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The Teen's Guide to K-Beauty: Glow-Up with Korean Skincare

by Haruka Jifuku 28 Jun 2023 0 Comments

The Teen's Guide to K-Beauty: Glow-Up with Korean SkincareThe Teen's Guide to K-Beauty: Glow-Up with Korean Skincare

Taking care of your skin during your teenage years means maintaining a healthy complexion and establishing good skincare habits for the future. In this blog, we will delve into the world of K-Beauty and provide you with valuable tips and insights on how to incorporate these practices into your daily skincare routine. Get ready to embark on a journey of self-care, discover exciting skincare products, and learn the secrets to glowing skin that will leave you feeling confident. Let's dive in and unlock the secrets of K-Beauty for your ultimate glow-up!

What is important for teens’ skincare?

When choosing skincare as a teen, it's important to consider several factors to ensure their safety and effectiveness. 

  • Knowing Your Skin Type

Take into account your specific skin type, whether it's oily, dry, combination, or sensitive. Recommend products that are suitable for their skin type to avoid potential irritation or adverse reactions. If you are not sure about your skincare, you can refer to our Cupid guide.

  • Try Mild Formulations

Opt for gentle and mild skincare formulations, as teenage skin tends to be more delicate and sensitive. Steer clear of skin care products containing harsh ingredients like alcohol, sulfates, and strong exfoliating acids, that can potentially irritate the skin. Instead, suggest products with natural or soothing ingredients that promote balance and hydration.

  • Keep It Simple

Sticking with simple routines is especially important for teens because it lowers the chance of skin irritation, helps them stick to a routine, and avoids overwhelming their skin with too many products or steps. A simplified approach focuses on what the skin really needs, helps them understand skincare better, and reduces the risk of problems during hormonal changes and skin development.

  • Acne Management

If you are struggling with acne, we recommend skincare products with acne-fighting and calming ingredients like centella asiatica, mugwort, and heartleaf. Incorporating spot treatment into a night routine is also effective in reducing the appearance of acne.

Try: ABIB Heartleaf Spot Pad Calming Touch (80 Pads) - £22.00

ABIB Heartleaf Spot Pad Calming Touch (80 Pads)

No.1 Korean toner pad with 40,000 ppm Heartleaf Extract for calming redness and improving the skin texture. This product multitasks as both a toner and an exfoliator, with one side reducing rough skin texture and the other soothing inflammation and nourishing the skin.

How to use

After cleansing the skin, apply the pads to any areas of the face (such as cheeks and forehead) and leave on for 10-15 minutes.

Try: COSRX Centella Blemish Cream (30g) - £24.00

COSRX Centella Blemish Cream (30g)

A calming spot treatment cream for acne-prone, irritated skin that fades red and dark spots. Controls oil, unclogs pores, prevents breakouts, and soothes stressed skin with Centella and Tea Tree Leaf.

How to Use

After moisturising, apply this treatment cream onto targeted areas on the face. 

Recommended Skincare Routine

Here are our recommended skincare routines for keeping your skin clear and radiant!

1. Cleansing

Start by cleansing your face with a gentle facial cleanser suited for your skin type. This will remove any dirt, oil, or impurities that have accumulated during the day and overnight. In the morning, you can wash your face with water cleanser or water when your skin feels tight, and you can double cleanse at night to help the skin control oil levels and remove any impurities that can clog pores.

Try: PURITO From Green Cleansing Oil (200ml) - £24.00

PURITO From Green Cleansing Oil (200ml)

A gentle, all-natural cleansing oil removes stubborn oil-based impurities. Formulated with 5 nourishing oils, it leaves the skin clean without stripping while keeping it moisturised and protected. Effective against sun cream, makeup, sebum, and pollutants.

Try: AXIS-Y Sunday Morning Refreshing Cleansing Foam (120ml) - £14.50

AXIS-Y Sunday Morning Refreshing Cleansing Foam (120ml)

Gentle pH-balancing cleansing foam (pH 5.5) with Aquaxyl technology. Cleanses, moisturises, and balances skin; enriched with Birch Sap, Perilla Leaf Extract, Rice Bran, and Heartleaf. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive, fragrance-free and allergen-free.

2. Moisturising

Apply a moisturiser that suits your skin type to provide hydration and lock in moisture. Look for a lightweight formula for oily or combination skin and a richer moisturiser for dry skin.

ETUDE HOUSE Soon Jung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream (60ml) - £19.95

ETUDE HOUSE Soon Jung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream (60ml)

Best-selling hypoallergenic cream for sensitive skin. Formulated with 93% natural ingredients to balance, repair, hydrate, and soothe. Features Panthenol, Madecassoside, Green Tea Extract, and Sunflower Seed Oil; repairs, nourishes, soothes, and maintains soft, smooth skin.

3. Sunscreen

Sun protection is crucial, even on cloudy days. In the morning, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and ensure it protects against UVA and UVB rays. Allow the sunscreen to fully absorb into the skin before moving on to makeup application To get the most protective effect, we recommend reapplying sunscreen every 2-3 hours during the day.

AXIS-Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ (50ml) - £19.95

AXIS-Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ (50ml) New 2023 Formula

K-Beauty's beloved physical sunscreen protects from UVA and UVB rays. Contains Mugwort Extract, Squalane, and 2% Niacinamide for brightening, healing, and anti-ageing. Reef-safe, no white-cast or stickiness; allergen-free, suitable for sensitive skin, pregnancy-safe, and safe for kids with a natural herbal fragrance.

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