If skincare had a global headquarters, it would inarguably be Korea. Home of the 15-step skincare regime, the nation is known for their impeccable skin and painstakingly cared for complexions, and routines that address every single skincare concern. But let’s be truthful: is a two-hour skincare routine really necessary? Does using so many products really benefit the skin, or furthermore, can you be causing stress or even harm to the skin by overindulging come wash-up time? Below, we break down the fanatically fervent routines and what’s worth skipping.
Generally, starting with a really good cleanse for the skin is a great first step. Many multi-step routines suggest starting with an oil cleanser, but a good cleanser that’s both gentle and deep-cleaning will do the trick. Skin B5’s Acne Control Cleansing Mousse The deep-reaching mousse foams to sweep away dirt and oil, but its mild and moisturizing ingredients ensure skin stays hydrated and healthy, meaning you can skip using two separate cleansers.
Using an oil cleanser first on acne-prone skin may seem counter-intuitive, but it can actually be really beneficial if the right oil is used. Hydration, regardless of skin type, is essential — especially for blemished skin, which can easily get dehydrated when treating acne. The trick is choosing a non-cosmogenic (read: non- pore blocking and acne-causing) oil, like olive oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, or even rosehip oil. Avoid richer, heavier oils like coconut oil, castor oil, wheat germ oil, and all essential oils
When it comes to treatments like toners, essences and serums, its best to stick to selecting just the products specifically pertaining to what your individual skin concerns need addressing. For instance, those with oily skin can reach for balancing facial mists to boost other products to follow efficacy, while those with dry skin types should look for hydrating serums. Every skin type needs a good moisturizer though, and Skin B5’s Acne Control Moisture is perfect for everyone. Light yet super hydrating, this non-greasy cream absorbs lightening quick and leaves skin healthy and fresh.
Another step everyone can benefit from? Using a mask once or twice a week. Again, choose one that’s right for your skin type to avoid irritation. It’s best to keep it simple and pretty much leave it at that; after cleansing and moisturizing, a sunscreen in the AM is a must, and that’s about it. Piling on too many products can cause more harm than good, and if you feel like you’re searching for quick fixes, it could be time to look within. Addressing vitamin, nutritional and minerals needs internally can make the real difference in skin quality, and taking the time to check in with yourself to ensure you’re getting everything you need is imperative.
Choosing a skin health-promoting supplement like Skin B5’s range can work wonders by boosting specific vitamins and minerals that are crucial when it comes to achieving a naturally healthy glow from the inside out. Some products and treatments can act like a band-aid for skin health issues without ever truly treating them, so paring back and focusing on skin vitality and wellness is a far better approach.
Aimée Wice is a beauty junkie, fashion fanatic, health and fitness freak and travel lover currently living in love with her better half in Sydney. She has contributed to print and digital publications such as FASHION, Fitness First, Sporteluxe, Style Nest UK, Women’s Health Australia, The Beauty Insider, whimn.com.au, The Huffington Post’s Blog, BEAUTY/Crew, Best Health Magazine, The Lifestyle Edit, Elite Daily, Esprit Magazine, ELLE Canada, nine.com.au, and Glow, to name a few.
Using an oil cleanser on acne-prone skin may seem counter-intuitive, but it can actually be really beneficial if the right oil is used. Hydration, regardless of skin type, is essential — especially for blemished skin, which can easily get dehydrated when treating acne. The trick is choosing a non-cosmogenic (read: non- pore blocking and acne causing) oil, like olive oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, or even rosehip oil. Avoid richer, heavier oils like coconut oil, castor oil, wheat germ oil, and all essential oils
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