It's common in the beauty media to simplify concepts to the easiest-to-understand soundbites. In a lot of instances, this can be helpful—but not always. When you distill information, it often removes much of the context and nuance surrounding a topic, leaving behind valuable information and creating a breeding ground for misunderstandings.
Often I think about this when evaluating the media's approach to Korean beauty traditions. For so long, Korean beauty became synonymous with a 10-step routine—but of course, that doesn't even begin to cover the depth within the actual routines.
Well on this episode of Clean Beauty School, I had on skin care experts, and founders of Glow Recipe, Sarah Lee and Christine Chang. In the episode, we cover a lot of ground—from staying on top of the beauty zeitgeist to why we should limit our exposure to “perfect, flawless” images of skin. But we also talk about a few misconceptions of Korean beauty rituals—including the often misunderstood multi-step ritual.