How to Prepare for Autumn in Korea

If you’ve been in Korea for more than a few months, you have probably noticed that the weather is extreme. A week ago it was in the 30s (90s F), and now we are reaching down to 13 (55 F)degrees. If you want to prepare for autumn in Korea, you’ve come to the right place!

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Clothes

This is the transition season. There are a lot of sales on summer clothes and winter clothes as well. My advice is when is that if you want to prepare for autumn in Korea, skip on autumn clothes. I know, contradictory, right? True fall weather in Korea only lasts for a month, or even less. Instead, buy winter and summer clothes that are on sale. You can mix and match them for great fall fits. It is best to just have just 1 or 2 light jackets and then prepare yourself for the upcoming winter.

Skyroad

If you are in Daejeon, this is the best place where you can buy new clothes. There are a lot of stores here with a relatively cheap price tag. If you are looking for cheaper clothes. I recommend the underground shopping area. Or if you are a second-hand clothes type of person. You can go to the area between sky road and Daejeon station (Around the Woori bank branch)

Shein

To be able to buy clothes and successfully receive them from Shein, you will need a customs clearance code. Check this article to know how to create one by yourself. The clothes from Shein are quite cheap and it has plus sizes as well. If you find it hard to find your size in Korea, I recommend Shein. Shein has one of the best size ranges out of all the websites that ship to Korea. You can buy plus sizes and petite sizes.

On Shein, there is a flash sale section where you can buy clothes at half of the normal price. I got cute mid-rise bootcut jeans from there for 15,000 won when they were on sale. If you buy those types of jeans in Korea, it will be around 40,000 won.

Aliexpress

It is just like Shein, but the clothes are more Chinese style than Western style. So, if you are looking for more east-Asian styles, I recommend Aliexpress.

ZigZag

This is an online Korean platform. It has English options and the shipping is quite fast. You can buy anything related to fashion on this app. Using this Zig Zag app, you won’t need a customs clearance code since it is delivered within Korea. However, they don’t have the same size range as Shein or Aliexpress

Skincare

I will focus on moisturizers for autumn. The rapid change in weather makes everyone’s skin dry. If you are having breakouts of acne, eczema, or rashes, chances are you need to moisturize. Here are 4 best-selling moisturizer brands in Olive Young:

Dr. G R.E.D Blemish Clear Soothing Cream Calming Down Cream Moisturizing And Nourishing The Skin, 70ml.

 

  • It contains cica, which can effectively calm skin and reduce redness. Overall it is a very hydrating factor.
  • It has non-comedogenic ingredients. Plus, it contains a variety of natural plant ingredients composed of light green composite ingredients, having a natural brightening effect for reddish skin.
  • Made in Korea, 70ml.
  • This product has been tested on sensitive skin and can also be used on by those with acne prone skin.

PHYSIOGEL Hypoallergenic Daily Moisture Therapy Face Cream 75ml.

Proven to hydrate skin for 72hours* with Ceramide

*based on a clinical study of 20 women from GSK consumer Health-care in Aug ~ Oct, 2000, Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy Facial Cream only.

  • A rich facial cream for those with dry, sensitive skin
  • Its triple-action formula immediately hydrates dry skin
  • Clinically proven to strengthen and replenish skin’s moisture barrier
  • Promotes long-lasting moisture to protect against recurring dryness
  • No Fragrances, Preservatives/Parabens, Colorants, Mineral oils, Animal origin ingredients
  • Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic

*Awarding body: Derma Consult GmBH, Offenbach, Germany. Unpublished Study conducted in 2000

AESTURA Atobarrier 365 Cream 80mL

 

  • Uses DermaON&reg (skin barrier technology): helps to deliver ingredients into skin.
  • Completed test for skin irritation.
  • This product does NOT contain animal-based ingredients, mineral oil, artificial fragrance, imidazolidinyl urea, synthetic colorants, or triethanolamine.
  • Ceramide + Cholesterol + Fatty acid: enhance the absorbing rate of ingredients.

ROUND LAB Birch Juice Moisturizing Cream 80ml

  • Helps prevent moisture loss
  • Replenishes dry skin with long-lasting moisture
  • Soothes skin
  • Birch Sap (10,000ppm): Helps skin retain moisture and maintain oil-water balance
  • Hyaluronic Acid: Attracts moisture to the skin, keeping it protected and hydrated

Looking for things to do and places to see this autumn? Click Here for more fall articles!

🇻🇳 Wendy

I am not old but for some reasons, i feel old. Twenty two but hard-working :)