Sunday, September 10, 2017


Koreans are known for their glowing skin, which is achieved through a unique regimen. It’s a bit more extensive than what you’re probably used, which can seem daunting at first. But we’re here to break it down for you, helping you understand the steps so you can customize them to fit your needs. 

It’s the lifestyle and mind-set behind skin that’s really getting people interested in Korean skin-care rituals,” says Charlotte Cho, the author of The Little Book of Skin Care. And if you’re one of those intrigued by the lengthy routine, Korean skin-care regimen is like—step by step and mask by mask.

In this post, we would like to focus more on the ultimate Korean summer skincare routine and break down exactly what our skincare routine should look like when we’re sweating more than a chilled glass of rosé. Here’s your summer skin saving routine in five steps.

1. Double Cleanse

The first step of a summer skincare routine has to be the double cleanse. People think that they can just use a foam cleanser and it will get everything off, but makeup is oil-based and everything is so layered, that one step of cleansing does not take everything off. We call it the one-one technique: one minute of face massage with the cleansing oil and one minute of massage with the foam cleanser. That alone will really help with breakouts. Cleansing oil first—you emulsify it with water and rinse. Then a foam cleanser to finish it off. That dual punch will get rid of the grime, all the oil-based stuff, and you’ll be completely clean.

2. Hydrate with an Essence Toner

The next step is a really hydrating essence. If you’re skin is starved for hydration, which it often is in the summer, then it overproduces sebum and oil because the skin likes to overcompensate. Use a hydrating balancing essence, without alcohol preferably.

3. Target Your Pores

Then you move on to something like this, which is great for the summer because it’s super lightweight. You really want to target those pores. This is like an essence, basically the same thing as a serum. We call it the modern version of a serum because the textures tend to be a little bit more elegant. This also works on firmness.

4. Treat & Prime

You can then move on to the Moisturizer. It’s a skincare product first and foremost, it just has the added benefit of a primer, so you can apply in the morning at night for your skin to be so soft and hydrated.

5. SPF

Then, use a sun block. We always get questions like, ‘Is this a daytime moisturizer? A nighttime moisturizer?’ There’s no such thing. You should be able to use any moisturizer day and night because your moisturizer shouldn’t have SPF in it and you should be using a standalone SPF. You need an entire shot glass of moisturizer to get an SPF of 30 or 50. No one is applying that much if it’s your moisturizer. Use a standalone SPF, and then your makeup.

6. Mist

Use the organic mist throughout the day. You can spray it on as often as you want. The mist will help you from getting shiny—if your skin is hydrated, it won’t need to overproduce sebum.

However, you might be a bit lazy to have this long procedure to keep your skin healthy and glowing and not so sure of the type of skincare products that you need to use for your skin. Moreover, you could also have skin troubles that you're too concerning about. So, Yakson would like to help you in solving your skin problems through systematic and professional k-beauty programs.

Yakson's Facial Balance Care Program
The program consist of not only regular skin care session, but also customized care of nourishment (moisturizing and lifting), and face bone (golki) therapy according to your skin and face shape.

"Facial balance care is absolutely necessary not just for esthetics but for your health."

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