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6 Movie Star Skin Care Tips


Go Hyun-jung is a Korean actress famed for perfect skin despite being in her 40s.  If anyone knows the secrets to flawless skin it’s her, so I was all over her book when it first came out in 2011. It’s been a while since I’ve read the book so I thought I’d go back to it as a refresher. The best word to describe Go Hyun-jung’s skincare routine would be dedication. As going to a spa to get a facial 3 times a week can be time-consuming, she prefers to care for her skin at home on a daily basis. Here are some of the tips that I learned from her book:

#. Clean Everything: Before you wash your face, Go Hyun-jung suggests that you brush your teeth,  blow your nose, and wash your hands. If you’ve got a pimple the first thing you should do clean your house and wash your pillows & sheets. She emphasizes that dust and germs will wreak havoc on your skin. Clean your glasses, your phone, and your cosmetic bottles too!

#. Be Gentle when you’re washing your face. The idea is to gently run your fingers along your skin feeling every part of your face, rather than rubbing it. Go Hyun-jung likes to “press” warm water into her skin for 5 minutes before she even reaches for a cleanser. Considering I only splashed water on my face for 15 seconds tops before using cleanser, this is a pretty long time to be washing your face. I’ve settled on washing my face in the shower. This way I have warm water on my face for longer than a few seconds, and the steam might help with opening the pores as well.

#. Home Spa: Go Hyun-jung spends another 5 minutes massaging lotion into her face and neck. She also enjoys taking baths for 40 minutes with a few drops of essential oils. She practices yoga and face yoga by repeating the sounds mah-meh-me-mo-moo ten times. These are all things you can do at home without spending a fortune at a spa, but they do take time and dedication!

#. SPF: Sunscreen is essential for both face and hands, even when you’re lounging around at home.

#. Diet: Basically, you want to be eating enough food so that the nutrition will reach your skin.

#. Laugh: According to the book, six-year-old children laugh 300 times a day, whereas someone in their 30s will only laugh 15 times a day.

Your turn ♥ What are some of your skincare tips? How many times do you laugh in a day?

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  • http://www.diamondcanopy.com/ Winnie

    I adore this! I agree, cleaning your face should definitely take some time and I definitely don’t always take as much time as I should. Once I finish washing my face, I always splash cold water on my face. I remember watching some Japanese show and this 60yr old woman swore by splashing cold water (as cold as you can take it) to end the cleansing routine. I think it tightens skin and closes pores. Either way, it feels pretty good at the end!

    I like the whole laughing thing, we definitely need to laugh more, so good for the soul and the mind!

    • http://www.silentlyfree.com/ Kim

      Ooh, I’ll have to switch to cold water at the end, though it’s tempting to stay nice and warm during the winter lol. I was totally blown away when I read how little we laugh in comparison to kids! I think I’ll have to add laughing as my New Years resolution!

  • http://star-violet.com Becky

    In addition to clean everything, I’ve heard that you should even wash your hair before cleansing your face, because the conditioner and shampoos might be too harsh for your skin (edit: when you wash it off and it drips down lol)! So it should go something like hair > body > face because hair products can also be causing body acne. Of course I don’t know how true this actually is, but it kind of makes sense?? so I follow it religiously haha. I tried to be realllyyyyy good about sunscreen, but I hate the feeling of it on my skin and I hate how it makes my makeup look underneath! Even though sunscreen is like, the #1 antiaging thing, I can’t stand the feel of it on my body or face.

    I’m fortunate to be surrounded by good company (coworkers and my best friends) almost daily, so I’d like to think I laugh a lot!

    becky ♡ star violet

    • http://www.silentlyfree.com/ Kim

      Ahh that makes a lot of sense actually! I used to wash my face first, but I’m going to switch and start with my hair now. Thanks Becks :D

  • http://justj.ca/ MizzJ

    Wow that is a pretty long time to spend just cleaning and moisturizing your face! Does she use a lot of products as well? I have heard facial massage is really good for keeping the face young.

    • http://www.silentlyfree.com/ Kim

      She didn’t share which products she used but she did mention that she went through bottles of toner and lotion/creams very quickly to use it while it’s “fresh” in a sense ;)