It all comes down to thorough cleaning, peeling, correcting irregularities, intensively hydrating and applying SPF throughout the day. The first step is to remove eye makeup. As we often apply more resistant products to our eyes, such as waterproof mascara, the goal is to remove them gently and thoroughly. You can use oils or coconut oil to remove the make-up. You can use cleaners that are intended for cleaning the entire face, or specialized removers such as Clarins Instant Eye make-up remover two-phase remover, which has a pleasant smell and non-sticky texture.
Refresh your face and remove makeup and impurities with micellar water. A simple and effective solution is La Roche Posay micellar water that is ideal for sensitive skin and can be used on all skin types. It does not dry out the skin, it does not leave an unpleasant tightening feeling on the skin, contains no soap, dye and alcohol.
Try Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil, a light-weight makeup remover. By massaging this gentle combination of essential oils, it turns into a cleansing milk in contact with water. Removes makeup, impurities, and stubborn makeup on the eyes. Focus on circular movements and make sure you do the mask on the skin that is saturated with the product, so that you do not
Skin exfoliation comes down to chemical or mechanical pilings. Removal of dead cells on the surface of the skin makes the skin healthier and shiny, and therefore a better foundation for further makeup application. Ole Henriksen Moment of Truth 2-In-1 Polishing Sugar Mask is partly a mask and scrub that cleanses the skin and makes it smooth and glossy. Its efficacy can be seen on gray and lifeless skin suffering from premature signs of aging.
After cleaning, refresh your skin with tonic. It is important to restore the balance of the skin and to create the natural pH of the skin. Toner like The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution tones the skin, gives it shine and at the same time works as a light, everyday peeling. It is applied once a day and encourages better absorption of products that come after it. It can sting a little bit upon first application, but the stinging sensations goes away after couple of uses.
Essences are a big part of Korean skin care beauty routine, and I shared some thoughts on that matter in this post.
Ampoules are super simple, highly concentrated care treatments that help the skin shine. It is often based on ingredients that are ideal as anti-age ingredients. For example, AFRODITA cosmetics has ampoules in two of its 4D collagen and Hydra Patch H2O product lines. They are massaged in the cleansed skin and depending on the line, they provide hydration and anti-aging effect.
Face masks provide intense hydration and care in a short period of time. They are used as needed, but with an intense routine like this, it is enough to use them once a week or before important events. I have written about face masks, so you can find recommendations for detox masks, hydrating masks, magnetic masks and sleeping masks on the links.
Creams for the eye area are essential because this is the only area of the face that is completely dependent on our help. I shared my favorite eye creams and best ways of application in this post.
Daily creams come as cherry on top. So far, you have already moisturized, skin is glossy and needs a final touch. Choose a cream that will suit your skin type, massage it in your face, then finish with tapping movements.
The best night cream is that amazing one that will help the skin in cell turnover and renewal. For example, ROC has an interesting Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream cream that will diminish signs of fatigue, tiny and fine lines and signs of aging.