Women work very hard at looking good all the time – even when they sleep, but none work harder than Asian women at this daily ritual. For centuries, Asian women have been envy for their perfect skin. There are just too many skincare products available in the market to choose from. A lot of times, we feel puzzled on selected the appropriate products for particular skin types. Skin18 is going to share our method; we make our choice based on the very basic - the organic original - Essential oils. By understanding the ingredient and eliminating all sorts of chemicals that factories insert into the package for long-lasting shelf-life purposes. We found the key.
We first suggest the basic 4 processes of skincare guides, which take 15-20 minutes, a reminder to follow steps carefully to develop changes gradually - your hard work will be shown.
Here we will visit the 15-20 minutes necessary 8 steps to Korean skin beauty:
Step 1: Removing makeup
Remove makeup gently using a good makeup remover WITHOUT alcohol, using oils as the base is the naturalist. Many products in the market include alcohol for makeup remover wipes as it helps break down and remove your makeup efficiently. The evaporation products will leave the skin in a very dry and irritated status. Skin18 suggests using Mirah Luminous Cleansing Oil. It is formulated with ten essential oils, including Rose and Ylang Ylang, and ten moisturizing carrier oils, like jojoba and argan, this facial cleanser removes pore-clogging impurities without stripping away the natural oils your skin needs. Or you can create your own DIY Lavender makeup remover pads with the following ingredients:
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup distilled water
- 1 tsp castile soap
- 1 tsp witch hazel
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 7 drops Lavender essential oil
- Round cotton pads
- 4 ounce airtight glass container
Step 2: Cleansing
One cardinal rule in makeup is taking as much time taking it off as you did putting it on. Bloom Brightening Cleanser is the perfect choice powered by plumeria flower extract, sodium hyaluronate, and pracaxi seed oil to cleanse and hydrate the skin. Using circular motions with your fingertips, massage the entire face, then clean this off. This process will not only increase circulation but will leave skin smooth, soft, and bright.
Step 3: Treatment
If you need to treat blackheads or Acne, Maximum Strength Acne Treatment is the perfect product. Naturally derived, maximum-strength salicylic acid from Wintergreen helps clear acne blemishes, pimples, and blackheads; but its plant-based powers don't stop there! Tea Tree essential oil helps cleanse your skin, while Manuka oil reduces the appearance of blemishes.
Step 4: Refreshing
Removing environmental pollutants from our skin, as well as any residue left behind from cleanser is important. This process will restore your skin's pH and prep your skin for the Essence. A.R.T. Refreshing Toner gently removes impurities without drying the skin. Use a soft cotton ball to wipe down your face and neck.
Step 5: Using the Essence / Serum
This step is critical as it is the step to nourish the skin with necessary nutrition. A.R.T. Renewal Serum is an intricate blend of exotic orchid extract and essential oils that benefit the face's most delicate areas. These premium ingredients are formulated to deeply nourish, hydrate, and help maintain a youthful appearance - Sensation Essential Oil Blend includes: Coriandrum sativum† (Coriander) seed oil, Cananga odorata† (Ylang Ylang) flower oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia† (Bergamot) peel oil, Jasminum officinal(Jasmine) oil, Pelargonium graveolens† (Geranium) flower oil. There are also other natural ingredients we suggest - Vitamin C and niacinamide clear the skin tone, remove blemishes, nourish and moisturize the skin at the same time. Since it affects the skin on a cellular level, your skin will regenerate more quickly, leaving you with silkier, smoother, more vibrant skin.
Step 6: Facial Masks
Skin18 used to believe in Korean facial masks, they are good to the skin for sure, but there is always a better choice. After the transformation to the natural essential oils ingredient, discovering the benefits of D.I.Y. mask with nature "food" ingredients, we do not go back anymore. Here is one of the rejuvenating mask recipe we suggested for a radiance fresh face look:
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon powdered cinnamon
- 2 drops Nutmeg essential oil
- 2 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil
Direction: Combine all ingredients to form a thick paste, apply to the face for 20 minutes and then rinse off.
Step 7: Eye Treatments
Again you can select natural products from the Young Living series or make your eye cream for eye treatments. Wolfberry Eye Cream is a natural, water-based moisturizer. It contains the anti-aging and skin-conditioning properties of wolfberry seed oil, this cream soothes tired eyes and minimizes fine lines' appearance. Making your own cream? Please check our DIY4living section for the recipe.
Step 8: Moisturizers
The last and most important step - moisutrizer, Skin18 has a lot of choices for you and you can make your cream. Massage gently into the skin so that it penetrates. Nature cream helps moisturize, soothe dry and sensitive skin and prevent skin damage. Your skin will have a healthy glow after all this pampering. That's it! You are done!