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From dull to hyper-glowing skin: Wonder Essence

 Let’s face it.    Your skin is dull.   Not dull enough to irk you whenever you look in the mirror but dull enough to feel a little envious when you look at Kwon Nara’s skin..      I mean, who doesn’t want to possess skin that’s glowingly bright at every inch without a trace of gloomy lacklustre?    But these celebrities - they're either born with it or has access to the plushest facials and products   Trying to achieve such a facet will require a ton of commitment and a huge budget..   And so I thought..    But teleport down to the streets of Seoul Korea and you’ll find yourself strutting along side commuting civilians, no not celebrities, who all...

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Makeup with SPF: Are you protected or not?

My vacay spot @ Lido de Jesolo, Italy   A fortnight ago on a sunny Italian beach, what caught my fancy was a little toddler slathering sunscreen all over his body and promptly handing over the bottle to his mother to apply it to his back where his little hands couldn’t reach. I suddenly wanted to congratulate the mother on having developed such a healthy habit in her kid. There is nothing more exciting to me as a specialist than people bingeing on sunscreen because it is one stone that kills so many birds in skincare, from signs of aging and pigmentation to all mighty skin cancers – Sunscreen is our knight in creamy armor.  As we are realizing the importance...

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What Acid Is For You Part 1: Beta Hydroxy Acids

    Hey, Evening Islanders!    So, we all know that a little bit of exfoliation here and there is essential for soft, clear, and glowing skin - but how do you know if you’re exfoliating with the right acid, in the right way, for the skin that you want?   There’s all kinds of ways to keep your exfoliation game strong - physical scrubs (not recommended), peeling gels, acidic toners, and even chemical peels.    To understand the benefits of each one, the ingredients that are in them, and which one is right for you, follow along with my exfoliating series and hopefully you’ll walk away knowing exactly what you need for gorgeous skin!   Today, we’re gonna start...

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3 skincare application tweaks for amped up glow

  #1 The new method: Gliding Cleansing sounds like a tough job doesn’t it? Think scrubbing, grinding and sweating to remove grime, stains & bacteria. And although you don’t treat your skin like the corners of your apartment (or do you), you’re naturally inclined to use more force than you need to. What to do instead: When it comes to your next cleanse, foam up cleanser on your palms first (instead of trying to foam up on skin) before gently gliding the lather on your skin. The key is to glide like your fingers are ice skates and your skin is the ice ring.  It might feel a little counterintuitive to be using that little force when you're supposed to be 'cleansing'...

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Plumping up my fine lines: Birch Juice Hydro Sleeping Pack

Once upon a time   Growing up felt like a lifetime away.   Let alone growing old and haggard..    But long before your knees start creaking, pesky fine lines starts creeping in on your face without notice..   Distorting the texture of your skin and aging your appearance more than you'd like   And while adopting anti-aging products may slow down aging’s ongoing toll on your skin   What you really want is to take your skin back in time, when it was plump and mochi smooth even in the sharpest close-up!   But that sounds like an impossible feat right?   I mean aging is a natural course of life and even the most expensive masks results in ephemeral...

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