Just when you thought you have tried every skin trick in the book, the Koreans came up with their own skincare regimen. And we are sold.
Koreans are obsessed with skincare and their practices are slowly being adapted everywhere. They are responsible for the ‘glass-skin’ trend which took the internet by storm.
So why don’t you switch things up with the Korean version of skincare? Here is how…
Use an oil-based cleanser:
Oil-based cleansers work wonders on your skin. These oil cleansers not only moisturise your skin but also act as solvents, which allows the cleansing oil to dissolve makeup as well as excess oil.
Why should you prefer oil cleanse:
Oil-based cleansers help you pull-off the no-makeup makeup really easily.
They will leave your skin feeling smooth and supple. If you wear make-up almost every day, you can ditch the make-up remover for this product as it can smoothly erase traces of make-up while moisturising your skin.
Invest in toners:
It is important to balance your skin’s pH levels, and toners will help you do that. Toners will help you hydrate and soothe dry and dehydrated skin.
You can opt for a toner with rosewater or chamomile as these have hydrating, clarifying and energising properties. It is an excellent way to restore dry and dehydrated skin. You can use the toner after cleansing your face followed by your make-up.
Don’t forget the sheet masks:
You can never go wrong with sheet masks. They are easy to apply and take hardly any time or effort.
This South Korean trend has been very popular worldwide, and rightly so. These face sheets are an inexpensive way to treat yourself to a spa-like experience at home. You can easily find this in your nearest local drugstore.
How does this work?
These masks contain concentrated serum, which can aid your skin in many ways. The serum is infused with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, vitamins and peptides. Once applied, these will penetrate deep into your skin. This serum infused mask is loaded with minerals and vitamins which prevent your skin from drying out compared to a home-made face pack.
Your skin will soak in the serum from the sheet mask, which will aid your skin to stay firm and give you a natural glow. The sheet masks also allow for the serum to stay on your skin for a longer time.
Don’t miss out on eye cream:
This is a vital part of your skincare routine, unfortunately it is often overlooked. The skin around your eyes is very thin and there are no sebaceous glands in this area, which means it is unable to produce natural oils. Therefore, it is important that this area is well hydrated.
How to go about it:
Dab a little eye cream across both the brow and socket bone moving from the inner to outer corner of the eye under your eye. Follow this routine every night.