Koreans pay a lot of attention to their skin, and go to great lengths to keep it hydrated and dewy. Below are some of their skincare secrets you didn’t know could help you to achieve the same dewy and glowing skin. So, read on!
Cleansing once isn’t enough
If you are looking for maximum skin benefits, it’s time that you maximize your efforts too. Koreans swear by double cleansing to seal all the benefits and preserve the skin’s health. Start with a cleansing oil that you can massage over your face with dry hands before rinsing to get rid of impurities, dirt and makeup. Then, double down with a gentle, foaming cleanser on your damp skin and remove with lukewarm water. This will ensure locking all the moisture in your skin which results in soft and younger-looking skin.
Quench Recommends: Start with Mon Cherry Dirt Dissolving Cleansing Balm, a gentle oil-based cleanser that helps to melt away dirt, grime and impurities such as excess sebum, sunscreen and long-wear makeup easily. Follow it up with our foam-based cleanser Mon Cherry Brightening Foam Cleanser that will deep cleanse your pores and gently exfoliate without stripping away natural oils.
Layering is crucial
Korean skincare is about quality, but also about how you apply your products. The philosophy is sticking through a routine that gives you long-term anti-ageing results. You should keep it practical and focus on layering right. Start by adopting a simple ritual — cleanse, moisturize and protect. The basic principle behind layering is to combine individual products wisely and apply them. You can customize your Korean skincare routine by adding essence, serum and an eye cream.
Quench Recommends: Matcha Better Skin Detox Gel Face Wash is a skin-soothing gel-based face wash that helps to clear pores, controls oiliness and detoxifies your skin. You can follow it up with a Chialeader Oil Control Moisturizer, which is ultra-light and refreshing, and will leave your skin smooth, supple and matte. Finish it off with an Bravocado SPF 50+ PA++++ Sunscreen Gel that has active UVA and UVB filters in the formula that protects your skin from harmful sun rays, infrared waves, skin reactions and sunburn.
Don’t over-exfoliate your skin
Exfoliation is a primary step in the Korean skincare regime, and it is non-negotiable. One can choose a physical or chemical exfoliator depending on your skin concern and type, but ensure that it’s gentle. Be careful not to over-exfoliate as this can make your skin sensitive and irritable. Stay on the safer side and exfoliate approximately twice a week.
Quench recommends: Mama Cica Instabright Peel Pads work best for all skin types including sensitive skin. They are pre-soaked peeling pads formulated with glycolic acid and natural papaya extracts that gently exfoliate your skin, and help in revealing smooth skin. You can invest in these pre-soaked pads at least once a week!
Another star product Yuzu Fine 2-in-1 Vitamin C Scrub and Clay Mask is a refreshing 2-in-1 scrub and clay mask that deeply cleanse, exfoliate and gives your skin a fresh, smooth and radiant complexion. It absorbs excess oil, prevents blackheads while clearing out the impurities from the skin without over-drying.
Add essence to your regime
Essence is the first step of nourishment! An essence soothes your skin down and heals it at the same time. It comes packed with hydrating ingredients that speed up the cell turnover. Essences deep dive into your skin and rebalance it with concentrated levels of active ingredients. It paves a path for the next step of your skincare product to seep in deeper. It should be applied right after you are done cleansing your skin. Trust us, if you want dewy healthy looking skin, add an essence to your skin!
Quench recommends: A lightweight refreshing essence, our Mama Cica Intense Oil Control Essence balances sebum levels, hydrates and controls acne. This essence also improves your skin texture and refines pores.
Time to diminish early signs of ageing
LED light therapy can heal your skin wounds and even tame inflammation. It might take time to show you visible results but they are safe and are less powerful than our regular skin treatments. This LED light therapy targets your area of concern and the LED light diminishes your early sign of ageing, while the blue light kills off these acne-causing bacteria.
Invest in facial massages
A facial massage helps to promote healthy skin while relaxing your muscles. It gives your skin a rejuvenating effect. It also flushes away toxins to keep acne at bay. With regular massaging, the skin’s complexion and texture gets better and helps in reducing acne scars. Use tapping and circular motions slowly for increased effectiveness.
Tip: Don’t be harsh while massaging your face and always use an exfoliator that suits your skin type.
So, whether you are looking for pore minimizing essentials, hydrated skin, or acne busters, Korean skincare has products and tips for every skin concern. You can add these skincare products and tips to your regime and wake up to healthy skin every day!