Whether you are dealing with dull, blotchy or dehydrated skin, the intense UV rays are pushing everyone to kickstart their summer skincare routine asap. But, the struggle with shine can be troublesome when it comes to oily skin. Surely your dearly blotting sheets can save your day, but to tackle the oily skin problems from the start, a proper Korean skincare routine is mandatory. Indulge in the gentle cleanser and pH balanced products that come with unique formulas to treat pores and get rid of unnecessary sebum production.
Can you get rid of oily skin completely?
Well, if you are looking for ways to get rid of oily skin, you are on the wrong track. You can't get away with your oily glands completely, and honestly, you should not, as there are multiple benefits of oil for your skin. From lubricating and limiting the growth of bacteria to preventing dryness, and adding hydration., these sebaceous glands shield your skin from all the woes. But, if uncontrolled, these similar glands can produce oil that can clog the pores and reveal dull skin and breakouts. Infused with natural ingredients like green tea, vitamin C, bamboo, liquorice and more, makes the Korean skincare routine the best pick for oil prone skin.
Make these minor tweaks in your daily skincare routine and control that oil for good.
- Always dual cleanse your skin
When it comes to committing to Korean skincare, always start with dual cleansing. Use an oil based cleanser as the first part of your skincare routine. Massage your skin with the Mon Cherry Dirt Dissolving Cleansing Balm that melts away dirt, grime and impurities and reveals a clearer complexion. Infused with Salicylic acid, this oil based cleanser breaks down the stubborn debris inside the pores and sucks them out while leaving a light layer of hydration on the top. Once your skin feels clean, dual cleanse with Mama Cica Pore Clearing Exfoliating Face Wash that keeps your skin clear, soft and oil-free. This cream-based face wash is enriched with goodness of volcanic ash, adlay seed powder, cica, Korean ginseng that clear blemishes, acne and heals inflamed, irritated skin.
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- Exfoliate twice a week
As summers are around the corner, your skin might be exposed to dead skin cells, tanning, oil build-ups, sweat and more that can make your skin look dull and sallow. Want a hydrating alternative for exfoliation? Try out the cica, green algae and Korean ginseng enriched Mama Cica Oil Fix Exfoliating Gel Mask that protects your skin from pollution and environmental damage. Its skin soothing properties of this exfoliating mask replenishes dull and tired skin while controlling excess oil.
- Never skip a toner
If you've ever heard of the CTM routine, you might agree that toners play a massive role in any regime, especially in the oily skincare routine. These water-based products dive deep inside the pores to suck out all the leftover dirt and impurities while providing the ample amount of hydration your skin needs. Toners are also an exfoliating agent that remove dead skin cells and uplift the complexion. Twice a week, indulge in gentle exfoliation using effective glycolic acid-soaked Mama Cica Instabright Peel Pads that dissolve dirt, dead skin cells and sebum, giving your skin its natural glow back. Infused with Korean natural ingredients such as cica, Korean ginseng and lotus root with Power-packed AHA keep skin cleansed, hydrated and dewy soft. Just like a toner, these peel pads suck out dirt, dead skin cells and sebum that is trapped in pores, giving your skin its natural glow back.
- Pick a hydrating essence
With the hype of Asian beauty routines, one product that has gained popularity is the essence. No essence is not toner, nor are they a type of moisturizer. They are more like a hydrating liquid that you might commonly see in sheet masks packed with high doses of active ingredients. From skin-softening to exfoliating, this magical fluid is lightweight and is an excellent alternative to heavy moisturizers that are a big NO for oily skin.
The Mama Cica Intense Oil Control Essence is enriched with rejuvenating skin ingredients like cica, Korean ginseng, rosemary leaf oil, allantoin, and sea buckthorn extracts that minimize pimple breakouts, helps repair skin and actively calms irritation. Its refreshing formula hydrates even out skin texture, brightens skin, and protects it from sun damage.
- Treat your skin with an ampoule
Don't know what ampoules are? They are a targeted treatment like pigmentation, acne, or dryness, which contains a higher concentration of actives that work together for better skin. Serums are less concentrated than ampoules but are still considered an active member of any skincare routine. Try out the fast-absorbing and super-efficient Mama Cica Dark Spot Correcting Ampoule that targets dark spots breakouts and gives clear luminous skin. The blemish-fighting formula is packed with cica, Korean ginseng, lotus root, tamanu oil, and super-plumping hyaluronic acid that purifies hydrates and controls excess oil and lightens hyperpigmentation.
- Indulge in a serum
Topping the ampoule with a serum ensures your skin's efficacy and works towards healthy and glowing skin. If you are looking for a quick zit fix, opt for the lightweight Chialeader Zit Fix Serum that offers a unique blend of salicylic acid and ceramides that sinks into your skin effortlessly and works efficiently to control excess oil, breakouts, blackheads. With the help of natural ingredients, including chia seed, tea tree water, and rosemary leaf oil maintains a healthy skin barrier and soothes damaged skin.
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- Add a skin clarifying mask in your weekly skincare routine
K-beauty skin care is incomplete without a mask. Even if you have oily skin, maintaining an optimum hydration level is essential. Be it sheet masks or pore cleansing clay masks, the potent ingredients like glycerine and kaolin clay can actually detox and soothe while adding moisture to the skin. Start your weekly pampering session with the rice water infused that clears out pores, zaps excess oil, purifies and soothes skin instantly. With the goodness of two gentle clays – kaolin and bentonite, it refine pores and make skin firmer and brightening.
To refresh your skin on-the-go try the oil-controlling Mama Cica Mud Dipping Sheet Mask that draws out impurities, controls excess sebum, tightens the pores and delivers a long-lasting glow.
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- Take care of your eyes
The skin around the eyes is super thin and requires extra TLC. Pamper your eyes with a hydrating eye cream to protect the delicate area. Say goodbye to dark circles with the ultra-nourishing Mama Cica Dark Circle Fading Under Eye Cream that comes with a heavy-duty formula of antioxidants and brightening ingredients to deeply hydrate, tighten and revitalize the under eyes.
- Opt for a lightweight moisturizer
With all the greasiness, you might want to skip your moisturizer but don't! Instead, opt for a lightweight moisturizer that hydrates and keeps your skin refreshing. Try out Mon Cherry Ultra-Light Moisturizing Gel packed with 2% niacinamide to reduce redness, and prevent signs of ageing. Perfect for daily use, this quick-absorbing, non-oily moisturizer penetrates the deeper layers of the skin and does not leave a greasy residue. Looking for a mattifying moisturizer, try out the Matcha Better Anti-Shine Moisturizer that controls oil, prevents breakouts and boosts hydration without any greasy residue.
- Never miss out on your sunscreen
Regardless of any skin type, sunscreen is a must. Sun rays can actually trigger your oily skin, inducing more sebum production, plus the harmful UV rays can trouble your skin with acne, blemishes and hyperpigmentation. Surely you don't want to lather your greasy skin with a heavyweight sunscreen, so pick the one that doesn't make your skin feel suffocated and clogged. Try our refreshing, non-comedogenic Bravocado SPF 50+ PA++++ Sunscreen Gel to keep your skin supple, smooth and protected from harsh sun rays.
And that's it. Bookmark these foolproof Korean skin care tips and witness the best of your skin!