A Professional Vs. My Mom On Removing My Dead SkinLearn about the roots of Korean scrubs and my personal experience growing up with this tradition.
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you! Happy Lunar New Year! Celebrated in many countries around the world, Lunar New Year is a time to bring in new prosperity and luck for the upcoming year. While the beginning of the year is always a fresh start, this years is especially so because it's the beginning of a new decade, and, the Year of The Rat, which is the first sign of the Chinese Zodiac. To honor this celebration, we're highlighting beauty traditions from countries that celebrate this beautiful holiday. In this post, Cherie team member Jenny Kim shares her experience growing up getting Korean body scrubs from her mother, and how different it is from a professional. All The K-ThingsWe're living in the era of South Korean culture populating our interests; whether that's K-beauty, K-pop, or K-dramas, there's so much cultural goodness coming out of South Korea! When it comes to beauty and wellness, we like to look at what's happening in the East to be inspired, and though there are a lot of innovative beauty products and practices coming out of South Korea, there's also deep-rooted traditions that have defined Korean beauty for years. The 101 On Korean Spas and ScrubsBy now, you may have heard of the famous Korean body scrub. If you haven't listen up; it's a fool-proof way to get soft skin (read: a really intense body scrub!). This scrub is unlike any other—you lay fully naked on a plastic bed and get scrubbed into oblivion with a traditional Korean spa mitt and soap. There are no boundaries, and the scrub is rough... but trust me, the results are worth it. Before you receive a Korean body scrub, it's encouraged to spend some time in the Jimjilbang, which roughly translates into heat room. Each room varies in temperature and health properties, like the Himalayan salt room that claims to help relieve tension, decrease blood pressure, and detoxify the body. More Than A Spa, Jimjilbangs Are Bonding ExperiencesI grew up with a personal K-scrubber at my disposal—my mom! Being Korean, it was already part of our family dynamic to be scrubbed by our parents and to visit Jimjilbangs as a family. Korean spas started out of necessity; old homes in Korea didn't have bathrooms, so families would visit the Jimjilbangs twice a week to bathe. It became a bonding experience; fathers scrubbing sons, mothers scrubbing daughters, neighbors gossiping, and so on. Fast-forward to modern day Korea and Jimjilbangs are even more important within Korean culture. In South Korea, you can find most Jimjilbangs open for 24 hrs, frequented by groups of friends and families alike, just simply hanging out. You can eat there, sleep overnight, watch T.V., bathe, get a massage... The list goes on! Clear Mind, Clear Soul; The Benefits Of A Korean ScrubThough I grew up essentially getting a Korean scrub from my mom everyday, there is a difference when going to a professional! For one, they have the time. The scrub itself is 30 minutes... that's right, they will scrub and scrub for 30 minutes straight! They also have a heavy hand, so don't expect a relaxing experience! Unless you're like me, and seeing all your dead skin pile up around you feels oddly satisfying and clears your mind. They are incredibly thorough and don't miss a single inch of your skin. Also, you can add on a full-body massage right after your scrub (def can't get that at home!). I also really enjoyed the addition of fresh cucumber slices on my face while they worked on my body (hello youthful skin all around!!). I also brought my mom with me, so that added to my experience feeling more like a bonding moment for us. After ending the scrub, my skin was baby soft, and I was sooo relaxed and happy. Hugely recommended for anyone who wants to experience Korean culture, and a beautifying experience—as long as your OK with being naked!
Jan. 27, 2020
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DON’T try these at home!
With so many self- proclaimed beauty gurus in the world today, it’s very easy to get sucked into the DIY trend. Most experts and skincare specialists will tell you these homemade concoctions are not as good as they are made to be. Here are 5 ingredients you should not put on your face and why. 1. Essential Oils- The fragrant portion of plants is what makes essential oils. Modern science has revealed how fragrant oils cause problems for the skin. In the long run components in essential oils can significantly irritate and damage the skin. 2. Lemon Juice 🍋- Lemons are extremely acidic, which will irritate your skin. You can experience excessive redness, dryness, and skin peeling. Using lemons on your skin can cause more damage then benefit to your skin. 3. Coconut Oil- This ingredient causes a lot of debate amongst my followers, but fact is a fact, coconut oil is highly comedogenic. This means that the oil clogs pores on your face. When you apply coconut oil to your face it lays on the surface and is not able to be absorbed into the skin due to its large molecules. It can cause breakouts, blackheads, and whiteheads. 4. Witch Hazel- Here is another debate stirring ingredient. A lot of my patients and followers swear by witch hazel because of its immediate results on absorbing oil on the skin. What they fail to understand that it is not only absorbing the excess oils, but it is also stripping your skin of its natural oils. This can be very damaging to your skin and it’s natural protecting barrier, causing unnatural sensitized and dry skin. 5. Toothpaste- Such a popular trend and so harmful to your skin. Toothpaste contains high levels of baking soda which will mess with your skin’s ph level. This can lead to redness and burning of the skin. Toothpaste is a horrible option for your blemishes and instead I would recommend THE inkey LIST - Succinic Acid Acne Treatment As tempting as it is to try natural remedies at home, do your skin a favor and resort to stabilized and researched ingredients and products.
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Preserving My Curls Overnight
This is how I preserve most of my hairstyles overnight! I hear many people complain about how their bonnet or scarf is always falling off their head and ending up on the floor once they wake up, I was having the same issue! That is when I decided to create a wrap that would stay on throughout the night while protecting your curls. I hand make them myself and sale on Etsy (link in my bio) if you are interested! 😊
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