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Korean Skincare in an African Climate

                                                                                       Article written by Athenkosi Ngembe

        
Korean skincare has gained global popularity for its holistic approach to achieving healthy, glowing skin. Scrolling through TikTok, you notice many users around the world raving about the benefits of Korean skincare and how incorporating it to their skincare routines has improved the appearance of their skin. While these methods have been created with Korean skin types and environmental conditions in mind, they can be adopted to suit the needs of African skin in an African climate.

One of the key principles of Korean skincare is the emphasis on hydration and moisture. This aspect is crucial for African skin, which can often experience dryness as a result of the African climate. The constant sun exposure and high temperatures in many parts of Africa can dehydrate the skin, making it essential to incorporate hydrating products into a skincare routine. Korean skincare products, such as, lightweight hydrating serums and moisturisers, can be beneficial for different African skin types, providing the nourishment that is needed without feeling heavy or greasy. 

Sun protection is another important factor, especially in an African climate where strong UV rays can lead to skin damage and hyperpigmentation. Korean skincare promotes regular sunscreen use and this is equally important for African skin. Using broad-spectrum sunscreens with high SPF can help protect the skin from the sun.

Adapting Korean skincare to an African climate involves understanding the local environment, being mindful of the specific needs of your skin, and embracing a holistic approach to skincare that respects individual diversity. By incorporating the hydrating, protective and nourishing principles of Korean skincare while accommodating the needs of your African skin, you too can have healthy, glowing and dewy skin. 

TikTok user @kat_treasure21 raves about Korean skincare with caption: "For someone who's been struggling with acne and hyperpigmentation, this was God sent for me."


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