Steps to Clean Skin: Recommended by Korea

By: Jovillene Datu

Skin care is very important to a human’s daily routine, and without it, terrible breakouts and lifelong skin diseases may occur such as rosacea, eczema, and even skin cancer. Depending on how you treat your skin now, it can influence your appearance as you age. That’s why it is important to maintain not only a good skin care routine that fits your skin type, but a balanced diet as well. Studies have shown on ‘Samshealth.org,’ that nutrients affect the dryness, thinning, and wrinkling of your skin. Healthy vitamins and minerals can provide antioxidants that eliminate these unwanted factors, being not only good for your skin, but also your body as a whole.

Asia has been the heart and soul of perfect skin, from what critics say. Korea specifically is well-known for their beauty products and skincare lines. Through multiple generations, Koreans only use natural and harsh-free ingredients creating clear, glowy, and natural-looking skin. Their skincare line eventually became international, and influenced many other countries through social media.

1. Oil based cleanser

To achieve clear skin, you must start with an oil based cleanser to remove makeup. By doing this, the oil breaks down your makeup resido, but keeps the skin’s natural pH balance. According to ‘huffpost.com’ “essential oils are naturally antibacterial,” these oils contain, “antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients that also improve the texture and appearance of skin.”

 Products should contain: Macadamia Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Grape Seed Oil.

2. Water based cleanser

A water based cleanser helps remove water based impurities such as sweat and dirt. 

Products should contain: Rice Extract, Pearl Extract, and Green tea

3. Exfoliator 

Exfoliator removes dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. Our skin cells shed every 30 days, so using an exfoliator provides room for new cells to form.

Products should contain: Black sugar, Lactic Acid, and Salicylic Acid.

4. Toner

Toner can remove traces of dirt and impurities stuck in your pores. It can also fix discoloration in skin and eliminate hard to get pimples

Products should contain: Aloe, Citric Acid, and Lorice.

5. Essence

After removing the impurities, it’s now time to focus on hydrating the skin. This is where essence comes to play, by hydrating, protecting, and boating the health of your skin.

Products should contain: Yeast Bruce Juice, Hyaluronic Acid, and Rice Extract.

6. Treatments

Treatments such as serums and boosters target specific skin concerns such as acne, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines. 

Products should contain:  Soybeans, Tea Tree, and Vitamin C.

7. Sheet mask

Wearing a sheet mask is optional, but recommended. Using a sheet mask helps your face fully absorb moisture and nutrients your skin needs.

Products should contain: Cucumber, Green Tea, and Rose.

8. Eye cream

Eye cream is very important to those who have dark circles or eyebags. It helps hydrate and reduces the puffiness of dark circles. 

Products should contain: Honey, Ginseng, and Lily. 

9. Moisturizer

Moisturizer can come in many different forms such as lotion, gel, and cream. Even if you have oily skin it’s still important to hydrate the skin with moisturizer, preventing any breakouts.

Products should contain: Green tea, Snail mucin, and Hyaluronic acid.

10. Sunscreen

The last step is Sunscreen. You should only wear sunscreen during the day and re-apply every 5 hours. Sunscreen prevents premature aging and even skin cancer.

Products should include: Titanium dioxide and Zinc oxide.

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