The great secret of Asian women's gorgeous skin is based on a meticulous daily routine involving a myriad of products.
Korean skincare routine looks like a trend and there’s one aspect to this style of skincare that either turns people off or lights them up. It’s called the 9-step routine, and it refers to the way products are layered onto the skin.
Step 1: Double cleaning (2 steps in 1)
The first part of a facial routine is cleansing to remove makeup, even if you didn't wear makeup. The Korean double cleansing system includes an oil-based product to remove dirt and makeup residue, and a water-based product to effectively remove other impurities, such as excess sebum on the skin or sweat.
Step 2: Deep Purification
Exfoliation is the next step in this routine, but it is only done once or twice a week. Its function is to eliminate dead skin cells, soften pores, give skin luminosity, and improve its texture so that the rest of the facial treatments absorb better. According to experts in this technique, clay masks are inherently effective at deeply cleansing pores and refining skin texture. Also, they absorb oil and impurities, effectively working them out of the pores to leave our skin glowing, smooth, and flawless.
Step 3: A refresh
In addition to removing the remains of dirt that cleaners may have left, the toner is in charge of preparing and repairing the skin so that it can better absorb the treatments that we apply later. It's particularly important in countries with hard water.
Step 4: Rejuvenating effect
The essence is a product created in Korea, where it became popular for being a radiance and youth activator. It is like a mix between toner and serum, and its function is to hydrate the skin and regenerate cells.
Step 5: Serum
Also, they help to illuminate the skin thanks to the fact that they increase cell regeneration. They are used to treat specific skin problems such as wrinkles, dark spots, and dehydration.
Step 6: Eye cream
It's the thinnest and most delicate area of the face since there are no sebaceous glands to produce natural oils. This is where the signs of aging, fatigue, and puffiness are most accentuated. For this reason, it's important to keep this area hydrated and protected.
Step 7: Hydration
This is one of the most important steps in the routine: a light layer of cream for long-lasting hydration during the day or regeneration at night. It is applied last because it tends to have a denser texture. Better benefits are obtained if you choose a cream according to your skin type. Also, you can supplement with masks, once or twice a week.
Step 8: Sunscreen
It does not matter if you are not going to expose yourself directly to the sun. Even if it's cloudy, this step is essential. Daily protection of the skin against UV rays will prevent the development of dark spots, wrinkles, and fine lines.
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