Korean Facial - The Secret to Korean Beauty

Taking care of our skin becomes more important as time passes. When our skin is young and youthful, it is generally supple, firm, and lesser time has been spent in being exposed to harmful environments. Things such as ultraviolet light, chemicals and stresses are three main attackers of our skin, in which we are naturally exposed to it in our daily lives. There are products available to consumers to treat various blemishes and skin problems caused, but in Korea it is very common to go regularly to the dermatologist instead. Rather than trying to solve skin issues by yourself, receiving a Korean facial from a professional dermatological treatment will provide the most benefit.

Some professional dermatological treatments have mild pain and irritation such as laser treatments and facial injections. But the facial care performed by a skincare specialist, otherwise called aesthetician, has no pain or irritation involved so anybody can use this service without concerns. There is no doubt that dermatological treatment can maximize the effect of facial care and prevent further skin troubles.

In this blog, we will show you the most popular Korean facial treatments.

Aqua Peel (or Korean Hydra Facial)

Aqua peel face care is the procedure that utilizes water inhaling that removes dead skin cells and sebum from pores. This procedure can also be called or referred as, hydrafacial, hydro peel or hydrodermabrasion.

Aqua peel recommended cases and effects

Removing blackheads and whiteheads is a difficult task with just general skin care routine. Aqua peel easily removes blackheads and whiteheads through strong suction. The moisture penetrates deep inside the skin so aqua peel also keeps the skin moisturized and maintains the water-oil balance of the skin as well as improving skin tone and skin texture.

This procedure is recommended to any people with large amounts of sebum, who wants to take low-irritation peeling facial care, and for people who are worried about their blackheads.

Aqua peel care procedure

The procedure for aqua peel is simple yet artistic. Here are the general 30 minutes in-office procedure for aqua peel:

  • Cleansing and exfoliation - This is a Korea 2 to 3 step cleansing process that uses either cream or scrub type cleanser
  • Different glycolic acid types are used in sequence in very small amounts. Initially, AHA (alpha glycolic acid) is used first, then BHA (beta glycolic acid) is used afterwards to peel imperfections on the skin.
  • High concentration of hydro essence is used to apply on the skin.
  • Face mask is applied to finish the treatment.

The cost for aqua peel procedure in Korea starts from $65 USD and upwards.

Korean Oxygen Facial 

The oxygen facial treatment is another common Korean facial that uses pressurized stream of oxygen to deliver an active set of ingredients directly into the skin. The key ingredient used is hyaluronic acid, which is already a naturally occurring molecule in our skin. This acid attracts and binds moisture to the skin during facial treatment, helping the skin become more firm, hydrated and glowing.

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Oxygen facial recommended cases and effects

Oxygen facial is recommended for people that wants to quickly restore skin damage, wants to receive Korean facial care without any irritations, and for people that recently taken laser treatment for skin whitening. The great benefits of this procedure is it immediately brightens and plumps the skin, instantly calms the skin after any procedure, kills bacteria and reduces inflammation that helps with acne related issues such as acne scarring, and encourages growth of new cells and collagen. Sensitive skins are also soothed and stabilized due to the oxygen.

Oxygen facial treatment process 

Initially, your skin will be cleansed and lightly exfoliated. Once your skin is prepared, your aesthetician will use a device to emit oxygen onto the skin. It will feel like cool air is blown onto your face and this is a pain free procedure with the following steps:

  • Oxygen bubble cleaning - Cleaning with 1:3 mixture of pore mask and mineral water
  • Oxygen skin scaling and ampoule mist dispersion is used. Dispersion machine is used for mist dispersion to avoid risk of infection
  • Oxygen dome mask is used to deliver active ingredients and rejuvenate the skin.
  • Lastly, modeling pack is used to moisturize the skin and finish the treatment procedure.

The treatment will take around 30 to 40 minutes with cost starting from $140 USD and upwards.

Korean Vitamin Facial Therapy

Vitamin facial is a procedure that applies vitamins to skin for improving skin health and tone. Normally, in general skin care products, vitamin C is not easily absorbed by the skin. Through vitamin facial therapy, vitamin can be easily absorbed by the skin with iontophoresis device.

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Vitamin facial therapy recommended cases and effects

This procedure is recommended to people who want a healthier and whiter skin. A person suffering from dull skin tone or skin fatigue is a good fit for vitamin facial therapy. Vitamin C being absorbed into the skin prevents melanin pigment production which helps in skin whitening effect. Vitamin C also aids in collagen production, which helps prevent skin aging.

Vitamin facial therapy treatment process

Vitamin c facial therapy is one of the most relaxing Korean facial therapies. On average the entire process takes about 30 minutes to complete. The procedure starts with thorough cleaning of the face and application of highly concentrated vitamin c ampule. To promote the absorption of vitamin c, iontophoresis technique is used on the skin. After this, facial modeling pack is used to moisturize and refresh the skin.

The cost of this procedure starts at $45 USD and above.

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