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6. Sun protection
*Last update on 19 Feb 2019
Special protection during the day
This might be the most important step in the morning since it helps your skin to defend against all the harmful rays from the sun, causing dark spots, skin damage, fine lines, and wrinkles, a.k.a. prematurely aging of your skin.
10. SUNSCREEN (AM)
[at the last step op your morning routine, before your make up routine]
Nowadays, most of us probably use a moisturizer or foundation (/BB/CC) with SPF built in. But in order to obtain the right amount of UV protection, these products won’t suffice alone. On average we need 1/4 tablespoon of sunscreen on our face and that can not be achieved by one layer of moisturizer, or one layer of foundation (/BB/CC). Thus we need to layer it up.
Unlike their Western variant, the Korean sunscreens are very lightweight, or even weightless, absorbs quickly, and wears really well underneath makeup. On lazy days you can even use it as your base makeup instead of a BB cream.
SUN RAYS - UV/UVA/UVB
UV = Ultra Violate radiation
Skin improvement is being patient! It is important to give a new skin care routine/product a trial period of at least 1 month since your skin will renew its cells each 28 days. In case you notice (a small) dfference, please try another 2-3 months.
KOREAN 10 STEP ROUTINE
|1. Makeup remover
2. Water based cleanser
|1. Cleansing||To remove make up, sunscreen, dirt, blackheads and dead skin cells.|
|4. Toner||2. Preparing||Balances pH-level, triple cleanses leftover dirt + face wash, hydrates + prepares your skin for the steps to follow.|
|5. Eye cream||3. Eye care||Thinner than regular face creams, to target gentle areas around your eyes, reduces dark circles and wrinkles.|
7. Serum, Ampoule
8. Sheet mask
|4. Treatment / Boost||High concentration products to target & treat different concerns such as acne, dehydration, dull, pigmentation, fine lines, etc.|
|9. Moisturizer||5. Moisturizing||To seal in all the good stuff that you have just put on your face.|
|10. SPF, spot treatment, sleeping mask||6. Special care
|DAY - sun protection: Most effective step in the morning since it helps your skin to defense against all the harms from the sun
NIGHT - spot treatment + sleeping packs: The cells in your body repairs themselves at night during your sleep, hence makes this the best moment to see maximum benefit of your (hydrating) products.