Gone are the days when skincare regimens consisted only of soap and water. The first step in choosing
the right products for you is to determine your skin type (i.e, normal, oily, dry, combination). Then, know what you want to achieve from these products. (Whitening? Anti-acne?)
Personally, I pick products for their anti-aging properties. Delaying the appearance of fine lines, sun spots, dull-looking skin and a droopy look is my priority.
To maintain a youthful glow and slow down signs of aging, skin needs to be well-moisturized. People usually associate Asians, specifically South Koreans, with having good skin. As of June 2016, Korea Customs Service estimated South Korea’s domestic beauty industry to be worth US$6 billion while exports of Korean beauty
products for 2015 was almost US$3 billion.
Of the popular Korean brands in the Philippines, The Face Shop offers a wide range of skincare products, as well as makeup made for light complexions. You can be sure that these products are not harsh on the skin.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on keeping skin healthy, as well as a daily makeup routine perfect for school or work.
Step 1: Wash face
No matter what skin type you have, make sure to use a mild cleanser. If the soap is too strong, it strips the face’s natural oils, which could lead to dry, flaky skin. After rinsing with water, pat (not rub) face gently
with a towel.
Step 2: Apply The Therapy First Serum
This product provides intense hydration and anti-aging effects. It also comes with green tea cotton pads that gently exfoliate as you apply on your skin. The result is a glowing effect that Koreans love.
Step 3: Slather The Therapy Moisture Blending Formula Cream
It contains moisturizing cream and lightweight essential oils, which I feel is suitable to almost all skin types. After applying a generous amount, cover your face with your palms to allow
the skin to absorb the product.
Having clear, moisturized skin means you can skip foundation, as this can clog pores and lead to breakouts if not removed properly. On the days you need a little more coverage, use a good BB or CC cream.
Step 4: Prettify your peepers with Signature Eyes
You can achieve many looks with this quad color compact with mirror and applicators. Newbies can follow the step-by-step guide on where to apply which colors. Though not very pigmented, it can be layered on for more color payoff.
Step 5: Swipe on Cheeks Signature Blush…
With three similar shades in one compact, it allows you to control the intensity of the blush.
The compact comes with a mini brush and mirror, so you can keep it in your purse and use for touch-ups throughout the day.
…then use the Signature Highlighter
It’s a makeup trend that helps you look fresh and well rested. Apply it on your cheekbones,
nose, chin, upper lip, inner corners of the eyes—anywhere you want, depending on your facial features and what you want to enhance.
Step 6: Finish with luscious lips
For days you want to look au naturel, use the Tint Stick to moisturize lips and add just a hint of color. On days you want to look more put together, the Ink Gel Stick can be blended for a light shade or layered to achieve your desired intensity. This product works perfectly as a blush, too.
Photography Maika Anthoni Styling Luis Carlo San Juan Makeup and hairstyle Syd Helmsley Model Yaofa Dela CRuz