Korean Summer Skin Care Essentials
Hooray finally summer time! Here come trips to the beach, long drives, & a lot of outdoor activities!
Before you go out in the sun, here's a little trivia for you. Did you know that your skin sustains the most damage during the summer months? About 80% of your skin's damage has a great deal to do with how well you take care of your skin in the summer. The sun's heat is at its peak and UV rays can wreak havoc (think sunburn, dark spots, acne, wrinkles, premature aging) on your skin if you're not prepared.
As seasons change, your skin's needs change too. Our curators here at Niniko have gathered some awesome skin essentials & tips to help you beat the heat:
Heat causes you to sweat more during summer compared to other seasons of the year. Sweating is good because it detoxifies your body by flushing toxins out through your skin. However, sweaty skin is a big oil and dirt magnet. Your best bet is to use your water-based cleanser in the morning & to double-cleanse at night to wash off all the sebum and grime.
Niniko's Laneige Oil Free Cleansing Liquid is a great option for oil cleansers. For water-based cleansers, try the Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Foam for clean and clear skin.
After cleansing, follow your summer skin care routine with a light toner. Niniko's Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Lotion is a great choice.
Proper hydration inside & out balances your skin. Drink plenty of cool water to keep your body cool. Switch to a diet of more fruits, vegetables & fish to nourish your skin from the inside. For moisturizers, switch to gel formulas that keep your skin hydrated, yet don't feel sticky. Mizon Watermax Aqua Gel Cream is a good choice.
Always remember to wear your sunscreen 15 minutes before going out or hitting the beach. For the summer months, your standard SPF 15 just won't cut it. Beef up your sun protection by choosing products with higher SPF in sweatproof & waterproof formulas.
Niniko's Etude House Sunprise Leports Two Way Sun Spray allows you to enjoy your watersports & outdoor activities without the fear of sunburn. It has SPF 50 & comes in a handy spray bottle for easier application. Apply it to parts of your skin that are exposed to the sun. Just remember to reapply after showering or toweling off to keep your skin protected.