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5 Korean Skincare for Dry Skin Types

5 Korean Skincare for Dry Skin Types

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Last few years, Hallyu – the Korean wave refers to global popularity of South Korea’s pop culture, entertainment, music, TV dramas and movies spreading in many countries, including Indonesia.

Korean products attracted lots people, especially skincare products becoming so popular. Korean women have bright, smooth yet shiny skin face. Lots women wondering about their skincare routine that makes face more beautiful.

To get healthy and beauty face, Korean women have their own secret. They do some easy treatment to make it looks more healthy, glowing yet shiny. Before we talking about their step-by-step routine, let’s look their skincare essential based on your skin types.

You might find yourself lost in the middle of skincare stacks, just because there is a lot of skincare products. Skincare itself is range of practice to enhance skin appearance using specific products suit your skin type. To get perfect result, you should do skincare routine continuously.

It simply can’t be perfect, if is not use continuously. Based on that term, you can choose which one skincare product suit your skin. You can’t choose irresponsibility, because you are dealing with your skin, for a lifetime.

Some people have normal skin, the others have dry skin according to their country climate and many others have combination skin. It becomes important to know which skincare product suit your skin types perfectly. And here is the easiest way to know which skin type are you.

After waking up, take a sheet of tissue, dab to your face. If you have a normal skin, it is possible to trace fatty in the tissue. If you have a dry one, there is also no fatty trace, but your face feels like super dry, pale and unglowing. And if you have an oily type, there is a lot of fatty trace especially in some parts, such as forehead, nose and cheeks. Last, if you have a sensitive skin, your face tend to occur as red and itchy at one time or another. 

Based on those skin types, you can’t choose skincare products irresponsibly. Geographical, Indonesia have two seasons, dry and wet season, and Indonesian tend to have dry skin, here are Korean products suit your dry skin.

1. Cleansing Oil

Remove residue with cleansing milk probably done by most people. In fact, there are other types of cleansing face products, like micellar water and cleansing oil. You might be unfamiliar with this one, cleansing oil. According to Huffingtonpost, cleansing oil so popular for Korean women. It contains good botanical oil to remove residue on your face. It can be used by those who have dry even the oily one.

Cleansing oil also contains of high antioxidant, antiaging, green tea extract, grape seeds, almonds, sunflower seeds also apple seeds to repair damage outermost part of the skin as well as protect under skin. Dry skin, dull complexion, acne or signs of aging can be repaired with cleansing oil.

How to apply them only by applying 2 pumps of cleansing oil on dry skin to remove makeup residue. You also can rubbing the whole face and neck gently with cleansing oil then rinse with water for several times until clean.

Some most recommended cleansing oil are The Face Shop Pore Clean Cleansing Oil, The Saem Natural Condition Pore Deep Cleansing Oil, Innisfree Apple Seed Cleansing Oil, Nature Republic Forest Garden Chamomile Cleansing Oil, Skinfood Black Sugar Cleansing Oil and Etude House Real Art Cleansing Oil to get rid residue on your face.

2. Essence

Second product suit your dry skin is essence. Most essence texture is liquid, but there are some essence offer gel texture. Essence is not too liquidy yet thick. It contains good concentrate to get rid of aging signs, discolored, dull and rough skin. It also can be used for dry, combination, oily even sensitive skin. The perfect texture makes it easily absorbed. Most essence also contains organic acid to peel of surface layer of dead skin cells for a fresh skin feeling.

Use the essence right after clean your face with cleansing milk or cleansing oil before serum. How to apply essence is dab on your face with a cotton ball while give a little massage for a minute to the whole face and neck. For perfect result, you can use same cotton ball, dab gently all over the face and neck until it absorbed.

Or simply apply the essence to your face without cotton ball by pumping a little amount of essence to your clean and dry palm, dab gently all over face and neck. Gently dab is formula to essence quickly absorbed and doesn’t leave stickiness behind.

Try Dear Klairs essence for dry skin, its Vitamin C helps brightening skin or Huxfley Oil Essence with Vitamin E for antiaging formula and CosRX Snail 98 Mucin Power Essence for healthy and glow skin face.

3. Serum

This isn’t unfamiliar skincare product name for you. Serum contains more consentrate than essence. It gives good nutrients your face need. Antioxidant and vitamins help to regeneration and repair skin layers because UV radiation, hormones, makeup residue and pollution.

The light texture makes serum absorb easily. On the other words it works faster than other skincare products. Not only gives your face good nutrition but also removal age spot and brightening skin.

Choose serum contains a lot of Vitamin C. One or two pumps serum enough for the whole face and neck. Use it day and night after clean face with cleansing milk or cleansing oil and essence. Take note: clean skin allow serums to fully absorb, apply and wait 2 – 3 minutes before apply another products.

You can try Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum suit dry and oily skin. Green tea extract as its main ingredient help to moisturize skin. Antioxidant help to repair skin layers because UV radiation or The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost also contains high Vitamin E make your face more glowing and firm.

4. Moisturizer

Moisturizer is one of the most important things for face protection and skincare. It helps soothe and moisturize your face skin, whole day. Sitting in an AC room or exposed under sunlight can be damaged your skin. That is why you need good moisturizer.

Most moisturizer gives you glowing finish look, it might be looks oily. Basically, moisturizer absorb easily. Even oily skin can use this product. Oily, combination skin, dry and oily in specific spot like T-zone area, face need all the nutrients from the right stuff like moisturizer.

There is water-based and oil-based moisturizer. Water-based moisturizer has lighter texture, that is why it suits for dry skin. Meanwhile, oily-based moisturizer contains more oil and long lasting than water-based moisturizer. You can also choose moisturizer contains antiaging formula to prevent age signs.

For perfect result, you should apply moisturizer evenly, start from the center of your face to the side. It easily absorb by moist skin, not too dry yet wet. Last, apply the moisturizer right after shower.

Two watery cream from Nature Republic, Nature Republic Ginseng Royal Silk Watery Cream with antiaging formula and Nature Republic Aqua Max Combination Watery Cream for dry and oily skin suit your need. You can also try Innisfree Orchid Enriched Cream with natural ingredients from well-known Jeju Island.

5. Sunscreen

Best-selling skincare product in Korea, Sunscreen or Sunblock. Sunscreen is a lotion, gel or other topical product reflects some UV radiation and helps protect face against sunburn. It covers the surface of skin to physically block of the sun’s UVA and UVB rays.

Most sunscreen products contain high SPF (Sun Protector Factor). SPF remains mainly to the amount of UVB protection a sunscreen offers. People believe higher SPFs give much protection. Unfortunately, it is a false assumption. In theory, high SPF should give the best protection against UV radiation every two hours re-applied.

For example, if you choose SPF 15, 15 x 10 minutes = 150 minutes, 150 minutes your chosen sunscreen give best protection against UVB radiation. Chose sunscreen with PA+, PA++ or PA+++ to give best protection against UVA radiation.

For perfect result, apply sunscreen evenly, especially some parts most affected by UV radiation, such as forehead, nose bridge, cheeks also chin. Spread evenly, thin layer, re-applied, at least twice before using makeup. Let sit for 3 – 5 minutes before applying makeup, until it absorbed perfectly.

Try Etude House Sunprise Must Daily Sunscreen with SPF50+ PA+++, Innisfree Perfect UV Protection Cream Long Lasting, Neogen Day Light Protection Sunscreen and Thank You Farmer Sun Project Water Sun Cream SPF50+ PA+++.