Why it’s good to have a skincare routine.
You need to know the modern rules of skincare routine. Your skin is the forefront and protects you body. It’s the largest organ of the human body. It contain’s several layers of tissues and membranes that act as a barrier from foriegn organisms. If that’s the case, wouldn’t you want to take care of it?
Invest in your skin. It is going to represent you for a very long time. – Linden Tyler
Needless to say, it’s more than just splashing your face with water. Skincare is not only for cleansing, but also for hydrating.
One specific routine I’ve adapted is the Korean skincare routine. Regarding this, it consists of the following 10 Steps:
- Oil Cleanser
- Water-Based Cleanser
- Ampoules aka Booster or Serums
- Sheet Mask
- Eye Cream
This list looks quite lengthy for days that you’re on the go, however not all steps need to be done on a daily basis.
Skincare is self-care. Your skincare routine can be helpful to your mental health. Setting aside some time for yourself helps with some relief, even if it’s for a few minutes out of your day.
Starting a new routine
Furthermore, seeing a 10 step skincare routine may have you feeling overwhelmed. To start at least have the basics; a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. Seint skincare system can be a great way to start. As you go, you can experiment on which products work best for you. That’s the best part of creating a skincare routine, it’s customed to your needs as not every person will have the same type of skin.
Consequently, during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve been able to take the time to work on my skincare routine. On top of using Seint’s skincare products, I’ve taken on the Korean Beauty Skincare routine. I can’t quite pinpoint how I decided to learn more about Korean Beauty, but it might be influenced by my binge watching on Kdrama on Netflix.
Upon my search, I cam across Charlotte Cho’s The little book of skincare. It was really an easy and interesting read. Learned quite a few things about each step.
To sum up, whether you’re just starting out or a skincare guru, it’s never too late to start, try new products, or change up your entire skincare routine. As long as you have a skincare routine to care for you skin, you’ll see benefits throughout time. Prevention is key in regards to your skin, once it’s damaged you can’t undo.
10 Step Korean Skincare Routine
Let’s get into a quick summary of each step and why it would be included as part of your routine. Every step doesn’t have to be used. It would be to your discretion and what your needs are.
It’s the first step of the double cleansing technique used to lift oily makeup and sun cream that usually water-based cleansers can’t remove.
The second step of double cleansing technique that helps thoroughly reove water based particles on top of excess oil, make up, or sun cream products that may have still been lingering from the first cleanse.
Helps remove dead skin cells and loosen particles clogged in pores so your skin can absorb other products better. It helps improve skin texture and brightens your complexion. This step may vary to each person’s skin sensitivity and how many time you might use this step.
This step is important because it hydrates and prepares your skin to properly absorb the following steps. It also returns the skin to a neutral pH level.
It contains higher concentration of active ingredients that provides high results for hydration and shine.
Ampoules, Booster, & Serum
These are thicker consistency and addresses particular issues like wrinkles or spots. Only a small amount like a drop or two are used because of the high concentration.
Most well known step of Korean Skincare. Should be used at least once or twice a week. The sheet helps the product on the mask from evaporating and helps absorb the ingredients and moisture. Again it hydrates the skin.
The skin around your eyes are delicate and shows signs of aging. These treat the wrinkles, brighten darks circles, and moisturize.
Nourishes the skin and maintains the level of hydration. Because this is thicker than the rest of the products, it last longer throughout the day and night. This helps skin absorb each step.
By far the most critical step to protect your skin from UVA and UBA damage. It’s the filter that prevents the harmful effects of the sun.
What Steps to Take
Each step may differ for each person and in your morning or night routine. It’s great to understand what each step is used for so you can treat to your skin’s needs. Some nights I may be too tired or I couldn’t get up early enough for my morning routine, so I may not use one of the steps. Personally at those situations, I would at least double cleanse, use toner, and apply moisturizer. Sun cream is a must for the day.
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