Korean cosmetic products are becoming more and more popular all over the world, but along with the popularity, there are also myths about them. We're here to talk about the most popular myths and why they're NOT true!
Korean cosmetics only work on the skin of people of Asian descent
This is the most widespread myth circulating on the internet. In reality, people in Korea face the same skin problems as the rest of the people in any part of the world such as dry skin, acne, oily skin, etc. Korean products work anyone, regardless of country, race, age, ethnicity.
If you're still in doubt, try double cleansing in the morning and in the evening for two weeks to see for yourself the effect of the products.
Double cleansing is only necessary in the evening
Double cleansing should be practiced twice a day, not just in the evening. During sleep, the skin sweats and produces oils, leaving a greasy feeling on the skin when we wake up. To cleanse your skin, use an oil-based cleanser as the first step in your routine to remove excess oil and feel greasy, and use a water-based cleanser as the second step.
I have oily skin and if I use oil based products it will get even oilier
Many people believe this myth, but as I said above, to clean the oils produced by the body, you must use oil-based cleansers. You also need a moisturizer to balance your skin by controlling oil production.
I only need to apply sunscreen if it's a sunny day.
You need to apply sunscreen on your face and neck every day (including weekends, no cheating ^.^), regardless of the weather or season - sunny day, cloudy day, rain, snow. Once you're outside, your skin is exposed and needs to be protected from UV rays. Also, SPF creams prevent the appearance of wrinkles and many of them have a soothing effect on sunburn.
To never forget to apply sunscreen, we recommend carrying an Etude House sun stick in your bag. Wherever you go, it will always be with you and if you feel the need, you can apply an extra layer in case you spend more time outside.
If you use anti-aging products too soon, your skin will age faster
The idea behind this myth is that anti-aging products are only for older people and you should only use them when your skin is showing signs of aging.
In reality, many people in Korea start using anti-aging products as early as 20-25 years before their skin shows signs of aging. Anti-aging means taking care of your skin, which you have to do early on, whether you have wrinkles or not.
If you are over 20 years old but have no problems with wrinkles or loss of elasticity, to protect yourself in the long term we recommend: double cleansing, moisturizing cream for the eye area and sunscreen. If you're already seeing signs of aging, it's never too late to start a skin care routine.
Pigmentation spots only appear when we get older
Unfortunately, spots are not only caused by aging and can be caused by several factors such as: the environment, genetic factors, etc. To protect yourself in time, it is very important to introduce skin brightening products and high protection factor cream into your routine.
Skin type cannot be changed
Our skin is constantly changing, being influenced by different factors: season, age, environment, etc. You may have perfect skin until your 20s and as you get older you may experience acne, dry or dehydrated skin. The important thing is to examine your skin type daily and adjust your routine accordingly.
You can use the moisturizer as an eye cream, so there is no need to purchase two different products
The eye area is the first to show signs of aging so it must be treated with care. Applying a moisturizing cream to the eye area alone is beneficial for the skin, but a specialized cream for that area offers more than hydration. For example, Dear, Klairs' FUNDAMENTAL NOURISHING EYE BUTTER restores elasticity and shine while Benton's FERMENTATION EYE CREAM contains hyaluronic acid to eliminate bags and wrinkles.
Men and women use different Korean cosmetics
In general, men have larger pores and oilier skin compared to women, but skin needs differ greatly from person to person, regardless of gender. So, chances are very high that with many brands, men's grooming products use the same ingredients as women's products, the only thing different being the packaging.
The most important thing is you know what ingredients you are looking for ( The most common acids in skin care products and their role ) in a product, not in which section of the store you find the product (men's/women's), because a man's routine should not differ from a woman's. A good skin care routine is necessary for healthy skin, regardless of gender.