As a model, my skin's health and appearance literally affects my bottom line.
Because of this, and the fact that I have had clear skin for the majority of my life, you can imagine my reaction when my skin (recently), for the second time in my life, broke out from on-set makeup.
Although my skin is usually clear, it is super-sensitive and does not like heavy makeup or bacteria (obviously!), so, if either of these things are present, it will break pretty easily. Well, it was just my luck that I was recently on a set where I had to wear heavy makeup and the hired MUA's kit was (I hate to say this) not the cleanest. It was also just my luck that I forgot to pack my own makeup kit (I almost never forget!). Needless to say, my face broke out, and it broke out bad. My skin was sensitive to touch (all over), my t-zone was pimple & rash ridden and it literally hurt to run my fingers over some of the spots when washing or treating (sigh).
I tried various methods of treating this skin flare-up, including, but not limited to:
- Acne Treatment Gels
- Skin Calming Masks
- Skin Calming Oils
- Laser Facials
- Classic Spa Facials
...many of these things worked, but only temporarily. After about a month of dealing with painful, rash-y skin and having to cover it up with makeup...I'd reached my last resort. I went to a dermatologist because I thought "This is it. This is my new skin for the rest of my life and I have to figure out how to deal with it" (I know, so dramatic). After talking with the dermatologist I learned that I'd been mistreating my sensitive skin by using products and treatments that strip the skin and interrupt its natural moisture barrier (who knew?!). So, it was time for me to be nice to my skin and build it back up by nourishing it rather stripping the "good stuff"; it was time to balance my skin.
Now, don't ask me how I found the K-Beauty routine. I think I was somewhere in a Pinterest or Google hole when I came across the Korean Beauty Skincare Routine. Intimidated by the amount of products (and time) this process would take, I was hesitant to start. But, again this was my last resort. So, I said "F-it" and decided to give it a try. I promised myself that in order to save money (in the event that this was a flop) I would start using what I already had and add only items that could be purchased at a drug store.
So, here we are, 30 days later and do I have some before and afters for you!
Check out my latest video (below) for more of my skincare journey and my daily K-beauty skincare routine! After watching, be sure to follow the link below for your own printable version of my k-beauty inspired routine; full of tips & tricks to care for your skin!
K-Beauty Skincare Routine
+ before and after photos (yikes!)