The Little Book of Skin Care. Korean Beauty Secrets for Healthy, Glowing Skin by Charlotte Cho.
Over the last few years, the Korean beauty routine has been getting more and more recognition, and now it’s become quite popular. I knew- more or less- what it’s about (what means that I’ve read a couple of articles explaining the famous ten-step program of skincare). But I wanted more. The Little Book of Skin Care has been around for quite a while (published in 2015), and I was planning to read it since I saw it for the first time. Just imagine: a recipe for healthy, glowing skin? Count me in! And Charlotte Cho’s book seemed like a perfect opportunity to unveil some secrets.
And I wasn’t disappointed! First of all, it is so beautifully published I just couldn’t resist it- size, design, pictures, it just looks so pretty. And the further the better- I love the style in which it’s written. It’s accessible, entertaining, and it explains a lot. It’s perfect for everyone (especially for beginners in the skincare field), as it’s packed with useful tips. It focuses mostly on the meaning of a proper skincare routine and how important it is to dedicate some time and give the skin some love (by cleansing, toning, moisturizing, etc.) – and the best thing is, you don’t even have to dedicate that much time at all! Using her example, Charlotte Cho describes common mistakes that many of us make sometimes and proposes the alternative. The core is the famous ten-step Korean skincare routine, but it’s more about changing the way of thinking and showing that skincare regimen, as much as nutrition and lifestyle, serve one purpose- to feel and look your best.
Reading this book was a real pleasure. It also helped me to understand a lot- from the importance of toning the skin after cleansing to the difference between alcohol denatured and stearyl alcohol. If you look for a vivid (and funny) explanation of exactly why it is so bad to sleep with your makeup on or if you wonder what kind of SPF would be perfect for you- this book has it all. Plus lots of anecdotes about life in Seul. I’ve enjoyed reading it, and it definitely improved my knowledge.
Thank you for reading! 🙂 (and thanks to my Mum for buying me this book!🤗)