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2015's Top 3 Beauty Trends According to a Top Korean Plastic Surgeon

Female speaks to Dr Rhee Se Whan, the deputy director of Korea’s Grand Plastic Surgery, on popular beauty trends and more. 

The Top 3 Beauty Trends According To Korean Plastic Surgeon Dr Rhee Se Whan 4

ON K-BEAUTY
“It is a natural kind of beauty that should not look disproportionate. It’s not restricted to facial features as it also applies to fashion style and how a person puts on makeup.” 

TOP 3 BEAUTY TRENDS  

#1: Having good skin
“The focus is more on skin condition instead of facial features now. With better skin, you will (naturally) look better, whereas you won’t look as good if you have nice features but bad skin.”

#2: Anti-aging products
“The younger generation are more keen on trying anti-aging treatments now. It used to be popular only among those in their early 40s, but now people aged 20 to 30 years old want to maintain their youth (too).” 

#3: Fit, not skinny, bodies 
“Having a skinny figure used to be desirable, but now, a slim body that is toned is preferred.” 

ESSENTIAL SKINCARE PRACTICES 

Apply sunblock 
“Sunblock is the most important factor (in your skincare regime), because aging skin and damaged skin is caused by UV rays.” 

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate 
“[Ensure that] skin is continuously hydrated throughout your day as air-conditioning dries skin up quickly. Use masks on a regular basis, and don’t forget to use a moisturiser too.” 

HOW TO TREAT ACNE-SCARRED SKIN 

“A fractional laser treatment will help. This treatment creates millions of micro holes to induce skin regeneration (the process is similar to having a wound on skin and allowing it to heal naturally). It will also even out and flatten areas which are bumpy on skin, and make it smooth.”  

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