Summer is amazing for our body and our mind but, at the same time, it can leave our skin completely messed up. The sun can really stress the skin and even the best tan can make your skin looks dry and definitely not healthy. Because of the sun, free radicals are built by the UV radiation and collagen fibers are reduced and this means that even if we feel relaxed, our skin can really suffer and needs a strong recovery therapy to recover.
Even if we’ve taken all the precautions during this summer, especially about suncream and protection, in reality even the best-treated skin suffers and needs a lot of attention and care now, before winter will hit it even worst.
Here’s is when Korean and Japanese products can become our main allies, thanks to a huge amount of products which are specifically been created to take care of our skin, face, and body.
The choice of products you can use to restore your skin is huge, and the following it’s just a small selection to give you a few instruments and choose for the best.
Exfoliate Exfoliate Exfoliate
To get rid of dead cells and start cleaning your skin, the first thing to do is a complete exfoliation. When your skin is dry and stressed, it’s usually covered by a layer of dead skin cells that have to be removed in order to start building a better skin again. To exfoliate your skin, you can use a lot of different products but we’ve picked Skinfood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off and the COSRX Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser (more info here)
Cleanse Cleanse Cleanse
The best way to purify your skin is by cleaning it. The cleansing phase cannot be aggressive ’cause the skin has been under attack for a few months. Choose gentle products and, mostly, use foam instead of oils to avoid stimulating the production of skin oil. We recommend Perfect whip by Senka and Sulwahsoo Gentle Cleansing Foam to gently cleanse the skin without drying.
Repair Repair Repair
To make sure your skin gets repaired, you have to be patient and take your time. One of the things to do is to allocate some time to yourself to put a mask on your face. Based on the above, your face mask has to be astringent but also hydrating and that’s why we recommend clay masks for tightening pores, removing sebum, and exfoliating dead skin cells. We’ve picked Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask and, even if it’s not clay, Carbon dioxide pack mask of any kind.
Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate
After summer, the skin is sensibly parched but we cannot treat it with oily products, ’cause it’s still very sensible and the pores can get clogged very easily. The best thing to do is to choose gel-type moisturizers to balance the PH on your skin and bring it back to normal levels. We recommend Mizon’s Water Max Aqua Gel Cream, Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel, and the cult-favorite Overnight Mask Laneige Water Sleeping Mask.
Protect protect protect
Collagen is the solution: Japanese women love collagen and supplements are everywhere, easily accessible and affordable. Collagen helps in keeping our skin firm and young, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and keep hydrated; collagen comes in different forms and choosing one can be difficult. We recommend ASAHI Perfect Asta Collagen, Shiseido The Collagen, and Meiji Amino Collagen but you will find collagen in different forms in every health store near to your place. Do not forget to add a Collagen-based cream to your routine: Etude House Moistfull Collagen Range is just a perfect solution.