Recently I just stumbled upon an episode of a Korean Serial on television and I was really amazed by their flawless skin!! Their face and skin just looks like a clean canvas to be painted... like dolls!! Now you might be wondering why am I talking about Koreans when the title says Japanese... believe me I'm on the right track.
Finally it's an Asian secret to beautiful skin and I really hope it will work for us. I started reading a lot about the Korean beauty secrets and found this with pride.
We've been told by almost everyone in the Beauty world to follow the CTM routine always. But I feel the first part - Cleansing is much more important in keeping your skin clean and free from future problems. On a daily basis, our faces are exposed to dirt, pollution, makeup, sebum and sweat... do we remove 100% of all of that from our faces??
Some of us use foaming face washes, luxurious CTM products or a normal soap. But what is the Korean secret behind cleansing?
This secret cleansing regime called "Double Cleansing", actually originated in Japan in the 1960's. (Now you know why it's a Japanese secret :) It's a two-step cleansing process based on a scientific reason. We all know that water cannot remove oil effectively, Oil removes oil.
1. First you will cleanse your face with a deep cleansing oil or milk, since milk also has oil like properties too. Skin prone to breakouts can actually try the cleansing milk for a safer bet, but these days even the cleansing oils come with non-clogging properties.
2. Massage well for 3-4 minutes in the below shown direction. Remove with a cotton pad.
3. Now apply your foaming cleanser or face wash with some water and massage for 2 minutes.
4. Wash off your face with lukewarm water first and then a rinse of cold water to close your pores - this should take about 4 mins. Pat dry with a towel.
This method is also called as the 424 Method -> 4 mins oil cleansing - 2 mins Foaming cleanser - 4 mins rinse off!!
Hope you liked our Korean discovery. Look for more Korean beauty secrets to be revealed ;)