Secrets of Korean Skincare for All of Us

Jude Chao (author of Skincare for Your Soul) explains the science behind nourishing and caring for amazing skin.

Episode Description

Are you so busy you find yourself running to the bathroom? (And just forget all those other needed acts of self-care…) If so, my opening essay is for you. Why not slow down even just a bit to really give your heart and soul time to catch up. Here’s how…

“Photoshopped perfection is neither a realistic nor a healthy goal” says Jude Chao, an expert in Korean skincare … yet, can I just say this woman in her forties has AMAZING skin! Whew! And, hey, it’s well earned—she really knows the science involved here.

I learned so much from our chat, particularly about what a hidden gem these Korean skincare products and practices are for all of us. Particularly because they’re modeled to be fairly inexpensive, effective and very practical. 

I learned A LOT, including

  • Why Korean skincare is something for all of us
  • What a ‘skin barrier’ is and what traditional western skincare does to it
  • What to do about hyperpigmentation
  • The best way to set up skincare routines as we age
  • The importance of your daily cleanser and getting the right one
  • How to select a sunscreen! (It’s nuanced!)
  • Where to find these products on Amazon, etc… 

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Skincare for the Soul

Curology (custom compounded prescription skincare) 

Jude’s current favorite low pH, barrier-friendly cleanser 

Jude’s favorite sunscreen 

Some wonderful sheet masks 


Jude Chao, aka Fiddy Snails, is a skincare and K-beauty expert, author, and entrepreneur and keeper of the blog, Fifty Shades of Snail. On her Instagram account @fiddysnails, she shares beauty tutorials and skincare product reviews and recommendations with readers all over the world, helping women learn not only how to take better care of their skin but also how to take better care of their inner selves. She has appeared in Vogue, Marie Claire, W, Elle, and numerous other publications. Love, Jude, her first sheet mask line, launches online in late February. Her book is Skincare for Your Soul: Achieving Outer Beauty and Inner Peace with Korean Skincare.

Skincare for Your Soul

Achieving Outer Beauty and Inner Peace with Korean Skincare

The Korean skincare journey. As much as we’d like, glowing, clear skin doesn’t happen overnight. But there is beauty in the process―not just the results. Author Jude Chao links skincare to self-care culture, giving readers a practical guide to developing an ideal skincare routine and using it to help manage stress, anxiety, and depression. The Korean skincare routine invites us to look at our skincare not only as a way to reduce lines and wrinkles or clear up breakouts but as a tool for developing our self-care habits.

Steady improvement is the goal. Photoshopped perfection is neither realistic nor a healthy goal. What matters is caring for our mental health and building our self-esteem by intentionally taking time each day to give our skin some love. But it starts with changing how we view skincare and developing a routine that fits our personal needs and goals, and Chao helps you do that.

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