Skin Care: ‘Hallyu wave’, as the Korean wave is called is just not about the K Pop or K Drama’s, its also about the Korean Skin Care products. Apparently Korean Skin Care regime and their products are the best. Many experts believe that Korean regime suits for the winter as the best care for skin.
Koreans have a flawless skin, how do they get that? Is it genetic, the answer is No and Yes – reason behind just flawless skin is just not genetic but also their regieme. So we bring you all the things you need to know about the popular Korean Skin care regime – they actually pay a lot of attention to their skin care regime, use the right products, eat a well-balanced diet and adopt a lot of traditional methods to keep their skin radiating, glowing & younger looking.
We love taking steam or steamy showers during winters, but do you know while you are taking a steamy shower a very simple step can improve your skin. When we are enjoying our hot showers the pores of our skin open and a gentle face & neck massage with an oil-based cleanser can make your skin healthier. Massage your face & neck in circular motion for about 6-7 minutes to get natural dewy skin.
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During winters since our skin gets dry and patchy a lot, the number of dead cells increase leading to dull skin. Further in this season, we tend to apply layers of moisturizing products which can clog our pores. The best way to get rid of dead cells and de clog pores is to double cleanse. Keep the first step the same all year round by using a gentle makeup remover, such as a micellar water. However, for the winter months, consider using something rich and soothing for the second cleanse, such as a balm. Crucially, avoid cleansers that include ingredients like alcohol and sodium lauryl-sulphate (aka soap), as these dry out the skin.
Koreans love their cup of tea and not just for its taste but for umpteen skin and health benefits. These beauty teas include ginseng tea, roasted barley tea and green tea to name a few. They are rich in antioxidants and fight acne and other pesky skin issues which help them to have clear and radiant skin as ever.
We all know where face sheet masks came from. These face sheets have extra moisturizers in them and deeply nourishes the skin. Go for a sheet mask with hyaluronic acid to boost the moisture levels in your skin, as well as other hydrating ingredients such as glycerin.
Koreans have taken exfoliation a step further and thus flaunt better skin than most of us. A quick and effective skincare hack that they swear by is to use a soft cloth dipped in warm water to scrub their face. This is gentle on skin and gets the job done just fine. It gets the dirt and oil on the nubby cloth and makes your skin clearer and brighter in minutes.
Layering up serums, ampoules and essences is the heart of the Korean regime. This allows you to tailor the regime to suit your skin. When winter arrives, it is worth updating the products you use. With wind and cold aggravating your skin outdoors and central heating taking its toll indoors, your skin is likely to be drier and more sensitive than in summer. Look for products containing hyaluronic acid. Other ingredients to look out for are vitamin E, natural extracts like liquorice and witch hazel, and lipids to help restore your skin’s barrier function. It’s best to avoid fragrances if you have particularly sensitive skin.
You would have noticed that Koreans hardly have pigmented skin because sunscreens are their best friend, they don’t put away their sunscreens as soon as the sun goes down. Keeping sunscreen as an essential part of your Korean skincare routine is kind of mandatory, no matter if you are outdoors or indoors.
Eye creams are one of those skincare products you didn’t know you needed, but now can’t live without.
During winter, our skin tends to look a bit duller, and fine lines, dark circles and puffiness only add to this. To combat it, turn to eye creams and serums! They’re magical, concentrated products with active ingredients that’ll transform your under-eye area.