[by Song Eun Ji /translated by Kim Young Shin] It is spring and colorful flowers are blooming from corner to corner of streets.
In this time around many people suffer from one skin problem: dull skin. If you have the same issue and if you cannot hide it no matter how much effort you put in covering your skin with makeup, you need to change your skin care routine as well as makeup tools.
For those who want moist and glowing skin like Song Hye Kyo, Park Bo Young, Victoria, Jessica and Hyuna, bntnews organized some tips for making bright and dewy skin without any sign of darkening at any time or any place.
STEP 1 Change Your Habits
The foremost change to be made for clear and bright skin is to change your daily habits. Even luxury and costly cosmetics are no use if your habits are inappropriate.
In order to keep your skin healthy, you need to keep regular hours. Take at least six hours of sleep and drink around two liters of water every day. Dryness and fatigue are the main causes of dull skin.
STEP 2 Minimize Your Skin Care Routine
It is a common mistake to think that more complex steps of skin care will help make your face clearer. On the contrary, more numbers of skin care products are likely to trigger skin trouble. As far as skin nourishment is concerned, simplicity is the best policy.
After coming back home, wash your face thoroughly and use products that provide complex solutions for your skin and treat dull skin. The best example is sheet mask. Use natural products that contain ingredients that are effective in whitening such as rice. Leaving it on your face for 15 to 20 minutes can nourish, moisturize and brighten your face.
STEP 3 Cover with Makeup
For flawless and radiant skin, you must take extra care on covering blemishes. Take a liquid foundation slightly brighter than your skin tone and apply a thin layer of it to the whole face. Use a damp sponge for a glossier result.
If there are dark spots that cannot be hidden under the foundation, cover them up with small amount of concealer. This is the last step to a bright and luminous base makeup without using a highlighter.
01 LANEIGE Vitamin Brightening Cleansing Water This mild cleansing water contains vitamins. Its anti-oxidants help to keep clear and lively skin after cleansing.
02 LAMY Cosmetics REAL 97% RICE PAPER EATING MASK PACK This sheet mask made with rice paper is better known by its nickname ‘rice pack’. Its natural rice paper sheet is soaked in essence that contains rh-EGF capsulized with lecithin, plant stem cell and other oriental herbs such as cercis chinensis and fermented red ginseng. This one-step skin care products provides complex solutions to any skin type.
03 CHANEL LE BLANC Light Revealing Whitening Fluid Foundation This liquid foundation was inspired by shining pearls. The weightless texture keeps the skin glowing throughout the day.
04 Sulwhasoo Essential Concealer Stick The stick concealer blends in well and covers blemishes. The soft texture glides on the skin and helps to keep your makeup easy.
(photo by Lamy Cosmetics, CHANEL, LANEIGE, Sulwhasoo, bntnews DB)