4 Essential K-Beauty Products for Teenage Skin Care
Teen years can be a rough transition, especially when it comes to your skin. With all the new responsibilities of becoming an adult, the last thing you need added to your plate is worrying about how your face looks. Unfortunately, the prevalence of acne, blackheads, pimples, and grease make this issue one that’s hard to ignore.
Fortunately, puberty doesn’t last forever, and this too shall pass. As you move through your teenage years, your skin will gradually begin to overcome these growing pains and clear up. In the meantime, for those pesky skin problems you just can’t tackle on your own, there are K-Beauty products available to help. You may not be able to control how your hormones change your skin, but with the right cosmetics, you can reduce the chances of persistent acne scars and spots. It’s all about developing a smart skincare routine early and then sticking with it.
If you’re new to skincare, it can be tricky to figure out what this routine should look like. Many newbies either use too few products, hesitant to try something new; or too many, hoping that if they throw enough spaghetti at the wall, something will stick. These K-Beauty products can help you manage that spectrum and find a balance. The goal is to keep your skin clean, moisturised, and nourished—all with as few products as possible.
Remember: your skincare needs will change as your skin ages. Here are the four best products to get your skin through your teenage years.
1. Gentle Cleanser
What’s skincare goal number 1? Keeping it clean. Spotless skin is skin that has had all the nasty junk pushed out of it. Some cleansers, however, can be quite intense, especially for skin unused to such products, which is why it’s important to find one that can clean your pores without being abrasive. The CosRx Low-pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser is a great starter cleanser for new skincare regiments. It’s full of mild acids that clean deep but gently, and a chaser of aloe vera that help soothes any irritations that might pop up in the process.
2. Pimple Patches
2. Pimple Patches
No one expects the pimple inquisition! Pimples can pop up anytime, and often when you least want them to. As tempting as it may be to pop those pimples as soon as you see them come up, doing so will leave you with lingering acne scars.
A smart teenager will instead target these pimples with acne patches. Practically invisible and easily hidden under makeup, acne patches cling to the skin no matter where you go and visibly reduce the size of pimples in just a few hours.
For quick pimple relief, try the CosRx Clear Fit Master Patch. One of the thinnest acne patches out there, this skincare solution is a real magician, making whiteheads, blackheads, and zits disappear before your eyes in just a couple of hours.
3. Moisturising Cream
Once your skin is cleaned and you have all your current blemishes under control, it’s time to get that skin moisturised. A good moisturising cream can strengthen skin and tighten its natural defensive barrier, reducing your chances of future acne attacks. The key with moisturising creams is finding one that doesn’t clog up your pores—too heavy, and even hydrated, your skin won’t be able to breathe.
If you find yourself struggling with uneven and blotchy skin, the SOME BY MI AHA, BHA, PHA 30 Days Miracle Cream may be a good place to start. Not only does this cream pack your skin full of moisture, its three mild acids gently exfoliate, removing dead and discoloured skin cells and making room for new ones. This minimises pores without clogging them and reduces the presence of acne and blackheads.
4. Skin Refining Toner
A good toner is a key part of any K-Beauty skincare regiment—just ask the boys of BTS. Although many toners lost popularity in the West in the 90s due to their abrasive and oily formulas, a new wave of toners are flipping those old conceptions right on their heads.
These days, Korean toners are important tools for hydrating the skin and locking in moisture. The right toner is the perfect end to your cleansing routine—rather than washing it off, it can stay on the face for a moisturising (but never greasy!) layer of protection. If you still feel hesitant to try one, the CosRx Light Fit Real Water Toner to Cream is a great entry product—its versatile formula lets you choose whether you need a toner or a moisturising cream, which means you can customise it to whatever best fits your skin’s needs.
It’s time to introduce all these wonderful, healing Korean ingredients into your skincare and watch your skin transform dramatically!
What’s your go to acne solution?