Behind the Beautiful Supple Korean Skin

The porcelain doll has the most beautiful skin texture among the dolls and it was my dream to own one. And when it comes to that particular skin texture, the dewy look is striking. The beauty mode in cameras also fails to give that perfection, I bet. The overwhelming fondness of Korean movies in the recent one-two decades has lead to the introduction to such beautiful skin texture. It has become a dream for every girl and women to have such a skin texture in their lifetime. To work on this perfection does not solely depend on the art of makeup. This is something that cannot be created with the brush strokes but you have to own it from deep under the skin.

Most of the real beauties go for skin care more than a pile of beauty products. A perfect skin care regimen and your love for your skin is the mantra to the porcelain skin. You need to follow a meticulous skin care regimen that does not ask for much time but allows you to follow it regularly without tiring out.

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Stop Wait and watch Game

Do not wait for age to create a situation that you start looking for a solution to it. Take care of your skin before the pimples pop up, acnes break out, pores get enlarged or the wrinkles start forming; no waiting. Start taking care of your skin from an early age. Mothers should inform their children about skin hygiene and care.

Invest your time

This is the ultimate investment you can ever do for your skin. Take out time for your skin. Check and monitor the changes then look for the immediate step you need to take up. This is more than cleansing and washing your face twice a day, or moisturising your skin every time you wash your face.

Mandatory Steps

  • Always cleanse your makeup laden skin using a makeup remover. Use appropriate makeup remover for the different facial areas such as eye makeup remover for your eye and face makeup remover for the rest. Be gentle and try using a cleansing cloth or pad for this purpose. Alcohol based products should be avoided.
  • Use a water based cleanser to wipe off the residues.
  • Moisten your face and exfoliate your skin using a soft exfoliate. Concentrate the exfoliation on the T-zone and around the nose; just run your fingers few times on the rest of your face. Every day exfoliation is not necessary unless you wear heavy makeup. Soft exfoliate your skin on alternate days.
  • Use a mild toner, like rose water, everyday. Never buy alcohol based toners.
  • Dab on an essence with your palm starting from the chin and going upwards. There is no rubbing or massaging while applying the essence. This is the core of that spotless, plump and dewy look in the Korean skin. The only drawback you will find with essence is the pricey tag. serum-1050959_1920
  • Use a serum on top of the essence. Serums alone work wonderful but when accompanied with an essence, you will notice the miracle.
  • Check on the sheet masks and try using one if you can find one.
  • Use an eye cream
  • Do not forget to moisturise your skin and wear an appropriate SPF during the day.

Remember that less is more when it comes to skin care. Always keep cucumber, honey, besan or gram flour, lemon and glycerin at your reach. If you cannot reach to the Korean products or find the regimen too lengthy and time consuming, try your own homemade skin care recipes. Few of them are listed here:

  • You can apply 2 drops of glycerin and few drops of cucumber juice after cleansing and washing your face before bed. Dab it on using your palm; do not rub or massage it on. cucumber-685704_1920
  • During bath, wash your face first and pat dry; gently rub on a piece of cucumber on your face. Squeeze the juice out to make sure that your skin gets enough of it. Leave it on while you take bath. Wash it off when you finish your bath. cosmetics-1022059_1920
  • Create your own BB cream by adding equal amount of a water based sunscreen and Lacto Calamine lotion. Apply it all over your face and neck. Give the finishing touch with a translucent powder.
  • Use plain besan facial scrub once or twice in a week. You can use a facial mask of multani mitti, cucumber juice, lemon juice and glycerine once in a week. Balance the ingredients as per your skin type. sun-protection-148363_1280
  • Always wear a good sunscreen with at least SPF 15 during the daytime.

Make your makeup lighter this summer. You will notice the glow in your skin if you follow this homemade natural skin care regimen regularly. It clears the skin off the acne and pimple breakouts. It lightens up the skin as well. Your skin will attain a dewy glow within few days. Stay away from the sun as much as possible when it is high in the sky. And remember that the first thing you should be doing after reaching home is to wash your face off.

2017 New Year Resolutions for Your Skin

A retrospective of 2016 regarding your skin care regimen may explain lack of important steps or simply, some, you may have skipped and few you did not know. Yes, it is time to make a new resolution because 2017, another chapter of your life is knocking at the door. Just have a list to check on your add on options here.

  • Once in a year, have a thorough check up of your skin for any kind of unwanted signs. The most important is a mole check on your body. Soon after the New Year Celebrations, visit your dermatologist to carry out the examination; otherwise you will forget it.

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  •  When there is real beauty in your skin, you will always look beautiful with or without makeup. So, resolve the conflict between sleeping with makeup on and without makeup. Say you will never wear makeup during your good night’s sleep.
  • Moisturize your skin everyday and whenever your skin needs it. Promise that you will always keep your body lotion and moisturizer in the bathroom. Keeping such necessary things at the right place will chase away your laziness. Complete this tedious regimen while you are still in bathroom and your skin is still damp.

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  • A good Sunscreen that has at least SPF 30 is a must for your daily use. Always use sheer or oil free or water based sunscreen for a flawless touch in your makeup.sun-protection-148363_1280
  • Wash your face entirely; remove all the makeup as soon as you reach home. Do not ever forget to remove eye makeup as well. Be sure the mascara no longer stays on your lashes when the show has finish.
  • Promise that you will wash your face with plain lukewarm water after the cleansing regimen. This is a compulsory step until and unless your cleanser is a cleanser cum leave on moisturizer. If you are using such a product then simply wipe the makeup off with a cotton ball dabbed on the cleanser. Make sure all the traces of makeup have been clearly removed. Leave it on for the moisturizing result.

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  • This new year add face wipes in your kit. Keep it handy. Just tear it open and swab sometimes in between. This is quite helpful during long travel as well. No need to wash your face with water! Voila! It’s done.
  • You love exercise and that is a very good regimen you are following. Nowadays the world is shrinking so as the areas available for workouts. Big gyms have been replaced by studios. And such places often lack the shower facility. If you have landed in one of such places then keep your body wipe strips handy. Swab your face, chest and back with the body wipes soon after you finish your work out. Change your clothes if possible. Run straight for home and plunge into a lukewarm bath. This will help you in cutting down the unwanted bumps, that you call acne, on your face, back and chest.
  • When your skin has matured, you need more care. You just jump start the skin replenishing regimen as the natural way slows down dramatically as you grow old. To keep the natural luster of your skin intact, add a regular exfoliation regimen this New Year. Use plain besan/gram flour on damp skin as mild scrub on alternate days. Keep a facial masks schedule once in a week. This is not so tiring.
  • This year, love your hands and feet. Say ‘never’ to use of your nails in place of tools. Always use the remains of the scrub you have used on your face to do with your hands as well. Moisturize your hands and make sure the lotion you are using for your hands and feet has SPF content. Do not shy away from using deep moisturizing therapy or wearing gloves overnight after applying a heavy cream on your hands and feet. This will cure extreme dryness of your skin.

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  • Guarantee that you will clean your makeup brushes without fail. Soak your brushes in mild shampoo or liquid soap diluted in lukewarm water. Rinse thoroughly, reshape and allow it to dry completely before reusing it. Set a reminder so that you do not forget cleaning your brush once every month.

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  • Once again promise that you will never touch your face unnecessarily. This will reduce the acne breakouts, zits and the spots. Happy!
  • Change your pillowcase every week or twice a week. This will reduce breakouts as well as dandruff issues.
  • Drink lots of fluids; specially, water. Keep handy a water bottle wherever you go.
  • Deep down, promise yourself that you will follow a consistent skin care regimen. You need to follow a regimen at least for three to six months. If you want to change the regimen or add a new step, be sure it slips in slowly. Sudden changes are not recommended.
  • Go organic and be herbal.
  • Maintain a healthy diet. Include lots of greens and colorful vegetables in your diet. Consume most of the diet raw (whichever is applicable). Be sure to have a green salad every day on your platter.
  • Never ever wear makeup in haste. Give each product time to sink in your skin.
  • Any new skin treatment needs good time to show the results. You can move on to the next product if the product is not showing any result even after six weeks of use. Have patience; wait and see.
  • Lastly, promise to stick to the regimen always.

HAPPY NEW YEAR