5 Lessons that K Beauty Taught Me for Life

Before my time with K Beauty, my skincare looks like this: a soap and a moisturizing cream with SPF! That was it! It was the simplest routine I carried for many years when I came to Switzerland. I wanted to expand, because my skin was not happy, but I didn’t know where to begin. To tell you the truth, I gazed the long aisle full of skincare products a hundred times and left empty handed every time. I was confused! That was before, but not anymore!

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When to use sheetmask in my skincare routine?

Sheetmasks are the most convenient and easiest method in supplying your skin instant hydration. They are packed with amazing ingredients that serve all skin types and target your skin problems. Though it is getting a lot of popularity, it is still the most intriguing product, because of the diversity of “flavors”.  And to those who have never tried one, the most asked question is “When should I use sheetmask in my skincare routine?” To answer this question, it very important to know the core steps of the K Beauty skincare routine.  

Sheetmasks contain essential essences and serums which need clean and clear pores in order to penetrate and get absorbed properly. So first, clear those pores!

Step 1: Remove sunscreen, BB cream or makeup using your oil- based cleanser or makeup remover.

Step 2: Then follow washing your face with your water- based cleanser or best known as your foaming cleanser. These 2 cleansing steps are called double cleansing method. They make sure your pores are free from blackheads, excess sebum and dirt, and are now ready to absorb the yummy goodies.

Step 3: If you want to exfoliate or use your wash off mask, you can do it now, otherwise apply your toner right away, as in pronto! Never let your skin dry out after cleansing! 

Exfoliating like using a scrub or peeling gels, by the way, before sheetmasking will give you that instant glowing and bright skin!

Step 3: Now here comes your essence and serum.

This is also the step when you can sheetmask! You can just push away your essence and serum step to sheetmask or make a “sandwich” by applying your essence or serum and then cover your face with a sheetmask.

Or sheetmask now, and then apply your essence/serum afterwards. This option all depends on your skin type and the sheetmask you used. If you use a detoxifying sheetmask, then I suggest you can follow with your essence/serum. Or if your skin is totally dry, then go ahead use your essence/serum. Otherwise, sheetmask is enough. Just go follow step 4!

Step 4:  Apply your eye cream and your moisturizing cream. This is an important step to seal the effect of your sheetmask. You want those super amazing essences from the sheetmask to stay on your skin longer, and therefore seal it with a cream!

Step 5: Sleeping Pack: Optional, especially if you already sheetmasked. Otherwise grab this hydrating bomb product to turn your skin plump overnight!

TIPS:

  • To get the full benefit of your sheetmask, leave it on the skin for 15-20 minutes, or according to package instruction. Relax and enjoy this “Me- Time”!
  • There are always plenty of essences left on the package, do not waste this! Pat it on the skin after sheetmasking until well absorbed, or apply it on your neck and other parts of the body
  • You may sheetmask daily like those sheetmasks from Etude House, but do not overdo! But at least use once a week to maintain the moisture of your skin! Diagnose your own skin, observe what it needs, and you’ll know how often you should sheetmask!
  • Try different sheetmasks to accommodate your skin problems.

Warning: it can be addicting 😊😊😊😊 Happy Masking!

 

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Help, After Summer Skin Problem

The period when summer ends and autumn begins is quite a challenge to your body’s immune system and to your skin as well. These are the days when the morning is cooler, and the afternoon is warm! To some people, this is when the skin starts to feel tight, dull, rough and patchy. All which are warning signals of a compromised skin barrier!  Let’s blame it to the sun, the wind and the weather!

Your skin gets too much exposure to sunshine in summer. Sun rays as you know is not always healthy to your skin. The outer layer is most susceptible to damage leading to patchiness and dryness of the skin, thus leading to drastic skin aging!

So, let’s find out how to alleviate these misbehaviors and bring your skin back to life!

 

  1. Hydrate Your Skin: It’s an old school, when you hear somebody tell you to drink plenty of water! You know you should, but yeah, we are lazy! But let me just remind you again 😊

However, replenishing the lost moisture in your skin needs more than drinking liquids. Targeting the problem bull eyed is the best strategy. You’ll need humectants. Humectants prevent moisture loss by retaining and locking the moisture into your skin!

  • One of which is Hyaluronic Acid: this mighty substance is your skin’s hero when it comes to having a plump, hydrated and healthy skin. Did you know that a gram of HA can hold up to 6 liters of water?! Amazing ingredient! It regulates the moisture in your skin while keeping it longer.

 

  1. Soothe Your Skin: Your skin is reacting badly because the skin barrier is hurt. Addressing the cause would lead to a faster healing. Use skincare products with anti-inflammatory properties like Centella Asiatica and Propolis. Ceramides are great too because it holds your skin together while it forms a protective layer on the skin.
  • Dr Jart+ have Centella Asiatica and Ceramide lines of products

 

  1. Grab Some Oil: To achieve a healthy skin, there should be a balance of water and sebum in your skin. The summer sun and the cooler wind of the autumn make your skin out of balance. For oily skin, do not fret. There are great facial oils out there that are non pore clogging and non greasy. They have the right consistency to nourish your damaged skin barrier. And for those with drier skin, you’ll be surprised how much a facial oil can do wonders to your skin! And hey, you only need 1-3 drops per application!

 

Listen to your skin ladies! Adjust your skincare products according to your skin needs! Hope you enjoy the beautiful colors of the autumn this year!

 

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