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We all very well know that Korea is the beauty capital of the world. People from all over the world come here to shop skincare and experience advanced cosmetic procedures. When tested it was learnt that Korean beauty products are 10 decades further from the rest of the world in terms of formulations and effectiveness. Be it any skin concerns all your answers lie in that one bottle of k beauty product. K beauty products are also multi functional and performs varied tasks that would usually take multiple products. This not only saves you hassle of layering product after product and time consumption but also reduces expenses. So now you know why you need Korean products in your skincare let’s move on to guiding you through it
Koreans are very particular , when it comes to skin-care. It is an important part of Korean culture since ages to maintain and take proper care of their skin. There are some steps that are mandatory and common in all k beauty Regime’s while some are added according to one’s skin concerns
Cleansing as we all know is the major step to have healthy skin . Cleanliness is truly next to godliness. So if you want your skin looking godly you need to clean it well. K beauty has introduced the double cleansing method , to ensure that your skin is free of dirt, oil and sebum.
A) oil cleanse
B) foam cleanse
Oil cleansing-This works on the principle of like dissolves like. Oil cleansing gets rid of oil, product and sebum off your face . It dissolves of it opening up pores for the next step.
Foam cleansing- since the pores are now open, foam cleansing helps get rid of dirt, pollution and impurities that cause skin problems
This is the rice foaming cleanser from the face shop. I personally really like this product . It clenses and brightens skin without stripping it off its moisture
The next step of cleansing is exfoliation. Koreans exfoliate their skin on a daily basis. However daily exfoliation can be a skincare Hazzard if done wrong. Exfoliators in western markets are mostly physical , which damage and irritate your skin . Koreans usually use a mild exfoliator or a chemical exfoliator to get rid of everyday dead skin. Mild exfoliators are usually cellulose based which act up on your skin when massaged into it. It feels like cooked oatmeal or wet bread. It is very gentle on skin and basically polishes your skin diminishing pores. While chemical cleansing is a bit strong and usually done only once a week to bulldoze dead skin.
This is the smart peeling gel from the face shop. Don’t work it does not peal off your skin. It contains cellulose that gently polishes skin getting rid of dead skin . It also helps in brightening up your skin
Koreans go all down when it comes to face masks. Did you know Korea manufactures more than 75% of total face mask manufacturing in the entire world! Koreans use face masks on a daily basis. However just like exfoliating using a face mask everyday can affect your skin’s moisture barrier. Hence Koreans resort to sheet masks instead of wash off masks. Simply put on a mask for about 30 mins and remove. Pat the remaining serum into your skin by patting. This greatly helps to give your skin that korean brightening and glow!
This is a collagen mask that helps with making your skin plum and giving it a youthful glow
Toner plays a vital role in Korean skincare. Korean toners are way advanced and effective than other toners. Their partial size is 12- 14 times smaller than other toners. This helps it to seep deeper into the skin while others simply work on the surface. Korean toners are also known to be more moisturizing and do not strip skin of natural oils that are essential for healthy skin . While western toners contain a load of alcohol and astringents that strip skin off its moisture contents. Korean toners also are multi functional and do much more than just maintaining pH balance of your skin. They heal , repair , Moisturize and Brighten up skin .
This is the time revolution toner from missah. It’s a great toner and a great dupe for luxury brands. It’s a must try!
This is the miracle product that give Koreans the glow we all want. Essence is a concentrated solution that primarily makes your skin glowup, however it consists various ingredients that help with your skin issues. This is done right after toning your face. This step is essential to get that Korean glow and hydration.
This is a great essence . It’s a clear dupe for the famous SK 2 essence. It has a velvety finish and leaves the skin glowing and young
Serum is the step where Koreans treat and repair skin issues that act up. Now that your skin has got the right hydration and nourishment to glow and repair it is time to treat existing skin problems. Choice of serums is usually on the skin problem your facing. If you are dealing with acne and acne scarring, a salcylic acid serum is for you while ,if you have dull skin a vitamin c serum is your must have.
This is one of the most raved beauty serums of all times. It even featured in the vogue magazine of beauty must haves. It is a unique vitamin c formulation that does not oxidize unlike other vitamin c serums. It’s great for daily use and helps diminish acne scaring a, pigmentation and dull skin over a period of time
Did you know your eye are is 15 times more thinner than the rest of your face! Hence taking good care of your under eyes is very important . Koreans use daily eye creams with spf. This not only nourishes and repairs under eye bags, fine lines and wrinkles but also protects from future damage
With UV-targeting sunscreens making up nearly one fifth of the formulation, this Supergoop product delivers the some of the strongest broad-spectrum protection of any eye cream on the market. Zinc oxide (a physical blocker) and octinoxate (a chemical one) work together to filter UVA and UVB rays, preventing sunburn in the short term and things like age spots and collagen degradation over time. Skin-conditioning glycerin and sunflower seed oil offset any drying effects, and mica adds a bit of a glow.
Moisturizer- This step helps put all things in place. A good moisturizer helps to get all the skincare working while keeping it in place. It ensures that no skincare falls off your face and layering your skincare products remains effective. It also prevents moisture loss from skin and acts as a shield protecting your moisture barrier
ceramide is composed of sphingosine and a fatty acid.Ceramides are found in high concentrations within the cell membrane of eukaryotic cells, since they are component lipids that make up sphingomyelin, one of the major lipids in the lipid bilayer.
This is the rice ceramide moisturizer from the face shop. It greatly helps in moisture retention and repairing moisture barrier.
Face mist- Koreans usually top it all of with some sprays of face mist-. This usually contains pure flower extract that helps to add moisture and plumness to skin.
This is a great tea mist by Innis free. It is a detoxifying mist that consists green tea extracts
Lip balm- it’s just as important to take care of your lips, as important to take care of your skin. Koreans use over night lip masks at night to nourish and plum the skin . In the morning they go for a lip balm with spf to protect it from harmful UV rays
This is a great coca butter formulation for every day use. It is even tiles with spf 15 to prevent skin darkening
While all these steps are done at night to repair and nourish skin, their morning routine is more about protecting skin from the external environment . This starts with topping the above mentioned routine with spf
sunscreen- sunscreen is the holy grail in Korean skincare. In Korea children are not allowed to step out before applying spf. Korean sunscreens as stated are way advanced in formulations and effectiveness. Korean sunscreens do not contain an spf below 40. That’s how important spf is in Korea. Koreans apply loads of sunscreen everyday to protect their skin against harmful UV rays . The sun is considered as skin enemy no 1. It causes skin problems like sun burn , uneven skintone, aging, fine lines and wrinkles, acne etc. Hence it is very important to wear sunscreen everyday of the year. Koreans also reapply sunscreen every 3 hours to maintain effectiveness. This is done either in the form of powders or cushions.
This is the sun milk light weight daily spf sun screen. It is great for every day use and leaves an amazing glow after use!
This is the missha sun milk sunscreen with spf 50 pa ++++ . It’s a great light weight sunscreen that has zero white cast ang gets absorbed in minutes. It’s a chemical sunscreen and looks great under makeup too
So here it is you guys your basic guide to k beauty and k skincare. I hope you loved it and if you did make sure to like , share and subscribe to my blog. I post new blogs everyday .
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