Skincare Tips from Across the World: Asia- Many Koreans use a multi-step routine to keep their skin healthy. It’s an intensive process that requires commitment but delivers results. The Korean routine starts with double cleansing, with a makeup remover/oil cleanser application followed by a water cleanser to remove any remaining residue. Next up is an exfoliator (optional for those with sensitive skin), a toner that balances pH levels, and essence, a hydrating serum that helps with skin repair. You’re not finished: the remaining steps include an acne booster treatment, a sheet mask, some eye cream moisturizer, and finally sun protection. It’s a lot of work, but it’s a time-tested regimen for improving your skin.
Africa- The African continent is a diverse place, with various climates and skincare solutions to match. Shea butter comes from the Karite Nut tree, which grows in West and Central Africa, and has softening, moisturizing, and protective effects on the skin. Many West Africans also add orange oil, made from the pressed skin of oranges, which lifts the mood and can fight dryness. Egypt also has a history of creative skincare regimens, like Cleopatra’s milk and honey bath (milk helps regenerate skin cells). Some Egyptian women still apply honey to their skin, which makes it glow. And Central Africa incorporates sugar into skincare, not just meal preparation, as the natural alpha hydroxy acids found in sugar cane can fight acne and keep the skin hydrated: applying sugar cane juice to your skin can reduce blemishes and prevent aging… Continue Reading >>>>