Fall Skincare Tips
It repeats every year. Summer's hot winds down and the cool weather slowly makes its way in. As fall comes, we pack away those shorts and summer dresses. It feels good to drag out the sweaters and the jeans. Because your long sleeves and jeans cover your skin doesn't mean that you can take a break from your skin care routine! Proper care can mean the difference between healthy skin and dry flaky skin! To help maintain your best look as you go through fall this year, try these tips. Make sure to pay attention to your skin for clues!1. Perfect cleansing
Cleansing is the most important step you can do for your skin! If you’re finding that your cleanser is feeling a bit too harsh, look for something that will leave your skin more moisturized. After cleansing, think about how your skin is feeling. Is it comfortable and smooth, or does it feel tight? If it’s the latter, keep looking, as that means your skin is still too dry after cleansing. You want to avoid that dry feeling going into fall and winter.
2. Exfoliate dead skin
Use an oil-based scrub to exfoliate dead skin from your dry and flaky skin! Start the new season with a full body exfoliation session! Oil-based scrubs are wonderful because they not only exfoliate but also hydrates and prevents
3. Use thicker moisturizer
Fall is the season to bulk up with heftier hydration. We recommend a heavy cream to keep your skin hydrated for a long time. As the air becomes drier, your skin needs a thicker moisturizer that provides a stronger oil barrier meaning both reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin and provide hydration to the deeper layer of skin at the same time.
4. Hydrating Facial Mask
The transition from summer to fall to winter bring drier air, which can rob your skin of moisture. That means that even if you change your moisturizer, it may not be enough, especially when the winds blow and the heaters come on. You may not have needed a hydrating mask in the summertime, but now it’s time to start using one again. During your weekly at-home spa treatment, we recommend our Sheet masks! Their Jelly essence will leave your skin feeling smooth and deeply nourished.
5. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
All this dry, blustery weather is dehydrating to our skin. We should drink glass after glass of water but because the skin is part of creating a balance in our internal and external worlds, sometimes we need a little extra topical hydration to fight that external battle.
Your skin shines as much as you care(properly)! Say goodbye to dry flaky skin!
Meg Cosmetics in Seattle's K Ba-Nana!
Meg Cosmetics' all products including Two Step Jelly Masks, Steam Hair Masks, Good Morning AM and Goodnight PM masks are in K Ba-Nana Pop up store in Seattle! K Ba-Nana is a beauty pop-up store featuring the best and the latest K-beauty skincare and accessories. The assortment of products will feature K-beauty favorites such as sheet masks, nail polish, cosmetics, and skincare essentials.
Other than skincare beauty items representing or hitting the beauty markets in Korea, K Ba-Nana also carry a curated mix of accessories such as socks, hairpins, jewelry, and gifts. Most of the beauty products featured on K Ba-Nana are available in the states.
"People would carry some sheet masks here and there, but we wanted to be the place for Korean beauty, where we can share knowledge about the products and what's in them,” said founder Liz Kang Yates.
The K-Beauty trend is based on self-care products that are easy to use and fun to experience. K Ba-Nana is the first store of its kind in the country, and Kang Yates said many of the products use natural and organic ingredients.
K Ba-Nana is located inside the former apple space at University Village in Seattle. They’re open from 9:30 am – 9 pm Monday through Saturday, and 11 am - 6 pm on Sunday. Check their cute vending machine for many Sheet masks including Meg Cosmetics!
Meg Cosmetics on Soko Glam August Curation
Meg Cosmetic's Two Step Jelly Masks and Steam Hair Masks were on Soko Glam's August Curation! Charlotte Cho as a curator of Soko Glam recommended our products for the summer skincare and haircare! The Summers, apart from the incessant heat bring in its wake a host of skin problems. But there is no reason to worry! Most of these problems can be dealt with a good skincare.
Soko Glam is an online marketplace that specializes in Korean Beauty products and is considered one of the biggest providers of K-beauty products in the U.S. Soko Glam operates as an online retailer of Korean beauty products and treatments, specializing in Skincare, hair care, and makeup. The Company has recently expanded to become one of the biggest firms in the U.S. to specialize in K-Beauty products and treatments. Soko Glam currently distributes globally from its headquarters in New York.
Soko Glam filters through thousands of Korean beauty products a year to curate the gems that will make a difference in your skin. The Curator, Charlotte Cho said, " I was really intrigued by their whole selection of facial masks because they really focus on a two-step process." We, Meg Cosmetics, always research and study how customers can enjoy the maximum effect of the single product.
The Two Step Jelly Mak is a two-step process mask which includes an AHA peeling swab and a jelly essence mask. The first step involves an oversized jumbo peeling swab that contains 9% lactic acid which is a great exfoliant to help to brighten the skin and to clear the pores. The second step is a jelly essence mask, that contains multiple skincare benefits such as soothing, firming, calming, brightening, and moisturizing factors, which contains a lot of natural ingredients.
Charlotte has curated Meg Cosmetics' Steam Hair Mask for easy at home salon treatment for damaged, dyed, and unhealthy hair. Not only Steam Hair Mask, but also all of Meg Cosmetics products are vegan, cruelty-free and made out of all natural ingredients!
"Once you have this you can pretty much mimic these effects of the hair salon treatment"
With the summer breeze also comes some super-hot innovations! You’ll finish the summer refreshed and renewed!
Meg Cosmetic was featured on PIX 11 MORNING NEWS!
On July 8th, Meg Cosmetics' Two Step Jelly Mask was featured on PIX11 Morning News. The PIX11 news is Tribune Broadcasting's New York Flagship station. In 2006, PIX11 became the #1 affiliate of the CW Television Network. The PIX11 Morning News was LIVE at Midtown East with a beauty expert, Bahar Takhtehchian.
Bahar Takhtehchian as a beauty expert and a lifestyle journalist based in New York City shared the hottest and newest face, body and hair products to help you survive the summer season! She mentioned Meg Cosmetics' two-step jelly masks are totally different compared to other K beauty brand because Meg's two step jelly mask contains literally two steps for the mask! It has a giant AHA cotton swab with lactic acid that gently exfoliates your skin and preps it for the second step: the jelly mask.
All of Two Step Jelly Masks are 100% Vegan and Cruelty-free. They help moisturize and soothe your skin using real, natural ingredients.
As we are facing this hot, stick and irritating Summer weather, the summer elements like the sun, wind, AC, and sun exposure can make our skin drier, flaky and red. Meg Cosmetics' overnight two step jelly mask soothes and brightens our skin.
THE TWO STEP JELLY MASKS FOR ALL SKIN TYPE
Who are the Two Step Jelly Masks for? Two Step Jelly Masks are for all skin type from sensitive, dry, oily, combination, quick-drying, unbalanced and dehydrated skin types. Let us help you to find your perfect Two Step Jelly Mask here!
1. Two Step Jelly Mask: Calming and Pore Care
Calming and Pore care mask is infused in Aloe Extract, Tea Tree Leaf Extract and Oil and Peppermint Leaf Extract to cool down skin that got hotter than usual by summer and tighten the widened pores.
Aloe Extract provides a protective layer to the skin which helps retain moisture. Also, It is rich in antioxidants and minerals which can help speed healing.
Tea Tree Leaf Extract and its oil improve cellular recovery and renewal from damaging UV rays and improves skin texture by nourishing skin cells.
Peppermint Extract promotes healthy blood flow and boosts healing. It balanced out oily and dry skin evenly.
2. Two Step Jelly Mask: Soothing & Brightening
Soothing and Brightening mask is infused in Rose Extract, Chamomilla Flower Extract, Jasmine Extract, and Punica Granatum Fruit Extract to even out skin complexion, soothe redness and have the moisturizing and shining skin for a long time!
Rose Extract keeps skin moisturized and suits for all skin type. It soothes irritated skin, lightens marks, redness, blemishes, and tone up the overall skin. Great for sensitive and acne prone skin types who have inflammation.
Jasmine Extract reduces the appearance of skin imperfection and promotes a healthy looking and glowing complexion. Soothes and heals burns, Great for post peel applications.
Chamomilla Flower Extract helps to fight and blocking out irritants by radicals which damage your skin and accelerate the aging process. Chamomilla Flowers are antioxidant-rich, so they help reduce acne inflammation, breakout, and minor scars.
3. Two Step Jelly Mask: Moisturizing and Vitalizing
Moisturizing and Vitalizing Jelly mask is infused in Lavender, Blueberries, and Soybean Extract to keep skin hydrated and calmed after the long days. You can apply Moisturizing and Vitalizing Jelly mask after you wash your face. This will not only moisturize, but also help to reduce breakouts.
Lavender Extract can penetrate pores to kill bacteria, it may go far in preventing and healing breakouts. It is the best known for its calming effect as well. The lavender extract can help to reduce redness, blotching, and ruddiness of the skin, helping to restore your bright, natural skin tone.
Soybean Extract provided your skin the most hydrated and healthy skin texture. It acts as a moisturizer for combination skin and it also used to get rid of dry, flaky skin.
Blueberry Extract benefits for evening out skin tone and lightening that dreaded dark and dull spots. It can also reduce the visible signs of aging like skin discoloration, wrinkles, fine lines and etc.
4. Two Step Jelly Mask: Firming and Radiance
Firming and Radiance jelly mask is infused in Carrot extract, Honey, Sunflower and other flower extracts to help to prevent wrinkles and locks of the process of aging, the signs of aging like wrinkles, pigmentation, and an uneven skin tone.
Carrot Extract keeps your skin healthy and vibrant as they are loaded with Vitamin C and antioxidants. It is very effective in getting rid of blemishes and scars.
Honey Extract is naturally antibacterial, so it is great for acne treatment and prevention. also great for slowing down aging due to extremely moisturizing and boosting complexion.
Sunflower Extract is very effective against acne, eczema, inflammation and general redness and irritation due to sun damages. It contains compounds that can protect collagen and elastin giving a more youthful appearance.
Places your body shows its age
We all know that, when we get old, we get wrinkles from time to time. However, it’s really hard to notice it until we look at the old photo because we look at ourselves every day. By now, we all should be aware of that daily skin care routine is significant to maintain healthy and young skin. Even if we have used all different kinds of skin care products from getting wrinkles, dryness, and acne, we might have forgotten the most important parts of our body that might reveal our age.
Today, we would like to briefly tell you guys about what are major three body parts that betray you from looking young.
- Eyelids: The first sign we get from wrinkles is the eyelids. The eyelids skin has the thinnest skin and it loosens with age. Also, putting and removing eye make-up will stretch the muscles and will grow weaker. That is why, the majority of basic skin care products contain eye cream, eye serum. Therefore, when we remove our eye makeup, we should remove them gently.
- Neck: It’s really difficult to notice our hidden parts of our body. Especially the neck- why? Because we don’t really look at our neck and barely or never put any moisturizer, which is crucial to our neck from getting wrinkles. Also, when our skin is dry, it’s the shortcut to getting wrinkles, that’s why hydration is so important to our skin. In addition, nowadays, we always look down to use our smartphone devices, (also known as TECH NECK). That constant craning of our head to look down at our phone screen will develop wrinkles around the neck. Therefore, we need to do neck stretch from time to time and put lotions around the neck. Shockingly, our millennial generation’s’ neck wrinkles are coming to us younger and younger because of high usage of electronic devices. (Imagine, having heavy neck wrinkles, with no facial wrinkles, wouldn’t it be weird?).
- Hands: We use our hands for everything. The hands are one of the parts that get the most wrinkles. Our hands are always exposed to sunlight and dryness from washing hands frequently. Especially, we most of the times don’t well moisturize them when we sleep. Believe it or not, our hands are aging every day! No matter how looking young we are, if our hands have a heavy wrinkle, it’s going to reveal our age right away.
Now, we all know that it is significant to take care of each part of our body. We should try to moisturize our hidden parts of our body to prevent from getting wrinkles. Once our body starts with getting wrinkles, it will be harder for us to stop it. Don’t you guys want a young, healthy, and firm skin? To remain our youthful skin, we need to start now!
How to take care of your skin in the winter
Happy New Year Everyone! 2018 came to NYC with the coldest celebration in 100 years.
We always prepare ourselves for the winter because we simply hate the cold weather and don't want to get sick. During the holidays, we go to shopping for our new jackets, a new pair of winter boots, gloves and yet, skin care products. No matter how we warm ourselves up from thick layers of clothes, this does not mean that our skin is safe from the cold. Why? because winter makes our skin dry which the skin gets aged at the most.
Before we go on, we need to understand a few factors on why skin care at home is significant, especially in the cold weather.
Why does the cold weather make your skin dry?
- The majority of times, dry skin occurs during the winter months because the humidity level decreases. Therefore, when the temperature and the outside air decreases, it gets cold and dry- in other words, the water in our skin (which it helps maintaining the moisturization on our skin) evaporates more quickly in the winter and makes your skin dry. In addition, indoor heating crucially dehydrates the skin because it steals moisture from the skin.
How can we prevent the dryness on your skin?
- It’s simple! Just keep in mind, Don’t forget to moisturize our skin every morning and night! Dedication is the key. The Meg’s All Day Good Skin Sheet Mask Bundle (AM & PM Mask) will help the skin from arid skin. Good Morning AM mask infused with Peppermint Leaf water which purifies and soothe stressed and tired skin from the dehydration of the skin from the heater. It is perfect for the morning time before the make-up. In addition, Good Night PM mask infused with Avocado Fruit Extract which helps with nourishing the skin while maintaining skin firmness. It consists of camellia sinesis leaf water, which it provides intensive moisture and elasticity to the skin at night.
How to use All Day Good Skin Sheet Mask
- Cleanse face and apply toner.
- Remove plastic film, and place the mask on the face.
- Leave on for 15-20 minutes.
- Remove the mask, gently pat to absorb remaining essence.
Keeping skin healthy is significant for a youthful look!
Start your skin care today~
Keeping glamorous skin during the summer time
Summer, Summer, Summer. Do you have any plans for summer vacations or social gatherings? Any exciting plans? Summer is the best season for traveling, exercising, gathering, playing and loving. However, it is also the best season (or should I say BAD season) for getting sweaty, dry, sunburn and break out skin. Isn’t it so hot and humid outside, but cold and dry inside? These fluctuating temperature and air condition make our skin more complex and unhealthy, so taking care of our skin in the summer is an essential step! Here are some of tips and guides you need to remember! Well do not just remember, take it into action!
Cleaning your dead skin is the basic step to maintaining glamorous skin for the summer. If you keep your dead surface and apply functional beauty products, you will not get any surprised outcomes. Using scrubs and pilling gel is the fundamental way to exfoliate your skin. But don’t forget to use those products once or twice a week. If you over use it, your skin layer is going to be thinner and it may lead to weaker skin surface.
7 layered toners is a way to keep and maintain your healthy skin surface. Does it sound like it’s a lot of work? It is not complicated process. Just apply toner on the cotton pad and rub it on your skin OR use clean hands and gently tap it onto your skin. Repeat this 7 times with new cotton pad containing toner.
So, why is this beneficial to your skin? It can remove dust on your skin and clean up the dead surface skin cells. Also, it is the way to hydrate your skin before applying essence or moisturizing cream. This may sound like an insane step, but try out the 7 layer toner on days when your skin feels extra de-hydrated, it does wonders!
Fun Fact: Currently, there is an interesting beauty trend going on in the K-beauty World, it is called toner wash. Toner wash is exactly what it sounds like it is, “Toner Wash”. After basic cleansing, you mix in toner with water and wash your face. That’s it! It is becoming more popular among innovative beauty lovers. If you wash your face with toner at the end of your cleansing process, it brings fresher and cleaner finish. Also it can be the beginning of your skin care routine.
2. Keeping hydrated
Especially, in the summer time, we lose hydration and energy due to the burning HOT sun. But! There is a way to stay well-hydrated and fresh.
Drinking water is the best and the cheapest option to take hydration not only for our body, but also for our skin. Drinking a least of 3 liters of water daily is recommended for an adult. Drinking water is not only good for your health but also your skin. It is the secret key to clear skin.
Additionally, did you know watermelon is literally one of the greatest fruits ever? According to watermelon.org, watermelon has various nutrition like, vitamin B6, A, potassium and antioxidant power. It contains mostly 92% of water, so it can be great alternation of water. YES, 92% of the watermelon is actual H2O.
Don’t forget your skin. You can feed moisture into your skin via diverse ways, but using sheet masks are the best! Some people think sheet masks are only for fall and winter season, but that is mistake! We need to start taking care of our skin by using sheet masks at every season (or every day!). Sheet masks are definitely for moisturizing, but it can have more magical functions like anti-wrinkle, brightening and calming, you name it. You can easily pick your sheet masks regarding to your skin concern. Also, don’t forget to clean your face before using sheet mask.
3. Taking a cold showers
Say goodbye to steamy HOT showers. Cooling down the temperature of your body and skin can help you to survive in the deadly hot summer time. Taking cold showers may sound horrifying, but cold temperature can help our body to keep warm, since it makes more overall oxygen rates in our body.
Slightly cold water can bring glossy skin and hair. According to Medical Daily, using cold water can tighten our cuticles and pores whether than using hot water which can dry out our skin. Also, it can improve circulation of blood in our body, so it helps to beat some problems of the skin and heart. If you are afraid at using cold water, you can take warm shower and can end up with cold water. Just deal with cold water 5 second then you can get those benefits.
4. No more sunburns
Have you ever heard that the biggest enemy of aging skin caused due to sun-light? Sun-light is like a monster, so you need to protect your skin if you want to maintain youthful skin. Sunscreen, SPF is really, really important in the summer time. Sun-light can damage and break down collagen in our skin fiber, so it is the main reason of dead skin and wrinkles. There are two types of sunscreens, light absorption and light scattering. Light absorption sunscreens absorb different light from sun and break down the energy to avoid sun damages. It does not have any color, but it may irritate your eye. Therefore, avoid your eye while applying. Light scattering sun care products are slightly different with sun absorption. It scatters the light and defend the skin surface. This type has little bit of color, but it is non-irritating on eyes.
Using sun care product isn’t the only way to maintain healthy skin and avoiding sunlight, but also consuming SPF. Eating SPF? Do we need to eat sunscreen? No. You can protect sun damages by eating vitamins C and E. Vitamin C and E have sun protective function. Therefore, you can simply buy vitamins from drug stores or fruits containing C and E like orange, pineapple and grapefruits.