Building the perfect skincare routine can be difficult. There are so many different things to account for, whether it’s your skin type or concerns like acne scarring or anti-ageing. With thousands of products on the market, you can easily become overwhelmed and not know where to start. After all, do you really need all those serums? Korean skincare is leading the way with the idea of skinimalism – using only the number of products you need to create the look of glass skin and a dewy glow. We’re taking you through step by step to help you create a skincare routine that will give you glass skin and a brighter complexion.
First Step – Cleansing
The first step of your skincare routine is always to cleanse. You shed thousands of dead skin cells every day, which can clog your pores and result in dry patches. Environmental factors like everyday pollution can also stick to your skin, along with other impurities and oils. Cleansing will help to remove dirt and makeup to allow your skin to absorb the active ingredients in the rest of your routine.
The Dr. Dream Hydramemory Deep Cleansing Foam is infused with amino acids, which help stimulate your collagen production to keep your skin plump and firm to prevent premature ageing. If you only have time to do one step of your skincare routine, it should always be your cleanser, as you never want to go to sleep with your makeup on.
Second Step – Toner
Toner has come back into the mainstream thanks to some of the best Korean skincare products. For years, people avoided toners due to their harsh alcohol base, which have now switched to water-based solutions. Your toner acts as a double cleanse to help remove the impurities or dirt that your cleanser didn’t catch, helping to tighten your pores while giving your skin a boost of hydration.
The Dr Dream, Advanced Facial Treatment Toner helps to smooth your skin and balances your pH levels to help control oil production and makes your skin more permeable for the active ingredients in your serum and moisturizer. It contains our patented ‘Dream Nanogen Wrinkle Grinding Complex’, which brightens your skin complexion to create the appearance of glass skin.
Third Step – Serum
This step is where you can address specific skin concerns like hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, or sunspots. Serums allow you to personalize your skincare routine due to their active ingredients. While you can layer various serums together, it is best to start simple with one or two. You want to be mindful of the active ingredients in your serums, as some won’t work in combination with each other and could irritate your skin if mixed. For example, you want to avoid using an AHA serum with a retinol one, as it can result in skin sensitivity and redness.
For an anti-ageing serum, the Dr Dream Advanced Facial Treatment Serum works to stimulate your collagen production to soften your skin and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also kickstarts your superoxide dismutase production, an antioxidant enzyme that boosts your skin’s protective barrier and prevents free radical damage.
Fourth Step – Moisturizer
A moisturizer is one step of your skincare routine that you can’t afford to overlook. It’s the secret to achieving the glass skin look, and it is a multi-tasking product that has the potential to change your complexion for the better. Using a moisturizer after your serum to help lock in the active ingredients to give you optimum results.
Moisturizer works to hydrate your skin and helps to even out its texture to reduce the appearance of blemishes and imperfections. Keeping skin moisturized to fight off the signs of early ageing and create a natural radiant glow from within.
The Dr Dream Cold Plazma Whitening Cream combines technology with active ingredients – plazma and multi growth factors. This duo works to improve your skin’s elasticity and collagen production while protecting it against free radical damage and oxidative stress. It helps to brighten your complexion and give you clear skin.
Fifth Step – Sunscreen
Even when you can’t see the sun, it’s still causing damage to your skin. Up to 80% of UV rays can still pass through clouds, meaning an overcast doesn’t necessarily protect you from the sun. Using sunscreen will lower your risk of sun damage, which speeds up the ageing process as UV rays break down your collagen and cause sagging in your skin.
Having sunscreen as part of your skincare routine can help you maintain an even skin tone by preventing dark spots and discolouration from sun damage. According to research carried out by the CDC, it can also lower your risk of contracting skin cancer by half.
The Dr Dream Urban Protective Sun Cream SPF 40 PA++ protects your skin from UVA and UVB rays while brightening your complexion and hydrating your skin. Additionally, sunscreen can also help protect your skin from blue light damage, which is something you want to keep in mind if you’re someone who is constantly attached to their phone or laptop.
Bonus Step – Face Masks
Sometimes your skin needs a little extra TLC to help it along the way. A face mask is a perfect way to practice self-care while helping to address your skincare concerns. It is strongly recommended to add a face mask as a weekly part of your routine to give your skin an extra boost. The Dr Dream Rose of Jericho Stem Cell Gold Mask is packed full of wonderful ingredients that moisturize and illuminate your skin as it has twice the active ingredients of most face masks on the market. Lay back and relax as your skin soaks in the nutrient-rich gel to the glass skin effect.