It is a common perception that most of us think Korean women have flawless and fair skin. This is often a result of some innovative ingredients in Korean skincare products and a few tricks in the skincare routine.
At ISCHIA, we are going to share some tips and tricks that are very common in the K-beauty industry. Below are what distinguish Korean women from others and some of the outstanding features that set Korean skincare products apart.
1. Use Paraben-Free and Alcohol-Free Skincare Products
Parabens is a common cosmetic ingredient that is mostly used as preservatives in skincare products. They are added to various personal care products such as body lotions, shampoos, mascara, and foundations. But there are also many controversies around parabens among product safety regulators, scientists and cosmetic manufacturers as to whether parabens are dangerous to our health.
Some believe that parabens can cause cancer (breast cancer), disrupt endocrine, and reduce sperm production. To ensure yourself a risk-free and healthier skincare routine, avoid using paraben products.
Alcohol is another common ingredient found in skincare products. These alcohols are often used to leave the skin matte and apparently to ‘control’ oily skin.
However, harmful alcohol in fact can easily damage the skin barrier that is supposed to protect the skin layers. While the immediate “oil-slick” finish is short term, alcohol-based products can actually encourage more oil production, enlarged pores and signs of aging. In conclusion it’s always best to avoid skincare products that contain alcohol and stick to the ones with long-term benefits instead.
2. Ensure the skincare products are suitable for all skin types, even for hypersensitive skin
Suitable for all types of skin, Korean skincare products are taking the world by storm, dominating the marketplace and becoming must-haves.
Many people are wary of the kind of products they apply to their skin because their skin gets a bad reaction to cosmetic products. Their skin is usually dry, filled with redness that may or may not fade, become itchy, often feel tight and so on.
Regardless of how sensitive your skin is, these products have proven themselves to be gentle and soothing. So if you have a hypersensitive or redness-prone skin, ISCHIA skincare hypoallergenic products are your go to.
3. Focus on skincare rather than makeup
Unlike western cosmetics that focus on the use of makeup to cover skin flaws, most Koreans believe that beauty starts with great skin. Hence, they focus on producing and using skincare products that repair skin issues, instead of concealing them with makeup.
There are various skincare products that help fight different skin conditions – from maintaining hydration to enriching skin with vital nutrients, it is not a tall order to get quality Korean skincare products.
4. Choose the right skincare products containing good ingredients such as collagen and hyaluronic acid
Collagen is a protein that provides structure to your skin. It helps to maintain your skin’s elasticity and firmness so it does not look saggy. Collagen is naturally present in our body – in the skin, muscles, bones, cartilages, ligaments and even the blood. However, as we grow older, the ability of our body to produce collagen reduces.
Fortunately, collagen can be produced and used in making skincare products. The use of collagen-containing skincare products helps to enrich your skin with the collagen lost, renew skin cells, remove lines and wrinkles. It is hence essential to apply to ensure we are providing sufficient collagen to our skin.
Hyaluronic acid, is another excellent skincare ingredient that helps promoting a healthier skin by making the skin suppler and keeping it moisturised. Hyaluronic acid helps to prevent wrinkles and fine lines, contributing to the anti-aging benefits to the skin.
5. Start following a consistent skincare routine
To get a healthier skin, it is necessary to follow a consistent skincare routine. Although there are numerous Korean skincare products to choose from, the key to getting great results is through setting and following a routine based on the types of products that you have.
When you follow a routine consistently, it will gradually put your skin in better condition, enhancing clarity, hydration, and flawlessness.
Having flawless skin is not about using skincare products once in a while, it is about the consistency in their usage.
With all that’s been said, instead of concealing any skin problem you have with cosmetics, it is a wise choice to adopt the use of Korean skincare products and apply them consistently for great results.