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Petite Portrait: Meet Gina Hwang

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Gina Hwang (5’3”) is the lifestyle blogger behind the fittingly named blog, Gina Hwang. Launched in 2017 as a creative outlet, Gina shares her favorite skincare products, travels around the world, and tips for a healthy lifestyle.

If you love food but still want to be healthy, you've come to the right place. If you've tried a lot of skincare products, but still can't find the one that works for you, you're also in the right place. Gina is passionate about skincare, especially K-beauty and healthy living. On the blog, you'll find her easy-to-follow tips and daily wellness practices to a healthier, happier, and fulfilling life.

Gina also loves helping others with their wellness goals, whether it's addressing a skincare concern or taking baby steps to clean eating. In addition to blogging, Gina has an 8-5 job, enjoys working on her photography, and hanging out with her dog, Junior. Let’s get to know this #PowerfullyPetite Bay Area blogger!

Hometown: San Jose

Current location: San Jose

Birth sign: Taurus

I started blogging because: I love taking pictures and sharing my experiences with others. I was emailing tips and recommendations on traveling and skincare to friends and family. I thought creating a blog would be creative way to document my life and directing friends, family, and others who could find my experiences helpful or inspiring.

My day-to-day usually looks this: I'll wake up at 5:30 am, get ready for work and eat breakfast. After work, I'll head to the gym or yoga. Then, it's time for dinner and prepping for the next day, which includes packing lunch and my gym bag. The last part of my night is devoted to working on my creative projects and winding down with my husband and Junior. I'm in bed by 10:30 pm.

One of my goals this year: Put myself out there in terms of creating content and connecting with others.

Three words that describe my personal style: Clean, minimalistic, and feminine.

My weekend uniform: Jeans and an everyday tee paired with sneakers or sandals, depending on the weather.

Outfit that makes me feel most confident: I feel the most confident with a tucked in shirt.

 My skincare routine: My favorite question! My current routine looks like this:

  1. Double cleanse
  2. Exfoliator (2-3 times a week)
  3. Toner
  4. Essence
  5. Serums or ampoules
  6. Sheet mask (3-4 times a week)
  7. Eye cream
  8. Moisturizer
  9. Sunscreen (for daytime routine)

Beauty product I’m currently obsessing over: Missha Super Aqua Ultra Water-Full Clear Cream. I originally picked this out for my husband's oily skin. I tested it out for myself and it worked out well with my combination skin too. Love it for the summer.

Wellness tip I swear by: Move your body at least 30 minutes a day and drink lots of water.

My favorite way to work out: I love strength training, indoor cycling, yoga, and hiking.

My ideal Sunday is spent: Exercising first thing in the morning then cleaning the house. I'll prep food for the week with my husband. Then, I'll get some coffee at one of my favorite cafes and try to order it “for here.” I'll spend the afternoon with family and head home for dinner. The rest of the evening is devoted to my self-care routine, including skincare, bodycare, and haircare. I'll journal a bit and end the night relaxing with Netflix, my husband, and Junior.

Favorite travel destination: Barcelona for its architecture and tapas.

Where you’ll find me next: Cabo. It’ll be my first time!

If there’s a petite lady in your life who is doing inspiring work that makes a big difference, email us at hello@s64petite.com so we can feature her! xo