Korean facial treatment is a whole beauty philosophy, a lifestyle that helps girls around the world look irresistible. At first glance, the system looks complicated and confusing. In this article we will talk about the rules and steps of Asian care, will introduce you to effective and popular means and teach you how to choose cosmetics that are right for you.
The main stages of care
The multi-stage system requires patience from the girl and enough free time, which she will devote daily to her face, morning and evening. The implementation of these rules, taking into account all the nuances, will allow to achieve almost perfect skin.
Koreans propose to divide this item into 4 stages. It is important to follow the ritual not only in the evening, washing off cosmetics, but also in the morning, because at night the dermis secretes fat and is in contact with bacteria on the pillow.
Remuver – a special tool that removes makeup from the eyes, eyebrows and lips. With it, you clean your face from lipstick, mascara, eyeliner. This is the only stage of care, which as a last resort can be neglected in the morning, because we do not use cosmetics for the night. Remmovers, as a rule, have the consistency of water, in which the particles are attracted, which attracts cosmetics, dirt and dust. They are also enriched with extracts of medicinal plants, which provide additional gentle care, tone up the skin and fight against various inflammations. We recommend to pay attention to:
Healing Tea Garden Cleansing Water by The Saem;
Pro Clean Smoky Lip and Eye Remover by Tony Moly;
Aloe Water Eye and Lip Remover from Skin Food;
Apple Seed Lip & Eye Remover and Blueberry Rebalancing Cleansing Water by Innisfree;
Ottie Lip and Eye Make-Up Remover.
The unique oil developed by Asian cosmetic companies has no analogues in other parts of the world. Makeup contains fats that allow it to last longer on the skin, ensuring the stability of the makeup. During the day, the dermis produces lard. It mixes with dirt and makeup, closes the pores, not allowing the skin to breathe. To remove these particles of sebum, not enough conventional makeup remover. Hydrophilic oil as a magnet attracts fatty particles, cleansing the pores. It leaves no film. Reacting with warm water, the tool turns into a weightless foam, which is easily removed from the epidermis. Together with the foam takes away all the remnants of makeup that did not succumb to the remover. A disk dipped in oil performs a massage of the dermis, thereby stimulating blood circulation and increasing the supply of oxygen to the epidermis cells. It invigorates the dermis, evens out its tone and a fresh, rested look will come to the face. These are additional bonuses of using hydrophilic oil. Perfectly proven:
Lemon Sparkling Cleansing Oil by Secret Key;
Floria Nutra-Energy Cleansing Oil by Tony Moly;
Essential Cleansing Oil by Skin House;
Green Tea Calming Cleansing Oil from It’s Skin;
Soda Pore BB Deep Cleansing Oil by Holika Holika.
After the makeup is removed with hydrophilic oil and a remuver, you can proceed to the scum and gels. They will wash away sweat and dirt. Water based products slightly dry and tighten the skin, as they contain too active ingredients that penetrate deep into the epidermis. If you have a dry dermis, choose a gentle skin with oils in the composition that provide additional nutrition. Fatty-skinned girls can use any Korean lotion for washing. The best reviews received:
Aloe Cleansing Foam by Holika Holika;
Baking Powder BB Deep Cleansing Foam by Etude House;
Snail Repairing Foam Cleanser by Mizon;
24K Gold Snail Cleansing Foam by Elizavecca;
Clean Dew Acerola Foam Cleanser by Tony Moly.
Any dermis, regardless of its type, does not like rough handling. Asian cosmetologists took this into account when developing peels. Therefore, even the funds for the combined and oily epidermis do not contain large abrasive particles. They are not traumatic, gently and delicately remove from the pores the remains of sebum and dirt. This care is called peeling. It contains active substances (lactic or fruit acids), which gently and effectively cope with the problem of residual contamination. They remove the dead cell layer and flatten the microrelief of the epidermis. Use skating should be no more than 2 times a week. This is the final stage in the ritual of purification. A couple of peas means you need to apply a thin layer on the face, avoiding the area around the lips and eyes. After 1–2 minutes, massage the skin with gentle finger movements, paying attention to the area of the forehead and nose. Cellulose pellets will appear under the finger pads. Remnants of peeling and pellets are removed with warm water. We recommend to pay attention to the following rolls:
Clear Clear Skin Peeling Jelly by It’s Skin;
Apple Smoothie Peeling Gel by Mizon;
Floria Brightening Peeling Gel by Tony Moly;
Hell-Pore Vitamin Bright Turn Peeling Gel from Elizavecca;
Smoothie Peeling Gel Berry Apple Festival from Holika Holika.
cleansing and toning
Normalization of water-alkaline balance
Any makeup and care products violate the skin’s natural pH balance. If your skin is oily, it begins to produce more sebum, and if it is dry, it will contract and peel off. Toner helps to solve these problems. It regulates the water-alkaline balance, retains moisture in the cells of the epidermis and helps the beneficial components of lotions and creams penetrate deeper into the dermis, increasing the efficiency of their work. Koreans have a 3-second rule. It means that within 3 seconds, in the morning and before bedtime, after cleansing, the skin needs to be moisturized. To do this, apply the toner to a cotton swab and wipe the face with it, or apply a couple of drops of the product to the palm of your hand, and massage the dermis with soft patting movements. Perfect for this purpose:
Hyaluron Soft Micro-Peel Toner from Secret Key;
Fresh Apple Sparkling Pore Toner from Skin Food;
Urban Eco Harakeke Toner by The Saem;
AHA & BHA Daily Clean Toner by Mizon;
Dr. Tony Ac Control Toner by Tony Moly.
10 steps of care
Unfortunately, an extremely small percentage of women can boast of an absolute absence of skin problems. In order to overcome the tightness, dryness of the dermis, reduce excess sebum production, Korean dermatologists have developed special formulations. In the Korean therapeutic lines, they are referred to as essences (starters) or serums. These highly concentrated products relieve pigmentation, have a pronounced lifting effect, even out the tone, fill fine wrinkles and prevent aging of the dermis. They solve the problem of retaining moisture, giving the skin comfort and elasticity. Serums and essences are either combined with the main cream, or applied to the face as a separate means. Many positive feedback received:
Power 10 Formula GF Effector from Mizon;
Chaga Anti-Wrinkle Serum by The Saem;
24K Gold Premium First Serum from Secret Key;
Witch Piggy Hell Pore Control Hyaluronic Acid 97% by Elizavecca;
3 Seconds Starter Hyaluronic Acid by Holika Holika.
Dermatologists say that a healthy derma does not happen without sufficient moisture. Korean facial skin care suggests that for this purpose you can apply 2 types of compositions – an emulsion or cream.
Due to its lightweight, almost weightless texture, it is mainly used in summer or spring. It does not burden the skin and is suitable for owners of oily and combination dermis, because it reduces the likelihood of greasy shine. Take a closer look at:
Green Tea Watery Emulsion from It’s Skin;
Hyaluronic Ultra Moisture Emulsion from Limoni;
See & Saw Skin Conditioner by The Saem.
A great option for deep autumn and winter. Creams should also be preferred to women with dermis prone to dryness. They solve the problem of deep and intense moisture. Well proven:
All In One Snail Repair Cream by Mizon;
Aqua Hyaluronic Acid Water Drop by Elizavecca;
Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Cream by It’s Skin.
Innovative development of Korean dermatologists, eye patches, won the hearts of girls around the world several years ago. These "stickers" that eliminate puffiness, blueing, bags and small wrinkles are used as needed. But they are especially effective in the morning. Use patches after morning cleansing and moisturizing. They will give a fresh, radiant look and smooth out wrinkles. The best:
24K Gold Premium First Eye Patch from Secret Key;
Placenta Firming Hydrogel Eye Patch from Berrisom;
FarmStay Black Pearl and Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch from Farmstay;
Golden Snail Intensive Essence Gel Eye Patch from Skin79;
Premium Gold and EGF Eye Patch from Petitfee;
Korean cosmetologists have developed SOS-means to help quickly solve problems with the epidermis. This can be an intensive recovery after a long flight, a sleepless night before the exam, or a party where you have abused alcohol. To correct the annoying defects and to return the derma a fresh, radiant look helps the mask. They contain a “shock” dose of microelementes that feed the epidermis, and remove toxins. There are 2 types of masks – the usual cream format "in a jar" and tissue. It is important to remember that tissue products are disposable. Some absorb the sebum secreted by your skin. After being applied to the villi of the tissue, bacteria, when exposed to oxygen, multiply. No matter how great the temptation is, don't use the mask twice. Cloth masks hold on the face for 15-20 minutes. Pay attention to:
Pureness 100 Propolis Mask Sheet by Tony Moly;
Pure Natural Mask Sheet Snail Brightening by The Saem;
Essence Ampoule Mask Sheet by Holika Holika.
Familiar to us mask with a creamy texture, which are available in jars, can be applied at night, after cleansing and moisturizing. We recommend to try:
Holika Holika's Wine Therapy Sleeping Mask;
Good Night White Sleeping Mask by Mizon;
Berry Aha Bright Peel Sleeping Pack by Etude House.
Korean Skin Care Rules
To make the Korean cosmetics industry work for the benefit of your dermis, remember simple rules.
Combine brands. Don't stop at one. Each manufacturer creates a unique product, their combination will achieve the perfect skin.
All means apply with a thin layer, soft massage or patting movements. Excess creams and masks contribute to the proliferation of bacteria.
Do not use tissue masks twice to avoid harmful microbes in the pores.
No matter how tired you are, carefully wash off your makeup. Only clean skin is able to absorb the nutrients that are contained in the care products.
Read the etiquette carefully. Choose compositions that solves your problems with the dermis, and not those that came up to a friend.
care in the morning and in the evening
Today we talked in detail about how to apply Korean cosmetics. This system of cleansing, moisturizing and nourishing the dermis includes many nuances, but by understanding them with the help of our article, you will certainly become the owner of smooth, elastic and fresh skin.