Starting to get wary of your skin as you age? We asked beauty expert Agoo Bengzon for her skin care secrets that keep her skin looking young, and she handed in a very detailed list! Mind you, this may very well prove the effectiveness of those famous multi-step Korean beauty routines, too. See for yourself below:
Like any beauty regimen, everything starts with cleansing. By always making sure your pores are never clogged with dirt, makeup residue, and extra sebum, you'll be sure to deal with less skin problems over time.
Step 1: "Basic cleansing begins with a cleansing oil, face wipes from Simple or cold cream from Pond's."
Pond's Perfect cold cream, P434.75, Calyxta
Step 2: "I use Micellar Water (Simple has a good one) to thoroughly clean my face and remove all traces of waterproof makeup and SPF which tends to go deep into pores."
Simple Micellar Water, P500, Calyxta
Step 3: "I use a gentle exfoliating gel to slough off dead skin cells and help brighten and smoothen my complexion."
Step 4: "Moisturizer is a must for me since my skin is prone to dryness."
We are a firm believer of serums. Such powerful concoctions will target your skin woes easily.
Step 5: Serum to reduce fine lines
Step 6: Serum to minimize pores
Step 7: Serum to combat hyperpigmentation or to correct blemishes
"I swear by different kinds of serums to address specific concerns. I try not to use one product to multi task. If I know that a particular brand and product is good for pigmentation, I'll use that. If another one is known for its ability to address wrinkles, I'll use that too. Right now, I'm using three different serums to target fine lines, pores, and pigmentation."
"The same goes for my eye care. I use three different eye products to address dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles. I super swear by the Pond's Age Miracle Firm & Lift Eye Contour Lifter. It's armed with retinol which works really well to prevent further aging."
Step 8: Eye care product targeted for dark circles
Step 9: Eye care product to reduce puffiness
Step 10: Eye care product to tighten skin that form wrinkles
Pond's Age Miracle Firm & Lift Eye Contour Lifter, P899, Watsons
Step 11 - Daytime: Sunscreen
"In the daytime, SPF application is a must. I also keep some Heliocare oral in protection supplements in my bag in case I need to up my SPF for a day that'll require me to be outdoors longer than usual. "
Heliocare Oral Ultra, Sold in clinics only, Heliocare
Step 11 - Night time: Beauty mask
"At night, mask sheets have become my obsession. I'll use one right before sleeping to ensure that my skin will be super hydrated."