You may have noticed that whether it's actresses in dramas, K-pop idols or regular women on the streets, most Korean ladies have beautiful glass skin without any makeup. 💁♀️
Their secret to getting flawless, glowing skin is in their skincare philosophy. Apply it to your own skincare routine and achieve the same results!
Keep reading to find out more and look out for a giveaway at the end!
The Korean skincare philosophy is about listening to your skin's current and individual needs. Korean women check their skin constantly and update their skincare routine accordingly as skin condition changes depending on environmental elements, stress, diet etc.
This philosophy extends to professional skincare treatments too. Every treatment is customised based on the skin's current condition. The regularity of skin treatments is also a key factor. While professional skin treatments are an occasional treat for most ladies in Singapore, it's common for Korean women to indulge in them once a week!
The combination of these two skincare habits is the trick to achieving and maintaining the Korean beauty standards of flawless, fair and glowing skin.
The good news is, you don't have to travel all the way to Korea to enjoy the same professional skincare. Cheongdam Korean Skin Management is a skin centre in Singapore where you can get an authentic Korean skincare experience.
Their customised skin treatments are adopted directly from plastic surgery hospitals and skincare centres in Seoul and are widely used on Korean celebrities, social media influencers and beauty gurus. All of their machines and products are 100% medical grade, made in Korea and can be found in Korean aesthetics and dermatology clinics.
You may be familiar with how common it is to get plastic surgery in Korea. Well, the OxygenCeutical™️ brand that Cheongdam Korean Skin Management uses was developed based on the research idea that oxygen is the best therapy for problematic skin including post-plastic surgery skin conditions. The brand also offers pharmaceutical grade actives like plant based stem cells and peptides. Long story short, it's a powerful skin treatment with strong skin rejuvenating benefits!
The experience in Cheongdam is unique as it focuses on skin solutions instead of a spa experience. True to the Korean skincare philosophy of targeting individual skin needs, all components of their facials are separated so you have the flexibility of customising your treatment to suit your individual skin needs and achieve Korean glass skin. It's also more value for money as you're only paying for the components you need.
Now that Phase 2 is here in Singapore, we're finally able to pamper our skin with professional skincare services! 🎉
Step 1: Skin discovery
The first step is to understand your skin issues from within layers of skin and find out what are the recommended skin treatments for you. Their professional high-tech medical device is used in most Korean skin clinics to detect skin issues.
Every single visit is a different experience when you find out what your skin needs at that very moment depending on your lifestyle and the environmental issues which cause changes in your skin.
The analysis showed that I had combination skin and the skin issues I had were clogged pores, dullness, ageing and skin sensitivity. Based on this analysis, a combination of treatments was recommended for me.
Step 2: Pore cleansing
First up was an Aquapeel Dermabrasion treatment which cleansed my pores, getting rid of impurities and prepping my skin so it could fully absorb the vitamins and treatments. My skin felt clean and refreshed after this gentle but thorough cleansing.
There are also other pore cleansing treatments available such as Skin Scrubber and Oxygen Pore Scaling.
Step 3: Extraction or replacement treatment
Koreans typically don't do extractions, but if you'd like to go for it, you get to choose between 15 to 30 mins of customisable extraction depending on your skin needs. It includes anti-bacterial plasma laser to disinfect pimples and pores for clearer and more radiant skin.
My skin didn't require extraction, so I replaced this step with the Oxygen mist spraying 산소미스트 분사 as my skin looked tired and dull. This treatment helps to activate and revitalise the skin cells with high dissolved oxygen and minerals to improve blood circulation and drain toxins, boosting nutrient absorbtion. This left my skin looking much healthier and brighter!
Step 4: Skin treatment
The Astrodome mask 우주인 원형마스크 was recommended for my sensitive skin. It uses the technology of LED light therapy, NIR (near infrared) and Anion Mist to naturally stimulates skin rejuvenation and improve common problem skin conditions. Although the purple light looks intimidating, it is a safe, non-invasive and result-oriented treatment. It'a also suitable for all skin types.
There are three types of LED therapy:
- Red Light(630nm): Skin rejuvenation, brightening. Improves elasticity through collagen activation.
- Blue Light(465nm): Anti-Acne. Controls sebum secretion.
- Violet Light(1095nm): Wound healing. Anti inflammatory.
I went for the Violet Light LED therapy which left my skin feeling strengthened and soothed.
Step 5: Massage
Next was a facial massage! It tones and uplifts the face, reduces ageing signs and detoxifies skin. The massage brightened my complexion and made my skin smoother and softer.
Step 6: Mask
You can choose from a variety of masks depending on your skin needs including Brightening, Vitalising, Purifying and Aqua Cool.
I went with the Astrodome Facial & Oxygen Inhale Mask-Medical Grade 99.5% pure oxygen. This is no ordinary mask, it's the type of mask that is used for post-plastic-surgery recovery in hospitals! It stimulates skin renewal, triggers collagen and elastin production, controls sebum production and strengthens the skin barrier.
This was a relaxing experience and I noticed my skin was brighter, smoother and firmer. This mask is also famous for treating acne scars.
Step 7: Moisturiser and sunblock
Lastly, moisturiser will be applied to give your skin a final boost of hydration followed by a layer of sunblock.
After the skin treatment, my skin felt hydrated, purified and fresh. It also looked clearer and fairer with an inner glow that's similar to that of Korean celebrities.
Sign up for an appointment now for the Cheongdam 8 steps personal Korean skin therapy at just $99 which includes three medical grade machines for skin treatments and be on your way to achieving beautiful and radiant skin.
Choose any three treatments from this list:
- Oxygen Scaling 퓨어 산소 스케일링
- Astrodome Mask 우주인 원형마스크
- Ultrasound Therapy 울트라 사운드 테라피
- V-Lifting Therapy V 리프팅 테라피
- Ionto Vita C Therapy 이온토 비타민C 관리
- Skin Scrubber 스킨 스크러버 관리
- Cryocell Calming Therapy 크라이오셀 냉각 테라피
- Aquapeel Cleaning Therapy 아쿠아필(비타민관리)
- Acno Plasma Shower 아크노 플라즈마 테라피
- PDT light therapy PDT 레이져테라피
- Pore extraction 압출(15분)
- oxygen mist spraying 산소미스트 분
Sign up here and get beautiful skin like Korean ladies:
Cheongdam Skin has two branches! Take your pick:
📍124 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088533 (Near Tanjong Pagar MRT)
📞 6222 3686 / 9066 9466
⏰ Mon to Fri: 11am - 9pm; Sat & Sun: 10am - 6pm
📍Square 2, 10 Sinaran Drive, #03-80/81/82, Singapore 307506 (Above Novena MRT) 📞 6268 3686 / 9066 9466
⏰ Mon to Fri: 11am - 10pm; Sat & Sun: 11am- 8pm
Cheongdam is also having a giveaway where you can win a Personal 10-Step Korean Facial (Worth $225)! All you have to do is tag two friends on this article's Facebook post and like Cheongdam's Facebook page. This giveaway will be from 1 to 30 August 2020 and the winner will be announced on Cheongdam's Facebook page.
This post is brought to you by Cheongdam Korean Skin Management.
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Text by: GirlStyle SG