Korean 10-Step Skincare Routine - Dry Skin


Have you been keeping up with our Korean 10- Step Skincare Routine posts? We're all about good, healthy skin with that must-have 'chok chok' glow. We covered oily/ acne prone skin types last week, and this week we'll be tackling something most of us can relate to: dry skin types!

You know that terribly tight feeling your skin gets? Like moving your mouth the wrong way could make your skin split? Aside from feeling uncomfortable, not giving your skin enough moisture can cause flakey skin and fine lines to appear, making your skin age before you're ready to. It's vital for dry skin types to look out for ultra-hydrating formulas with nourishing ingredients to ensure the complexion is plump and healthy. Let's break down the steps one-by-one with some of our picks for each category.

Step 1: Makeup Removers / Oil Cleansers
Removing makeup after a long day is super satisfying, isn't it? Having your skin be on the drier side means that you'll probably have flakes at the end of the day. Consider a thicker balm to help remove everything from the skin while ensuring that your skin is kept hydrated. Tony Moly's Sherbet Cleanser contains deep sea water that keeps the skin hydrated as it helps to remove makeup, dirt, and impurities.

Step 2: Cleanser
It can be a tricky balance trying to find a soap that leaves the skin clean but doesn't dry it out. We love sudsy cleansers that leave the skin feeling soft and smooth like Daily Skin's Strawberry Milk Soap. This bar of goodness is made with nourishing ingredients like jojoba oil, hyaluronic acid, strawberry extracts and milk protein to ensure the skin feels soft, clean and supple. No dryness here!

Step 3: Exfoliator
Get rid of those pesky flakes and take care of blackheads with a gentle exfoliating formula. Whamisa's Organic Flower Peeling Pads in the Moisture Care version is made with 97% natural, organic ingredients and contain aloe vera, lotus, and chrysanthemum flower extracts to soothe redness while removing dead skin cells. These pads are gentle enough to use daily and come with both a finer and slightly coarser side so you can pick and choose according to how sensitive your skin is.

Step 4: Toner
While toners are usually thought of as astringents, those kinds of toners can really dry out the skin further. Take this opportunity to start incorporating moisture into your routine by using a "skin" type toner that's slightly thicker. The Face Shop's Rice & Ceramide Moisture Toner is one of my personal favorites, and is great for keeping the skin feeling fresh and hydrated. If you're feeling a little extra, you can try this out using the Seven Skin Method.

Step 5: Essence
Here's the time to pack in as many moisturizing properties as you can. Try to get your hands on a richer essence like this Premium Avocado Rich Essence from Skinfood. This is made with the superfood's oils and extracts to help soothe, repair and deeply moisturize the layers of the skin to rejuvenate tired, dry complexions.

Step 6: Ampoules
Ampoules are some of the most concentrated products out there, and if you have really dry skin, you'll definitely want to hunt down a good one. W-Lab Propolis Vital Energy Ampoule contains propolis (the ingredient honey is made from) that has super moisturizing properties to relieve the skin of dryness. This ampoule is slightly sticky upon application but once thoroughly patted in, it doesn't feel heavy on the skin.

Step 7: Sheet Mask
Treat yourself to a home-made spa with a luxurious sheet mask, perfect for pampering yourself with. For dry skin types, milkier, slightly emollient formulas are best as they calm while pumping the skin full of nutrients. The Rose Moisturizing Essence Mask from Mamonde is formulated with fermented rose extracts to hydrate for soft, smooth skin.

Step 8: Eye Product
Give the delicate area around the eyes some TLC with Laneige's Perfect Renew Firming Cream. Containing ceramide water, this not only helps to plump up the eyes for a brighter look, it helps keep that area moisturized throughout the day too. After all, you don't want any dryness as that can lead to fine lines and wrinkles forming, making you age quicker than you should.

Step 9: Cream
Now that you've got all that moisture onto the skin, lock it all in with a rich, luxurious cream to ensure your complexion is supple and bouncy throughout the day. Skin & Lab's Red Cream is made with extracts from a million Damascan roses for a rich, almost jelly-like cream that not only helps to moisturize but also improves the overall health and condition of the skin.

Step 10: Sun Protection
Be sure to pick out a formula that doesn't cause a white cast to emphasize those dry skin flakes! It's My's Daily Sun Cream is a gentle formula that doesn't dry out the skin thanks to acai berry, aloe vera and acerola cherry extracts. It comes with a waterproof formula too, if you're going to be out for things like water sports and theme parks, plus it feels nice and comfortable on the skin, so you'll barely even notice it on!

Phew! That was quite a bit of information, wasn’t it? We hope this guide helps those of you out there with drier compelxions, and it paves the way for plump, radiant skin that'll make even a lightbulb jealous! Would you follow this Korean beauty regime on a daily basis? If you do, what are some of your favorite products? Share with us in the comments below! Find any of the products we've mentioned above from Althea's site for more info. :)

Have a magical day!


xx
Syd
Althea’s Mermaid

6 comments

  1. Yay its true the exfoliating pads from Whamisa is very gentle, thanks for the grand opening of that Brand at Althea I was lucky to receive it as gift! I also love that Ceramide Toner from The Faceshop, mine is almost empty, bought it from Althea as my 3rd delivered Althea box. I am also using that Red Cream from Skin and Lab. And I have also that It's my Sun Cream ayayaay! Thanks Ms. Syd! May you have a wonderful Christmas and Lovely 2018!

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  2. I find this blog really helpful! I thought I have everything on my lists not until I've read this blog! Thank you for sharing some tips on how to take care of my dry skin using the products being mentioned above. ♥♥♥

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  3. I have the Whamisa’s Organic Flower Peeling Pads in Moisture Care, it so gentle and full of essence. I even apply that in my elbows and feet at evening and I wake up with moisturize feet and elbows.

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    1. Whamisa is a brand known to use organic and natural ingredients so it's gentle enough for those with sensitive skin! You might want to check out their toner as well, it's well-loved by many kbeauty-holics too :) -Pixie Anis

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    1. Woohoo! We're glad you think so and hope this helps <3

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      Mermaid

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