Maintaining moisture in your skin is the ultimate way to keep your skin looking youthful. Hydration is everything. The Koreans, long known for their beautiful skin, have known this for generations. We are just catching up.
While there are many steps, it only adds a couple of minutes to your skin care routine and the reward of supply, hydrated, plump skin is worth it!
The most important difference is the addition of a toner and the number of moisturizing and hydrating steps you will take each day. Instead of your basis cleanse-hydrate routine, you will add several additional hydrating steps.
Below is a guide to your new beauty routine incorporating the Korean proven practices for youthful, hydrated skin.
You can use whatever brand of products you love!
Daily Morning Routine
Foaming or Gel Cleanser: No need to do a double cleanse in the morning. Just one good wash with your preferred foaming or gel cleanser to prep your skin for the hydration coming it’s way.
Toner: Toner is a must as it absorbs into your skin faster than moisturizers and it preps your skin to absorb the rest of your products more efficiently.
Eye Cream: Pat your favorite eye cream around each of your eyes by following the circular bone area above and below.
Serum: Serums such as vitamin C, antioxidants and peptides are next. You can use all or choose just one.
Moisturizer: Apply your daily moisturizer to seal in the products above.
SPF: Apply a layer of SPF rain or shine to protect your skin.
Daily Evening Routine
Oil or Cream Cleanse: The first cleanse done with oil or cream, removes the spf and anything sitting on top of your skin.
Foaming or Gel Cleanser: The second cleanse washes away everything else that is remaining on the skin. This will provide a clean pallet and allow your skin to soak up the toner.
Toner: Same as above.
Eye Cream: Same as above.
Serums: Same as above.
Oils: Use a hydrating or calming oil before applying your moisturizer. The moisturizer will seal in the hydrating oils. (optional for extra hydration)
Moisturizer: Same as above.
Twice a week take the time to exfoliate your skin with a gentle scrub or enzyme and apply a mask. Do these add ons after you cleanse, before your tone, and finish with additional hydrating steps in the evening to get that glow from within!
Now that is taking your skincare to another level! Be Extra when it comes to taking care of your skin. Its a form a self-love and thats a practice we should all be better at!