7 skin method
Going by their skin care routine and beauty ideals, no amount of hydration and moisture is ever too much for a Korean; they’ve created a number of products containing brightening and hydrating properties like no other. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have heard about the 10 step Korean skincare routine that gives you an utterly flawless skin. Yeah, it is a 10 step long process and I know that it’s a tad bit tedious for some of us but what if I told you that you can achieve the skin you’ve always wanted minus all the hassle through the 7 skin method, also generated from Korea.
Before I dive right in, let me tell you that South Korea is a country that is big on the use of essence and toners. While we all grew up hearing the word toner, we might not be aware of what essence really is, and no, they aren’t the same. The essence lies at the heart of Korean skincare and contains active ingredients that penetrate deep into your cleansed skin while toners restore the PH balance of the skin and part of the cleansing step.
The 7 skin method is the technique of layering either a gentle toner or a watery essence on your face 7 times in a row (toner in Korea is referred to as skin, therefore, 7 skin method). When you have thoroughly cleansed your face, you are meant to apply the toner or the essence and allow your skin to soak in all the goodness. When you feel that your face is slightly damped, you are meant to repeat this process 6 more times making a total number of 7 layers of hydrating goodness onto your skin.
This 7 skin method provides deep hydration to the skin minus all the clutter that is created when following the 10 step Korean skincare routine. At the end of the day, it all depends on whether you are comfortable with using multiple products each providing its own benefit to your skin or allow yourself to reap the benefits of a product to the fullest and quench the thirst of your dehydrated skin.