2:57 PM It's been a while since I discussed beauty things. You know I like to discuss beauty things here and then, but it’s not my main focus here on OFF COLOR. Fact is, I am a girl, and sometimes (especially with today’s fantastic branding) beauty intrigues me more than sneakers, or a fashion statements. 

Back in the days, I never invested much in my normal washing routine…make-up was interesting to me, but I knew that my sister has it all so I can always use hers. That’s why my make-up cabin was only covered with the most important stuff… I remember that I collected all kind of lip glosses (I still do…), but eyeshadows and such was super strange to me. It took me forever to learn aaaaall about make-up and beauty things. 
When it comes to washing my face – it was all easier!
Ever since, I had no big skin issues, so I could wash my face with the simple stuff. During my teenage years water and a lot of lotion was enough – I got it from my mama – my skin is smooth and dewy. 

After I entered my 20s, I started taking my skin a bit more serious. My skin reacted more and more to different food and I wondered if I did something wrong with my face, since I did quite the opposite my sister did, for example. Is it wrong to not wash the face with all the different cleansers, toners, moisturizers etc.? Did my skin miss the stuff I didn’t put on it? Will my skin react normal again when I finally invest in some expensive washing products?
I invested In two products: my washing gel and a peeling which should complete a fully morning wash routine. I called this my pink routine – I shared it here

This was working for many years….now that I am closer to 30 than to 20, I start to think a lot about prevention.

My Asian co-workers, are totally into Asian beauty (obviously) and one of them, who is way younger than I am, already uses anti-aging stuff. A year ago, I discussed with my sister about our wrinkles at the corner of our eyes and forehead and we made fun about starting with anti-aging beauty... I am 27 now. My washing routine looked like a washing routine from a 9 year old… my make-up game is strong nowadays. But still, I needed to learn more about washing, caring, moisturizing! 

What changed over the years? I am an ocean ambassador now and I don’t want to support brands anymore which fill their products with microbeads and other toxics. I threw my wash stuff away. 

It’s time to take care of my skin, use healthy solutions and prevent my skin from aging too fast. 

It’s okay to start using anti-aging products now – we don’t have to wait until we are 50 and our wrinkles are deep as fuck. It’s all about prevention – helping the skin to slow down aging and giving it the important nutrients it needs. My sister invested in tons of Korean beauty products after she came back from her China trips last year…I thought it would be the best thing for me to invest, too. I was curious. 

I ordered 4 things for around 80$ and I have to admit that I am the happiest with these! I watched a couple of YouTube videos to learn about the different brands and the best products out there! My skin is sometimes a bit dry and when it’s too hot it also appears to be a bit oily – I wasn’t sure if the Korean beauty products would help me out as much as I wanted to. I ordered the products which seemed the most natural to me and I also needed to invest in some worldwide bestsellers. 

After a couple of months using this, I have to say that I will never go back to anything else. 

Korean beauty products forever!! My skin is even softer now and when I tend to eat bad food, my skin isn’t reacting too crazy – my washing secrets make any pimple disappear super fast! 

This is what I got and highly recommend: 

Also a gift from my sister: COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch & ETUDE HOUSE Moistfull Collagen Sleeping Pack

Sounds like a lot – but an actual Korean beauty routine consists of 10 steps – so I thought this is the perfect amount for me to start! Later on, I can add more and more things! 
After the first day of using these top 4 products, I was amazed. All the dead skin was gone, my skin was smooth(er), silkier, and so healthy! This was something I realized pretty fast. My skin never had a problem with being smooth – it was more the look!

I can see now that my skin is 100% healthy, because there are great ingredients inside my beauty products which help my skin be in its best condition ever! 

I think the first week, I was just touching my cheeks the whole day! I can feel my collagen inside my cells getting a boost and my pimples aren’t dark red or inflamed anymore. Everything became so much more natural…and I love it. 

Have you tried Korean Beauty yet? Is there anything you’d like to know about the above-mentioned products? 

I know that there are many people out there thinking about how much money one can spend on beauty things if one can just go with a splash of water in the morning. I have been there, too. 

But just as much as I care for so many projects, I realized that the body and our skin (our biggest organ!!!) needs a lot of attention, too! 

I love my body more and more and I am happy that I can finally give back and protect it with the best supporters out there!
I feel good – I feel fresh. 
I am so happy I invested and I already did my second order with an additional eye-cream and sun lotion! I will surely talk about my Korean lovers soon more! 

Thank you Korea for making me look beautiful ~