The Latest K-Skincare Is About Cutting Down On Your Skincare Products
Have you’ve ever felt that the 10 steps Korean skin care trend was too much for you? So much that you’ve always felt ‘lazy’ for not being able to commit to 10 skincare steps routine?
Honestly, unless you’re a beauty influencer or someone who seriously have their sleeping time organised, nobody really have the time to wake up and do the whole steps before rushing of to work. Holla’ from Cheras, I’ve to leave at least 2 hours before work starts, so beauty sleep is essential!
Enter the wondrous routine of Skip Care
The latest skincare trend from Korea, Skip-care might be the perfect routine for women with busy life. Although, this isn’t new among dermatologists. They’ve been preaching this minimalist routine for years!
Going back to the basics – Cleanse, Tone and Moisturise
I personally believe in this skincare regimen which is the ultimate basics to maintain a healthy skin. According to Nurse Alice Jenkins, Dermatology & Celebrity Injector, she tells Glamour, “Instead of overloading your skin with products, help it to naturally work for itself. Start by gradually reducing the amount of skincare you use each day.”
Of course, the ‘Essence’ lies in Korean Beauty (Pun Intended)
No K-Skincare routine is complete without essence. Infused with hydrating and anti-aging ingredients, they leave the skin soft, supple and glowing, much like a serum.
Not to be confused with toner, which is an immediate boost and preps your skin for the routine. Besides, toner helps to “double cleanse” by removing any remaining impurities found on your skin after cleansing.
You can totally swap toner for essence instead – Here’s how (Ps I do this too!)
Provided that you’ve cleaned your face thoroughly with a makeup remover and a good face wash. Allure suggests after cleansing your face, pour the essence into your palm, press your hands together and gently pat the product to your skin. Do not rub! Keep patting until it’s completely absorbed then apply moisturiser.
At first, I thought I was the only one crazy enough to be doing this to my skin, but after reading this, girl, you have really bad skin try this routine. It absolutely works on my skin and safe to say, my pimples have gone M.I.A!
Pro tip: Ditch the highlighter by adding a few drops of essence to your foundation. It’ll give you a skin-like glow!
The harm of using too many unnecessary products
Irritation and a total waste of money. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City explains to Allure, “A more complicated, multi-step regimen is not necessarily better. Using more product means more potential irritation. Plus, we really don’t know whether the products you are combining are actually compatible with each other.”
While Aurora Hinz told Vice, “Honestly I think I was just a sucker for all the marketing, packaging, and branding. None of the products I tried worked as well as whatever the dermatologist has given me. My skin is clearer than it’s ever been.”