Healthy skin and a radiant complexion, who wouldn't want that? Most innovative skincare products in the beauty world have mainly come from Asia in recent years. But you will not make it with only the use of good skincare products. It is also very important that you use the skincare products in a correct order. In short: a skincare routine! With a skincare routine you get the maximum result from your skincare products.
A skincare routine is very popular in Asia, especially in South Korea. And we have to learn from that. The daily skincare routine in South Korea consists of 10 steps. On to healthy skin and radiant complexion with the following 10 steps!
STEP 1: OIL BASED CLEANSER (cleanse)
Your skin has had to wear makeup, remnants of your SPF, dirt (exhaust and dust) and impurities all day and / or night. Therefore, the first step is always cleaning the surface of your skin. An oil-based cleanser is a perfect product for removing make-up, other dirt and impurities. It also ensures that your pores do not get clogged.
STEP 2: WATER BASED CLEANSER (cleanse)
After you have cleansed the surface of your skin, you will now really start cleaning your skin. The second step is to cleanse your skin with a water-based cleanser. This not only removes residual oil and make-up residues, but especially removes impurities. To avoid unnecessary drying out of your skin, these cleansers are extra mild and moisturizing.
This double step in the cleansing is also called double cleansing .
STEP 3: EXFOLIATOR (cleanse)
Exfoliating removes dead skin cells, impurities and flakes. This promotes cell renewal and prevents breakouts. This is an important step if you want to achieve or maintain soft and smooth skin. Don't exfoliate too hard or too often, as this can cause your skin to become irritated. In addition, exfoliation makes your skin more sensitive to the sun. So always make sure you have good sun care (see step 10).
TIP: For soft and smooth skin, exfoliate twice a week is sufficient.
STEP 4: TONER (prep)
After you have cleansed your skin well, you need to restore the pH value of your skin. And hydration is important. For this you use a toner. You also prepare your skin with a toner to better absorb the ingredients that you will use in the next steps of your skincare routine.
STEP 5: ESSENCE (boost)
An essence is a relatively unknown product in the Western beauty market, but this step is the heart of the Korean skincare routine. It is an aqueous product, just like a toner, but unlike a toner, it has many more benefits. An essence moisturizes your skin, supports cell renewal and restores your skin with good and healthy ingredients.
STEP 6: SERUM (boost)
A serum helps you even more to get healthy and radiant skin. The different concentrations help you tackle your skin problems specifically and purposefully such as acne, pigmentation spots, dehydration, wrinkles or large pores.
STEP 7: MASK (boost)
A mask helps your skin absorb and moisturize nourishing ingredients. You can relax for 15-20 minutes. If you use a Sheet Mask it is important not to wash your face immediately after use. Gently massage the remaining serum into your skin until completely absorbed.
TIP: Pamper your skin with a mask at least twice a week.
STEP 8: EYE CARE (care)
The skin around your eyes is thinner, more fragile and dehydrated more quickly than the rest of your face. It therefore needs specific care. You can also have different problems around the eyes than the rest of your skin, such as dark circles and fine lines. An eye care specifically addresses these problems.
STEP 9: MOISTURIZER (care)
Hydration is the number one source of protecting your skin from aging, dryness and environmental aggressors, as well as blemishes and acne. With a moisturizer hydrate and repair your skin, reducing imperfections and irritations. With a moisturizer you also close the ingredients of all steps in your skin, so that they can do their work even better.
TIP: apply your moisturizer to your neck too.
STEP 10: SUN CARE (protect)
The sun is the worst enemy of healthy skin. Sun exposure causes the most wrinkles and pigmentation on your face. Over time, the sun's ultraviolet (UV) light damages the fibers in your skin, also called elastin. Protect your skin every day, even if it is not sunny and you have no wrinkles yet!