Ever wonder what it takes to have amazing skin? I have and my quest is to find out how to achieve it. After a stopover in Korea last year, I’ve been fascinated by the skin care routines of the Asian vloggers. It seems their skin care routine results in beautiful, glowing skin. I even picked up collagen and snail serum sheet masks in hopes of having luminous skin without makeup.
As much as I love staying with my babe, I look forward to the one day a week I’m at my place to do handle skincare and do laundry. I get a weird sense of accomplishment from getting all the laundry done and organizing my outfits for the week. Plus, I’m a big dork doing laundry with masks on my face.
WEEKLY SKIN TREATMENT ROUTINE
Start by cleaning your face with a cleanser that has salicylic acid to help with exfoliation. Use a formula for your skin type. I have combination skin, so most cleansers with salicylic acid work for me, however I try to choose a cleanser that’s gentle and doesn’t strip the skin.
After washing the cleanser off, put a warm wet wash cloth over your face for a couple minutes. This will open your pores and make the pore strips more efficient. You can get different types of pore strips for the areas of your face that get clogged. Then while your skin is still wet, apply a pore cleansing strip to your nose and another one on your chin. Leave this on until it dries and becomes hard, then carefully peel it off.
The next step is to use a needler on your fave, roll it vertically, horizontally and diagonally. Do your entire face one section at a time.
Needling creates tiny punctures on your skin. Your skin responds by producing collagen to repair the damage. The collagen production helps improve skin texture and tone. Be careful and gentle when you start out, check YouTube videos on the technique before you get started.
I bought eye masks in Japan or Korea. These eye masks help reduce fine lines and the appearance of dark circles. This sits under your eye so you can see and it feels really soothing. In the summer, store your eye masks in the fridge so you get a lovely, cool feeling when you put them on.
Lastly, put on a sheet mask. I use a collagen sheet mask I got from either Korea or Singapore. After you apply the sheet mask, squeeze the rest of the gel out of the packet and apply it to your neck and decolletage (upper boobage). After it dries, I throw the sheet mask away but leave the collagen on my face all night.
ALL THE STUFF
After peeling off the sheet mask, apply any other night serums in your regimen. I apply a little Retin A, then a tsubaki oil to moisturize. Then off to bed!
What do you do to get and maintain amazing skin? Let me know in the comments.
PATRICIA A EHRHARDT
What a great post! I too have combination skin with a tendency to be a bit oily around the nose and chin. Your pore strip trick should do the trick, I never thought of that!
I also like to add charcoal to my cleanser. It seems to erase tiny blackheads in 24 hours! The only thing I feel my skin is missing is that glow, and I think it’s because most mosturizers I use have an SPF and when I wear them, they make my skin sweat. Do you ever run into this? If so, any ideas for a light, protective moisturizer that doesn’t make you sweat?
I use the Biore Aqua Rich Watery Essence which has SPF 50 for day. This product is from Japan and is my favorite moisturizer/sunscreen.
For evening, I like the Japanese Camellia Seed Oil, which works well for combo skin, helps with fine lines and balances moisture in the skin. Let me know what you think if you try them.