Many of us are active, full-time working women, with little free time to spare for an actual GOOD TIME. We run around from Monday to Friday, even on Saturdays, with work, picking up children, being @home to cook dinner, -and of course, shopping… Nevertheless, it’s really important to include routines during our precious free time. For those who work: there are a lot of beauty/spa bars in downtown Toronto, where you can schedule a 15 to 30 min appointment and be pampered. Facial treatments, waxing, pedicures and manicures available anytime, even at lunchtime! I’d definitely recommend it*** It’s pleasant but it doesn’t end there. I continue to pamper myself whenever I can, mostly on weekends.
Life is priceless! It’s extremely important to create your own happiness with small things that can become precious. Last year, I wrote a post introducing my attachment to Korean facial masks. This year, for my Bday, I decided to taste the real Korean facial treatments ‘from Korea’. I ordered my Korean skincare products conforming to my needs. First, I selected what I knew: ‘Korean Sheet Masks’. Then, I choose the ‘Gold Crystal Collagen eye mask’ for my dark circles and finally the ‘Carbonated Bubble Clay mask’ for a deep cleanse. I ordered these products from Korea using Amazon.ca and it took 4 long weeks to be delivered. I received it after my birthday but my craze for it didn’t waver.
After the delivery, I created a special routine that lasted from Sunday afternoon until Sunday night. To be honest, my Sunday routine is based on the multi-step Korean skincare routine easily found on Google. I customized mine by keeping focus on the ’30s’ skincare needs:
The Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask by ‘Elizavecca Milky Piggy’ is a deep cleanser. The texture is unique and fun. It has a smooth compact texture and comes with a spatula to apply it on your face. It works into a thick lather, like shaving foam. Apply it and wait only 5 min; it’s enough to get rid of clogged pores. I use this as a deep cleanse for my face. This mask will scrub, clean and hydrate your skin. You can also use it as a makeup remover. Rinse It Well. And don’t forget to clean all the way down to your neck.
You’ll need something similar to a serum with an abundance of active ingredients for specific skin concerns like wrinkles, dark circles, and dehydration. I use the ‘Gold Crystal Collagen Eye Mask’ which provides 10X more benefits than a normal eye treatment. With a high concentration of vitamin A, E, Phyto-Collagen, Aloe Vera, Green Tea Extract and natural extracts that absorb directly into the skin cells, it’s the best treatment for your tired and dehydrated eyes. Better than surgery, your eyes will naturally rejuvenate. At the end, massage your dark circles in a circular motion. My dark circles have been visibly reduced after the 1st treatment.
This 3rd step is not from Korea. It’s an old natural skincare recipe that has always worked. I highly recommend Rosewater as toner. Rosewater will help to balance your skin’s pH levels. Generally, after applying treatment, your skin becomes dry. Toner is fruitful to absorb the next products. Rosewater is the best natural toner to hydrate, revitalize and regenerate your skin tissues. It also cools down the skin. After that, we’re ready for the last step. I use the ‘Laino Rosewater’ that my mum provides me from Paris. But, to get a good Rosewater, go to any organic stores. Don’t forget to also apply toner to your neck!
#4 I’m Real Mask Sheet
This is the last step of my Sunday Korean routine. Do you know the Korean cosmetics brand ‘Tony Moly’? You have probably seen this brand before. If not, you can take a look at Sephora or the Bay. I discovered this brand this year. It’s never too late to be updated. I really like this brand because they combine chic and beauty. They look totally fancy! Back to the Sunday routine, For this last step, Tony Moly offers me the choice between many facial masks. They have a variety of sheet masks for any skin concern. For this Monday, I want to glow! I chose to take ‘I’m Real Lemon Mask Sheet Brightening’. To learn more about for all the benefits of the mask sheet, I suggest that you read my previous post dedicated to Korean Sheet Masks. With the remaining product, you can massage your face with circular movements down to your neck.
You’ll find these products on Amazon.ca, but pay more attention to the price and whether or not. If, it’s shipped from Korea, you’ll need to be patient because the shipping will take (4 weeks minimum).
Be ready and be excited to express yourself with your glowing face.