Never an Excuse to Forget Your Skin

Posted on: October 26, 2018 in

Although the concepts of military service and skincare may not necessarily sound as though they would go hand-in-hand, this is exactly what many South Korean men find as they participate in their mandatory service. For them, taking care of their skin is a part of taking care of their overall health. Korea has one of the largest skincare industries anywhere in the world, and the grooming industry for men alone is estimated to be worth over one billion dollars. For many Korean men, their dedication to skincare starts during their time in the military, a mandatory two-year service in which many begin to notice the deterioration of their complexions. Between the long hours in the bright sun and the harsh chemicals of their camouflage cream, most soldiers develop a skincare routine to help their skin manage the rough elements. Their devotion to the health and maintenance of their skin is an example of how there is never a reason to forget about your skin.

Never an Excuse to Forget Your Skin

A Normal Skincare Routine

Although the skincare regimen differs from soldier to soldier, most focus on three main areas: a foam cleanser, a hydrating moisturizer, and a face mask. Some Korean men even follow an elaborate 10-step skincare routine that leaves their complexions looking and feeling fresh, healthy, and reinvigorated. The overlapping of Korean skincare and military service has even inspired some of the largest Korean cosmetic companies to create military-themed cleansers and “barracks kits” to ensure that the quality of their skin is not forgotten about or neglected. And even after their time in the military has ended, many men carry on with their elaborate skincare routines, spending twice as much on skincare products than men in any other country.

How Can You Apply This?

While not every man is going to or able to invest in the same products or number of products that Korean soldiers do, it’s valuable to examine how you can incorporate skincare into your own daily routine. Whether or not you spend hours in the sun fighting harsh elements, skincare is essential. Neglecting your skin leads to premature aging, which in turn can negatively affect self-image and confidence levels. While introducing facial cleansers, moisturizers, and masks is an excellent way to keep your complexion looking healthy and youthful, cosmetic procedures, such as chemical peels, dermaplaning, and microdermabrasion, can help reach the deeper levels and get you on your way to great looking skin. These exfoliating procedures even out the tone and texture of your skin to reveal a smoother and rejuvenated complexion. Allow your dry and tired skin to be a thing of the past.

Restore your complexion by following your very own skincare routine. To learn more about Dr. Halpern’s exfoliation procedures, contact his office by calling (813) 872-2696 to set up a consultation.


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