When you visit Seoul and watch girls cover their flawless face, you might think, “Is she born with it? How does she prevent pimples? Or is it Korea’s crazy innovative skin technology?”
In the land where dewy ‘chok chok’ skin has become the norm, there’s no room for pesky breakouts. Korean skincare companies work around the clock to come up with newer, simpler, and more effective tools to make acne-free complexions a reality.
These tools are the ammunition for Korean girls who traditionally adopt a two-pronged zit-busting approach. Firstly, militant long-term habits to prevent pimples. Secondly, swiftly treating any spots that do inevitably surface, whether it’s because it’s that time of the month or because you’ve indulged in a few too many insulin-spiking cocktails.
In fact, Korean girls know that managing insulin levels is a no-cost way to help to keep your skin clear. A popular old secret that’s been around since long before the days of K-pop is to get a healthy dose of sweet potato. With a lower Glycemic Index than the humble potato, the sweet potato is super high in vitamins A and C as well as manganese. These are all important nutrients when it comes to fighting the sebum that makes those nasty pimples!
Photo: Sandara Park’s Instagram
A version of this article first appeared on www.cleo.com.sg.