I feel like I’m constantly talking about vitamin C, and that’s because I really can’t get enough of it! Vitamin C is important for us to maintain our health and keep illness away. That’s why you need to get your citrus fruits in, but did you know that it can do amazing things for your skin when incorporated into your skincare routine?
It’s been long enough. Today we are finally getting into snail mucin! Snail mucin was the first Korean Skincare Ingredient I learned about. I know, I know, it sounds really gross. But once you learn just how magical these little mollusks are, you won’t turn back.
The final and most important step of your Korean Skincare routine is sunscreen! You should obviously only apply this during the day. A lot of people associate SPF (sun protection factor) with beaches and the summer, but guess what? The sun shines all year ’round, so we should always be protecting our skin.
A moisturizer can really make or break your skincare routine. Finding the right moisturizer is so important because it’s the difference between sealing in all your hard work, or letting it evaporate, wasting your time and money. Moisturizing is step 9 of your skincare routine during the day time, but your last step at night.
Whiteheads are probably the easiest type of pimple to get rid of, but blackheads can be a little trickier. Blackheads are non-inflammatory, open comedones. The open pore allows air to get in. The air oxidizes all the dirt and oils trapped in your pore, therefore creating that black appearance.
Aloe vera is one of those classic ingredients that just works. It’s on par with green tea, rose water, and tea tree to me. Aloe vera is known for being healing, soothing, and moisturizing. Someone who has irritated skin, redness, sunburn, or acne-prone skin will benefit from using products with this ingredient.
The serum and ampoule stage is a place where you get to cocktail your routine, and target specific concerns. Whether you’re looking for a boost in hydration, preventing or improving wrinkles, or fading hyperpigmentation, there is a serum out there for you.
The essence step is really what makes a Korean Skincare routine. Essence has recently popped up in western skincare conversations, so it might be hard for some to comprehend exactly what it is. Essences are not as thin as toners, but they’re not as thick as serums either.
Rice, rice baby! This week I want to give all my love to rice as a skincare ingredient. Many East Asian countries are known for using fermented rice water for centuries. It’s an ingredient that is bountiful and simple to use.
Exfoliating is one of the most important steps in your 10-step Korean Skincare routine. Not only does exfoliating remove dead skin cells, but it also preps the skin to better absorb the following products.