SKIN TYPES AND TIPS
In order to identify the right and effective skincare product for yourself, it is important to know your skin type or the skin concerns or problems you want to treat and prevent in the first place.
Your skin can change over time, so it's essential to test your skin periodically. Factors like hormonal changes, age, lifestyle, weather and medical conditions can all affect the condition of your skin. It is the reason why the product that has been effective to you, could suddenly stop working for your skin.
2 Ways to Identify Your Skin Type
wash your face like you always do, do not apply any cosmetics or skincare products, wait an hour and assess your skin OR
same as above, but do it before going to sleep without wearing any skincare products. Assess your skin in the morning.
Your skin type reflects the level of oil your skin produces:
Your sebacious gland is producing enough oil to make your skin smooth and almost blemish free. Not too dry and not too oily
Your sebacious gland is not producing enough oil which makes your skin rough and dull when touched and or unable to retain moisture or water (dehydrated skin)
apply layers of hydrating skin products like moisturizing toners, humectant-based serums/essences
seal it by using thicker, occlusive moisturizing creams
OILY/ACNE PRONE SKIN
Your sebacious gland is overproducing oil, which gives your skin the shiny look.
dull, shiny and thicker appearance
prone to acne, blackheads
T zone problems
avoid over cleansing to not aggravate further oil production
don't forget your moisturizers! Your skin needs hydration that comes from water, not from oil
Use light emulsions and watery, gel-based creams
Some areas are normal or dry like the cheeks; other areas are oily such as the T zone (forehead, nose, chin).
shiny and visible enlarged pores in oily areas
blackheads and acne in oily areas
dry, flaky and red patches in dry areas
look for „ balancing“ label in skin products which are designed for combination skin
apply light layers of hydrating products from toners, essences, serum to moisturizer creams, this way oily areas are not heavy loaded and dry areas get its maximum moisture needs.
To explore products according to the Korean Skincare Routine or shop according to your skin type and or your range of concerns like acne, wrinkles, pores, and hyperpigmentation you can start in the following links:
EXPLORE KOREAN SKINCARE PRODUCTS
FOR PROMOS HERE
Korean Skincare Guide (for beginners)
Unique Ingredients in Korean Skincare Products
FAQ General Information