As you probably know, Korean skin care is getting a lot of attention, the regimen is usually characterized as a 10-step process using some skin care products in categories. Adapting from the famous Korean 10 step Skin Care Routine, as it has been a total game changer for my skin care routine. Not exactly the same ten-steps, in fact I skip a few step and change it here and there because I think skin care is super personal, you have to do what works best for your skin. Personally, I have an oily, hormonal acne, and sensitive skin. This is the routine I found best for my skin type that I’d like to share it with you, guys. Doing this routine for a while now that my acne already gone, and I gotta rid the acne scars. It may sounds extensive, but here’s the steps.
This is the most important part of skin care routine. I was born with non-problematic skin until I knew make up in my teenage age without knowing the importance of proper cleansing and my skin got worse and worst.
I do double cleansing, oil cleansing and foam cleanser which have low pH. Sometimes I also use the micellar water if I put heavy make up on my face, just to make sure my skin is ready from the obstacles a.k.a dirt to start treating my skin right.
Current product I’m using: SK II Oil Cleanser and Sulwhasoo Snowise EX Cleansing Foam.
Toner is an important step to help balancing skin’s pH level and prepare the skin with a bit of hydration to better absorb the following skin care treatments.
Current product I’m using: Son and Park Beauty Water
I’m using this Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid. A holy grail product. Dismissing the black heads and it does great job clear up my skin from blemishes. BHA dives into pores to dissolve impurities and debris, it exfoliate deep within the pore. I use it on my T-zone and over blemishes.
This is another my holy grail product. Not a Korean brand, famous for its treatment essence, yep, it’s SK II. I just love it, won’t change this product in my skin care regimen. Essence is a kind of toner and serum hybrid made for hydrating aiding skin repair. I apply it with my hands and pat it on my face.
Time for treatment products that can address any issue. I’m using SK II Cellumination Aura Essence for my morning routine and OST C 20 for evening routine. I’ve been using this two products for a month and I did feel better texture on my skin but I’m not loving this two that much. The fact that OST C 20 contains alcohol, I’ll stop using it after I finished this bottle and going to use Snail Bee High Content Essence instead, will definitely review it after.
It’s about hydration. Finding a moisturizer that works for your skin type is crucial, they come in many different form, like an emulsion, lotion , gel, or cream. I found my skin type suits well with lotion for fully hydrated skin without clogging my pores. And I’m using this Hada Labo Ultimate Moisturizing Lotion.
The best thing I can do to prevent premature aging. My favorite is the Biore Sunscreen Aqua Rich because its watery texture that doesn’t leave my skin oily. This Klairs Mid-day Blue Sun Lotion is my second fave. It has light-weight formulation and it has the blue-ish shade that calms the redness on my face.