When it comes to skincare, the Koreans say it is important to make the skin feel alive and fresh. Unlike most of the world, the Koreans believe in more natural skin care and less make up rather than the other way around. Most of the products that we use are made of harsh chemicals which, in the long run, can make our skin more prone to acne, breakouts, dryness or oiliness. There are a lot of brands out there in the market that focus on using natural products like coconut oil, dead sea mud and so on. However, it is best if you prepare your own set of skin care products as they are really easy to prepare. If time constraint is an issue, a few basic products can be used. It is important to pick a brand of products which are natural and skin friendly.
The main steps in skin care routine are cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. This is to be followed both day and night. During the day some extra steps need to be followed like sunscreen. It would also be a good idea to exfoliate once a week. Cleansing cleans up the dust and dirt from the face while toning ensures that your skin’s pH level is balanced. Moisturizing helps keep the skin soft and supple. This basic routine works for people with all skin types. The only difference is the products chosen. The general consensus is that differences can be noticed within a period of 6 weeks. Face masks are also a great addition to the natural skin-care routine. It can be used twice a week to add that special glow to your face.
While applying any moisturizing cream, it is important to massage it in thoroughly for maximum absorption. Massaging the product into your skin anti-clockwise on the cheeks, upwards on the neck, and horizontally on the forehead works wonders. It is also advised to get some steam on the face once in a while. You can use a bowl of boiling water and sit near it or use a steam vaporizer; this will help open up and clear the pores.
Acne is a big challenge for women all over the world. They require special care and maintenance. Natural products like tea tree and neem oil can work wonders for acne-prone skin. Choose products which have these oils as they have antibacterial properties that can help prevent breakouts and simultaneously reduce the acne.
People with oily skin can use sandalwood masks or Multan masks. These absorb oil and help reduce the oil level in the skin. Even natural skin care products that consist of these ingredients can be used.
All in all, it may seem like too much work to maintain perfect skin but it is totally worth it. Having naturally beautiful skin means you can go out any time of the day without having to worry about covering your face with layers of makeup.