Song Hye-Kyo’s Secrets For Maintaining a Youthful Glow and Staying Fit At 39
Skincare is a subject we take very seriously. Which is maybe part of the reason why we’re so obsessed with the Korean actress Song Hye-kyo. To put it bluntly - the girl does not age. At 39, she still looks like she’s in her early 20s, or let’s face it, maybe even in her late teens, which obviously got us to thinking, what are her beauty secrets? When it comes to skincare, we can learn a thing or two from our wiser counterparts and Song Hye-Kyo seems to take the subject just as seriously as we do. To find out how she maintains her youthful glow and keeps herself looking trim we did some internet digging and compiled her top tips below. From a daily cleansing ritual to can’t-live-without smoothing serums and must-have moisturisers, scroll below for the items Song Hye-Kyo swears by. You’re welcome.
Just like many actresses, Song Hye-Kyo was used to having to wear heavy makeup on set which eventually led to her obsession with cleansing. Cleansing our face is an integral part of our daily skincare routine and while it may seem boring, it's an essential step for achieving a flawless, glowing complexion and helping to keep acne at bay.
Choosing the right products for your skin type
Having a daily skincare routine is important, but you’re not going to be achieving the results you want to see if you’re using the wrong products for your skin type. However, there are a few products and ingredients that all skin types can benefit from. The first being hydration from a HA serum and incorporating a brightening treatment like vitamin C. Song Hye-Kyo also counts daily moisturising as the key to achieving a healthy and youthful-looking (read: glowy) complexion as you age.
Simple skincare routine, regular facials
Song Hye-Kyo has revealed that she applies Sulwhasoo's Nourishing Yin Ginseng Renewing Lotion, followed by essence and cream, and finally a facial mask. She also credits regular facials for keeping her skin in tip-top condition. You can also DIY these yourself at home with serums and a jade roller for the ultimate Friday night relaxation.
Daily Face Masks
It’s no surprise that Song Hye-Kyo likes to incorporate a sheet mask into her daily routine. The epitome of Korean skincare, you can choose to switch-up your mask according to your skin’s need and they’ll help to provide that extra layer of hydration we’re all looking for.
Regular exercise isn’t just good for keeping us looking trim and healthy but it’s actually good for our skin too. Exercise, by getting the heart rate up and improving blood circulation, can help to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the skin which keeps the skin healthy, promotes collagen production, and promotes new skin cells. Song Hye-Kyo revealed that when she turned 30, she began regularly exercising, incorporating both running and yoga into her weekly routine.
Tips For Weight Loss：
Over the years Song Hye-Kyo has lost the baby fat that she had when she first aired on our screens and she credits this all down to a tofu-heavy diet. Aside from the nutritional benefits, tofu can be a major boost to your weight-loss plan, being both high in protein and low in calories - it’s the perfect fuel food!
So, what actually is a tofu diet?
For the tofu diet, it’s recommended that you eat breakfast, lunch, dinner normally, but as you would guess, the protein of your dish is tofu. An all-star at absorbing spices and marinades it can be cooked in a ton of different ways, from fried, roasted or even scrambled.
When it comes down to nutrition, unlike other plant-based protein sources - like beans and lentils — tofu is lower in carbohydrates and high in calcium. Tofu that is paired with lots of vegetables, leafy green and good-for-you carbohydrates has been proven to lead to healthy weight loss.