Revenge’s not easy, but The Glory‘s Song Hye-kyo (playing Moon Dong-eun) makes it look effortless. The only crime here could be how she looks ageless and absolutely stunning while scheming.
Although we wouldn’t recommend dedicating your whole life to ruminating in hatred and settling the scores with your enemies (which could give you more wrinkles instead of relief instead), we’re especially intrigued by how the Korean star maintains her porcelain skin.
Even in her 40s, Song Hye-kyo remains ageless with an angelic face and enviable glow. Naturally, we did a little digging and found out some of her beauty secrets.
At the core of her captivating beauty, as one of the most loved and recognised faces in K-dramas, Hye-kyo puts in the work of maintaining her skin, looks, and figure.
Read on to find out how she does it all and how you can have radiant skin like hers too.
She washes her face with milk
Back in 2021, the celebrated actress revealed a secret to her flawless glass skin — washing her face with milk.
Utilising just milk, and not milk-infused beauty products, may not be extremely common in the 21st century, but it was proven to be beneficial for the skin since ancient times.
Cleopatra was known for taking milk baths while Poppaea also bathed in milk and used fermented yoghurt for her skincare as well. It’s no wonder Hye-kyo’s beauty is reminiscent of a queen and empress.
For Hye-kyo, she warms up her milk and pours it directly onto her face at the last stage of her cleansing routine. The AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) and abundant minerals in milk keep the skin healthy by providing moisture and nutrients. It also helps to remove dead skin cells.
Alternatively, you can always start incorporating skincare products with milk in their ingredients list.
She has a minimalist but effective skincare routine
It’s all about the basics.
In an SCMP video, Hye-kyo shared that she starts her routine with Sulwhasoo’s Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Water EX before moving on to the essence and cream. Then, she finishes it off with a sheet mask.
Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Water EX retails for RM380 on Sulwhasoo.
Hye-kyo’s collection of skincare consists of all things Sulwhasoo, but her favourite is the highly popular ginseng line which serves as a powerful and cutting-edge anti-ageing solution.
In case you didn’t know, BLACKPINK’s Rosé and her mum swear by Sulwhasoo’s products too, calling it “more than just a beauty brand” and saying “there’s nothing better than this”.
Shop Sulwhasoo’s Concentrated Ginseng Renewing range here.
She goes for facial treatments on her off days
And like most of us ladies, celebrity or not, Hye-kyo takes care of her skin by doing facial treatments whenever she’s able to.
There’s a plethora of facials that offer to address different skin and beauty concerns, with some of the more common ones being for anti-ageing, V-shape lifting, and skin firming and sculpting.
We’re not quite sure what facials Hye-kyo does, but the key thing when it comes to facials is to understand what your skin needs are. You know yourself (and your skin) the best!
If you’re new to facials, consult a professional to analyse your skin’s conditions before they recommend a suitable treatment or a personalised one for you.
She does yoga and aerobic exercises
Beauty comes from within too. Besides taking care of her skin, Hye-kyo also tries to exercise regularly. Her go-to for fitness is yoga and aerobic exercises. She even runs along the Han River when she’s free!
We all know that walking your furry friends also acts as a form of exercise and Hye-kyo seems to do that pretty often.
Hye-kyo expressed that her skin condition improves when she exercises and sweats. We couldn’t agree more! Exercising does wonders for both your mental health and your skin’s health — when you feel good, you’ll look good.
Plus, exercising improves blood circulation which leads to better vitality, the efficient removal of toxins from our bodies, and more effective cellular repair and replacement. There have also been studies about how a moderate aerobic exercise routine can prevent and reverse the signs of ageing.
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