Everyone raves about getting that Korean natural-looking “glow” even without the foundation, illuminating primer, and highlighters. Today, the bare-faced trend has grown incredibly as we learn to embrace our flaws and learn self-love. However, self-love also means taking care of health and skin. Here are a few ways to get that enviable naturally glowing, supple skin.
Cleanse and moisturize your face twice a day
Cleanse your face in the morning in order to remove the built-up dirt and sebum that accumulated in your pores while sleeping. Use a moisturizing cleanser that is preferably foam-based. This is because bar soaps tend to dry the skin. Cleanse your skin twice a day–in the morning and at night. Overwashing your face can lead to dryness and can strip the natural moisture from your skin. Don’t forget to moisturize after washing.
Apply sunscreen every day
Sunscreen is important as UV rays can severely damage the skin, causing dark spots, premature wrinkles, and dryness. Applying sunscreen should be part of your routine whether you are going outside or staying indoors. UV rays can come from your window or your computer screen. Reapply sunscreen every two hours.
Exfoliate your skin once a week
Exfoliating can remove dead skin cells. As we age, our skin cells tend to renew at a much slower pace. This means exfoliating is important to remove dry, damaged skin and maintain healthy, glowing skin. However, over-exfoliating can cause skin dryness. Make sure to limit it to once a week.
Balance your skin’s PH with a toner
Toner sets your skin’s PH, which will prepare it for other skincare products. Your skin’s PH can be disturbed as you get exposed to heat, dirt, and harsh chemicals. Make sure you choose a toner that is alcohol-free, paraben-free, and non-comedogenic.
Eat healthy food
Having the right kind of diet is important in maintaining supple, glowing skin. Sometimes, an unhealthy diet reflects on the skin. This is the reason we breakout or unusually have oily skin. Getting the right amount of fruits, vegetables, fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals is important in maintaining glowing skin.
Give your face a much-needed rest at night
After a long day getting exposed to many pollutants, heat, and dirt, your skin deserves a much-needed beauty rest. Cleanse your face, tone, and apply your favorite serums. A Korean secret in waking up to beautiful, supple, and glowing skin is to apply a Korean face mask. Using this overnight will let your skin absorb all the necessary nutrients and ingredients that it needs so that it can rejuvenate overnight. By doing this, you can wake up to a glowing face that is ready to start a new day.
Getting a naturally glowing and supple skin is not an easy feat–especially for those who are not born with it. Sure, it takes some work and you may forget to do your nightly skincare routine on days when you feel tired, but applying these tips religiously can give you that Korean glowing skin in no time!