In Korea, they take the beauty business seriously. It’s where trends such as the BB cream and its other double alphabet successors originated. The cosmetic surgery culture is so commonplace that many Korean teens ask their parents for their first nose job or facial reconstruction as their high school graduation present.
The Philippines may be far behind Korea in the global beauty race, but we’re catching up. And because we are a K-Pop loving country, here are 8 Korean beauty trends we dare you to try without having to go under the knife:
Pros: It allows you to dry your nails while going about your day. The cover protects your nails from nicks and smudges while you type on the keyboard or do other menial chores. Perfect for the vain busy bee.
Cons: Not as easy-peasy as it looks. The one-size-fits-all contraption needs to be constantly adjusted and doesn’t guarantee preventing smudges and nicks. It may even cut off your blood circulation.
Pros: We women can stop complaining about our guy’s terrible grooming or complete lack of it.
Con: Men’s beauty products are often priced higher than women’s.
Pros: It has more potent anti-aging and hydrating ingredients than the average moisturizer, mask and night cream. Take it a step further by applying the sleeping pack on your neck.
Cons: It’s not as easy to find as regular moisturizers, and not all beauty brands offer it.
Pros: You don’t need to spend money to do it, unless someone decides to dupe people by putting up a “facial gym.”
Cons: Overdoing it may actually cause wrinkles.
Pros: The product is cheap and there’s no need for plastic surgery to achieve bigger looking eyes. You can apply your regular eyeshadow on top of it after application.
Cons: Needs lots of practice before you get the application right. Doctors also warn that you can get sagging eyelids or eye inflammation with long-term use of eyelid tape.
Pros: Snail slime is reported to help remove dead skin cells on the face and improve the skin’s hydration and suppleness.
Cons: Snail’s (a.k.a. kuhol) mucus on your face!
Pros: If softens and sweetens your look compared to the feisty cat eye.
Cons: It’s not flattering for people who already have naturally droopy eyes.
Pros: It’s like the unlimited rice of spas. You pay for an entrance fee, pay extra for each spa service, then hang around and use the amenities as much as you like for up to 24 hours. Not a bad deal. We hear there’s now a jjimjilbang in Makati, ladies!
Cons: Germophobes will hate the idea of rubbing elbows (or hairy bottoms) with naked strangers at wet communal areas. Bring lots of hand sanitizer.
Which ones would you try? Or have tried already? Tell us about it! Post your feels and reactions in the Comments Section.