Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Nowadays, skincare is more important than ever. It’s apparent that in times past, not enough was done to protect this vital organ, leading to a variety of serious health concerns. However, there are now so many routines, products, and beauty videos that knowing what to do for your skin is confusing at best. Don’t worry! It is possible to simplify and still have glowing, blemish-free skin.

One of the most popular routines is the Korean beauty routine. It can be very effective, but certain versions of it can include up to fifteen steps! Never fear; it can be whittled down to its essential steps and still make your skin healthy and happy.

So, what are these essential steps that define the Korean skincare routine? What can you cross off the list, and what should you keep? Korea has created some iconic treatments for the face that can improve every concern and address many different needs.

1) The double cleanse. Because there are many impurities that collect on the face, the double cleanse is necessary to truly clean the skin. First, an oil-based cleanser is used. Often, these are thick textured products, meant to be applied to the skin and then wiped away. Try a fragrance-free version for sensitive skin, and avoid ingredients like coconut oil as it can cause a condition called closed comedones, small bumps that linger under the skin.

2) Essence. Generally, this is a lightweight spray or treatment that serves to prep and calm the skin. It is sometimes confused with or even interchangeable with ampoules, but usually, ampoules have a much heavier, more oil-like texture.

3) Ampoules. Ampoules can address a wide variety of skin concerns, such as dullness, redness, spots, and more. Choose one that addresses an important skin issue that is personal to you for maximum results. This step will help even out the complexion, brighten, and combat wrinkles.

4) Masks. Masks come in many forms and also address a myriad of issues. Some may be used to nourish the skin’s acid mantle, a protective layer that contributes to PH balance and keeps bacteria and other antagonists away from the delicate layers beneath. If the acid mantle is compromised, dryness and breakouts are likely.

Still, other masks might address irritation, blackheads, dryness or oiliness, or moisturize overnight or before makeup application. Masks can be purchased in individual packages, or in a larger size jar. The single serving masks are applied by wearing a literal mask, imbued with helpful ingredients, over the face. Masks in larger jars are merely applied as a liquid and then wiped or washed away.

While it might be hard to find the time to indulge in a fifteen step skincare routine, skin still benefits from a more conservative routine that incorporates some Korean skincare elements. Remember to patch test when trying new products, and for sensitive faces, consider products without fragrance or alcohols. In just a few short days, your skin will glow like never before!

Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of



Oh, we are all about…




Reclaim Your Marriage (Webinar)

It’s no secret that marriages are failing all over the world.

I feel like so, so many marriages fall between the cracks. They are struggling, but not quite so badly that they need the help of a professional therapist yet. If they continue their habits, divorce is likely. But how to turn it around? With what resources? The internet is helpful, but they need something more – something with exercises they can do together, questions they can ask each other, goals they can set, intimacy ideas they can try, and even date ideas to liven things up.

…where is that, though?

The Dating Divas saw a need, too. And they filled it.

I recently came across The Reclaim Your Marriage program from the Dating Divas. I have been nothing short of impressed! This program is broken up into 10 week sessions – 1 session per week. Each session hits on a hot-button topic in marriage, like trust, communication, finances, and intimacy.

This program is essentially private, at-home couples counseling that you can do all online. Each session includes a therapy video from Tara (founder of The Dating Divas), tons of exercises, activities, thought-provoking questions, and ways to solve those tricky “bumps in the road” that plague marriages today. They have come up with a simple, effective solution that couples can do together, in the privacy of their own home.

The reviews have been pouring in, and they are impressive! This program has saved dozens of marriages already, and that’s only from the beta testing.

If you are truly needing to put an investment into your relationship – try the Reclaim Your Marriage Program!

The first is week is free, so you’ve got nothing to lose!


The best way to Divorce-proof your marriage!


Picked For You

  • Look After Your Skin This SummerLook After Your Skin This Summer
    Every season has its dangers for your skin. Here’s what should you do this summer: High-Factor Sunscreen Isn’t Optional! Everyone knows about the dangers of too much sun, but it’s a vital point that can’t be repeated often enough. Not only does sunburn cause short-term problems from pain to peeling, it also toughens and wrinkles …