There’s a reason why the world is obsessed with K-Beauty. Their focus on improving the quality of your skin, rather than piling on layers of makeup to cover it up, is what makes it so sought-after. Also, there’s no denying the fact that Korean women have envious skin. So, yeah.
Want that lit-from-within glow you’ve been sporting all over your Insta feed? We’ve got you covered. Scroll down to take a look at four Korean skincare trends that will help you achieve just that.
- 01. Centella Asiatica, the antioxidant to look for
- 02. Cream skin
- 03. Jelly skin
- 04. Boost skin immunity
01. Centella Asiatica, the antioxidant to look for
The incredible popularity of K-beauty can be attributed to one major aspect — the ingredients. The constant innovation, combined with the surety of results is what makes Korean skincare so desirable. While we have already spoken about glow-inducing ingredients like snail mucin and rice water in the past, the one ingredient that is on everyone’s checklist right now is Centella Asiatica. A potent antioxidant, this ingredient is being coveted for its radiance-boosting properties, especially for people with dry, sensitive or acne-prone skin.
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02. Cream skin
A direct result of the minimal skincare trend, cream skin calls for replacing your cleanser with a cleansing/micellar water and immediately following it up with a lightweight, watery face lotion. As soon as the lotion is absorbed, you can follow it up with the rest of your routine — serum, moisturiser, SPF and even makeup. The result is intensely hydrated skin that stays creamy soft for so long that you wouldn't want to go back to a lotion-less routine!
03. Jelly skin
This is yet another trend that focuses on changing the appearance of your skin with a single product. This trend works to improve the elasticity of your skin, maintain plumpness and sleekness throughout the day. It does so with a simple product you are already aware of — the toner. The trick lies in how you use it. Spritz some toner on a damp face, within 10 seconds of cleansing your face. This helps shut your pores and lock in moisture for jelly-like, glowing skin.
BB picks: Lakme Absolute Pore Fix Toner
04. Boost skin immunity
Intensely hydrated and moisturised skin means that you are strengthening your skin’s lipid barrier and making it immune to external aggressors like UV damage and pollution. This is where ingredients come in as well. Trendy ingredients like vitamin C, ginger, AHAs and ceramides, are all worthy of a permanent spot in your routine. '
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