In our last post, we wrote about tried and tested Korean beauty secrets that can help you to achieve the best skin for you
Here is part 2 of our 4-part series on 15 Effective Korean Beauty Secrets.
6. Use Essence Religiously
Essence is an important step in Korean skincare. In fact, many people think that this is the most effective thing you can do for your skin. According to Allremedies:
“After the cleansing regime, using an essence is vital for you to get a beautiful skin. Essence is an essential nourishing liquid extract that can aid in the cellular renewal process of the skin. Especially, when you eat pizza, wine, fast foods and artichokes for a whole week, essence and toner are the biggest savers for your dull and pimple-suffered skin. If you ask any women living in Seoul, they can tell you that toner and essence are essential parts of the skin care routine. If essence is added to your skincare regimen, it can give you flawless, bright and gorgeous skin. Applying the essence has more benefits than applying other skin care products. This is because the essence works on a cellular level. If the essence is a concentrated formula, it can help to relieve fine lines, wrinkles, dull skin and uneven skin tone. There are a plenty of active ingredients contained in the typical Korean essence. Regular use of the essence can give you a brighter and smoother skin. Essence is a great way to revitalize your skin from inside and make your skin look more youthful and radiant. It is a lot of wastage with the watery consistency. Therefore, Korean women do not soak the essence through the cotton pads. They often put the essence into a spraying bottle and then spray it directly onto their skin. Spraying this essence can also help to firm up your skin in order to give it a clear complexion and a sculpted look. Korean women often spray the essence on their face and tap it onto their face to assist in faster absorption.You may experience a variety of essence consistencies, from the gel to the liquid.”
7. Use Liquid or Gel Based Eyecream
The eye area is very delicate and thus requires special care. In Korea, people believe that keeping this area very moisturized by tapping on eye cream before sleeping. This is believed to prevent dark, circles, wrinkles and puffiness. Furthermore, an eye cream should be utilized before applying makeup. Goss makeup artist states : “Because gel and water-based formulas leave skin quenched and matte without the potential cakiness of a cream product, they serve up double the goods by acting as a moisturizer and an eye primer”.
This step also makes makeup glide more easily on. 8. Exfoliate Twice A Week
When you use skincare products, the efficacy of the product can be effected if there’s still a lot of dead skin. Simply put, to be effective, skin needs to be clean and fresh. “Cleansing and exfoliating help remove the impurities from the skin and unclog the pores for a smooth and refreshed skin. An exfoliator removes the dead skin cells collected on the surface of the skin. However, scrubbing the entire face every day is not recommended. Try to focus on the areas that really need it, such as cheeks and the blackheads on the nose.”
9. Sheet Masks
Sheet masks are a staple in the Korean skincare regimen due to its many kinds. They can moisturize, hydrate, exfoliate and address most skin problems. To increase penetration of sheet masks, they can be used in the gym or sauna. “But there’s one hack you likely haven’t adopted when it comes to your sheet mask. To get optimal results, everyone in Korea brings their sheet mask with them to the steam room at their gym or spa, and pops it on once their pores have had a chance to open up, says Kim. “ (Shape Magazine)
For more Korean beauty secrets, stay tuned for part 3 of this series.
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