Beauty & Health

6 Korean skincare rituals to live by

Our Winter skin care prayers have been answered with the launch of Glow Recipe at MeccaGlow Recipe, created by Christine Chang and Sarah Lee, pays homage to their Korean heritage and focuses on achieving the enviable glow that Korean skincare is known for.
 
To celebrate the launch of Glow Recipes on the shelves at Mecca, here are six Korean skin care rituals to live by.

1. SKIN CARE ISN’T A CHORE – BUT A SELF CARE MOMENT
Skin care shouldn’t feel like a chore is should be a moment of indulgence and pampering. If you enjoy the ritual of nourishing your skin, it will become part of your daily routine. Glow Recipe was created with exactly this in mind, from the luxurious packaging of the juice moisturiser to the smell and texture of the watermelon mask, Glow recipe is sure to create a self-care moment with every use.
 
2. IT’S WORTH FOCUSING ON NATURAL INGREDIENTS
Glow Recipe’s focus on Natural ingredients is inspired from Chang and Lee’s childhood memories in Korea. They would attend Korean Bath houses, where their mothers and grandmothers splashed green tea and milk on their faces and often used fruits, such as watermelon, to sooth ailments. These natural ingredients are what they believe to be the secret to the ageless skin we see in Korean culture. Fruits feature in most of their products, including the Avocado Melt sleeping Mask which is described as the entire Korean Facial experience in one jar!
 
3. PAT YOUR SKINCARE ONTO YOUR FACE INSTEAD OF RUB
Patting your skincare rather than rubbing aids with absorption and ensures you are being as gentle as possible on your skin. When we rub our skin too fast is can cause friction and over time tiny tears appear which increases the appearance of wrinkles, something that nobody wants!
 
4. DITCH THE FACE TOWEL
Derived from the patting, Glow Recipe advises against using a face towel because it can cause friction on the skin and contain a build-up of dirt that can’t be seen by the naked eye. Instead splash and pat your face to achieve your best Glow!
 
5. SKIN CARE ISN’T ABOUT A FIX, BUT PREVENTION
The biggest differences Glow Recipe found between Western and Korean skin care was Korean skin care focused on prevention whereas Western skincare focused on repair. Looking after your skin before the damage and ageing commences is imperative, so the Glow Recipe outlined the following Korean skin care routine that fifteen to fifty-year-old’s can follow to maintain that ultimate glow.

Hydrate your skin, then cleanse, hydrate again, exfoliate, and then back to hydration.
 
6. KOREAN SKIN CARE ISN’T ABOUT COMPLICATED STEPS. IT’S ABOUT LISTENING TO YOUR SKIN
The Glow Recipe founders are clear on one thing, and that’s Korean skin care rituals are about being aware of what your skin needs. “It’s like listening to your body. If you’re tired, you sleep earlier, and maybe take some vitamins. It’s the same for skin care,” explains Chang.
 
Glow Recipe are on a mission to simplify Korean skincare and bring that fresh faced Glow to Mecca.