SEASON STORY: Post-Facial Glow.


After summer, after-facial glow. Some say that returning to the city after the summer holidays is a key moment for the year to come. Although we are likely to return to the same city, we will sit at the same desk in the same office, it is a fresh start to all intents and purposes. Maybe, after the longed-for summer holidays, the only element that has changed is ourself. New experiences, new clothes and most likely… new skin. In recent weeks we have seen how to take care of the problems related to outdoor life such as the sun, sea water, chlorine in the pool. (Read here if you missed it)

The Korean Beauty Routine for your return to the Office.

Now let’s review the routine of returning to the office to prepare the skin for autumn and have a splendor from After-Facial, one of the trends that go crazy on the catwalks of fashion weeks around the world. But what does the After Facial Glow consist of? It is a question of obtaining a skin that is luminous, toned, balanced, smooth and hydrated, as if we had just come out of a session with the professional esthetician. This all revolves around three steps:

 

Cleansing, Exfoliating, Hydrating: The Autumn Routine for an After-Facial Glow.

The return to the city after the holidays, also marks the return to a sudden change in lifestyle. We return to populate the closed places, with a greater presence of artificial lights, thanks to the days that become shorter and the temperatures that stiffen. This change in the conditions to which we are exposed means that the risk of dehydrated skin and dull complexion is always around the corner. But that’s not all. Living in the city certainly has its advantages, but we must not forget that the side effects of pollution, which together with photoaging and unhealthy habits, undermine your skin’s youth.

Ultraviolet radiation, from the sun or from tanning lamps, causes damage to the skin’s structures, increasing oxidative processes and the instability of skin cells and causing damage to DNA, which results in deep changes in the cells and instability in the mechanism of replacement of the connective layers, with an imbalance in the production of collagen and in the replacement of damaged connective fibers. Oxidative stress, induced by pollution, is another cause of the imbalance in the metabolism of collagen, which accelerates the processes of skin aging.

To prepare your skin for autumn in the city, we propose a three-step action plan to integrate into your routine: Cleansing, Exfoliating, Moisturizing. It begins by thoroughly cleansing impurities to free the pores, continues by removing dead cells, exfoliating the skin, ends by moisturizing well to nourish and fill the skin, to avoid the onset of fine lines and wrinkles. These all might be combined with a mask and a nice massage to relax the facial muscles and improve blood circulation.

Cleanse.

We can’t repeat it often enough. Cleaning is perhaps among all the most important step of the routine and get an after-facial skin. This is because the Korean beauty routine involves applying layers of different products to give the skin different sets of benefits, the basis on which then, as if two applies however only to us women, we will build the so-called build-up of makeup. Let’s think of our routine as a home. Without a stable foundation, no construction will ever stand the test of time. Similarly, if the skin is not thoroughly cleansed of impurities and make-up residues, the effect of the products we are going to apply will always be weakened, because the precious nutrients will not be able to penetrate the skin in depth. Korean culture has made Cleansing such a big obsession that it promotes the concept of Double Cleansing.

Find Out all About Double Cleansing.

Remember: Korean Cosmetics is based on these techniques and rituals to maximize the effect of each product. No matter how expensive your night cream is. If you don’t apply cleaning techniques correctly, you’re simply throwing away money (and time).

Son & Park Beauty Water.

A multitasking product for the change of season. Son & Park Beauty Water is neither a toner nor a cleanser. It is a multifunctional product that acts both as an exfoliant and toner to balance the pH, thanks to ingredients such as rose flower water, witch hazel water and extracts and oils of many other natural plants. And with the handy inject format, you can take it with you at all times.

d’Alba Piedmont No Sebum Cleansing Gel.

Let yourself be embraced by a mix of luxurious ingredients such as the white truffle of Alba, which accelerates cell renewal, eliminating dead cells and revealing new ones for a fresher and younger skin. Discover D’alba No Sebum Cleansing Gel, a light and gentle cleansing gel that deeply cleanses pores with anti-wrinkle and illuminating properties. Eliminate excess sebum and blackheads with a powerful blend of BHA, while calamine powder and a blend of 20 amino acids help rebalance the skin and minimize pigmentation.

Missha Super Off Cleansing Oil Dust Off.

Cleansing oil for the removal of makeup for sensitive skin, thanks to the power of abyssinian oil, which protects the skin from the cold effects of external factors, chamomile oil, which soothes irritated skin and the patented formula pollustop, designed to remove makeup and impurities without causing irritation. A perfect aid to accompany your skin through the transition to autumn.

Neogen Cleansing Stick Green Tea.

13 natural oils to completely remove makeup and purify the skin meet the green tea leaves, which exfoliate and lower the skin’s pH level to an optimal level. A three-in-one product in a practical cleaning and protection stick designed to purify, exfoliate and tone the skin.

Exfoliate.

As you may have read several times in our special #Aftersummer, during the summer holidays, your skin has been subjected to extreme stress due to sun, chlorine and seawater salt. The result will have been a drier, tighter skin. And with the thermometer falling even further in autumn, it is necessary to resort as soon as possible to exfoliation, to avoid the onset of stains, fine lines and most obvious signs of expression.

So, for an post facial shine, it’s time to exfoliate to remove dead cells from the surface to foster the absorption of products to come. To prepare the skin, exfoliate the skin twice a week, at least for one month. In addition, autumn is the best time to introduce chemical exfoliation, wether you have not yet used it. Even if summer is over, we must still remember the effectiveness of vitamin C-based products, which in the products fights the effects of free radicals, also resulting from pollution and UV rays, stimulates the production of collagen, making the skin more elastic and turgid, thanks to its slightly exfoliating action increases cell turnover and makes the complexion brighter. For a smoother skin.

Neogen Bio Peel Gauze Peeling Wine.

On the one hand it is a chemical exfoliant, on the other hand it is a Meccanic exfoliant, in a single disposable pad for the most delicate skin, which prevents the action of free radicals, elasticizes and smoothes the skin and controls the excessive secretion of sebum, purifies and reduces dilated pores.

But it doesn’t end there. Fermented grapes rich in anthocyanins, tannins and catechins have a nutritional and firming effect. Resveratrol, an FDA-certified polyphenol obtained from red wine, prevents wrinkles, while sirtuins regenerate damaged cells and restore the skin’s healthy and radiant appearance.

Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish.

A mechanical black sugar exfoliant? Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish: an exfoliating cream that gently removes dead cells, impurities and blackheads. Also perfect for dry skin, it exfoliates gently and gives a smooth appearance.

Cosrx AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner. 

Impure skin with marks, acnee stains? Dull skin with thickening?

No worries. Cosrx AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner is an exfoliating tonic containing AHA and BHA acids, designed to prevent whiteheads, blackheads and blemishes, hydrating the skin. AHA and BHA acids gently remove dead cells and revitalize the skin.

d’Alba Piedmont Peptide no-Sebum Balancing Toner.

A luxurious balancing and cleansing toner perfect for oily and combination skin that moisturizes oily and combination skin and transforms it back to a pH of 5.6. It improves problems of opacity, excessive production of sebum, without forgetting its strong anti-ageing action and the fight against imperfections thanks to the power of truffles and BHA acids.

Missha Time Revolution Clear Toner.

Discover the power of fermented  ingredients, with Time Revolution Clear Toner by MIssha. This moisturizing toner that cleanses the pores and removes dead skin without drying it out, while the AHA complex contained in the product cleanses the pores, making the skin smooth and soft to the touch. And that’s not all. When used under makeup, it prolongs the life of the skin.

Hydrate.

If you remember, a few months ago, in the guide to the Spring Transition Routine (click here to  retrive) we recommended to lighten the moisturizers.

For an after-facial glow, now is the time to return to choosing full-bodied creams, to be used in conjunction with a serum that facilitates the shock action. For the choice of serum, the skin type is the criterion that guides the choice. Oriented for a product rich in antioxidants (vitamin E and C) for greater radiance, if you have dry skin. While if you have mixed or oily skin clears based on plant extracts, to limit the dilation of the pores and the resulting acne. Facial skin care in autumn

In addition, recalibrating the mix of day and night creams is an essential step. Is skin dry? The watchword is nourishment thanks to rich textures. Oily skin? Hence, it’s better turning to a super moisturizing product.

Also, do not forget the masks, our precious lightning treatment that in 20 minutes will restore the spending of our skin with ad hoc actions.

Finally, remember that beauty comes from a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Any nutrient has a much greater effect if it is enhanced from the inside, eaten or drunk. And don’t forget the physical activity, to fight the sedentary lifestyle from 9 to 5.

By Wishtrend Vitamin 75 Maximizing Cream.

Unleash the power of vitamin E with this fantastic moisturizer that rejuvenates the skin and increases its elasticity to prevent premature aging and reduce its existing signs.

COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All in one Cream.

Superior hydration and anti-ageing effect. This unique gelatinous texture moisturizer is enriched with 92% snail mucin filtrate with soothing, calming and healing properties, fills and regenerates dry and damaged skin, helping to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a smoother, younger complexion. Its deeply nourishing formula, rich in collagen, acts against the signs of aging, keeping the skin healthy and wrinkle-free.

Frudia Citrus Brightening Cream. 

A lightening cream containing 61% citrus extract.
The vitamin C contained in the product will visibly brighten the skin. The mango seed oil revitalizes and provides an optimal level of hydration.

Neogen Black Volume Cream Kit.

Neogen Black Volume Cream Kit is a hypoallergenic, firming and moisturizing cream for use in the eye area and critical areas where expression lines are formed. Created on the basis of the patented formula 3 STEPS VOLUME SYSTEM, it works in three different phases to moisturize, nourish and give elasticity to the skin in a safe and efficient way because it is enriched by the natural nutrients contained in ceramides, microparticles of hyaluronic acid and alpha-lipoic acid.