We all know how Korean products most especially the BB cream takes the world by storm. Nowadays, you can see numerous Korean beauty products, Korean boutiques, Korean Online boutiques and of course, Korean themselves roaming around Manila and nearby areas.
When I'm still studying at LPU, I saw lot of Korean students. I dunno if they were exchange students or what. , I can't help but turn head whenever I see them not because they were 'strangers' but because I admire their skin. Swear! I really envy their radiant and flawless skin! and how I wish mine was the same. Honestly, I am intrigued on how they take good care of their skin. So I made a 'lil research and voila! I found a lot! ahaha!
Among the articles I've read, this is the best article I liked. i find it very informative and concise.
This article is from K-popped.com .
Korean and Japanese women are known to follow a 5-step skin routine.The 5-Step Skin Care Routine is Korean women’s biggest beauty secret to flawless skin.
Thoroughly cleanse your skin with and before going to sleep. Never ever go to sleep with your makeup still on!
Have you heard of Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil . It removes all traces of makeup gently yet effectively as well as other types of pore clogging dirt while maintaining skin’s natural sebum levels ? It is a washable oil that is emulsified with water to quickly remove all makeup, grease and dirt. One very famous brand is the
A facial massage improves blood circulation and is a great stress reliever!
Incorporate a facial massage into your beauty regime at least 2 – 3 times a week for visible results. A word of caution for those with acne or oily skin, massaging will agitate the oil glands and increase oil secretion. So refrain from massaging.
.Facial masks should be applied 1 – 2 times a week, after cleansing and preferably at night.
Some might think that toners are useless. But toners actually remove dead skin cells and residue from cleansers. Choose a toner that is suitable for your skin type.
Essence or serums are very light, liquid concentrated treatments to correct skin problems. Essence is easier absorbed and penetrates deep into your skin, better than regular moisturizers.
Choose a moisturizer suitable for your skin and use it diligently.
Whoa! It looks too much ,Isn't it? But hey! Look how beautiful their skin is. I can see just a 'lil difference on their routine and mine. I am not fond of using cleansing oils, I use other make up remover. Also, I can't afford to buy and use serums, they're so expensive. I tried essences before, I saw good results so I guess I'll stick to it. I exfoliate my face using facial scrubs, so I think it's almost the same with facial massage hahaha. (I still massage my face while scrubbing!). I have no issues with facial masks. I use clarifying mask or moisturizing mask once a week. Toning and moisturizing is on my list.
Aside from the routine mentioned above, here are some tips I read about Korean Skin Care.
The palms of your hands will cover your eyes perfectly. When your eyes are tired or stressed, just press the palms of your hands to your eye sockets, applying gentle pressure. That itself is a great massage for your eye area. Go ahead, try it!
Now you see, it's not that easy to achieve radiant and beautiful skin. Let's face it, if you really want to have good skin, you need MONEY - a lot of it! Why? because not all skin care product suits you. It takes a long time for you to find your HG cleanser, toner, moisturizer and others. Aside from that, we know that most of the 'BEST' products are ranging from quite-expensive to super-duper-expensive. I am not sure if you want to try Revive Intensite Volumizing Serum worth P25,000! I'll salute you if you would. The second thing you must do to achieve a beautiful skin is to be responsible enough to take good care of your own skin. Stop being lazy for Venus' sake! Avoid going to bed with your make up on. Last thing you need is consistency. If you swear to stick with this routine, do it! Never cheat and never use short cuts. Ya'll know what I'm saying.
For those who want to try this Korean Skin care routine, keep in touch with us okay? Share with us the products you use and of course, your experience!