ESSENTIAL K-BEAUTY TRAVEL BUDDIES
Report by Emma Lawson
THE KOREAN WAVE
Having witnessed the impeccable complexions of Korean girls, I’m in awe of how youthful and baby-like their skin is (apparently despite their age!)
It is baffling that the western world has not taken note of their skin secrets sooner, but as time travels from east to west, the genuinely effective Korean Skincare regime also blew across the western sky.
THE K-BEAUTY ROUTINE
The “K-Beauty Routine” demands time and multiple steps; sometimes as many as twelve steps!
Although it requires some devotion and time, one look at Korean beauties’ skin and it is clear that the time and effort are more than worth it.
K-BEAUTY ON THE GO
Travelling, however, entails making cuts when it comes to everything, from clothes, makeup and skincare products. To help you cut to the chase with your beauty routine, here is a list of K-Beauty Skin Essentials that’ll have you travelling lightly without sacrificing your beauty routine.
One of the modern traveling girl’s essentials is Instagram-worthy travel shots; think flattering outfits and great makeup for photo-ready shots at a moment’s notice!
At the end of her day, every traveller needs a makeup remover for a fresh and clean face, ready to conquer the next day of her journey!
Enter – Banila Clean It Zero.
Not only will this little miracle in a jar remove makeup gently, it is lightweight and hypoallergenic, with a sorbet-soft formula to ensure your skin won’t be stripped of its invaluable natural oils.
You might already be familiar with sheet or tissue masks, but these are an essential part of the Korean skincare routine. They also happen to make the perfect travel-buddy!
Easy and quick to use on the go, they come in a single piece, that you simply unfold and apply. They are also travel bag-friendly. Travelling can be stressful on your skin and sheet masking is the perfect way to de-stress and add a little luxe into your day – even if you are backpacking or camping.
If you’re roughing it on the road, why not indulge in a little DIY luxury with a box of APLB’s Pink Face Masks.
CAREFREE ON THE GO
The last thing a girl needs to worry about during her travels are breakouts and blackheads (- remember Carrie’s train situation in Sex and the City!)
Following the ‘better safe than sorry’ mantra, COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid acts as a pre-emptive strike to fight breakouts before they even have time to rear their ugly heads.
With 100ml of product in one package, it even makes the hand luggage cut-off so you are good to go, care and blemish-free.
FUN IN THE SUN, WITHOUT THE SUN SPOTS
Korean beauties are very careful when it comes to sun exposure, (as in – they avoid it as much as possible). While no good holiday is complete without a little fun-in-the-sun, don’t forget your SPF.
With these K-Beauty travel buddies packed safely in your pull along you’ll be ready to set sail with everything needed to ensure your skin is looking great while you’re on the road.
What are your essential K-Beauty travel buddies? Let us know in the comments!
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