Complete skincare routine with Korean skincare
Korean Skincare has become a hype! Suddenly we all want that glowy glass skin! The hype that has blown over from South Korea is not hype there, but routine. This beauty method, an age-old tradition actually, originated from the priority of having healthy, hydrated skin with products that are as natural as possible instead of covering it with layers of make-up. Well... make me skin like that too! But how and what do I need? I have listed the steps for you. And if you use the right products that match what your skin needs, you will soon be radiant with a glowy 'woke up like this' skin!
Complete skincare routine with Korean skincare
It does take up some of your time, though! But then you have something! So...LET'S GO!
Steps 1, 2 and 3 are all about cleaning.
Step 1: Oil-Based Cleanser
Start your routine with an oil cleanser to remove makeup and dirt from your face.
Oil-based cleaners are less irritating than regular cleaners. They gently break down oil-based makeup, sunscreen, and other grime.
Step 2: Clean One More Time! But now with a water-based cleanser
After you've cleaned your skin with an oil cleanser, we'll do it again with a foaming/aqueous cleanser . This in turn removes accumulated sweat, impurities and other residual dirt.
Step 3: Exfoliate
Exfoliating /gentle scrub helps to remove dead skin cells and dirt that build up on your skin and clog pores. If you do this regularly, it will make your skin smoother, your complexion more even and you will regain your natural glow.
After cleansing, you will prepare your skin for the personalized products that address your specific skin problems so that they can be optimally absorbed.
Step 4: Toner
A toner balances the pH level of your skin after cleansing. Choose a toner that is suitable for your skin type and preferably without alcohol. This can leave your skin feeling dry and tight.
Step 5: The Eyes
We will tackle these separately, because the skin around your eyes is thinner and more sensitive. And we don't want to surround these eye-catchers with wrinkles, dark circles and crow's feet! We therefore want to prevent or reduce them with an eye cream .
Then we come to steps 6, 7 and 8, which are all about the problem-oriented approach. The use of concentrated products that focus on treating skin problems such as acne, dryness, dullness, pigmentation, wrinkles, etc.
Step 6: Essence
This is perhaps the most important! The middle ground between a serum and a toner. An essence is more watery than a serum, but more concentrated than most toners. Super moisturizing, calming, healing and accelerates cell renewal. So indispensable!
Step 7: Serum, the treatment
After previous steps, your skin is now clean and ready to absorb the targeted ingredients effectively. A facial serum is a slightly concentrated and heavier version of an essence. It contains active ingredients to target specific skin problems such as wrinkles, pigmentation and dark spots.
This step in the Korean routine is also meant to improve the overall health of your skin.
Step 8: Face Mask
Relax during this time-consuming routine ;-). There are different masks and as with every step, here you look again at what your skin needs and which type of mask your skin needs at that moment.
You have sheet masks, popular in Korean skin care. This is a kind of sheet with holes for your eyes and mouth in it and are infused with ampoules and essences.
Sleeping masks provide intense nutrition and hydration while you work on your night's sleep. Win win! In the morning you rinse off the leftovers.
My favorite: the peel off masks. These are used to remove dead skin cells, clogged pores and dirt. Effective for oily skin.
And then you have the rinse masks. These soothe, soften, firm or moisturize the skin.
Step 9: Moisturizer
A moisturizer is a hydrating product to seal in the products you've applied and how they work so it can all soak in.
If you have oily skin, use a light moisturizing lotion. If you have dry skin, use a moisturizing cream to prevent your skin from feeling irritated and to keep it supple.
Step 10: SPF
Last but not least...protection! SPF protects your skin from harmful UV rays. Because an excess of this radiation causes premature aging of the skin and then we want to prevent it of course! So you do this before you start your day :-).
Before you go to sleep, you can apply a spot treatment or sleeping pack for this step. Because your body repairs cells during your sleep, this is the ideal time to get the most out of the products from a spot treatment.
Aaaand that's a wrap!
Take this one with you! In the Korean skincare routine, moisturizing products that ultimately restore the skin barrier are central. This ensures that your skin retains enough moisture and that as few disruptive substances as possible enter your skin. And that keeps our skin young and radiant for as long as possible!
Listen carefully to your skin's needs and personalize your routine with products you need!