Skin Care Routine?

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  1. BLINKER

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    I recently got into korean skin care and want to try a lot of there products. The only problem is that I have no clue what to use. My skin type is Combination and I have sensitive skin. My goal is to get rid of acne and dark spots.

    When it comes to skin care I like using kits or everything that belongs to one company. I currently use Mary Kay botanical for normal skin. When I got this kit I had no clue of my skin type til a couple days ago. I hoping anyone could recommend me something I could use to help with my skin type and get rid of my skin concerns.
     
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    I have bought a few Korean products before, so I think I can give you a general direction on what to buy. I have the same skin type, and I've had reoccurring acne in the past and after trying a few skin products, even American recommended products like Epiduo, I found this:


    It looks smaller in the picture but I've had it for over 5 months and still haven't run out yet. It really helped take away my acne, and overall my skin was a lot smoother. I'd be happy to help if you have any questions about it. =)
     
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    Etude House is a good brand if you're looking for something cheap but nice. Currently using moistfull collagen cleansing foam and it's honestly really nice. But I think all products are from Moistfull Collagen online are sold out so....
    Nature Republic is also nice...they sound nice too lol....
    Maybe innisfree.
     
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    Thank you
     
  5. princess101

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    I bought this product for my mother and worked great for her skin. It does last a long time, the saying "a little bit goes a long way" applies to this product.
     
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    So there are two factors that play into your skin looking nice: Diet and Environment

    Diet:

    Ever heard that saying about you are what you eat? It's very true. When I was on a diet and cut out processed sugars and salts, my skin broke out so badly because my body was finally breaking down the fat and releasing stored toxins that I had consumed. Once that was over, my skin was so nice. It was even toned, it healed better and I hardly broke out because I was eating the right things like veggies and just non-man made stuff. I fell of that bandwagon and my skin turned horrible again, breaking out and blotchy. So it's important to eat the right foods as well.

    Environment:
    Man the world is hella dirty. Even if you live in the city, the fumes and dust (which you don't see) sticks to your skin. You need to wash thoroughly and constantly. I used to live in the country and moved to the city and I tell you the city makes you break out even more because of all the chemicals. It's better when you live in a relatively dry environment or tropics because the weather doesn't have a drastic change. In other seasonal places you have to take into account if it's winter because your skin is gonna dry out because of heaters, then you have to change it up in summer because you sweat and stuff. Overall just pay attention to how your skin is reacting to the time of the year and surrounds.

    My routine:
    Steaming (just a bowl of hot water)
    Exfoliating
    Self facial massage
    Toner
    Moisturizing
    - I do it every few days to let my skin rest


    I use: An Australian brand called the Body Shop (all natural and and enviromentially friendly and they do charity things with some of their profits)
    CHINESE GINSENG & RICE CLARIFYING POLISHING MASK
    TEA TREE SKIN CLEARING MATTIFYING FACIAL TONER
    OLAY's night moisturizer
    VITAMIN E SINK-IN MOISTURE SLEEPING MASK
    ST Ives Green Tea facial scrub

    ps people also say it's genetics, but I argue that yeah although you can be more prone then others because of it, but it's just about taking care of your skin, even if it's not perfect
     
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    I've bought some Mask Of Magnaminty from lush. I don't have bad skin at all, the only problem I get is dryness. I usually just put some petroleum jelly on my face but the mask was fantastic for my dryness.
     
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    As far as cleanser goes i use any brand. I do plan on improving my skin care routine.
     
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    If you can afford to spend a bit, buy Atomy face products. Seriously it really works. Kinda sucks there is like 10 steps to using it but it works for all kinds of skin types and ethnicities. Lasts a very long time too!
     
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    my acne stopped after taking riccoutine (i believe that's it's name). I wouldn't recommend it though, it caused major problems for me, but I no longer have acne. For dark spots, I recommend the Golden Pearl Whitening Cream. I used it daily for like a month and it's effect is amazing. You do have to be careful of whitening products since they can be dangerous, but I think it's ok for spots.

    I never do skincare cuz I am too lazy, but on odd days I use (in order): a toner from Etude house that I got as a sample, the Moistful Collagen emulsion, an eyecream from skinfood (the raspberry one), a swallow's nest cream from tony moly (so good!) or the jeju brightening cream from innisfree, then the fermented bean essence from it's skin. They are all pretty cheap (except the tony moly one). I wash my face from my makeup with Johnson's daily wash, and sometimes I use the face shop's rice face scrub (this is amazing). If I want my skin to be especially good the next day, I use the first three (toner, emulsion, eyecream) and apply an overnight face mask. I currently have two: one from inniefree (same jeju line) and the other is the water mask from laneige, which is not that impressive. I find that this routine keeps my face really nice and moisturized for a week.
     
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    Try mild BHA products like cosrx, and for dark spots use Vitamin C serum. Don't forget to use sunblock.
     
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    If you have sensitive acne prone skin then be careful of ph level of your cleanser, toner and oter product.
    Cheap and very effective cleansers would be Cosrx Low Ph Good Morning Gel Cleanser or Hadalabo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Deep Moisturizing Cleanser (Hadalabo is japanese though)

    For toner my personal fave is Etude House 10-in-1 House Wonder Pore Freshener, if you like using products from same line they have great cleanser too; and Etude House has another product line for sensitive acne prone skin too called AC Clinic , I'd recommend it too

    And use sheet masks for hydration, too, seriously those are god send, you will experience nirvana with those, I swear.

    So to sum it up. If you're just starting to build up your routine start with cleanser, toner, sheet mask and nice moisturizer - for starter I'd recommend to check brand Mizon (their moisturizers are great).
    After that comes the fun part with all serums, ampoules, essences and so on. But I would wait with those, they can be quite overwhelming...

    I struggled with acne and dark spots since I remember and using asian skincare products helped me a lot. I have relatively same routine for about a year and my skin is better than when I was a baby... Once you find products that suits your skin and stick to it miracles happen.....
     
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    I wish I knew of any Korean products that are found at local drug stores here in the US. I'm not big on skincare and just use whatever my dermatologist prescribes me for my acne. I wanna use that black face mask you peel off along with the black heads!
     
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    My skin is fine. The problem is my oily skin. But I use more moisturizer to keep my face from dry.
    1. Cleanser
    2. Moisturizer + Serum

    That's all I used. But sometimes I skip moisturizer just wash of my face and go to sleep.
     
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    I had also skin problems for a LONG time. Tried everything from over the counter, *expensive brands*, medications and different dermatologist spending over 1,000 dollars.

    In the end what worked for me was simple water, diet and sunblock also with a help of getting once or twice a month facial tx (removing unclogged pores, black heads and microdermabrasion). If you can find a good facialist they also work wonders. I love in an area where I go to this lady and charges me 70 dollars for facial tx including face mask and mini chemical peels.

    I stay away from face products cause I realized no matter how "natural" they are they really irritate my skin. So I just wash my face with just cold water and sometimes dove soap. I use 35 SPF tinted zinc sunblock which helps a lot for my skin. I tend to apply every 2 or 3 hours due to sunlight.

    For my diet: I tend to eat whole foods and lean meats. When I eat red meat or dairy products with simple sugars added, I tend to break out. So when I cut them out or eat minimal, my face cleared out. I also drink 1 to 2L of water a day to flush out the toxins.

    What also helped me was intermittent fasting/warrior diet. For some reason when I fast the whole day and eat one or 2 meals, since my digestive system is resting and getting rid of the toxins, I also noticed my skin cleared out was well. I was mostly doing it to get to 10 percent body fat and leaning out but it also contribute to my skin tone plus also drinking tons of water a day hehehe.

    This is what I did to help out my skin. Not sure it it'll work on u. Sorry for long post hahaha
     
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    -double posted lol
     
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    Wash your face with face-wash daily and apply skin cream on your face. Choice is yours which cream product you want to use.
     
  18. PaulaO

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    I have read lots of good reviews on COSRX when it comes to acne-prone and sensitive skin. I bought few products from them myself but I haven't started using them yet. I ordered them off yesstyle.com :)
     
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    Try Tea tree oil it is extremely beneficial to get rid of the stubborn acne marks all over your face. All you need to do is dip a cotton ball in a solution of tea tree oil and dab it on your affected skin area, leave it to dry for 10 minutes and rinse your face with lukewarm water to clear away the excess oil. It is one of the most beneficial oil that helps in treating acne marks and dark spots due to its antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Use this mix every day for a brighter clearer and lighter skin.
     
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    you can try brand as below.

    1. Cleanser -> Too cool for school bubble cleanser (The blue one)
    2. Toner -> Mamonde rose toner

    For acne I recommend you mario badescu dry lotion. it is very helpful for me. You can buy it from Sephora. it is expensive but worthy. But you say your skin is sensitive type, so hope the lotion can suit for you.
     

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