This unique method involves layering your toner for more hydrated, healthier looking skin.
Here’s everything you need to know about Korean skincare’s 7 Skin Method
The 7 Skin Method is an additional step in your skincare routine that involves applying a moisturising toner in 7 thin layers.
The idea is to deeply hydrate the skin and seal in the newly added hydration with an occlusive, like a moisturiser.
The name for this method comes from the Korean word for “toner”. Toners in Korean are commonly referred to as “skins”, so the literal translation for this method is the “7 Toner Method”.
The key is to choose the right toner, otherwise you risk irritating your skin instead. Get our tips for the best toner to use for this method below.
Once you’ve found the right toner, the technique is simple:
1 After cleansing your face, splash some toner onto a cotton pad and apply it to your face and neck.
2 While your face is still damp, pour the same toner into your hands and pat a thin layer into your face.
3 Repeat step 2 five more times.
Play around with your layers and work out the perfect number for your skin. You might find your skin doesn’t need the full 7 layers and that’s okay – stop when your face feels fully hydrated! If your skin is particularly dry, feel free to do more than 7 layers.
The next step is to simply apply your moisturising cream over the top. If you’re applying the 7-Skin Method in the morning, move onto your sunscreen and makeup.
First, it guarantees glowing skin!
The seven-skin method allows your skin to drink up the toner more than it normally would by letting the skin soak up one layer at a time.
Second, it’s a great way of reducing the number of skincare products you’re applying to your skin. You can forego your usual treatments and just use your toner instead. This makes the 7 Skin Method perfect for those with sensitive skin (provided you choose the right toner!)
It’s also great for those on a budget, as it allows you to reduce the amount of skincare products you are using.
Last but not least, the 7 Skins Method is perfect for travel. By using your toner instead of your usual bevy of products, you’ll cut down on excess luggage.
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The ideal toner to use is something with low-no alcohol in it’s formula, little to no added fragrance and no dyes. Avoid anything with acids in it either. STYLE STORY loves:
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"The 7 Skin Method is an additional step in your skincare routine that involves applying a moisturising toner in 7 thin layers."- STYLE STORY
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