Admit It: These 4 Better-Than-Sex K-Beauty Moments Are Real
Feb 13, 2018
We all love our skincare routine, but do we love it better than sex? When it feels and looks (and yes, sometimes even hurts) this good, hell yeah! See if you agree with these 5 better-than-sex K-beauty moments.
I'm sure you've heard this before: "[Insert activity/food/product] is better than sex." It's a cliché at this point. Most times when someone would enthusiastically claim that something was better than sex, I'd roll my eyes and wonder what kind of lame-o vanilla sex they've been having. (Sorry I'm not sorry, but your grandma's chocolate cake isn't going to come close to a good bone sesh. Frankly, I don't want to even associate your grandma's anything with my bone seshes.)
However, now that I think about it, there really are some things in my daily beauty routine that come damn close and even surpass epic bed cardio. Sweet little moments of victory and release that I play over and over again in my mind while I'm waiting in long lines, just like I do with my fondest memories of romps past.
Pressing into a fresh cushion
Like biting into a ripe peach, few things are as sexy as ripping into a fresh, brand new BB cushion and pressing that pristine sponge into a juicy sponge bursting with product. Mmmmm baby. The first time is the sweetest and it never gets old.
Inspecting a pore strip
If you're a lowkey masochist like me, you might already feel some type of way about the pain of ripping off a stubborn pore strip. Some people can't stand it, but I personally love it. Pain reminds me I'm alive. But the absolute best part of any pore strip action is marveling at all of those perfectly intact blackheads (sebaceous filaments, for you pedants) peppering your strip. If you're super gross like me, you also run your finger along them, petting them like it's some kind of disgusting alien dog fur. Between that satisfying rip and the ripped out micro hairs and blackheads, pore strips hurt soooo good.
Going to bed with a zit and waking up to a healed flat spot, thanks to your COSRX patch
Yoooooo. This one right here, this is the one I would trade for a week's worth of sex. The bone-chilling panic of a giant honker popping up on your face in the morning, the forbidden allure of puncturing a tiny hole in that evil bastard with an extractor, and then slapping a COSRX Acne Patch on it overnight, only to wake up with that thang completely drained of moisture and flush against your skin again. This is a dangerous game, my friend: The risk is high and the reward is even higher.
Bonus content: Looking at the insane amount of crap sucked out the next morning as you look at it in rapturous wonder and admiration while rubbing the healed flat place that was a pregnant beacon just one day earlier.
The incredible bounce and shine after 7-skin
There are two things in this world that will give you an otherworldly glow: a partner that know where the G-spot is and the 7-skin method. Both things add bounce and spring to your life, one in your step and one in your skin. Both things will have your co-workers asking what's up with you and wondering why you're so glowy lately. Both things will put you in a much better mood as you effortlessly glide through the bullsh—t of the world, all glowed up to the point of it being outwardly noticeable. And while I can't personally deliver you a sexual savior, I can deliver you some SanDaWha Skin Softener with the instructions to apply seven light layers. You'll thank me later and wonder why you didn't start doing this much sooner. Oh, and the best part is, there's no risk of a messy breakup with SanDaWha, ’cause you'll never be tempted to cheat on it.
Come on, don't be shy! Tell us what your better-than-sex K-beauty moments are!
Coco Park is an author, beauty journalist, blogger, podcast host, and all around oddball living in Montreal Quebec with her family. Originally from the southern USA, she worked for several years in the makeup industry as a professional makeup artist and holds a certificate in esthetics. She is a proud member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Want to know more? Check her out on the Beauty Beyond Basics podcast, on her blog TheBeautyWolf.com, on Instagram @thebeautywolf, and in her book "Korean Beauty Secrets: A Practical Guide to Cutting-Edge Skincare & Makeup."