Now that summer is over, it’s time to start looking after your skin by preparing it for the upcoming colder months. How? Find out in our blog!
It’s no secret that the seasons take a toll on our skin; when summer hits, we slap on the sun cream in a bid to prevent our skin from burning whereas, during winter, we lack hydration and immediately reach for the skincare products that promise to keep our skin dewy and radiant. If you’re tired of using products that are full of false promises and want to transform your dull, winter-damaged skin into skin you can be proud of all year round, continue reading and discover which Korean skincare products we’d recommend for doing so.
Double cleansing is an essential part of the Korean skincare routine, which consists of two steps to promote healthy and radiant skin. The first step of the double cleansing method involves oil cleansers, which are ideal for all skin types as they mix with the pre-existing oils already on your face and help to unclog pores, rinse away any impurities, leaving skin feeling clean, soft and extremely hydrated. The Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil is an oil-based cleanser enriched with vegetable oils that thoroughly cleanses the face without causing any irritation. During the winter months, oil cleansers help to rejuvenate your face, so you can say goodbye to the effects of the day’s wintery elements. The second step of the double cleansing method involves water-based cleansers; if you want your skin to feel squeaky clean, water cleansers are recommended. The Dr. G Hydra Intensive Bubble Foam Cleanser is a water-based cleanser that helps to keep the skin moisturised and hydrated. A cleanse a day keeps winter at bay.
If your skin is feeling particularly dry as a result of the cold weather, exfoliators can help. Once applied, exfoliators clear the face of any dead skin cells, allowing your skin to breathe freely and absorb nutrients from other products used in your skincare routine. The Dr. G Crystal Deep Peeling exfoliator has a calming formula, with crystal granules to gently exfoliate the skin and lemon to brighten and protect.
Toners help to prepare your skin for the next steps in your skincare routine. They are especially great to use during winter as they focus heavily on hydration and act to keep the skin smooth. The Pink Camellia Soombi Blooming Flower Toner by Blossom Jeju will help to rebalance your skin’s pH level after cleansing to soothe irritation and leave a smooth-looking complexion. Moisture is something everyone craves during winter and toners are a great product to use to achieve that.
In combination, with serums and sheet masks, essences are extremely beneficial during the winter months. When used after toners, essences create a layer of hydration and help to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Essences are lighter in texture when compared to serums and firm your skin to create a fresh, glowy base to make your makeup stay flawless throughout the day, whether you’re at an event or at work. The Dr. G Actifirm Real Lifting Cell is an essence highly enriched with accelerating ingredients that help to improve skin firmness to prevent sagging and ageing skin.
Serums should be used after toning and should be applied either directly to the skin or mixed with your favourite moisturiser. Serums are an essential part of any skincare routine, particularly during winter, as they help to target a range of skin concerns, from dehydrated, dull skin and wrinkles, to large pores and acne. The Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum is specially formulated to nourish and moisturise the skin. When applied, the serum easily absorbs into your skin, leaving you with impressively soft, clean, replenished skin.
It’s time to step up your sheet mask game! As one of the most popular Korean skincare products, sheet masks are extremely beneficial, especially during the winter months. Our Korean sheet masks are drenched in active ingredients to lock nutrients close to your face with absorption. If you’re suffering from tightness due to the cold weather or have noticed your skin dulling as a result of the elements, sheet masks should be the first thing you reach for.
With long days at work, dark mornings, and the preparation of family celebrations, such as Christmas and New Year, it’s normal for you to feel exhausted and lacklustre during the winter months. As a result, the bags under your eyes will continue to grow in size until you do something about them. To fight against puffiness and discoloration around your eye area, we’d recommend using one of our Korean eye creams.
Make sure your skin is healthy and youthful by using one of our effective moisturisers, such as the Blossom Jeju Camellia Soombi Deep Repair Moisturiser. During the colder months, it’s likely that your skin will become dry, cracked, and tight, however, with our moisturisers in tow, you’ll be more than ready to give winter something to worry about; by moisturising your skin daily, you’ll be taking all the precautions needed in order to keep your skin nourished.
Sun cream should be a major part of everyone’s skincare routine throughout the year; UVA and UVB rays are harmful to your skin, even during dull days. Just because the sun is hidden behind the clouds, this doesn’t mean you’re protected. By using one of our kind-to-skin sun creams everyday, you’ll be protecting your skin from signs of sun damage as well as ageing, while ensuring your skin stays hydrated through the colder months. So, there you have it – our product recommendations for healthy looking skin during winter. Just because the weather is deteriorating, it doesn’t mean your skin has to too. Stop any signs of winter harm with our range of Korean skincare products listed above and reap the benefits of having skin that everyone is jealous of. If you have any questions regarding any of our products or want to know which products are most suitable to your skin type, get in touch with us here.