5 Ways to Boost your Skincare Routine (with Asian Products)
1. Use a Cleansing Oil
Oil cleansing has really been hyped over recent years, but the benefits of the using them are really endless. Cleansing oils help to lift excess sebum, which is the oil produced by your skin glands. They also help with clogged pores, removing dirt and makeup (including hard to remove waterproof makeup) as well as other skin pollutants and dead skin. Oil cleansing leaves the good bacteria on your skin, and doesn’t strip away the natural oils or disturb your skin barrier. It’s ✨perfect✨ as a first step to any skincare routine!
Here are some of our favourite cleansing oils: DHC Cleansing Oil, Softymo White Cleansing Oil, COSRX Pure Fit Cica Clear Cleansing Oil
2. Apply an Essence/Serum
Serums are very flexible as they offer a variety of benefits depending on the type of serum that you buy. Some are meant to brighten or hydrate, while others target blemishes, fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging. Serums absorb quickly into your skin, which make them an effective post cleansing step. They’re lighter than moisturizers so you don’t have to worry about over-moisturizing. If you’re really looking to 💧boost💧 your skincare routine and make your skin more ✨radiant✨ and less dull, a serum is the way to go!
We recommend COSRX Advance Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence, Ishizawa Keana Nadeshiko Rice Oil, and Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum. To check out our collection of serums and essences, click here!
3. Use an Eye Cream
If you’re worried about signs of aging on the area of the face that is the most delicate and sensitive, it’s time to consider an eye cream. 👀 Eye creams target common signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. They also help with puffiness, dryness, and dark circles. A good eye cream can even help even out your skin tone and deliver just the right amount of hydration. 💦 If your eyes are super dry, an eye cream will definitely help! Some facial moisturizers are just too rich for the eye area, but eye creams are formulated for the eye area which gives them the added benefit of being safer and will offer more protection than just a regular moisturizer. Eye cream is one of those steps that you really SHOULDN’T skip!
Treat your blinkers to some of these Kiyoko Eye Care favourites: We personally love the COSRX Advance Snail Peptide Eye Cream and these Jayjun Eye Gel Patches!
If acne or wrinkles are your skin concern, retinoids are an option for you. Retinoids are a class of compounds derived from Vitamin A. Retinoids are really powerful products that can really make a difference. They are usually offered by ℞ prescription only (depending on your region). No prescription? Find a cream that contains Retinol, which refers to the weaker, over-the-counter option. Prescription retinoids tend to be 💨 faster acting whereas over-the-counter retinol takes at least 6 months to see effects. With that said, prescription strength retinoids can have harsh side effects such as burning, peeling, soreness or irritation when used incorrectly. When using retinoids, always follow the instructions and ALWAYS use sunscreen!
Sana Nameraka has an entire line that contains retinol. Click here for: Pores Cleansing Facial Wash, Wrinkle Skin Lotion, Emulsion, Wrinkle Gel, and Isoflavone Wrinkle Eye Cream.
5. Use a Facial Massage Tool
There’s just something super luxurious about a face massager. Whether it’s a guasha, jade roller, massager stick, or another special type of roller, it's always good to take the time out to give your skin a little love. There are so many benefits of facial massage. 💆♀️ It helps with anti-aging and wrinkles, helps your skin 🌟glow🌟, gives your face some much-needed rejuvenation, and it's been said to help relieve sinus pressure and improve blood flow. Facial massage promotes healthy skin and is very relaxing. Some cool tips for facial massage? Keep your tools in the fridge, the 🧊cooling sensation🧊 feels really nice! One of our favourite ways to use a face massage tool is to use it with a sleeping mask or a sheet mask, such as the Ishizawa Keana Nadeshiko Sheet Mask.
Explore our Sheet and Face Mask Collection 💖
There are so many ways you could ✨boost your skincare routine✨; we hope you’ll love these suggestions as much as we loved sharing them 💕. You deserve the best skincare available, 😍 get it at Kiyoko Beauty!