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damyoungji wrote on 16 August 2011 - 03:53 PM:
It is about their diet (the stuff they eat are generally healthier than what you would normally eat on daily basis say in the states), skincare routine (using 9 products 2-3 times a day is considered normal) and climate (it is less dry there and that contributes to nicer skin automatically).. and perhaps going to the dermatologist occasionally (either it is cheaper there, or people just find the money to spend it on treatments all the time).
A lot of my international friends come here to study and they always complain about how their skin have gotten worse (definitely a lot drier, and some get pimples). The food is also less healthy. I remember how I shocked one of my friends when I told her that I only use acne cream, moisturizer and occasionally a toner before I go to sleep. She said that I was not even using half the number Koreans use, and that most of them use 9-12 products 2-3 times a day =/
I live in the U.S, but whenever I visit Korea my skin gets extremely better. I have pretty good skin, but in Korea, there's not a single acne mark... (probably from genetics, and my skin matches Korea's climate^^)
I only use 3-5 products a day. (I don't wear any makeup! <-- could be a big factor)1. Wash2. Toner3. MoisterizerDepending on whether I use scrub or not, it changes (since you're only supposed to use it 1-2 times a week).And I have this thing from Korea where you apply it on areas where you breakout at nights after washing, and they'll be basically gone the next morning.There are different types depending on the skin type you have.
We also eat rice (everyday) and with them we have vegetable-based side dishes which are the usual. My family personally barely eats out too.^^
I exercise everyday, or try to...hahahaha
Lastly!You guys have probably noticed that Koreans have really pale skin and stuff.I think (personally, this is totally not proven) since Americans tend to tan a lot more, their skin isn't as good and that may cause more acne.
Basically...it depends on your lifestyle and how much you care for it. (...and I realized how much I actually do for my skin. And how Korean I am...hahaha)