Saturday, 23 February 2013

How To: Korean Cleansing Method (Korean Skincare #1)

Hi everybody!

I'm back with a how to, and this time, we're focusing on the Korean cleansing method!

Have you ever wondered how Koreans always seem to have clear glowing skin? Aside from their makeup secrets and use, they have a very meticulous skincare routine.

Suzy from Miss A swears by this method for clear skin and if you didn't know who she is..

She's the maknae (youngest member) from the JYP group Miss A. She's famous for her innocent charms and great skin which has earned her the title of  'Nation's first love'.

Let's get started.

What you'll need:

  • Cleansing oil
  • Cleansing foam

What are the benefits of using a cleansing oil?

Don't be afraid of the word 'oil'. This is perfectly okay to use for people with oily/combination skin like mine. It's actually an effective product to help calm the skin from environmental factors like pollution. Cleansing oils are free from any skin-burning and harsh chemicals sometimes present in other forms of cleansers and can stop inflammed skin. Cleansing oils are great make-up removers and this is one of the main reasons as to why Korean uses it as the first step.

What are the benefits of using a foaming cleanser?

If you have dry skin, it's important to not use a foaming cleanser for a long duration as it can strip away your natural skin oil, leaving your skin even drier. It's gets rid of the impurities collected throughout the day like excess oil, dirt, bacteria and sweat. This is a great way of cleaning your pores so you won't break out in pimples. It draws impurities out from the skin.

I'm using the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil and The Face Shop Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foam.

Step 1: Use the cleansing oil as the first step of your cleansing routine.

Step 2: Pump at least 2 pumps of cleansing oil to ensure that it will emulsify well.

 Step 3: Massage the oil well into your skin for around 1 minute.

 Step 4: After a minute, wet your hands and massage your skin gently till the cleansing oil emulsifies.

Step 5: After 3 minutes of massaging, rinse off the residue well with lukewarm water. This will prep your pores for the next step!

Step 6: Rub the foaming cleanser between your hands to create a good amount of foam. I've found that a lot of Korean like to foam up their cleanser before apply it to the skin. This is an effective way of

 Step 7: Apply the foam to your face and massage for 2 minutes.

Step 8: Rinse off with COLD water to close the pores and stop any dirt or bacteria from getting trapped back in your pores. Remember to splash the water on to your skin and to never put it under running water.

Step 9: Pat your face dry using a towel or facial sponge then proceed to the rest of your skincare routine!

It's essential to massage your face when cleansing. This will help maximise the effectiveness of the product and help prevent skin sagging from improper handling of your delicate skin!

You can use this cleansing method for morning and night! Remember, you don't have to follow exactly what I posted, feel free to experiment to see what is best for YOUR skin.

Until next time, annyeong~

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