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The Perfect Korean Skincare Routine For Aussie Summer

December 31, 2020

The Perfect Korean Skincare Routine For Aussie Summer

The Perfect Korean Skincare Routine For Aussie Summer

Summer in Australia.

It’s all about brunches, barbies, beers and beaches.There’s no better time of the year to get together with friends and family for days great outdoors and cheeky weekends away. If only our skin was as glad as we are to welcome the days of endless summer!

Caring for Aussie skin throughout summer requires a slightly different approach to other seasons (and countries), so we’ve put together a list of our favourite products, as well as the perfect Korean skincare routine for Aussie summer.

Step 1 – Oil Cleanse

After a day of fun in the sun, you’ll want to make sure you remove all traces of your sunscreen (and makeup if you were wearing any).

The Korean two-step cleanse is perfect for this, starting with a quick oil cleanse. We love Subi Bare Skin Balm to break down even the most stubborn of sunscreens.

If you’re looking to add anti-aging benefits to your skincare routine, opt for Beauty of Joseon Green Plum Cleanser, which contains calming ingredients Plum Water and Mung Bean Extract to help remove dead skin and oil.

If you prefer a solid balm (or need something to pack in your bag), we can’t go past Subi Bare Skin Balm. It combines antioxidant-rich Australian Lemon Myrtle with dreamy Sea Buckthorn Oil to melt away makeup, sunscreen and excess sebum while keeping your skin nourished.

Step 2 – Foam Cleanse

After you’re done removing your sunscreen and makeup, follow up with a foam cleanse. This helps to remove any other traces of dirt or debris.

If you’re heading on the road, pack Subi Powder Cleanser

If you prefer a cleanser that’s gentle with a side of soft foam, try APLB Sensitive Micro Cleansing Foam.

Step 3 – Tone

Toning is essential to help reset skin after washing up. It also helps your skin to properly absorb the next products you apply.

If the humidity has bought out any breakouts, blackheads or congestion, use your toner to help get it under control. We love  iUNIK Tea Tree Relief Toner for oily and acne prone skin.

If you’re after an anti-aging formula that will also care for summer oiliness, Round Lab Dokdo Toneris the perfect choice. It contains 74 kinds of natural minerals found naturally in the deep seawater from Dokdo Island.

Step 4 – Essence

Essence will go to work on your skin at the cellular level. With the additional stress from the sun, humidity and air-conditioning, your skin will need a little extra TLC.

For skin that has seen a little too much sun and heat, Benton’s cult-favourite High Content Snail Bee Essencewill help.

Step 5 – Serum

Summer is not the time to be lathering on heavy serums, so opt for light layers. Choose ones that are jam-packed with active ingredients and nourishing extracts. To tackle any new pigmentation or sun spots that have cropped up, APLB Vitamin C Serum will give you visible skin brightening results. If you’ll be spending any time in-flight or in air-conditioning, we’d go with d’Alba Piedmont’s First Spray Serum.

This is a cult Korean product that went viral after it was revealed to be the secret behind Korean airline hostesses’ hydrated complexions in flight.

If the humidity has you looking like an oil slick, Benton’s Snail Bee Ultimate Serum is the perfect fix. It treats damaged, acne-prone and rough skin perfectly without overdoing it on the hydration.

Step 6 – Moisturiser

Moisturisers should be kept to a light layer unless you suffer from really dry skin.

If you’ve totally cooked it at the beach, Benton’s gentle Aloe Soothing Propolis Gel will help coax skin back to life.

If you’re experiencing extra breakouts or blotchiness, Innisfree Green Tea Seed Hyaluronic Cream is your match. This nourishing cream is infused with antioxidant-rich green tea extract, skin-nourishing panthenol, squalane and ceramides to lock in moisture by creating a protective barrier, shielding skin from moisture loss.

Now who’s ready for the beach?!


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