The real Korean skin care routine told by a Korean
Cleansing is the beginning of skin care
Removing makeup is more important that putting it on. This is a cosmetics CF copy that was popular in Korea in the ‘90s. Koreans really empathize with this sentence. When they were young and growing, their mothers kept telling them again and again, ‘You shouldn’t wash your face like a cat’. This means that they should wash their faces carefully. And as you know, Koreans love to wash themselves. You’ll already be aware of ‘Jjimjilbang’, a Korean bathhouse culture. It’s said that even in midwinter, ancient Koreans washed their faces and bodies at a frozen stream. Koreans think that they should wash their faces cleanly and have a clear face color in order to bring good luck and prevent diseases. So Koreans wash their faces very meticulously. This is the beginning of skin care.
You mean Korean wash their faces in several steps?
First remove the color point makeup!
She first removes the lip tint and mascara with a makeup remover. You all know that there are various types of makeup remover, right? Water type, oil type, cream type, etc. Mina uses a type that contains both the water and the oil type. This is the water and oil 2-layer type remover. It has both merits a gentle texture of water type and a powerful cleansing of oil type. It should be shaken well to mix before using. Since her skin is dry, she uses the oil type on days when she wears a heavy makeup. She wets a cotton pad with a makeup remover, carefully puts it on top of her point makeup part, and wipes it off.
Now it’s time to remove the skin makeup.
Mina only uses BB cream for her simple skin makeup, so she’ll skip this step today. But on days like when she is hanging out with her friends to watch the BTS concert! Her makeup shouldn’t be removed no matter how much she sweats and jumps, so she meticulously does her skin makeup by using a concealer, foundation, contouring products, etc. She must also remove her skin makeup on days like that. Mina knows from experience that if she doesn’t, she’ll have a rash and pinples on her face next day. On days like that, she applies enough cream type makeup remover on her whole face, and massages her face for about 5 minutes. And then she wipes off the cream with a tissue. Now she prepares to wash her face for real.
Now it’s time to wash her face with water.
It’s not done yet. Skin toner is also a part of washing your face.
You probably have an experience of feeling tight skin after washing your face. That’s same for Mina, who has dry skin. Most Korean women(even women with oily skin) feel dryness after washing their faces. So they unconditionally use skin toner. Korean women usually don’t use a skin toner that has an alcohol component in it. They regard that it’s too irritant for the skin, and that it breaks down the skin’s protective membrane. Most cleansers have an alkali component, so they wash cleanly but disrupt the skin’s Ph balance. At moments like this, skin toner is used to soothe the skin and make skin more flexible. Skin toner is used necessarily in Korea. People abbreviate it as ‘skin’ and call it that way.
‘SKIN’ is a skincare product and cleanser that is necessary for your skin!
Welcome to the real Korean skin care method told by a Korean.