The 5-Step Korean Skin Detox



The beginning of the year can be a tough time for your skin. Winter months can leave it parched, transcontinental holiday travels and late-night parties can make it feel a little “off,” and suddenly work and social obligations pick back up and sleep is once again scarce. But it’s a new year, and you want to do right by your skin and “reset” it for a fresh start.

Although I went to esthetician school in Korea back in the ’90s, I re-enrolled in New York City last year, primarily because I thought it would be fascinating to learn the differences between how skincare is approached in Korea versus the United States. Many things are similar, but there are some key differences. And when it comes to rehabbing the skin and resetting it, here are some of my favorite Korean tips and products.

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