“Trend” as a term when it comes to skincare seems very deceiving..isn’t it? But have you ever wondered why is it like that??
The main reason behind this can be the fact that most of the trends are fueled by the popularity on any online platform or on any other media, rather than being driven by the efficacy and scientific logic behind the “skincare trend”.
Coming to the crux of the topic, Korean skincare appears to be an exception in this matter!
If we look at the latest Korean skincare trends, be it their rituals like DOUBLE CLEANSING, LAYERING HYDRATING TONERS or using some really weird skincare ingredients like SNAIL MUCIN or CICA!
So here we are listing down some #SkinbaeVerified Korean skincare trends which will leave your skin healthy if not *glass* like.
1. DOUBLE CLEANSING
Double Cleansing involves using two types of cleansers for cleansing the face: First Cleanser which is basically an Oil Cleanser or a Cleansing Balm & a Second Cleanser which is a water based cleanser, it includes a general face wash which we’ve been using for years! And the logic behind this ritual is pretty much science backed. Oil can mix with oil and water can only mix with water, so when we wash our faces with general “water based” face washes it efficiently cleans the water soluble impurities but fails to pull out the excess oil, sebum and other oil soluble impurities. Also, our skin is made up of lipids so the oil based cleansers can go much deeper into the pores to efficiently help with clogged pores and acne prone skin!
Here are some of the recommendations of the best and most effective First Cleansers :
Recommendations for Second Cleansers:
2. 7 SKIN METHOD (LAYERING ESSENCES & TONERS FOR EXTRA HYDRATION)
Koreans call essence and toners “SKIN”, hence the name “7 Skin Method”. It involves layering 7 hydrating essence or toners post cleansing on a slightly damp face to achieve juicy dewy skin! Try it out with these bestseller hydration packed toners!
No! It ain't another type of Snail mucin extract. Slugging can be defined as slathering your face with an occlusive like petroleum jelly in the last step of your nighttime routine to seal in all the moisture for a lasting boost of moisture! Although this trend is on boom in the skincare community, it’s advised for oily and acne prone skin types to avoid slugging as it might increase the chances of clogged pores! But for dry skin, for dehydrated skin and for ageing skin. It isn't less than a boon!
Here’s how to start!
ROVECTIN CICA CARE BALM
4. Sheet Masking
This is something we’re all aware of. There are very mixed opinions about masking but we believe it's a great way to rejuvenate your skin when it requires some extra nourishment or extra hydration!
Here are some of our recommendations for sheet masks depending on your skin type and concern:
NACIFIC HERB RETINOL MASK SHEET for Ageing skin.
NACIFC NIACINAMIDE BRIGHTENING MASK SHEET for dull looking skin that needs an extra glow!
NCAIFC VITA CERAMIDE MASK SHEET is meant for all the skin types to provide a boost of vitamins and the goodness of ceramides.
5. 60 Seconds Rule
This rule became really popular and is followed by many even now! This rule came as an absolute surprise to people looking for a clear glowy skin! It says that we are supposed to cleanse our faces for 60 Seconds!
And since so many of us are into Double Cleansing, that by default applies that we are supposed to use each cleanser for 60 Seconds!
This allows the ingredients of each cleanser to effectively work on the skin.
These are some #SkinbaeVerified trends which we swear by for a healthy glowing skin!
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