korean skincare tips

Beauty and skin care always come hand in hand. To be branded beautiful, one has to have great skin as well. Caring for your complexion is a good investment especially to women. Having a good skin care habit at a young age will save you from future worries of aging. Age is just a number, if you know how to take care of your skin now it will have a say to a younger looking skin in your not so younger years.

So how to achieve beautiful skin? Check the list below and be prepared to embrace these five simple secrets of awesomeness.

Secret #1: Cleansing

Clean your skin and face especially before going to bed. Make sure you remove the day’s bb cream and make-up using a nutrient-base towelette partnered with a hypoallergenic liquid remover. Once done, use a mild oil face cleanser and lukewarm water to draw out excess sebum and bacteria. Oil based cleanser is preferred as it eliminates skin impurities without actually drying your skin. Proper cleansing is the key to an acne-free and radiant skin. A foaming cleanser can also be applied after the oil cleanser. This is what popularly known as Korean ‘double cleanse’ method.

Secret #2: Exfoliate

Exfoliation involves the removal of dead cells from the surface of the skin. It is but a significant part of your beauty regimen as it removes the barrier of dead cells clogging the skin and unconcealed fresh new cells underneath.

Secret #3: Skin Toning

Toning is very helpful and essential not just to people with oily or acne-prone skin. It helps close pores and tightens cell gaps blocking off the possible penetration of impurities. It offers additional cleansing after wearing make-up or other heavy skin products and reduces pores size. One great feature of toner is its capacity to balance skin ph. Naturally, our skin is acidic with a ph balance between five and six. After a series of cleansing, the ph balance of skin gets a little altered due to the alkaline nature of skin cleansing products. Using a toner, it helps to restore the balance quickly.

Secret #4: Hydrate and Moisturize

Water helps keep skin looking great. Your skin contains plenty of water that functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss. It is important to drink lots of water. Dehydration makes your skin dry and wrinkled, although over-hydration will not remove wrinkles. You can ‘seal’ moisture into your skin by applying a moisturizer. Moisturizers create a physical barrier to keep moisture in so your skin will look vibrant and fresh.

Secret #5: Sleep and Exercise

Try to sleep at least 8 hours every night. Yes, I know it’s hard but get as much sleep as you can. If you don’t get enough sleep, your skin gets tired just like you. Ever wonder why you feel and look smoothly fresh after waking up in a sound sleep?

Exercise regularly as well. Make it a habit. It will give your body the necessary blood circulation and accelerate the cleansing process of your body including your skin. Have you seen and wondered why the glow on your face after working out?

Hope these not-a-secret-anymore beauty ideas help you in your journey towards achieving a beautiful ‘new’ you.

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