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Taking Inspiration from Korean Skincare

Korean skincare is becoming more and more popular. If you’re looking for future skincare trends, you only need to look at what new products Korean brands are releasing. Whether it’s a bubble mask, soothing sheet masks or cleansing sticks, there are several products that can take your skincare routine to the next level. But, what if you only use natural innovations? Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Here are some natural style Korean skincare formulations to try.

Got oily skin or congested pores?

You’ll love this DIY carbonated clay mask. Bubble masks or carbonated clay masks generally use carbonic acid to ‘fizz up’ when reacting to the natural oils on your face. This results in a foamy, bubble effect. While this DIY version won’t puff up in the same way, it still has amazing effects on your complexion, including eliminating impurities from your pores to prevent spots and congestion. Furthermore, it also exfoliates to remove dead skin cells so your skin will be glowing after use.

Ingredients

  • One teaspoon of baking soda
  • Two tablespoons of bentonite clay
  • Half a teaspoon of citric acid
  • Half a teaspoon of glycerine
  • Two tablespoons of rose water
  • Half a teaspoon of honey
  • Half a teaspoon of activated charcoal

Mix together the baking soda, clay, activated charcoal and citric acid. Stir well. Add the honey and glycerine and stir. Next, add the rose water and stir. Apply straight to your face and leave for around 5 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat your face dry.

DIY sheet mask

This recipe is perfect for soothing and calming sore or irritated skin.

Ingredients

  • Two tablespoons of Watermelon Juice
  • One teaspoon of honey
  • Cotton squares

Add the watermelon juice and honey to a bowl and mix well. Place each cotton square fully in the bowl and place over your face. Leave for 10 to 20 minutes and remove. Rinse your face with warm water and pat dry.

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