K-beauty is one of the best things to have happened to skincare buffs. Other than using ingredients like rice water and green tea, Korean women also pay special attention to application techniques. Because, what’s the point of using a product when you are not using it right.
If you think the secret behind Korean women’s flawless skin is their elaborate skincare routine, you are partly right. However, when you don’t have the time or the budget for multi-step processes, learning a few application techniques can do the trick.
Here are five product application hacks that will change your skin game and leave you with flawless and glowing skin.
- Cleanse skin for a minute
- Avoid using towel
- Use facial mist instead of toners
- Pat your skincare products
- Massage your face
Cleanse skin for a minute
Yes, you might be thoroughly cleansing or even double cleansing your skin but are you doing it right? When cleansing your skin it is important to gently massage your cleanser for one full minute in upwards motion. This increases blood circulation to the face and gives your skin a radiant glow. While rinsing, instead of rubbing your face, splash water to get rid of the residue.
Avoid using towel
You may be tempted to reach for the towel or tissue as soon as you wash your face, here is an advice – don’t! Towels or even tissues can cause unnecessary friction and irritation on your skin. Instead, just wipe your face with your fingers to remove excess water and allow it to air dry. Apply the rest of your skincare products while your skin is still a little damp, this ensures better absorption.
Use facial mist instead of toners
Toners help balance the pH levels of your skin and make your skin feels refreshed. However, Koreans believe a facial mist works better as it is more hydrating and is usually made using naturally hydrating ingredients such as rose, watermelon, cucumber etc. After spritzing the face mist, gently tap your face for better absorption.
Pat your skincare products
You may have been rubbing your skincare products in circular motions all over your face. However the more gentle you are with skincare application techniques, the better these products will work. Gently press your skincare serum on your skin and pat the product lightly using your fingertips to gain maximum benefits.
Massage your face
Massage creams are an essential part of a Korean woman’s daily skincare routine. Using your knuckles or fingertips to massage the muscles and tissues under your skin improves blood circulation and gets the oxygen flowing throughout your face. Massaging your face daily also helps firm up and tone the skin to fight premature ageing.