Bhagyashree Thingalaya, Mumbai, Maharashtra
The morning routine is all about protection from the sun, pollution and the elements that can cause serious harm to our skin and make it dull and tiring! From essences to sheet masks, Korean beauty products and trends are taking over the beauty market. Everyone is talking about the routine that is popular among the skin-centric women of South Korea. As a skin–fanatic myself, I would like to share 7-steps Korean beauty products that can be used on daily basis!
In the morning, start by splashing your face with warm water or, if you must, wash with a gentle face cleanser designed for your skin type. However, most of the cleanser comes for all skin types’ benefit!
Most people choose to skip toners, partly because there’s a lingering assumption that most toners are harsh and irritate the skin. Fortunately, that’s not the case anymore. While they don’t physically “shrink” pores, the new breed of toners can serve multiple purposes. They act as a delivery system for antioxidants, vitamin B derivatives and even toning acids. Additionally, each type of toner is intended for a different skin issue, so it’s important to use the right kind for your skin concern.
Serums are super-concentrated, nutrient-dense treatments that address specific concerns, so it’s better to keep them as close to the skin as possible. There are various serums available in the market today, but for daytime, many skin specialist recommend antioxidant serums, which provide a variety of benefits—from blunting your skin’s inflammatory response, to neutralizing damage from UV rays and environmental pollutants.
It’s vital to apply an eye cream at least every night—if not twice a day—starting in your 20s. It’s about maintaining the health and thickness of the eyelid skin. Improving the skin quality in this area early on ensures that the eyelid skin does not easily lose laxity and its smooth appearance later on.
As acne spot treatments differ in active ingredients, check your product packaging or consult your dermatologist for the best way to apply it. Prescription-strength benzoyl peroxide, a common acne spot treatment ingredient, has a one-to three-hour working time. Remember that acne spot treatments can dry out your skin, so always apply only on spots where you need it.
Yes, everyone needs a moisturizer, even if you have oily skin. Most experts recommend that the best time to apply a moisturizer is while the skin is still damp, so the sooner you go through applying your serum and treatment, the sooner you’re able to lock in much-needed hydration with your moisturizer.
If you’re using an acne spot treatment, you may want to skip those areas when applying your moisturizer to make sure the ingredients in it won’t interfere with the active ingredients in your spot treatment.
Sunscreen should be the last step in your daytime skin care routine if you’re using a physical or mineral sunscreen, which works by physically blocking UV rays. This step becomes tricky when you’re using a chemical sunscreen. If you apply your chemical sunscreen before your moisturizer, your moisturizer will not work as well either, because the skin is coated with chemical sunscreen.
One must definitely follow these 7 steps on daily basis to get flawless, blemish free and everlasting glow on your skin! What are your daily essential skincare products? Tell us in the comments!
Watch this video to understand more about the Skincare routine: