Unlike glass, mochi or ulzzang skin, ‘cloudless skin’ malgeun pibu in Korean, is no trend, but more something to strive for through a combination of lifestyle and skincare regimes.
Put simply, ‘cloudless skin’ or malgeun pibu in Korean, is all about super smooth, clear skin with a dewy translucency and youthful glow. Cloudless skin doesn’t happen overnight, it’s about taking care of your skin through a consistent routine with the right products over time.
Cloudless skin is much more connected to adopting a healthy lifestyle, creating inner and outer radiance.
As we age, below our skins surface dark spots and underlying damage occurs due to the constant exposure to sunlight and pollution, and not to mention stress. These can greatly impact the overall vitality and health of our skin.
Through a combination of healthy living habits, such as ensuring you get 7 – 9 hours rest per night, can vastly improve your skins health as cell turnover and DNA repair are mostly at work during the night. So sleep is a time for renewing and repairing your skin.
Another key component to achieving "cloudless skin" is to keep inflammation and hyperpigmentation at to a minimum - As far as hyperpigmentation is concerned, it is all about prevention and sun protection should be the cornerstone of any treatment regimen.
Cloudless skin really brings us back to the basic foundations of skin care.
- Cleansing and exfoliation, to keep the dermis free from dirt, pollutants and dead skin cells
- Sun protection, to defend and protect against hyperpigmentation and the harmful aging effects of UVA and UVB sunrays
- Hydration, to help seal in moisture and strengthen the skins barrier.
For hyperpigmentation, products rich in Vitamin C are proven to help targeting and reducing dark spots.
To minimise pores, one should use a cleanser, serum or toner containing salicylic acid.
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