It is absolutely no surprise that Korean women have absolutely radiant, clear and translucent skin complexion, and use the most innovative products and techniques to keep them looking that way. Korean women follow a strong routine each day to maintain their absolutely beautiful looks by investing both their time and money. This article will take you through 5 steps/ beauty secrets used by all Korean women to look their astonishingly flawless selves.
Korean women swear by a technique called double cleanse system that involves removal of the entire day’s makeup by using a gentle oil based cleanser that extracts all the sebum and bacteria from the skin and a water-based cleanser to remove sweat etc.
The whole point of using oil is to ensure that your skin doesn’t dry out and lead to a minimal amount of tugging. Also, only oil-based cleansers can extract all the oil-based debris because water-based cleansers cannot mix with oil.
Next, usage of a gentle foaming water-based cleanser helps in removing impurities(such as sweat) that are left behind. You never tug on the skin, only move your fingers in circular motions(if it turns milky, you’re doing it right!)
Essences, which are nourishing liquid concentrate that preps the skin for serum application by bringing water deep into the skin and balancing the pH. It also enhances the skin’s cellular renewal process, leading to a lighter complexion and firm skin. It is used post cleansing and applied directly onto the skin till absorbed by using the heat generated by the hand to allow deeper penetration.
Sun Protection Cream
Koreans maintain their fair skinned complexion by avoiding sun damage at absolutely all costs. Sunscreen products of Korea are available with a UV rating include a PA+ rating(more the number of +s, more the protection from UVA rays). Korean sunscreens are also the best available in the market, with more protection and easier wear.
Sleeping masks are a Korean beauty must-have. It gives the skin a healthy, dewy appearance according to the norm of the Korean society. These contain a variety of ingredients, occasionally weird ingredients like snail mucus(hydrating) for deep skin hydration, firming, brightening and dead skin removal. One of their main ingredients is collagen for skin renewal and tightening. This is a post-cleanse, post-essence and post-serum application, applied right before going to bed. It creates a permeable seal on top of the skin, that allows everything underneath it, to be absorbed.
The sheet mask is usually used in order to address a specific issue of the skin like dullness. There is a vast variety of these available, like brightening sheet mask, hydrating sheet masks, etc. They are cotton based sheets infused with serums and essences meant to address a specific issue. The whole point of using a sheet mask is to ensure that a tight seal is created on the skin and none of the essential ingredients of the mask evaporate off of the skin. Devoid your skin of all makeup, then cleanse and tone it and apply a sheet mask for 20 mins.
Even though this regime might be time-consuming, it is absolutely worth it in the long term, leaving these Korean beauties looking airbrushed and unto 10 years younger.