Sometimes you have the right product, you have the expensive ones but, still, you are not getting the desired results for your skin. This is not because of the products, this is because of the method and procedure which you are doing wrong.
However, there are 10 Korean skincare mistakes you can avoid and see where you are going wrong.
Not cleansing properly:
Cleansing is the most important and building block of Korean skincare routine. If you are not doing this properly you will obviously have problems like breakouts. Cleaning your face with a wipe and cotton pads is not just enough. You don’t have to just clean your makeup and remove all your dirt but to remove all the extra oil that your pores have produced and cleaning your pores.
Water and oil based cleansers should never be mixed. Remember water and oil don’t mix with each other and one cleanser can’t satisfy your face. You have to use both cleansers (double cleanse) in order to do your skincare right.
Never rub, always tap:
We often rub our creams and moisturizer into our skin thinking that it’s the right way. Actually it’s not. Your skin should be treated very gently and softly. It should not be rubbed vigorously rather it should be tapped. Tapping makes your product absorb into your skin quickly than rubbing.
Confusing products term:
Always be very clear whenever buying any product that for what purpose you are buying that. For example whitening or brightening. Now there’s a huge difference between brightening and whitening which often people misinterprets. Whitening is not what brightening is, whitening is a type of bleaching agent which makes your skin only white, not treating your scars and pigmentation. Whereas brightening means improving your dull complexion, treating your scars and hyper pigmentation.
There’s a proper way of applying your products into your skin like tapping. Other important techniques which we often forget and which plays an important role is the technique. For example we should always use the upward movement of. Our hands around the cheeks for applying moisture and then massaging your forehead from the middle to the temples.
Too early to apply:
Your skin is used to of some of the products you are using already. You can’t just shift to Korean brands instantly by replacing them with your old products. You have to make your skin used to of that first and see if your skin reacts or not and then slowly add other Korean products. For example, try buying essence and ampoule first and then buying another product.
There’s a proper procedure which you should follow for morning and night routine like from cleansers to toners and creams. There is always a rule that applies the lightest thing first and then gradually shifts to the heaviest part. For example first, apply toner then serum followed by a moisturizer.
Focusing on treatment:
Don’t wait for your pimple to pop or your wrinkles to appear. Treat them before they can be formed. Korean skin care treatment believes in treating your skin and the problems which might arise prior to their appearance. For example, always sunscreen to avoid damage to your skin.
Have patience, give your product time. No miracle can happen in one night. We have to be consistent when applying products and wait for those products to solve our issues like acne and pigmentation. Stop shifting your skin from one product to another real quick. Give it time.
Mixing the wrong ingredients:
You often mix ingredients causally which we think have no serious effect on our skin but it really damages your skin. For example, mixing vitamin C with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxyl acids (BHAs) because they can interact and cause irritation. Remember that when it comes to non-Korean beauty products, too.
Not proper storage:
it’s best to store your products in cool areas where they will not be exposed to direct sunlight. That means no shower stalls or sunny vanities. Direct sunlight exposure causes products to fluctuate in temperature, which can reduce their potency. You can also keep products containing vitamin C in the fridge.