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Roots & Routine (All about Skincare)

Published by FRAGRANCE RICH on 6th Jul 2020

Over the last few years, there has been a massive explosion

Roots & Routine (All about Skincare)

Over the last few years, there has been a massive explosion of Korean beauty trends all over the world. Beauty influencers all over the world have been seen using and promoting Korean skincare. But what makes Korean skincare so different from others?

Korean beauty

The Korean beauty industry has always been focused on prevention than on treatment. Korean natives start their skincare routine at an early age to avoid having to deal with any skin related issues. A curated 10 step skincare regimen for every skin type. Consumers now have access to enough information to help them choose products with quality ingredients. They keep the ingredients connected to their roots. Apart from common ingredients like ginseng, aloe vera, and vitamin C, they also incorporate ingredients like snail mucin, bee’s venom into the skincare. These ingredients have been a part of Korean beauty for the long time. The blend of beauty science and technology enhances the formulation of products.

South Korea is also the center of beauty innovation. It's not only the home to so many Korean beauty brands, but American and European beauty brands are manufactured here. There is no denying that the beauty industry is the fastest growing industry, there is always room for better innovation. The trend of sheet mask and BB creams were spread worldwide with the help of Korean influence.

Skin care is like dieting. You have to invest time and effort.

- Karen Grant

The 10 steps skincare routine starts with oil cleansing.

1.Oil cleansing- It helps remove all dirt and excess oil by dissolving oil without being harsh on the skin.
2.Water-based cleanser- This step helps to get rid of any remaining oil or dirt residue left, leaves your skin squeaky clean.
3.Exfoliation- Exfoliation helps to get rid of dead skin cells. This step has to be done only once or twice a week.
4.Toner- Using a toner helps balance the ph level of the skin which may have been unbalanced by using cleansers.
5.Essence - This step helps boost collagen and helps cell turnover.
6.Treatment -The sixth step is to use a treatment for your concerned problems. Like fine lines, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, etc. You can skip this step if there is no need.
7.Sheet mask - Applying a sheet mask for hydration and give yourself relaxation time
8. Eye cream - Extra care for the area around your eye to prevent any damage.
9.Moisturiser - An integral part of every routine is to moisturize.
10.Sunscreen/ sleeping mask - A sunscreen in the morning to prevent from sun damage and sleeping mask at night for recovery.

Although there is no requirement to follow all steps. You can avoid steps which you feel you do not need. The idea behind these steps can be incorporated into your routine even though the products you are using are not Korean itself. Focusing on prevention, in general, is a good idea of taking care of the skin. Skincare is an investment and it is never too late to start a routine.

Written by Fragrance Rich

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