K-Beauty: Learn about Korean Skincare and What Makes Them So Good
We always hear about how Koreans' skin is always glowing with very few imperfections. For that reason, Korean Skincare and Makeup have been very popular for the past years. Read on for simple K-skincare tips and our favorite K-beauty products you can try.
1- Water-Based Cleanser
First of all, Korean's like to avoid cleansers, and instead either use natural water or rice water. (or both for double cleansing) They say, rice water is "a natural moisturizer that helps slow aging, reduce dark circles, fade age spots, and brighten skin". When making rice, let it soak first for about 10-15 minutes, reserve its water into a spray can, and keep it in the fridge. Every night, spray on your face to double cleanse or you can even spray and keep it overnight. If you don't have a spray can, you can just soak a cotton ball in the rice water and apply it to your face. On the other hand, if you prefer a ready-made rice product, check the ones below.
2- The 10-Seconds Rule
If you've already been interested in K-beauty, you probably heard of this already. The 10-seconds rule consists of applying a toner and moisturizer within the 10 seconds following your shower or face cleansing. It's believed that you need to fast lock in your moisture, to protect your skin and avoid skin dehydration. Here's our favorite K-toners and moisturiser.
3- Eye Treatment
You might already know that the skin around your eyes in the thinnest and most sensitive, and it is essential to take care of it during your skin care routine. To reduce puffy eyes and dark circles, Korean's use a double eye serum day and night, they apply a cold eye roller or just an ice cube under the eye for about 2 minutes every morning, and finally they use an eye mask atleast twice a week. Another popular technique is applying an eyegel or eyecreme and then using a microcurrent device to let it absorb the cream and reduce fine lines. For the products, check below.
Finally, everything won't matter if you don't protect your skin from damaging UV rays. No matter if your under the sun or just sitting at home, never forget to apply sunscreen every morning as the final step of your skincare routine. If you're outside and it's sunny, don't hesitate to re-apply during the day.
For the final recommendations, you should gently exfoliate your face around twice a week to remove all dead skins. Moreover, use sheet masks also twice a week to infuse your skin with essences. Keep the mask for around 15 mins to really allow your face to absorb the nutrients and moisture.