The new skincare hit, 7 Skin Method, under our microscope!
I’m sure you’ve come across an article or video about the Korean beauty hit called 7 Skin Method. Do you wonder what is it?
The 7 Skin Method started to have a strong presence around 2017 and took a little longer to travel in Europe. It is one of the most important steps in the Korean beauty routine. In the language of Korean beauty, “toner” is “skin”, so 7 skin method is the 7-toner method, i.e., 7 layers of toner on the face and neck. Applying 7 layers of toner or essence (in aqueous form), the skin absorbs more moisturizing agents, leaving it healthier and more radiant. We apply it immediately after cleansing or exfoliation and before proceeding with our moisturizing products. It’s as simple as it sounds.
Well in this article I will share with you everything I have learned lately about this Korean beauty routine, the 7 skin method, which is very special and very effective! I am writing this article after 3 months of following the 7 Skin Method. But before I share with you how we can adopt it in our daily lives, I will tell you my own story.
For those of you who have not met me in person, you should know that my skin is normal with a tendency to dry in winter and oily in summer. I love water and all non-greasy products (although I know that, when I overdo it, I completely dehydrate my skin 😲) Having this skin type, I thought it would not be a bad idea to moisturize and help my face with a product like water. I started on 12/15/19 when I left for a trip to Hamburg. My first week was a bit weird because I thought I had to wipe my face after so much toner and of course using a cream right afterwards it felt like I put the slimmer product on my face. So, I decided to switch to 3 applications instead of 7 at the beginning… At that point, I was surprised! My skin started becoming very elastic, hydrated and incredibly glowing! 3 months and a bit later, I am telling you that it is my favorite habit! It made wonders on my face.
So, I will answer basic questions to get you started right!
- When is the right time of day?
It is best to include it in your evening routine. You may do it in the morning as well, but in the beginning, it might seem heavy with makeup.
- How do I get started?
Start with 2-3 coats for the first week and then increase to 1-2 coats each week. It is not necessary to reach 7 layers, as we have discussed in the article about toners, essence, lotion. Korean skin has the peculiarity of easily losing a moisturizing barrier.
- How do I apply it?
After cleansing, and while our skin is still fresh, we put the toner on our hands or on a cotton pad and apply it on our face, dabbing vigorously and repeating the same procedure every 30 minutes or so. BE CAREFUL at this point: do not put too much quantity because the more you put, the fewer layers you will make.
- Can I apply it on the eyes as well?
Yes. But not too close.
- What are the best toners for the 7 Skin Method?
Pyunkang Yul toner is the best to start as it has a great absorption – at least on my skin – but do not expect anything great as far as the odor is concerned. However, the result is very good and it’s at a very good price! You can order it from this link 👉 https://amzn.to/2TYuZzl
Hada Labo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion is also excellent and contains hyaluronic acid (in different molecular weights!!) so I would recommend it, if your skin is drier or if you want more hydration. You will find it on all Korean sites! You can order it from this link 👉 https://amzn.to/2TYwQEj
Dr.Organic Pharmacy Rose Facial Spritz is the first one I used, as it is the most natural, it has a very nice spray, you can put exactly the amount you need and its aroma is excellent.
I don’t have any personal reviews about the Whamisa Organic Flower Toner because I’m still expecting it, but I read everywhere how special it is since it is 100% organic and with a fermentation patent to keep all the nutrients! Be careful because it is a bit heavier but also more moisturizing. I wonder why I was so late to try it! I will share with you soon my comments. I ordered it from here 👉 https://amzn.to/2UueAU8
All the products I mention are only suggestions driven by my personal use and purchase, and of course are not related to advertising. If I ever suggest an advertising product, I will mention it.
I will share below my experience from 3 products I have used and one that I have just ordered!
* For the 7-skin method, NEVER use toner with acids, perfumes, alcohol. If you use a toner or lotion with acids, you can apply it later.
I am sure that during summer I will continue the 7-skin method with a toner with hyaluronic and then directly BB cream!
I’m waiting for your comments! And of course, for the results!
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