How to Start your Asian Beauty Skincare Routine
There are a lot of benefits to an asian beauty skincare routine. Each step should target your specific skin needs. Below I share with you some products for when I made my starter routine. Focus on just 5 products to start and add on. I’m combination skin. Dry areas between eyebrows and chin, oily and produce sebum in nose area, enlarged pores on cheeks and a normal forehead. 😂 I benefit from the double cleansing method which is aimed to target each of my skin concerns. Stick to and build your own routine to prevent breakouts. I know it worked for me. 🤩 1. FIRST CLEANSER I use micellar water to remove build up and dirt 😍 on days I use BHA because I dry out too much using BHA daily. ✔️micellar water: It removes make up, dirt and targets my sebum and clogged pores. BIODERMA - Sébium H2O It’s a hybrid solution that doesn’t dry you out but removes excess oils! ✔️oil cleanser: Some Japanese skincare options for affordable cleansing oils:KOSE COSMEPORT - SOFTYMO Speedy Cleansing Oilor DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil and Lip Cream Gift Set. Kose one is mineral oil based and DHC one is olive oil based. It’s a trial and error to pick the right oils that won’t break you out. I splurged on TATCHA TATCHA - Pure One Step Camellia Oil Cleanser just because I feel more secure knowing that camellia oil is purely non-comedogenic. I have used 100% camellia oil before on my skin and it helped close an acne scar overtime with skin rejuvenation properties. Other first cleanser options: ✔️cream ✔️milk ✔️balm 2 SECOND CLEANSER Choose between a foaming or gel cleanser that’s water based. pH levels matter as bacteria tends to flourish at a neutral pH 7 compared to an acidic level. Recommended to keep a pH level of 4.7 for healthy skin. Note: not everyone needs a second cleanser. I use HADALABO - Deep Moisturizing Whip Foam this is so moisturizing and is super cheap! A product that truly works. Cleanses you without dryness at a puff of cloud each pump. 3 HYDRATING TONER Stray from the notion that it should be alcohol or astringent based. To me, those toners are a means to calm redness but shouldn’t be a permanent part of your routine. Look for toners that contain humectants like hyaluronic acid. HADALABO - Gokujyun Premium Lotion In asian beauty, hydrating toners can be referred to as lotion. This one contains 5 different hyaluronic acids and leaves a plump and bouncy glow! 4 MOISTURIZER belif - The True Cream Aqua Bomb Aloe Vera I’ve been using this a lot more than my TATCHA - The Dewy Skin Cream recently because it is TOO HOT. It leaves a cooling feeling that moisturizes without being oily perfect for summer. 5. SUNSCREEN I won’t dive in why because IT’S A MUST! elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 MY FAVORITE! Non-white cast, non-sticky, non-comedogenic 🤤
DHC-Deep Cleansing Oil and Lip Cream Gift Set
Who else loves Micellar Water ? I am obsessed with this paraben free, hypo-allergenic formula from bioderma! The sebum H2O solution is purifying which really helps control the excess sebum production I get with my oily skin type. It is so hydrating and leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed. I use this every morning along side a toner to refresh my skin ready to complete my skincare routine and makeup base.
🌜simple night time routine 🌛
My nighttime skincare routine is one of my favorite parts of the day. It’s the time when I begin to relax and take off everything the day has thrown at me. With that being said the nighttime skincare routine should be geared toward healing, treating, and repairing. It’s so important to have a well balanced nighttime routine. 🌜🌜🌜🌜 My first step is always using BIODERMA - Sébium H2O it’s the best micellar water I have ever tried and it’s super gentle. Oily/combo skin folks will LOVE this because it really does do a great job breaking down oil and removing dirt/makeup. (not pictured) Step two is always COSRX - Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser Although it says morning I always use it at night because it’s pH balanced and very gentle. It won’t strip your skin which is so important especially if you plan to go in with active ingredients after. Step 3 on DAMP skin I apply The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 it helps my skin retain moisture and prepares it for the next steps in my routine (not pictured for a detailed review see my previous post) Step 4 I pat in ETUDE - SoonJung pH 5.5 Relief Toner which is my absolute HOLY GRAIL toners, it not only keeps skin hydrated, but it’s also pH balanced and helps protect the skin barrier. This is probably my 20th bottle of this stuff. It’s incredible. Step 5 Is ETHEIR DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel or The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I would never use these in the same routine. Instead I alternate and use each one every other day. Differin is a great product , it helped clear my skin up so fast. (I do plan on doing a more detailed review soon so stay tuned) The niacinamide has also worked amazing in balancing my sebum production and lightening my hyperpigmentation. Both of these products are amazing if you suffer from acne. Step 6 I use my MIZON - Snail Repair Eye Cream which I’ve talked about before. It’s really moisturizing and if you have very allergy prone eyes like me this is an absolute MUST. The price is also really affordable! Step 7 ETUDE - SoonJung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream My last and favorite step is of course this moisturizer by Etude House, I use it day and night and I can’t sing it’s praises enough. It’s just the perfect fit for all skin types and does an amazing job at protecting the skin barrier. 🌛🌛🌛🌛 Do you use any of these products or would you like a more detailed reviews on a specific part of my routine? Let me know! Sweet Dreams!
DIFFERIN-DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel
🌿double cleansing 🌿
Have you ever woken up in the morning and still had makeup residue? I know I have! The worst part of finding this residue is the horror of realizing you’re not cleansing properly. Since your body does the majority of it’s healing at night we don’t want anything that could clog our pores or allow bacteria to flourish as we sleep. So let’s look at some of my favorite cleansers and what double cleansing can do for you! 🌿🌿🌿🌿 I’ve been double cleansing for about 8 years now and discovered it by trying K-Beauty 10 step skincare routines. While I can say I do not have a 10 step routine, double cleansing has become a huge game changer for me. first cleanse is geared toward taking off the day, let’s be real pollution, sunscreen, dirt, oil, and makeup are going to be on your face at the end of the day. luckily there are a few options you can use to successfully remove these from your skin. Cleansing oil, balm, or micellar water are all great options for removing all the gunk off your beautiful face. second cleanse (the actual cleanse) is geared toward cleaning the skin and pores, while offering some light treatment benefits if the cleanser has active ingredients. what you’ll be left with after this process is clean skin and you can sleep peacefully knowing your expensive skincare isn’t sitting on top of oil, dirt, or makeup. 🌿🌿🌿🌿 My two favorite products as of late for my first cleanse are BIODERMA - Sébium H2O which is an incredible micellar water for those with oily skin and YADAH - Green Tea Pure Cleansing Balm 100ml which melts all your cares away with antioxidant rich green tea. I use the micellar water every night without fail if I’m not wearing a lot of makeup and I use the cleansing balm for days when i really need that deep clean or if I’m wearing a lot of makeup. Both are incredible cleansers and give me the peace of mind that i’m actually taking off my makeup. As for second cleanse my two favorites for the past few years are COSRX - Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser and SOME BY MI- AHA-BHA-PHA 30 day miracle acne clear foam. The Cosrx is a super gentle cleanser that is PH balancing (your skin PH is around 5.5) and while it says good morning I tend to use it at night to prepare my skin for retinol or other chemical exfoliants. I will use the Some By Mi cleanser in the morning, while it could be drying for those with dehydrated skin, I find that it isn’t too harsh for me especially if I follow with a nice moisturizer and the Centella Asiatica does help calm my acne spots. 🌿🌿🌿🌿 Do you double cleanse? If so what’s your favorite 1st and 2nd cleanse products?
YADAH-Green Tea Pure Cleansing Balm 100ml
Bioderma Micelle Solution (sébium H2O)
One of my all time fav micellar waters for my combination skin. Never dries out my skin and does an amazing job as a first cleanse. Easily removes mascara and spf. Never irritating to my eyes. Always a repurchase! Since I do like to switch up my first cleanse I may purchase the smaller bottle next time as the shelf life of this product is only 9 months.
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