My skin (just like most people) changes needs between seasons but also from week to week and even sometimes from day to day depending on external and internal factors. Therefore, I have learned to boost my routine with different products adapted to my skin condition rather than always sticking to the exact same routine (however, have a basic routine adapted to the season). I may need a special combination when I get blemishes and pores and a completely different one during the winter (or when I have tested a product my skin reacted negatively to) as I easily get hot, dry and irritated in the skin and a completely different variant before the party when I want to prep the skin with lots of luster. So now I thought I would share some favorite combinations! Here is my little guide to "double rooms" for different skin care goals. Hope it will give a lot of skin care joy and inspiration! :)
Double serum means that you either mix two pieces of serum before application, or that you apply them shortly after each other (layering) and then a good rule of thumb is to apply the thinnest consistency first. I explain in the text in more detail how to use the different combinations.
Before applying serum, it is incredibly important that you clean the skin (preferably with double cleansing) and apply a moisturizing and pH-balancing toner first. Also keep in mind that the skin should never become snuff dry between the steps, but should preferably be slightly moist when you apply the next step😊 After serum, you continue with your moisturizer and possibly night mask in the evening and sunscreen in the morning.
Application tips! Feel free to warm up the serum by pulling the palms towards each other before application, then press the palms over the cheeks, chin and forehead several times for the serum to be optimally absorbed. And absolutely do not forget the neck and décolleté! Something I learned in Korea is to finish by swiping my hands from the bottom up, from the cleavage up to the chin to work against the law of gravity and prevent wrinkles on the neck. Feel free to massage in serum on the side of the neck as well, also to prevent wrinkles on the neck and décolleté.
With that said, let's go into all the wonderful combinations😊
1. For dry, sensitive and dull skin that needs moisture, nourishment and radiance.
Products: Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum and Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drops.
Too sensitive skin; mix on the back of the hand, 2 pumps Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum with 2 drops Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop and apply by massaging lightly and then pressing the palms over cheeks, chin and forehead
For normal skin: First apply 1-3 drops of Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drops directly on the skin, wait a while and then apply Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum.
2. Glass skin look (even skin tone with a lot of luster)
Here it is important to use serum, ampoule or essence that has lust-creating properties and evens out the skin tone. To increase the natural luster of the skin, even out the skin tone and also protect it from free radicals such as from the sun and exhaust fumes, I am now running this combo in the spring that I love!
Products: Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop and By Wishtrend Polyphenol in Propolis 15% Ampoule.
Use: Immediately after cleansing and toner, I use Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drops and then continue (wait a minute or 2) with By Wishtrend Polyphenol in Propolis 15% Ampoule. After this, just continue as usual with moisturizer and possibly night mask. I also sometimes apply my sheet mask after serum because I think it helps the ingredients to be better absorbed into the skin. One that fits well with this combo is By Wishtrend Natural Vitamin 21.5 Enhancing Sheet Mask.
3. For the elasticity and radiance
If I feel a little dull and tired in the skin, I usually make my own night mask from this combo, but it also works well in the morning during make-up (let it sink in long before you put on make-up and use a little less product in the morning)
Products: Hyggee All in One Essence and Dr. Ceuracle Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule.
Usage: Mix 2 pumps of Hyggee All in One Essence with 1-2 drops Dr. Ceuracle Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule on the back of the hand, warm up the mix by pulling the palms towards each other quickly and then apply by massaging with slightly upward movements and finish by pressing the palms over the cheeks, chin and forehead.
4. For reduced blemishes and pores
Products: Dr. Ceuracle Tea Tree Purifine 95 Essence with By Wishtrend Polyphenol in Propolis 15% Ampoule.
Use: After cleaning and toner, apply Dr. Ceuracle Tea Tree Purifine 95 Essence and then continue with By Wishtrend Polyphenol in Propolis 15% Ampoule. Feel free to apply a sheet mask such as Dr. Ceuracle Tea Tree Purifine Soothing Mask and then finish with moisturizer.
5. Soothing and moisturizing on sensitive skin
Products: Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum and Make P: rem Safe Me Relief Moisture Green Ampoule.
Use: First apply Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum and then continue with Make P: rem Green Ampoule. Feel free to apply a cooling sheet mask after this, for example Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Tencel Sheet Mask (feel free to put it in the fridge for a while before use) and then finish with a moisturizer.
6. For dewy look / gwang (dewy luster from the inside)
Products: Klairs Fundamental Watery Oil Drops with Dr. Ceuracle Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule. Start with fundamental drops and then continue with white propolis ampoule
Here is also a small bonus tip on other combos that are not serum but which I still want to share 😊
7. Peeling and clay mask for smooth skin.
1-3 times a week (depending on how much time I have, I run this combo, tip is to do it in the bath while reading a book or listening to a podcast, storytell or similar😊
Use: After cleaning, apply Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish and leave for a few minutes as a mask, then add a little water and massage gently in small circles, rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Then apply Dr. Ceuracle Jeju Matcha Clay Pack and leave on for about 5 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with lukewarm water. Then apply a toner to quickly moisturize and then continue with the rest of your routine. Voila, the skin will be smooth as a baby butt :)
8. Toner duo for soft skin with glow!
When I feel that the skin feels dehydrated, dull, dull, I run this combo to get real hydration and calm inflammation and get life and radiance in the skin.
Products: By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water and Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner.
Use: After double cleansing, I pour a few drops By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water on a cotton pad Klairs Toner Mate 2 in 1 Cotton Pads and sweeps from the inside out (not too close to the eyes as it contains mild AHA acid). This product helps to remove dead skin cells and increases the cell turnover rate with the help of mandelic acid which also gives soft skin, reduces pigmentation and soothes UV damage as well as infections in the skin such as e.g. acne.
Then I continue with Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner by pouring a few drops in the palm and warm up by pulling the palms towards each other and then press in the toner by gently pressing the palms over the face several times. I usually start with the cheeks, then the chin and forehead and finish around the nose. Use this with advantage under the eyes as well.
Hope you got inspiration to use the skin care in a new way and that it will give you the same nice results that I got out of these combinations!
Take care of yourself and have a nice weekend!