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Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women

Jun 22, 2021

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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For Every Woman Who Doesn’t Have Time to Go to the Bathroom

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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.