Top Korean Beauty Remedies For Perfect Skin. Having the perfect skin or skin without blemishes is everybody’s wish. As we all know, great skin is not simply a matter of genetics, it takes work and consistency as with most things in life.
Skincare is a very important topic in our daily lives; whatever our schedules are, caring for our skin should be a priority.
Being a major Kpop fan, I’ve come to admire the work Koreans put in caring for their skin. Skin clinics are almost on every street where you can get inexpensive facial massage. But seeing that most of us don’t live in South Korea, the same techniques can be applied where ever you are.
Here is what you can do at home to acquire that ‘perfect’ Korean skin.
Cleansing — Washing your face
Based on several Korean skin care regimens I’ve come across washing your face is always number one. According to Dermatologist Dr. Carlos Charles, washing your face is the most basic and essential step in caring for one’s skin. In cleansing your face always wash your face with warm water, if the water is too hot, it may dry out your skin so be careful.
Use a clean towel to pat the skin dry after cleansing.
In selecting a cleanser to wash your face, you should always choose one that does not irritates and leave your face dry. This high rated cleansing balm removes makeup, dirt, and oil like a charm.
Unlike many other cleansers that dry skin out, this one will leave your face smooth and soft. It contains botanical ingredients that include vitamin C and vitamin E.
Moisturization- Hydrating Your Skin
When asked about her blemish-free skin Korean model Hoyeon Jung responded:
“ ‘Skin first, makeup second!’ is what my mom has always told me, so I stick to basic [moisturizing] and only use a cleanser when I wear makeup, otherwise I’ll just use water.”
Moisturization is very important in caring for one’s skin. The use of a good moisturizer is also an important factor in helping the skin maintain a proper level of hydration. Dehydrated skin looks and feels rough, wrinkled and aged. As noted by Dr. Lela Lankerani moisturization helps manage PH levels of the skin; enabling sufficient water and product retention.
An inexpensive moisturizing cream that Koreans use is the Mizon’s All In One Snail Repair Cream.
This cream repairs, moisturizes and hydrates the skin each time it is applied. It also helps to fade acne scars and diminish hyper-pigmentation.
SunScreen- Protecting Your Skin
I know it may be a hassle to apply sunscreen every single time you are going out in the sun, but guess what? It is very important.
Sunscreen is an effective protective agent against damage from the sun’s powerful rays for all ages, genders, and skin types.
According to Florida Dermatology and Skin Care Cancer Center, sunscreen protects your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, which come in two forms – UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays are most commonly associated with skin aging; these beams cause fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots that make skin look prematurely older.
UVA rays have the ability to pass through glass, meaning your skin is exposed to them while you are driving and standing or sitting in front of windows with the blinds open.
Both UVA and UVB rays are carcinogens (cancer-causing), which is why you should invest in a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection against both types.
Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk is the cornerstone of any beauty routine and is an example of how Koreans maintain their perfect skin. It’s hydrating, lightweight, and non-clogging, so it doesn’t cause breakouts, and it’s got a high SPF of 50+, which is suitable for even the sunniest of days.
Face-Massage- Increasing Blood Flow
Facial massage is an essential part of good skin care. By increasing blood circulation and oxygen flow to the facial muscles and skin, the face is less likely to fall into deep wrinkles or show signs of physical and/or emotional stress.
If you are a fan of Korean dramas you will see where actors and actresses use rollers to massage their faces.
This inexpensive Bial Facial Massager can be found on Amazon. The massager enhances your jawline and improves blood flow after constantly rolling it on your face.
According to Laura Smith, facial massage also encourages the development of collagen. Collagen is the support system that keeps the skin firm, supple and elastic.
Please note if you do not have a tool to massage your face, you can simply use your ‘good old fingers’.
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