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Learn Korean Skincare Routine: The Double-Cleansing Method

I remember my days before I was introduced to the double-cleansing method, removing makeup was the last thing I wanted to do. Not only because I was lazy ? .. but waterproof makeup had never seemed to be wiped off completely. I could still see foundation stains on cotton pads even after! till the day I watched a youtube video about the double-cleansing method and was kinda sure that I am doing it all wrong.

What is the double-cleansing method?

In short, it’s a two-step process to remove makeup and clean the skin. It starts out with an oil-based cleanser followed by a water-based cleanser. So it basically requires two different cleansing formulas to perfectly and completely remove your makeup and cleanse your face.

Step one:

The idea of starting with oil-based cleanser is that oil dissolves oily dirts like sebum, sunscreen, and waterproof makeup. Lifting oily debris first helps in opening the pores and allowing the following cleanser to really getting in.

My favorite oil-based cleanser for this mission is The BodyShop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter. I scoop out a little and massage it very gently into my dry skin with dry hands, Then I rinse my face with lukewarm water.

Step two:

Using a water-based cleanser to wash away water-based residues as dust, sweat, old skin cells and bacteria.
I opt for a foam cleanser that suits my sensitive skin Bioderma Sensibio DS+. I rub it gently into my face with circular upward motions and then rinse it off with Lukewarm water.

I repeat the double-cleansing method twice morning and night to make sure no accumulated sebum nor sweat is clogging my pores.

Many would freakout to hear the word ” Oil ” when it comes to clean their oily or acne-prone skin! In fact, oily skin types will benefit significantly from using an oil-based cleanser because it will gently remove excess sebum without stripping the face natural oils.

Overall, this process is more maintainable than I thought it would be. It is a key part of Japanese and Korean women’ skincare routine that had the most profound results in achieving healthy and radiant skin. Let’s do ourselves a favor and get this basic skincare step right!

Love Xx,

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Rabab Kelani is a certified Permanent Makeup Artist commonly known as Brow Artist. Dr. Rabab is a specialist in micropigmentation and semipermanent techniques, and her art is widely known in Germany, Singapore, and Egypt.

Categories: Skincare Treatment

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What is Soap Brows? The New Beauty Trend You Need To Know

What is soap brows? Did you hear about this new beauty hack? This newest eyebrows trend is hitting the world like fire lately, but with a few research I found out that this hack used to be a favorite for Hollywood stars back then like Sophia Lauren.

New Beauty Trend for Eyebrows
Did you know that you can use a bar of soap as the only product to fill in your eyebrows for a fuller bushy look! Yeah .. a bar of soap and spoolie that’s all that you need!

Soap Brows Hacks

In order to achieve this new brow trend all you need is a clear soap bar and a spoolie. I start by wetting my spoolie with warm water and work it into the soap bar till it forms a little of a clay.

Then brush my brow hairs upwards to give them a feathered texture. I like to wait for a couple of minutes clay dries and seal up my brow hairs.

You can already see that my eyebrows look thicker. I like to finish it with feathering some hair-like strokes using Benefit Ka-Brows cream gel in shade 2 to fill in any missing spots in my brows. And Traaaaaa! My eyebrows look bushy and natural just like the eighties brows of Brook Shields.

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This brow soap trick will be Massive because it is so affordable and easy to apply, It seal brow hairs into place for very long time longer than any other brow products.

Where can you find it?
Any drug store or supermarket that is offering clear color soap. so easy! Make sure you buy the clear one so it won’t leave a white trace on your skin.

Eyebrows Soap

I have been obsessed with this trick for how natural my eyebrows look, I think it is your turn to try it out. “My husband use it for bathing and believes it is lovely”!

Rabab Kelani is a certified Permanent Makeup Artist commonly known as Brow Artist. Dr. Rabab is a specialist in micropigmentation and semipermanent techniques, and her art is widely known in Germany, Singapore, and Egypt.

Categories: Eyebrows, Makeup Artist Singapore

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Korean Skincare vs Western Skincare: What Are the Differences?

Taking care of my skin has always been an important part of my daily life routine, but to be honest shopping for the new anti-acne lotion or the best moisturizer cream was hell so boring for me!

Skincare sectors used to look like pharmacies with all these white tubes and pots arranged in tedious way on dull shelves. I am not discussing their quality nor effectiveness here but this is how I felt myself about skincare products. That happened till the day I visited Innisfree store in Malaysia and was like, Wow, this is a whole new world! Since then I started to involve more Asian skincare products in my daily regimen and I can surely say that both the East and the West are approaching beauty differently and to make it easier for you guys, I tried to summarize them in the following points:

1. Philosophy

Korean skincare routine focuses on preventing skin impurities and perfecting the skin not just doing spot treatments to hide flaws. While I found that western skincare routine tends to solve skin problems and use more coverage, correction and concealing makeup products.

2. ” million-step” Korean skincare regimen?!

Have you ever heard of the notorious 10-steps Korean skincare routine?! Yeah, you heard it correctly! It is 8 steps daily and can reach 10 sometimes!

Koreans believe in double cleansing, exfoliating, treating intensely, moisturizing and applying plenty of SPF during the day. While Europeans cut it shortly to 3 steps of cleansing, hydrating and applying SPF.

3. Natural vs. Medical

After years of using both Japanese and Korean skincare products, I noticed that Asians favor natural ingredients and botanical-based products. There is a culture of honoring the timeless ingredients that are indigenous to Asia, like indigenous mushrooms or ginseng.

While for Westerns quality comes first, medical and pharmaceutical tested ingredients and products are the hit there.

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4. Korean products are wallet-friendly?!

Many would say that Korean skincare products are cheaper than Westerns ones. This is true and false! I used to have the same belief too till I moved to Singapore and found out that Asian beauty brands are just like Westerns, meaning that there are drugstore brands as well as high-end ones. And the fancy ones like Sulwhasoo and Shiseido are almost equal in price to the Westerns. But still, can not deny that there are a lot of affordable Korean brands due to high market competition.

5. Where to get your favorite sheet mask?

Western skincare brands like Kiehl’s and Bioderma can be found in most countries all around the world, while many Korean brands are still physically limited to few countries such as South East Asia or Australia. Korean brands are sadly not available in Europe and the Middle East.


6. Would be sad to throw away these cute packaging

As I mentioned before, skincare regime and products were so boring for me. They are either medical-looking tubes or pots, or fancy packaging when it comes to high-end products. While no one would dare to touch my Korean skincare products. they are so cute, colorful and have my favorite cartoon characters on their covers!

7. Innovative and awfully cute

Coconut gel mask with tomato ?! Peeling Foot mask?! Cherry lip gel patch?!

We must admit it .. Asia especially South Korea is ahead of the curve when it comes to innovative. Asia has developed many formulas that we never heard of like pudding, mist, jelly and mochi. While in Western products things are still more traditional like cream, lotion and serum.

8. Beauty is not only for you ladies!

In Asia, both men and women are obsessed with their skin and taking care of it. It is very common to see men looking for the best BB cream in South Korea or the most effective whitening cream in India.

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And there you have it – do you use more Asian or Western skincare products in your routine?! What are your thoughts? Sound off below!

Rabab Kelani is a certified Permanent Makeup Artist commonly known as Brow Artist. Dr. Rabab is a specialist in micropigmentation and semipermanent techniques, and her art is widely known in Germany, Singapore, and Egypt.

Categories: Skincare Treatment