Since the last article was about Korean beauty products, to close this chapter, today we will talk about the 10 step skin care routine that Koreans do. In general, Koreans love a healthy looking skin (and who doesn’t) and they have many face products. You can see the steps below.
STEP 1 MAKE UP REMOVER AND OIL CLEANSER
Start cleaning the face with an oil cleanser, gently massaging the face. This is the first step to the double cleansing. After massaging, you can rinse with lukewarm water. Cleansers with Jojoba or macadamia oil are nice to use.
STEP 2 WATER BASED CLEANSER
The second step to the double cleansing, is to use a water based cleanser. You applyon your face and neck and massage in a circular motion. Rinse with lukewarm water. You can use products with rice extract or green tea.
STEP 3 SCRUB
Use a face scrub 1-2 times per week. You can use products with black sugar
STEP 4 TONER
Toner will help to prepare the skin for the moisturizers. It balances the pH levels of the skin and the moisture of the face. You apply on your hand and gently pat your face. You can use products with citric acid or aloe.
STEP 5 ESSENCE
Essence is a hybrid of a toner and a serum. It contains anti-aging and hydrating ingredients. You put it on your hands and gently pat your face and neck.
STEP 6 TREATMENTS
Meaning serums and ambules that are the ultimate skin perfectors. Targeting specific skin concerns, like acne, blemishes, fine lines etc. Gently tap onto skin, especially on areas affected by skin concern. You can use products with vitamin C or teatree.
STEP 7 SHEET MASKS
Use a sheet mask and relax for 15-20 minutes
STEP 8 EYE CREAM
Skin arround our eyes is very delicate. Using eye creams can prevent dark circles and puffiness as well as the crow’s feet. Use an eye cream by applying on your finger and gently tap around, never rub. You can use creams with honey or ginseng.
STEP 9 MOISTURIZER
a gel, lotion cream or sleeping mask, to moisturize your skin. Use everyday day and night.
STEP 10 SUNSCREEN
And the last step,use sunscreen to avoid premature aging. Sunscreen should be the last to shield your skin without being diluted by additional products.
So this was about the 10 step skin care routine. I hope you enjoyed the article.
See you soon!