The world is upside down right now because of the global panic around coronavirus COVID-19. To work from home is the new normal in this unusual and bizarre situation of self-isolation that most of the world is dealing with right now.
Even though it might seem trivial to talk about skincare in this tough situation, it is important to understand that practicing self-care is the only way to keep our hope high. It is incredible how much our skin and skincare routine has changed during this time.
That is why we try to figure out how our favourite K-pop idols such as Yoona, Minnie, and Soojin, are taking care of their skin now that they have to spend so much time indoors.
First, it is important to know that spending so much time indoors makes your skin feel better. The reason is that you are not exposed to pollution and free radicals. So being inside can be a positive thing for your skin.
Perfect K-Beauty Routine For Self-Isolation
Step 1 Cleansing
Many people have modified their skincare routine, especially when it comes to cleansing as they think they should not wash their face because they have not been outside all day. This is wrong. You should be washing it every day, even if you wear or not wear makeup or if you have gone outside or not.
For ATEEZ’s Wooyoung the best way to cleanse the face is to wash it with rice water. You can use a product such as The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Oil.
This formula eliminates harmful toxins and wastes from your skin to improve your skin complexion. Your face will look younger. It is suitable for any skin type, including oily skin.
Step 2 Exfoliating Toner
It is a good idea to exfoliate your face using a toner with alpha-hydroxy acids will help your skin to remove excess oil and avoid pimples.
Our favourite Korean product is COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid especially formulated to remove whiteheads and to refine an uneven complexion for a vibrant, healthier look. It is recommended for people with poor tone and texture. It helps dissolve both whiteheads and blackheads.
Step 3 Rejuvenate Your Skin
With so much time at home, it is perfect to work on rejuvenating your skin. You can improve your skin glow and slow down the aging process.
For this, you will need a good repairing product such as Secret Key Snail Repairing Essence which will keep your skin looking youthful. This repairing essence will re-hydrate, plump, and reduce fine lines by using snail mucus.
Just keep in mind than when using this product, you need to cleanse and exfoliate your skin daily as this can potentially cause a build-up in your pores.
Give your face extra attention by using a face mask. Face masks are a favorite of Joshua from K-pop group Seventeen which uses them to keep his face flawless and fresh.
You could try Mediheal N.M.F Aquaring Ampoule Mask that is formulated with hyaluronic acid and ceramide to effectively boost the skin’s ability to retain moisture. Remember face masks can be used once a week.
Do not forget to apply serum if you are trying to prevent fine lines and wrinkles. A great option is Skin & Lab Red Serum designed to boost the skin’s natural circulation using red extracts. It reduces and prevents wrinkles, hydrates the skin, and balances your natural oils. You can see results in just 5 days.
Step 3 Use Sunscreen
Because you are not spending too much time outside you might think that it is not necessary to use sunscreen. Sorry, that is wrong!
You should wear a sunscreen such as Etude House Sunprise Must Daily Lotion regardless if you are going out or not.
Keep in mind that you should go outside to try to get natural light every day.
Self-Isolation is the perfect time to take care of your skin so you can look younger once the self-isolation ends. Monday through Saturday can be a short and simple skincare routine; on Sunday try to do a mini spa at home until businesses open.