We are sure that even if you are not a skin care enthusiast, you must have heard of Korean glass skin. The smooth, flawless texture with almost no spots or marks, defying normal human skin is what this particular Korean beauty routine promises.
While we can’t promise skin that appears to reflect backlighting, here are seven steps, compiled by Pink villa, to treat most of your skin problems.
1. Double cleaning
Korean beauty treatments begin with cleansing your face. Double cleansing removes all dirt and oil residue from your face, allowing it to breathe fresh. First, cleanse your face with an oil-based cleanser that breaks down makeup and other impurities stuck to the surface. Then use a water-based foaming cleanser that wakes up your skin and leaves it feeling refreshed.
Rub and cleanse your face to remove blackheads and also to give it a gentle massage to promote healthy blood circulation around your face. This step also removes excess sebum left in your pores and improves inflammation caused by acne.
Toners help balance your skin’s pH levels, starting with the repair and protection process. Most people complain that tonics dehydrate and dry out the skin. Well, that’s what toners with more alcohol do. Choose your product wisely and trust the process.
It is a key step in the Korean beauty routine. The essence strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier and improves its resilience. It hydrates your skin, giving it more clarity and transparency.
Vitamin C serums, in particular, help in the formation of collagen, thus improving your skin by making it firmer and younger. The serums treat common issues like dark circles, uneven skin tones and pigmentation and also help fade dark spots and sun spots.
Either way, never fail to hydrate your skin. It makes the skin smoother, plumped and helps reduce the early appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It soothes the skin and gives it a glass shine.
Top it off with a layer of SPF to protect your skin from the harmful radiation emitted by the sun which can speed up the aging of your skin and make it appear saggy. Sunscreen is clinically proven to even out skin tone, minimize pores, and improve texture.
Besides these seven steps, cloth masks and a green diet are also very important to achieve better skin. Stay hydrated and take less stress to make sure he stays happy and glowing.