If you added up all of the money you’ve spent on skin care products in the past five years, what do you think your total would be? Many of us spend hundreds on skin care products promising to treat acne and wrinkles, get rid of blackheads and scars, and leave our skin looking young and healthy. It might be time to take all of your store-bought products out of the picture and focus on some natural remedies to give you the healthy skin you’ve been looking for.
Here are five Korean secrets to give you healthy skin:
1. The 10-Second Rule
The 10-second rule is pretty simple. As soon as you get out of the shower (ten seconds after you dry off), apply a natural moisturizer to your skin. The pores in your skin open up right after you shower. The quicker you apply your moisturizer, the better the cream is absorbed.
2. Hot Towel Massage
A hot towel massage can help enhance blood circulation and open your pores to help your skin breathe. Simply soak a clean towel in hot water then cover your face with it. Gently massage your skin for about 15 minutes, then remove the towel and apply a nourishing oil to your skin. For an interesting spin on this, some women turn to silkworm cocoons, which after warmed in hot water, you rub over the face to improve wrinkles and spots.
3. Seaweed Face Mask
Seaweed is full of vitamins and minerals with powerful antibacterial properties. To use it as a face mask, place a few sheets of seaweed in warm water, them apply them to your face. Let the seaweed sit for about 15 minutes before removing, to help give your skin a more youthful glow. If you have a hard time finding seaweed, give one of these other natural face masks a try!
4. Sea Salt Tonic
Sea salt can be used as a tonic for troubled skin. It helps to disinfect the skin, remove blackheads, and soothe inflamed areas. Add 1 tablespoon of sea salt to a glass of warm water, then stir. After washing your face, dip a cotton pad into the tonic and wipe your face. But be sure to avoid any cuts.
The citric acid in lemons works as natural treatment to remove dead skin, even out your skin tone, and rid your pores of excess dirt and oil. Cut a lemon in half and squeeze the juice into a bowl. Use a cotton ball to apply the lemon juice onto your skin for a youthful glow.