We all know how important it is to make a good first impression but when your face is shiny because of too much oil and sweat, we might feel a bit embarrassed when meeting new people. Unfortunately, many of us are still stubborn enough to follow the same skin care routine even though we have already noticed that it is not doing our skin any good. With that being said, if you want to reduce the oily sheen on your skin, it is high time that you reconsider what goes on in your skin care routine.
If you want to regain control of your skin’s oil production, this five-step Korean routine must be tried immediately.
Regardless of your skin type, the first step to maintaining beautiful looking skin is to cleanse it first. Cleansing is the process in which you remove any impurities on your skin that might be left behind by makeup, oil, and sweat just to name a few. For those with extremely oily skin, it is best that you use a cleanser that has sebum control to regulate oil production.
Oily skinned individuals should also consider applying face masks from time to time to assist in regulating oil production. However, instead of using sheet masks, go for clay masks instead. Clay masks not only assist in regulating one’s oil production but it also removes any build up on the pores. One example of clay mask that you might want to try is the volcanic mask because aside from cleansing and tightening one’s pores, it can prevent acne and exfoliate one’s skin as well.
The third step to follow for your oily skin is to use a toner. Keep in mind that after you have removed your clay mask and rinsed your face thoroughly, you will need to bring back moisture to your skin. This is where the toner comes in. It’s important that you look for a toner that is not too thick and has the right amount of viscosity to it so your oily skin won’t be burdened with it. During the day, look for a toner that can help regulate the pH levels of your skin while at night, look for one that has an exfoliating property too to work in cleansing your face better.
The idea of applying serum on your already oily face might not sit well with you, for sure, but if you choose the right product, you will definitely keep this in your list of skin care routine for your oily face. Koreans tend to use two different serums in their skin care routine. For their morning routine, they prefer to use a serum that has pore tightening capabilities, sebum control, and has a silky and smooth texture. At night, they tend to use a serum that contains plenty of vitamin C to help combat skin blemishes, can be absorbed by the skin easily, and has that non-sticky texture to it.
You might think that you have already applied moisturizer when you used a toner on your skin but here’s the interesting part, Koreans know how important it is to moisturize your skin properly. With that being said, you need to look for the right type of moisturizer to use. If you have an extremely oily skin, choose a gel-type moisturizer as it won’t leave that greasy residue on your face. On the other hand, if you have oily but dehydrated skin type, look for a light cream that has balanced oil and water properties.