MY SKIN STORY – JASMINE
STYLE STORY’s new blog series – My Style, My Story – continues with Aussie K-Beauty lover Jasmine.
As a newbie to Korean skincare, she gives us the lowdown on her skin concerns, her routine and her favourite Korean beauty products!
Skin type: Combination/Dry Skin
Skin goals: To prevent acne, minimise fine lines (forehead wrinkles!) and reduce blackheads
Fun fact about my skincare: I love products that have a nice scent, and I am a newly-converted Clarisonic believer.
MY SKINCARE STORY
I grew up watching my mum doing facials for her friends and it was mum who started me off with a basic skincare routine at age 13. I used to cleanse – tone – moisturise – sunblock. I didn’t always keep this up until pimples started appearing and I freaked out! My friends were all using K-Beauty label Skinfood, so I started using Skinfood’s Tomato and Tea Tree Oil lines.
I’m a fairly new convert to Korean skincare though – I only started six months ago!
MY KEY SKIN CONCERNS
Because I didn’t take care of my skin earlier on, I’ve already noticed fine lines appearing; I blame this on not wearing sunblock. Blackheads are also a concern, along with monthly hormonal breakouts.
MY MORNING SKINCARE ROUTINE
I am not a morning person but I am motivated to take care of my skin in the morning!
I start by washing my face with lukewarm water, followed by Son & Park Beauty Water. I absolutely adore the scent of this.
Next, I use MISSHA First Treatment Essence Mist, which is convenient and easy to apply.
I moisturise with SK-II Essential Power Moisturising Cream, which has a soft texture and keeps my skin hydrated throughout the day.
For sunblock, I use MISSHA’s All Around Safe Block Essence Sun Milk SPF50+, which suits my dry skin well. It is lightweight and doesn’t smell like normal sunscreen.
MY NIGHT SKINCARE ROUTINE
I remove eye makeup with Missha Green Tea Lip and Eye Make Up Remover, which doesn’t irritate my skin.
I have only just started doing the Korean Double Cleansing method, but I’m loving it!
First, I use Muji Cleansing Oil. Then I use a foam cleanser with my Clarisonic.
I tone using Etude House Moistfull Collagen Facial Toner, which is quite thick and leaves my skin soft.
To tackle my blackheads, I love COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid. I use it 3 times a week and on the other days, I apply Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C as a spot treatment for my acne scars.
Next, I apply Missha Time Revolution Treatment Essence to hydrate and improve my skin tone.
I also use Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Activator Ampoule, which is a “superpower” vitamin for my skin!
When I first started using Korean skincare, I skipped moisturiser and just used my Laneige Water Sleeping Mask. However, I’ve realised that moisturising is an essential step to “lock in” all the “goodies” that I have applied in my previous steps. SK-II Essential Power Moisturising Cream is by far the best moisturizer for my dry skin.
I am currently trying out a new eye cream – COSRX Honey Ceramide Eye Cream.
I end my skin care routine with Missha Cell Renew Snail Cream, which moisturises and increases my skin’s firmness.
MY TOP KOREAN BEAUTY DISCOVERIES IN 2017
The Korean “Double Cleanse” Method
I have just started the famous “Korean Double Cleanse method” and it has shown good results. I use an oil cleanser, followed by a foam cleanser with my Clarisonic.
The thought of putting snail mucin extract on my face put me off for a while. When I finally tried it, I realised that products containing snail mucin extract work wonders in healing and repairing your skin. I love this!
WHY I LOVE KOREAN BEAUTY PRODUCTS
Korean skincare products are less harsh than Western products on my skin. They contain mostly natural or botanical-based ingredients. I appreciate the Korean focus on healing the condition of the skin and preventing impurities. I also love KPop and Kdrama! I’ve got mum trying out Korean skincare products and I am happy to say she is a Korean skincare lover now too.
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