When you are in your 40s the skin begins to slow down, and you have probably experienced some changes in the last few years. You have noticed that the products you loved are not working anymore.
The truth is that a K-beauty skincare routine can help you improve the appearance of your skin. K-actresses such as Choi Ji Woo (44) and Ha Ji Won (41) are the perfect example that it works as you can see their flawless skin.
Finding a K-beauty regimen for your 40s is possible. Here are five easy steps for you to follow, and some amazing products that you can use to have a glowy, smooth, and even-toned skin.
The core of K-beauty is about double-cleansing. Your skincare routine should begin by thoroughly cleansed of SPF, oil, makeup, and pollution.
Cleansing oils are ideal for women over 40 because even though they contain surfactants as traditional water-soluble cleansers, the oils take center stage.
When your skin is clean it allows treatments to better penetrate the skin.
Apply an oil cleanser such as Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm to dry skin and gently massage it in circular motions around the face for about a minute before rinsing off.
After using an oil cleanser it is time to rinse away any residue with a water-based cleanser. You have to make sure to choose one such as Heimish All Clean Green Foam a formula designed with a pH value of 5.5 to match human skin that won’t irritate sensitive skin.
Double cleansing will leave your skin ready for treatments.
When we are in our 40s, our skin needs more effective, regenerative product formulas to keep looking healthy and youthful such as K-actress Lee Young Ae (49)
Applying serums will deliver concentrated ingredients to the skin that will help your skin look younger fast.
Be careful and choose only products that are suitable for sensitive skin, because as skin matures you need an intensive formula that soothes the skin and leave it feeling comfortable
One of our favorite repairing miracle treatment that is ideal for women over 40 is the Some By Mi AHA, BHA, PHA 30 Days Miracle Serum.
This formula will transform your skin in just 30 days as it has been infused with 10,000 ppm tea tree leaf water as well as 14.5% Centella extract. Both of these ingredients help to moisturize and soothe skin while minimizing the size of your pores.
The serum also contains AHA, BHA and PHA to remove dead skin cells, excess sebum and keep the skin’s hydration levels.
3. Eye Cream
It is not a secret that eyes are one of the first areas of our face to lose firmness and develop fine lines. It is important to understand that you should never apply the same products as the rest of your face in this sensitive area.
Always use products specially formulated for the eye area. Choose products that help repair damage and that contains ceramides and hyaluronic acid to moisturize and revitalise your skin.
A great option is Innisfree Jeju Orchid Eye Cream which contains powerful antioxidants to help with skin-aging protection. Apply a small amount onto your ring finger and gently tap it under and around the eyes until fully absorbed.
The K-beauty secret of actresses Park Si Yeon and Soo Ae, both 41, is to keep the skin hydrated with a moisture-rich cream. Applying a moisturiser is key in softening the appearance of fine lines and promoting skin glowing.
The Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream is a beloved option for hydration and protection. This cream hydrate softens, and revitalizes skin. It is enriched with as much as 30% hydrolyzed marine collagen and baobab leaf mucus, two essential ingredients that have made this highly concentrated moisturiser a miracle worker.
Using a moisturiser is key to keep your skin intensely hydrated.
Finally, as you get older you need to apply an SPF product to protect the skin from harmful UV rays. The sun is the number one cause for fine lines to deepen or age spots to develop.
Daily application of a sunscreen such as Jigott UV Sun Block is your best defense against premature aging and avoidable damage.