Interest in Korean skin care increased when the book Secrets of Korean Beauty gained popularity. The methods of Asian women for a radiant complexion can also benefit you, even if you do not have cosmetics from that region at hand. Learn the principles of Korean skin care.
Makeup remover oil
In Korean skin care, it is important to thoroughly cleanse the face, which should be a two-step process. The first step is to remove makeup residue, sebum and dirt accumulated during the day. A dual-phase cleanser will work well to remove eye and lip makeup, while an oil works best for foundation and concealer.
Oil-based facial cleansing is referred to as OCM. You can use a blend of different oils for this method, such as castor oil and pumpkin seed oil. After applying the product to your face, use circular motions and wash off the remaining product with a cotton cloth dampened with water. Oil-based facial cleansing should be done every evening, in the morning this step is unnecessary.
Water-based skin cleanser
The second stage of skin cleansing is to wash it with a water-based cosmetic. A delicate foam will work perfectly, but you can also combine white clay with a bit of water. This stage should be performed both in the morning and in the evening. This will cleanse the complexion of dirt accumulated during the day, as well as the remains of cosmetics applied before bedtime.
Removing dead skin is an important step in Korean skin care. Exfoliation should be done 2 times a week to get rid of dirt and stimulate the skin to renew itself. You need to match the exfoliating product to your needs. Both mechanical and enzymatic scrubs can be used.
Toner to restore pH
Toning is another step that cannot be forgotten in Korean skin care. Toner should be used every day both in the morning and in the evening. Just spray it on your face after washing to restore the acid-alkaline balance. A cream or serum applied to a damp face will work more effectively. Not only a toner but also a hydrolate can be used to restore pH.
Essence to nourish
The essence should be applied every morning and evening. The product has a light, liquid form, which somewhat resembles a tonic, so it is convenient to use. The essence contains a wealth of active ingredients, thanks to which it has a moisturizing, soothing and firming effect. The preparation also contributes to skin regeneration.
A serum, a cosmetic containing a high concentration of active ingredients, should be introduced to the daily skin care routine. The preparation should be selected according to the needs of the skin – it can have moisturizing, anti-wrinkle and brightening effects. Serums come in different versions, such as gel or oil. The delicate formula is better for day under makeup, while for night you can choose a product with an oil consistency.
Mask in a sheet
It is a good idea to use sheet masks twice a week in the morning or evening. They are great just before going to a party, because they give an immediate effect. Mask in a sheet is distinguished by a high concentration of active ingredients, as well as convenience of use. After removing the product, it is worth massaging the remaining essence into the skin, also transferring it to the neck and décolleté. Some of the beneficial liquid is also located at the bottom of the container – it is worth moving it to the places where the sheet mask cannot reach.
Creams to moisturize the face and the under-eye area
The skin under the eyes is delicate, thin and sensitive, so it requires daily care. Cream for this area should be applied twice a day to prevent wrinkles and reduce dark circles and puffiness. Moisturizing face cream is necessary to keep the valuable ingredients from the serum in the skin. It should be applied every morning and evening.
Apply sunscreen every day in the morning. Sunscreen delays the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration and prevents redness. Sunscreen should be used not only in the summer but also in the winter – UVA radiation has a negative effect on the skin all year round.