12 Hacks for Perfect Skin: As a Korean working in the beauty industry, I understand the intense pressure to have perfect skin. From a young age, my mother, aunts, and other maternal figures instilled in me the importance of proper skincare and preservation methods that go beyond using products. While Korean beauty culture focuses on these methods, some days require quick solutions. That’s why I’m sharing my top nine beauty hacks that can transform your skin from lackluster to radiant in an instant. You can always find new beauty and health content on Galgoli site.
12 Hacks for Perfect Skin:
- Start with a facial steam massage. A facial steam massage can be done easily in the shower by using your fingers to tap and massage your face in circular motions, starting from your forehead and then moving downward. This method helps increase circulation for a dewy-looking complexion. Use an oil cleanser while doing the massage to enhance hydration.
- Exfoliate with a washcloth soaked in hot water. Take inspiration from Korean grandmothers and try a nubby washcloth for a daily face massage. Use circular upward motions to massage your face, and this can help rejuvenate the skin.
- Charcoal sheet face mask Detoxify and exfoliate your skin with Korean favorite, charcoal sheet face masks. Use the sheet on your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes to work its magic.
- Drink Barley Tea. Barley tea can help to flush toxins out of the body, which can result in clearer skin. Additionally, barley tea is a healthy alternative to sugary drinks.
- Keep facial mists in your skincare kit. Facial mists help to refresh and hydrate skin throughout the day, no matter where you are. Keep a bottle in your bag.
- Apply your skincare products in the correct order. Korean skincare has a specific order to apply your skincare products for optimal benefits: toner, essence, serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen.
- Say hello to Jade rollers. Jade rollers can aid in depuffing and reducing inflammation on the face. It even helps promote lymphatic drainage. Use a jade roller in the morning and give your face a wake-up call.
- Overnight hydration Use sleeping masks for intensive overnight hydration. Apply a liberal amount before bed, and you will wake up with plump, hydrated skin.
- Follow-up with Double Cleansing at night. Double cleansing your skin at night is an essential step in your evening skincare routine. Follow oil cleansing with a foaming cleanser and ensure that all traces of dirt and makeup are removed to avoid pores getting clogged and resulting in unwanted breakouts.
- Use your ring finger to apply eye cream. Your ring finger applies the least pressure, so it’s an excellent tool for delivering eye cream without tugging or stretching the delicate skin around the eyes.
- Honey Mask Honey is a natural humectant, which means it can help retain moisture in your skin. Apply a thin layer to your face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
- Sun Protection Make sure to wear a broad-spectrum SPF (at least 30) daily to protect your skin from harmful UV rays, even on cloudy days. Sun protection is essential to keep your skin healthy and looking youthful.