Saturday, September 3, 2016

Intro to Asian Beauty | Overnight Healing

Welcome back, my beautiful friends, to the fourth post in my "Intro to Asian beauty" series!

In this post we're going to discuss treatments typically used at night - treatments that can heal your skin after a long day, boost moisture, fight acne and wrinkles... We're talking about spot treatments and sleeping packs!

1. The BasicsCleanser, Toner, Moisturizer & Checking Ingredients
2. Build Up The BasicsOil Cleansers, First Essences & Sunscreen
3. Individualized Treatments: Essences, Serums, and Ampoules
4. Overnight Healing: YOU ARE HERE

In this post:
>Spot Treatments
> Eye Treatments
>Sleeping Packs

Where they'll fit into a routine:
Oil cleanser > Cleanser > Toner > Vitamin C > BHA > AHA > Prescription Treatment > First essence > Essence > Serum > Ampoule > Sheet mask > Eye Treatment > Emulsion/Lotion > Cream > Spot TreatmentSleeping Pack or Sunscreen

Before we get started, I want to note that this post does contain affiliate links. If you click these links and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. This is what helps fund this blog and everything I do here - including purchase review items and host giveaways.

Spot Treatments:
When I think of spot treatments, I think of acne treatments, and that's what these typically are. I've seen localized wrinkle treatments floating around but frankly I look for wrinkle fighting in my face cream - I don't want to apply a spot treatment on half my face to prevent aging. Eye creams are another story, and we'll touch base on that in a bit.
These work best overnight because..
-you're not touching your face, so they have a chance to work to their full potential..
-they are often very opaque, so they can be a hassle to cover up..
-they sometimes come in sticker form, which is nearly impossible to cover up.
But the fact is that they are a powerhouse loaded with a single ingredient (or sometimes a few) that is designed to attack and abolish an ailment on your skin.
Cream/liquid spot treatments are pretty self-explanatory - you just apply the product to the "affected" area - but try not to go overboard! Just apply them to the pimple(s) and try to avoid drying out your clear skin. Stickers are really just as easy, by applying them to the pimple you're giving your skin a moist environment allowing your skin to heal more quickly and effectively, and they can even absorb a bit of the fluid from your pimple as well.
This a list of some of my favorite pimple party poppers:
>Cosrx Centella Blemish Cream (Jolse, Cupidrop, MelodyCosme, Memebox)
>Ciracle Red Spot Cream (Jolse, Cupidrop, Amazon, Memebox)
>Cosrx Natural BHA Returning A-sol (Jolse, Cupidrop, Amazon, Memebox)
>Ciracle Pimple Solution Pink Powder (Jolse, Cupidrop, Amazon, Memebox)
>Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch (Jolse, Cupidrop, Amazon, Memebox)

Eye Treatments:
This technically isn't just an overnight healing product - it is generally used both day and night - but since we're on the subject of spot treatments I wanted to touch base with this spot treatment for the eye area.
I'm not going to lie, until the past few months my feet were firmly planted in the "eye cream is no different than regular face cream" camp and I just applied the same cream to my eye area as I did to my whole face. When I turned 30, however, I quickly noticed how much those tiny beginnings of fine lines (which become suddenly pronounced when you're under stress or were up all night with a sick kiddo) make you look even older. It was at that point that I realized I was living a lie - a ridiculous lie about eye cream but a lie none-the-less.
The thing about eye creams though is that the skin around your eyes is very thin and very delicate. If you have oily skin you don't want a heavy eye cream that will clog your pores or break you out. If you have dry skin you don't want to waste your time on a cream that will literally make no difference if you suddenly switched to dabbing water under your eyes.
>Whamisa Organic Flowers Eye Essence (Amazon, GlowRecipe, Ulta)
>Mizon Snail Repair Eye Cream (Jolse, Peach&Lily, Amazon)
>Elizavecca White Bomb Eye Cream - Review (Jolse, BBCosmetic, Amazon)
>Benton Fermentation Eye Cream (Amazon)
>Cosrx Honey Ceramide Eye Cream (Jolse, Cupidrop, Amazon, Memebox)
>Manyo Factory Bifidalacto Cream (KoreaDepart, Amazon, Memebox)

Sleeping Packs:
AKA Sleeping Masks. At night this is your final layer with which you seal in all your other layers. It's often applied heavily, so you have a layer of stickiness on your face to slowly sink in overnight, leaving you with a beautiful "glow" on your face in the morning. It is in the morning that you will finally wash off this mask, being an overnight mask and all, and your skin should be ready to reveal all it has done overnight.
This is one of my favorite steps, because it usually reveals a plump and glowing complexion that is clearer and brighter than the evening before, even more so if I used a really great sheet mask beforehand. Most sleeping packs target hydration, but they are not only hydrating your skin but also sealing it in (along with your spot treatments, serums, etc).
>Cosrx Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask (Jolse, Cupidrop, Amazon, Memebox)
>Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Mask - Review (Jolse, Cupidrop, Amazon, Memebox)
>Goodal Waterest Vital Sleeping Pack (Jolse, GlowRecipe, Amazon, Memebox)
>Elizavecca Collagen Jella Pack (Jolse, Amazon, Memebox)
>Sulwhasoo Vitalizing Overnight Mask (Jolse, Amazon)
>Too Cool For School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack (Jolse, Amazon, Memebox)
>Goodal Firming Sleeping Pack - Honey (Jolse, Beauteque, Amazon, Memebox)
>Goodal Brightening Sleeping Pack - Tangerine (Jolse, Amazon, Memebox)
>Mizon Good Night White Sleeping Mask (Beauteque, Peach&Lily, Amazon)
>LadyKin Vanpir Dark Repairing Water Mask (Beauteque, KoreaDepart, Amazon, Memebox)

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