Skin-Ready! The Skincare Essentials You Need For Back-To-School Season
It’s almost time to get back to school (or work), and after summer time, our skin needs a little extra help to get back to normal. Summer can play very non-fun games with it, and transitional weather can be really harsh on our complexion, reason why we need to be extra careful when moving to a different city, coming back from vacation, or undergoing a season change. Whatever the case, there’s some K-beauty products out there that can serve as superheroes for these occasions, and we’re sharing some of them with you so you can start the new season feeling and looking flawless.
Banila Co. – Clean It Zero Balm
A good cleansing oil is a MUST in your routine if you wanna keep your skin clean, healthy, and young. If you’re not sure why you need a cleansing oil besides your regular foam cleanser, think about it like this: oil-based products will remove oil based skincare-makeup, but not water-based ones, and the same goes the other way: water-based products won’t remove oil-based ones, because water and oil don’t mix! In order to keep your skin at its cleanest, a gentle, powerful, and hydrating cleansing balm like this one from Banila Co. is absolutely necessary. Just try it and see!
Dr. Jart – Cicapair Calming Mist
Ahhh… mists. During transitional weather, it’s really easy for your skin to get dehydrated, reason why carrying a mist with you in your bag is always a good idea. This hyper-fine and deeply hydrating mist not only calms down skin and keeps dehydration at bay, but it also soothes sensitive complexions and delivers long-lasting relief, all while strengthening, balancing out, and improving our skin’s natural defense system.
Cosrx Green Tea Aqua Soothing Gel Cream
Formulated with incredibly soothing ingredients such as vitamin B5, camellia sinensis leaf extract and aloe ferox leaf extract, this moisturizer is what sensitive skin dreams are made of. Featuring a gel-type texture that cools down and plunges into your skin for deep hydration, its anti-inflammatory effects calm down redness, blemishes, and even sun burns in a matter of hours. In other words, this is your best friend after summer.
Some By Mi – 30 Days Miracle Serum
You’ve probably already heard about Some By Mi’s exfoliating toner. The super popular formula that promises to calm down blackheads, acne, and skin texture in only 30 days. The product became so popular around the world (like, four-bottles-are-sold-every-minute popular) that the brand came out with a full line, and the serum is definitely a treasure. The soothing formula that helps with skin turnover so dead skin cells are removed while evening out your skin’s tone is truly a staple for those with reactive types of skin. A true godsend in my opinion.
Belif – Aqua Bomb Jelly Cleanser
As I mentioned before, a good cleansing oil-cleansing foam duo is a must in order to keep your skin healthy. We already spoke about the oil part, now for the foams. This cleanser by Belif is truly what everyone’s skin dreams are made of. It’s a gentle gel-to-foam cleanser that not only hydrates and cleanses your skin deeply, but also removes traces of makeup and impurities without stripping your skin of its natural oils. This one’s basically transitional weather gold.
Krave – The Beet Shield
Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen… I can’t say it enough: sunscreen is a 365-days-a-year thing, and it’s very important to keep on using it every single day, even if summer is gone. This one from Krave Beauty is a cult-favorite thanks to its gentle formula that’s packed with antioxidants, which help protect your skin from all those annoying environmental stressors. Super lightweight, easy to absorb, and suitable for all skin types, this formula fights against free radicals so your skin stays healthy, even, and young all year long.
Mediheal – Bio Capsulin Love Me Mask Set (BTS Edition)
Does Mediheal ever come out with bad products? Don’t think so. If you’re into sheet masks at all, you already know Mediheal is a favorite for good reasons. These new Bio Capsulin masks — ehem, loving the packaging, ehem — harness the power of pink oil capsules, which contain jojoba oil, a powerful ingredient that enhances skin absorption, helps regulate sebum production, and balances out your skin’s moisture levels.
Laneige – Lip Sleeping Mask
At this point in life, aren’t we all just obsessed with these lip masks? If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then this is the moment your life changes forever. While you can definitely take care of your lips during the day with some great lip balms, there’s no better moment than nighttime to get some deep hydration and skin-recovery. Laneige sleeping lip masks help melt dead skin cells and smooth out your lips, all while you’re sleeping. The best part? You can choose between berry, grapefruit (my personal favorite), apple lime, and vanilla scents!
Are any of these part of your routine already, Soompiers? Let us know which ones you’ll be trying out!
Caromalis is a K-pop, K-Fashion, and K-beauty obsessed content creator and writer. You can find her interviewing some of your (and her) favorite groups when they visit NYC, trying the latest K-beauty trends or testing idols’ skincare routines. Say hi to Caro on Instagram and Twitter!