How to Get Clear White Skin Like Koreans?
Women are in awe of the acne-free and flawless skin of Korean women. Their radiant, smooth, and even-toned complexions are picture perfect.
This time we will try to understand why women in Korea manage to achieve such a healthy-looking complexion with little effort in terms of skincare products or secret dermatological treatments.
Have you ever wondered what Korean women use to make their skin glow and be ageless? If yes then this blog is for you! In these blogs we will talk about the routine that works in protecting your skin from premature aging.
They follow a multi-step regime. An oil cleanse, foam cleanse, exfoliation, ampoule treatment, facial mask, and more. Here is the process
Korean skin care routine
Cleansing is the most essential step in the skincare regime. First, you cleanse your face with an oil-based cleanser and then, after that, you cleanse your face with a water-based cleanser. This is called “double cleansing” and is more efficient than just using one type of cleanser alone.
The first step removes all traces of makeup, oil, and dirt with a liquid cleanser. Then a cleansing oil treatment eliminates bacteria and impurities from the face and neck. Lastly, wash with warm water finishes. This entire process is the pre-cleanse routine.
The second step cleanses the face again. This time with a mild foaming cleanser which is applied in a soft circular motion, using fingertips to avoid rubbing the skin.
After cleansing, Korean women apply a face massage. Facial massages boost blood circulation and give the skin a healthy glow.
Massage your face in the direction of the facial muscles. Start below the cheekbones and use the knuckles of the first two fingers to work your way upwards to the temple. Then massage the sides of the nose, your forehead and the edge of your face.
To finish, use your fingertips to massage your eyes to reduce puffiness.
When massaging, the trick is to press the knuckles and fingers as firmly as possible against the face. The oil keeps the pressure from pulling at your skin.
Exfoliate when needed during the month. It removes the dead skin cells and excess oils on the skin. Concentrate on the t-zone and your cheeks and nose.
Complete the process at least two times a month. For oily skin, exfoliate every week to reduce build-up in your pores.
Exfoliating makes your skin absorbent and ready for toning.
Toners help nourish and replenish the skin and reduce pore size. They are referred to as refreshers because they refresh from within, and reset the skins pH balance.
To keep your skin in its pH sweet spot is a balance. Luckily, toners are uniquely designed to restore pH balance and preserve it.
Koreans were first to use essences or concentrated serums to the skin. Today it continues to be a part of their beauty routine.
An essence is a nourishing liquid packed with nutrients for the skin. They contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin that increase cell turnover and elasticity, revitalizing the skin.
These gorgeous women spray essence on their face and neck for these benefits.
Many choose to use both essence and ampoule treatments. Ampoules contain thick liquid rich in vitamins and minerals. A single drop combats dull skin, dark spots, and sagging skin.
Rice Water Moisturizer
Korean women have washed their faces with rice water for centuries. It's a natural moisturizer that helps brighten the skin, reduce dark circles, and lighten dark spots.
For this treatment let the rice soak in water for 10-15 minutes. Then use the milky water as a pseudo-toner.
Bath Towels in the Bedroom
Winter in Korea is cold and dry. To combat the dry atmosphere, they use humidifiers to hydrate the skin.
If you don't have a humidifier, drench towels in water and hang them to dry in your bedroom. They release moisture into the air, keeping the skin hydrated at night.
Koreans believe the most effective beauty secrets come from Mother Nature and prefer face masks made of natural ingredients. Fermented yeast, green tea, avocado, sea kelp, and snail mucin are products used.
Fermented yeast is a fortified Vitamin B. It helps boost metabolism and maintain healthy skin. Green tea rejuvenates tired skin and maintains a natural glow. Sea kelp and your cheeks and nose. Complete the process at least two times a month. For oily skin, exfoliate every week to reduce build-up in your pores.
Eye Cream/Eye Patch
The next step is to take care of your under-eye skin. The skin around your eyes is delicate and needs extra attention and care. Eye cream/Eye patch are perfect for it, they treat dark circles and smoother the skin.
Eye cream/Eye patch protect and hydrate the under-eye area. They brighten your eyes and make them look young and fresh.
Using your fingertips dab the eye cream/Eye patch gently on the orbital bone area, avoiding the water line. Use it every day, once in the morning and once at night.
Moisturizer or a face oil hydrates the skin by sealing in moisture. It makes your skin supple and soft. Make sure you choose a moisturizer that suits your skin type and use it regularly. It could be a gel, lotion or cream – whatever works best for you. Use a moisturizer every day, once in the morning and once at night. Rub in some moisturizer on your hands and massage it into your skin.
SPF (AM only)
Sunscreen with a good SPF is a must, especially if you are stepping out during the day. It prevents premature aging and protects you from skin cancer.
Sunscreen shields your skin from the harmful UV rays of the skin and protects it from tanning, pigmentation, and dark spots.
Use sunscreen every day in the morning before you go out and make sure it is the final product that you use on your skin to avoid dilution of products and weakening the effect of the SPF.
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