Syd’s Current Skincare Routine: Korean Beauty

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Hey guys!

Since the start of August, I’ve been using a Korean Skincare routine, that really seems to be working for me. With double cleansing (1st an oil cleanser to remove makeup, then a foaming cleanser to remove the oil cleanser) my face feels really clean, refreshed, not tight and dry. Korean skincare routines have a lot of steps, though every step is not necessary for every person or morning and night. You do what feel right for and what feels good for your skin. I use a lot of light layers for moisturizing, but use as many as you like. Weekly sheet masks are amazing for moisturizing and relaxation.

Most of the products are from a Korean brand, Mizon, purchased on Amazon. Snail mucus filtrate—also called snail slime or snail mucin—is present in most of the products as well. Snail mucin contains hyaluronic acid and antioxidants. It also stimulates the formation of collagen and elastin and helps prevent premature skin aging.

See? It may sound gross, but it’s not without benefits. If you’re current skincare routine isn’t working out for you, try an Asian beauty routine and some snail slime if you dare. Make sure to do your own research and patch test products first. Checkout the Asian Beauty subreddit, there’s a bunch of great resources on there.

Night Routine:

Cleansers

  • Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water
  • King’s Berry Cleansing Oil
  • Mizon Snail Cushion Foaming Cleanser OR Mizon Snail Repairing Foaming Cleanser with a Konjac Sponge

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Toner & Moisturizers

  • Mizon AHA & BHA Daily Clean Toner
  • Mizon Collagenic Aqua Volume Lip Essence
  • Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule
  • Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream
  • Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream
  • Mizon Multi Function Formula All in One Snail Repair Cream OR Mizon Black Snail Cream All In One Cream
  • Sheet Mask
  • Mizon Intensive Skin Barrier Eye Cream Pack
  • Mizon Snail Wrinkle Care Sleeping Pack
  • Mizon Acence Mark-x Blemish After Cream / Mizon Acence Blemish Out Pink Spot

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Morning Routine

Cleansers

  • Mizon Snail Cushion Foaming Cleanser OR Mizon Snail Repairing Foaming Cleanser with a Konjac Sponge

Toner & Moisturizers

  • Mizon AHA & BHA Daily Clean Toner
  • Mizon Collagenic Aqua Volume Lip Essence
  • Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail 80 Repairing Serum
  • Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream
  • Mizon Multi Function Formula Snail Repair Eye Cream
  • Mizon Multi Function Formula All in One Snail Repair Cream OR Mizon Black Snail Cream All In One Cream
  • Mizon Acence Mark-x Blemish After Cream
  • Biore UV AQUA Rich Watery Essence Cool SPF 50+ PA++++ Sunscreen OR Mizon Skin Protect System UV Mild Sun Block SPF 35 PA++

Additional Products

  • Mizon Honey Black Sugar Scrub
    • I use this once or twice a week; gentle physical exfoliator
  • CosRX Clinical Skin Care Acne Pimple Master Patch
    • As needed; I use these overnight, over sleeping packs, on popped pimples
  • Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque
    • Rarely; absorbs excess oil & extracts impurities
  • Pure Body Natural Dead Sea Mud Mask
    • Rarely; absorbs excess oil & removes dead skin cells
  • Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Lip Scrub Rootbeer
    • As needed; removes dry skin & preps lips for lipstick (especially liquid lipsticks)

Notes

  • I almost never use my oil cleanser in the morning, but if I fell asleep with makeup on (don’t do that on purpose) or am super sweaty I’ll use it
  • If I do my PM routine at like 3 am (I tend to be a night owl), then a lot of times I don’t wash my face in the morning and sometimes the sleeping packs will keep it so moisturized that I won’t moisturize in the morning (this is good when I’m running late for work)
  • I don’t apply the creams and the sleeping packs one after another. I only put the sleeping packs on right before bed, so if I do my PM routine in the afternoon/evening I’ll use the creams but if I do it right before bed I only use the sleeping packs.
  • I don’t always use sunscreen since I avoid the sun. I’m really vitamin D deficient so I actually I need time in the sun without suncreen
  • I only use the acne creams when I need them, generally when the pimples are healing

Peace out☮ Keep those faces clean♡

Sydney

P.S. Share your skincare routine in the comments too!

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