The topic of K-beauty secrets has lately become one of the most talked about especially all over the world. Due to the amazing, youthful and healthy skin that Korean women have, Korean beauty brands have not only made sure to create some effective skincare products which are a truly representative of Korean beauty regimen, but also, have created some methods, or practices that go perfectly along with some of the K-beauty, ultimate skincare routines!
Removing every last trace of makeup and pollutant, especially before going to bed, should be done through a methodical cleansing ritual. That is why it is considered so much important, especially by K-beauty fanatics to practice and learn the following method:
In this article, we want to introduce you with one of our favorite beauty methods that K-beauty lovers already know and practice; Double-cleansing! This Korean skin cleaning method is divided into a two-step process. The first one includes an oil-based cleanser and the second step includes a water-based cleanser. When talking about the first step of this effective cleaning method, the oil-based cleansing can be in a liquid or solid form, and it can be washed off or wiped off. The second step, the water-based cleansing, can be foaming or non-foaming texture. But, why are two steps and what is the importance of each one of them?
Oil-based cleansing, get to know the first step
The first, and the most important step when cleaning your skin, is the oil-based cleansing. But, is this method really effective and what makes it so vital? Women, who have embraced this cleaning method, swear by it, by making even the most skeptical ones too soon become obsessed by this method too. K-beauty secrets are the worldwide ambassadors of a healthy skin, and when they started using this two-step face cleansing routine, they knew a strong weapon has just been created in their fight against unhealthy and aggie skin. But, let’s focus on the first step, the oil-based cleanse.
The main intention of an oil-based cleaning product is to remove all the impurities on your skin. Including makeup and sunscreen. Especially the oil-based impurities which are larger in number. These K-beauty brands create some naturally oriented cleansers which are rich in antioxidants. They do also contain anti-aging ingredients which restore every type of skin’s texture and appearance. Dr. Walder, a well-known cosmetic dermatologist, has given his version of oil based cleansing: “There are a variety of cleansing oil formulations that contain active ingredients to address specific skin concerns — dryness, dullness, acne, anti-aging — and thus may be used to cleanse and improve all skin types,” said Dr. Walder. But, can women with an oily skin use it? Does the oil clog the pores?
More professional advice…
Well, it seems everyone can use it, despite the skin type, oil functions as a good cleaning element which absorbs all the impurities and dirt without actually destroying your pH balance of your skin. Aesthetician Kayla Causey believes that the double-cleansing methods, especially the oil step method are a win/win situation. She said: “A lot of oil-free cleansers strip our skin of natural oils, leaving it unbalanced and causing it to produce more oil to rebalance it. Excess production equals more problematic skin. Oil cleansers keep the skin’s natural pH balance and prevent it from having a production overload. Plus, essential oils are naturally antibacterial.”
Keep in mind that cleansing oils in most cases, especially in K-beauty industry, contain a lot of botanical oils like olive oil, sesame, sunflower, almond etc. also, they can contain extracts of jasmine, green tea, filled with vitamin E, C, and antioxidants.
Water-based, second step
K-beauty indicates that the second, but a very much important step of a deep and proper skin cleansing is the water-based one. After the cleansing oil, it is important to remove the other type of impurities on your skin: sweat traces make up, and it also has the ability, due to its material, to further penetrate into your skin pores. Even though you may not need as much amount as the oil-based cleansing, the water –based one is vital to properly finalize the cleaning process.
To keep in mind about water-based cleansings:
If we consider that oil-attracts-oil principle, water acts as a magnet in picking up sebum and dissolving away dirt in your skin pores. There’s no oily, tingly, or tightening effect—just a fresh, clean feeling. Soap or other harsh cleaning chemicals, tend to dry out the skin water. On the other hand, a water-based cleaning, which might be a gel, cream etc., will definitely leave your face feeling hydrated with a glowy appearance. There is no need to use a washcloth, no rubbing to cause redness or irritation…
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