Korean makeup and beauty products offer a lot of range of options for people across different skin colors, skin textures, and skin types. When you shop around Korean beauty stores, you will see that there is a lot of products offered which you won’t find in Western shops. Korean beauty has made it possible for snail extracts and pig oils to enter the market to help in anti-aging. For a first-timer to beauty products, these are firsts that you don’t want to miss.
South Koreans are popular the world over for their smooth and flawless skin. Not only do K-pop and K-drama stars have this amazingly flawless skin, but also regular people like you and me. When you go on subways, shopping centers, and markets, almost all kids, adults, and seniors alike have incredibly smooth skin. Some even have a glowing skin that borders on the “glassy” look.
The good news is, you can try this flawless look for yourself, too. Many products promise you the same effect just by using a few items. You can use makeup to help you achieve it, but to get there, you also need to prepare your skin.
Here are some makeup tips to help you achieve a flawless skin:
1. Take care of your skin first and foremost
Before you apply makeup, make sure that you get to take care of your skin first. You must be able to control your pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads, to smooth out bumps on your face and neck. While makeup can help you make the cover-up, you need to make sure that your skin can handle this kind of cover. It is because if you have pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads to begin with, putting on makeup can further aggravate the situation.
Use a gentle cleanser that is on the neutral pH side, so you don’t strip off essential minerals on your skin. You need to be careful with the cleanser that you use because using a product that is too harsh for your skin can make your skin’s conditions worse. Do not over-wash your face, too, and only wash it once or twice a day.
Eat clean and go with fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and whole grains. If you are having a lot of acne breakouts, forego dairy from your diet for now. Research says that dairy encourages mucous production; therefore, to get rid of acne, you must consider saying “No” to dairy for now.
Drink lots of water and do not allow yourself to feel dehydrated even with a small tinge. It is because dehydration can put your body in a compromising position, disallowing you to breathe properly and to have a good circulation. Therefore, dehydration can cause your skin to get dehydrated and to be out of balance. Always have water with you, especially if you are living in or traveling to a tropical country.
2. Use primer
The primer has a crucial role when it comes to the Korean makeup routine. It is because the primer is used to shield your skin from direct contact with foundation and other makeup. This product is supposed to be that “safe” layer between your skin and makeup, so your skin is still able to breathe.
The choice of the primer can be tricky, though, so go with one that matches your skin type. If you have dry skin, you must go with a product that can match that. If you have oily skin, go with a product that can work well with that type. And if you have combination skin, go with a product that can fit your needs.
Also, use primer sparingly. Overdoing it can block off circulation in your skin and, for sure, you don’t want that to happen. Apply primer on your T-zones and spread it throughout your face.
3. Use a good sponge (or your fingers!)
When you apply foundation on your skin, you need to use an excellent sponge to help you achieve the flawless look. Purchasing a high-quality sponge is crucial because the more high-quality it is, the less likely that you must change it often. A high-quality sponge can also help you achieve a good cover because you get to spread out makeup better.
Be gentle on your face when you use the sponge. Some people are allergic to sponge, and that is fine. You can use your fingers instead to help you apply makeup. Although using your fingers can be more challenging than using a sponge, you need to follow the direction of your facial hair. If you follow it, you can still achieve a flawless look even with using your fingers to spread out your foundation of choice.
These are some makeup tips that can help you achieve flawless skin. Other than these tips, be careful with your choice of makeup, too, so you don’t get to irritate your skin. Wash off makeup immediately after the day is over, and do not forget to give your skin no-makeup days to give it a breather every once in a while.