as your first layer before starting over again with either an oil-based cleanser or water-based wash followed by a second layer of cream/emulsions.

Moisturizing with a lotion or cream after washing your face will help it feel hydrated, plump, and refreshed. Many moisturizers are available on the market to choose from, so you should find one that suits your skin type (oily skin needs different products than normal/dry).

Tip: You might want to start using an over-the-counter product, but if you have more severe issues, then going to see a dermatologist for prescriptions may be necessary.

Sun Protection

 

Korean Skincare aims not just at preventing future damage but also helping repair current issues. For example, sun exposure is another major factor that can accelerate skin aging. UV rays from the sun lead to melanin production in your body and cause premature wrinkles, age spots, and even cancer.

When we think of sun protection, we usually think of sunscreen straightway. And yes, it is that important. Sunscreen should be applied every day before going out into the bright sunshine as it will protect against the harmful effects of being outside too long without protection.

The ingredients used in Korean sunscreen differ from those found elsewhere worldwide, which you might have heard about. They contain higher levels of filters than their US counterparts but also have an added ingredient called Octinoxate, which protects against oil-based pollution’s negative effect on our skin.

For anyone concerned with fine lines and wrinkles, the key to their beauty regimen is a daily hydrating mask. The typical beauty blogs have their routine of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. However, there is now more awareness of how much damage UV causes to the skin, so sunscreens are popular in Korea. Although you can find sunscreens in local drugstores, it’s best to go for something with better organic ingredients. These will protect your skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays, as well as moisturize and protect.

Korean skincare also includes many layers of serums for hydration that can consist of ingredients like hyaluronic acid, squalene, peptides, vitamin C and beta hydroxy acids the formula. Finally, they’ll apply powerful antioxidants to counteract all those free radicals we talked about earlier. These steps are much more involved than what Westerners traditionally follow, but their routines effectively achieve desired results faster and prevent premature aging.

The most important thing to do when it comes to Korean Skincare is to remember that there are many steps involved, and you should never rush through them because this will lead to dry skin, which isn’t healthy for anyone! Instead, the best way to get started on Korean skincare right away is to take the time every day to take care of yourself from head to toe!

Greta Thunberg Will Not Attend COP26

Greta Thunberg protests against inequalities in access to vaccines against Covid-19 between rich and poor countries. The Swedish activist, a figure in the fight against climate change, said on Friday, April 9, that she did not intend to attend the major COP26 climate conference in Glasgow (Scotland) in November “if the situation continues as it is today”.

The young woman, who celebrated her 18th birthday in early January, called on the British government to postpone the COP26 again, already postponed for the first time because of the health situation if the vaccine inequalities between countries did not allow equal access of participants and activists.

She, therefore, called on rich countries to share their doses with populations at risk in poor countries “rather than vaccinating healthy young people”. “If this is not possible, I suggest postponing [COP26] so that everyone can participate in the same conditions,” she told AFP, confirming information from the BBC. “Inequalities in the face of the climate crisis are such a glaring subject that it would only deepen this aspect” if the COP26 was maintained, she pleaded.

The risks of “vaccine nationalism”

However, the young Swede does not rule out reversing her decision if the vaccine inequality is reduced, she stressed. “Of course, I would love to participate in COP26, but only if everyone is on an equal footing,” she said, echoing the World Health Organization (WHO), which does not cease to alert on the health risks posed by the different rates of vaccination between rich and poor countries, and calling for a reduction in “vaccine nationalism”.

At least 708.4 million doses of anti-Covid vaccines have been administered worldwide, according to a count made Thursday by AFP from official sources. But strong inequalities remain between high-income countries, which concentrate almost half of the doses administered, and low-income countries, where only 0.1% of the doses were administered.

Africa remains “on the margins”, with only “2% of vaccines administered in the world,” lamented WHO Africa Director Matshidiso Moeti on Thursday. Amnesty International has denounced the “virtual monopoly” of rich countries on vaccines.

Death Of Prince Philip: Strong Emotion In Great Britain

Prince Philip passed away on Friday, April 9, at the age of 99. The grieving British have lost the man they nicknamed “the grandfather of the nation”.

On the announcement of Prince Philip’s death, at the age of 99, this Friday, April 9, the British flocked to Buckingham Palace to say their farewells. This man of the shadows, affectionately known as “the grandfather of the nation”, was devoted for nearly 70 years to his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, and the crown. ” We will miss him so much; we will all mourn his death together, ” said a Briton. ” He had a big heart; he was a loving father,” said another.

An eight-day national mourning

At 2 p.m. London time, as tradition dictates, the Duke of Edinburgh’s obituary was posted on Buckingham Palace’s gates. Everyone could read the emotion of the Queen: ” It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband “. A few minutes later, the British channels interrupted their programs to announce the death of the prince. All flags of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth were immediately lowered. Eight days of mourning was declared.

United States: One Dead And Several Injured In Shooting In Texas

The facts came hours after the announcement from the White House of a limited plan against the proliferation of firearms in the United States. A shooting in a furniture store in Texas (United States) left one dead and several injured Thursday, April 8, local police said.

“At approximately 2:30 p.m., we were informed of a shooting (…) the agents intervened and found several victims on the spot,” announced to the press Jason James, spokesperson for the Bryan police force, a town of 85,000 inhabitants located between Houston and Dallas. One person died in the shooting, and he later told AFP. Five people were injured, four of them seriously, and hospitalized.

The alleged perpetrator has been arrested. This is a “store employee,” tweeted Bryan Town Police. His motivations remain unknown at this stage.

Limited measures announced by Joe Biden

Shortly before, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, had announced six executive orders of limited scope aimed at limiting the proliferation of firearms in the United States. One of the measures announced aims to fight against “ghost weapons”, which are handcrafted and have no serial number.

The rules for certain handguns, equipped with a stabilizer accessory attached to the shooter’s arm, will also be tightened. This type of stabilizer was used in a recent massacre in Colorado. The American president also commissioned a first general report on firearms trafficking in the United States in 2000.