We are sure that even if you aren’t a skincare enthusiast, you must have heard about Korean glass skin. The flawless smooth texture with almost no spots or marks, defying normal human skin, is what this particular Korean beauty routine promises.
Though we can’t promise skin that looks like it is reflecting backlight, here are seven steps, as compiled by Pinkvilla, to address most of your skin issues.
1. Double cleanse
Korean beauty skincare starts with cleansing your face. Double cleansing removes all the dirt and oil residue from your face, allowing it to breathe fresh. First, clean your face with an oil-based cleanser that breaks down the makeup and other impurities sticking to the surface. Then use a water-based foaming cleanser that wakes up your skin and leaves it with a refreshed feeling.
Scrub and clean 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 oils left in your pores and improves inflammation caused by acne.
Toners help in balancing the pH levels of your skin, beginning with the repairing and protecting process. Most people complain that toners dehydrate and make the skin dry. Well, that's what toners with more alcohol content do. Choose your product wisely and trust the process.
This is a key step of the Korean beauty routine. Essence strengthens the skin's moisture barrier and improves its resilience. It hydrates your skin, giving more clarity and transparency to it.
Vitamin C serums, in particular, help in the formation of collagen, ultimately improving your skin by making it firmer and younger. Serums address common issues such as dark circles, uneven skin tones and pigmentation and also help in fading dark spots and sunspots.
No matter what, never miss moisturising your skin. It makes the skin smoother, plumper and helps to reduce the early appearance of lines and wrinkles. It soothes the skin and gives it a glass-like glow.
Top all of this off with a layer of SPF to protect your skin from the harmful radiation released by the sun which can make your skin age faster and look saggy. Sunscreen is clinically proven to even out skin tone, minimise pores and improve texture.
Apart from these seven steps, sheet masks and a green diet are also very much important in achieving better skin. Keep yourself hydrated and take less stress to make sure it remains happy and glowing.
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