New Year’s Resolutions - Skincare Edition
2019 has begun, so that means it’s time to create some New Year’s resolutions. The most common resolution seems to revolve around exercise, but this year may just be time to change it up and start taking care of yourself and your skin. Here we have some simple tips to begin your skincare journey.
The most important step in any skincare routine is cleansing. To achieve clear and supple skin, you must eliminate sebum, oil, bacteria, and impurities from the pores, which can amount especially if you wear makeup. In a full 10-step skincare routine, most people do double cleansing or even triple cleansing. First, remove makeup using a balm makeup remover which melts away the makeup without drying out the skin. Sometimes eye makeup remover is used gently around the eyes to prevent wrinkles and fine lines. Next, use a foam or gel cleanser to wash away impurities and sebum deep within the pores. Lightly lather the cleanser onto your face until you have covered all necessary areas. Lastly, wash off the cleanser with lukewarm water. Pores often expand if hot water is used, further exposing them to the environment which may just lead to more bacteria. Nevertheless, cleansing is incredibly important in ensuring smooth, dewy skin throughout the day.
The next step after cleansing is applying toner. Toner has many benefits that will ensure your skin stays hydrated and clear. Applying toner ensures that the pH levels of the skin remain balanced, which will prevent the skin from reacting in an assortment of negative ways. Pores tend to be larger after cleansing the face, so toner is used to tighten and shrink them before bacteria is able to lodge inside. Simply apply a generous amount of the product onto a cotton pad and lightly apply all over the face. Toner seems like such a simple, often insignificant step, though there are many benefits to its application when incorporated in a daily skincare regime.
Applying moisturizer is the best way to end a simple skincare routine. There are various moisturizers on the market that not only hydrate, but tackle every single skin concern you may have. Though the most important aspect of a moisturizer is its ability to keep the skin comfortably hydrated, it can also work wonders in terms of anti-aging and brightening effects. By applying moisturizer onto the face, the skin is able to absorb natural ingredients throughout both day and night. For those who wear makeup, it can also act as a primer to keep skin dewy and fresh.
There you have it: three simple steps to try for the new year to kickstart your skincare routine. You can also recommend these steps to a friend if you’d like to introduce them to K-Beauty. Let us know your essential skincare steps in the comments below!