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Are you currently dealing with red or inflamed skin? Having these skin conditions isn’t fun because skin that’s red and inflamed is easily aggravated and can make your skin feel itchy. Redness or inflammation can be caused by over-exfoliating or sun damage. You’re also more prone to redness and inflammation if you have rosacea or sensitive skin.
But don’t lose hope just yet, because there are plenty of skin care products that help calm redness and soothe inflamed skin. Check out this list of Korean skin care products that you can start incorporating into your regimen:
After cleansing or double cleansing, it’s important not to skip on your toner as this is the step where your skin gets instantly replenished. Go for toners with nourishing ingredients to help calm your skin. Ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, ceramides or propolis are ideal for soothing redness and inflammation.
You can’t go wrong with the Full Fit Propolis Synergy Toner from COSRX. This toner is packed with black propolis extract that offers both anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial benefits. Use this both day and night and your skin will feel more nourished and calm.
Serums are packed with concentrated formulations so adding a serum, particularly a soothing one, is extremely beneficial for your skin. To help your skin heal, go for a serum that’s formulated with centella asiatica extract, which is perfect for healing redness, inflammation and other skin irritations.
PURITO offers two serums that contain centella asiatica extract: the PURITO Centella Green Level Buffet Serum and PURITO Centella Unscented Serum. Both of these serums help calm redness and strengthen your skin barrier. If you’re quite sensitive to fragrance, go for the unscented version.
Calm Your Skin with Sheet Masks
There’s no better feeling in the world than putting on a face mask especially when your skin needs it the most. Sheet masks are great for giving instant relief to red and inflamed skin.
A’PIEU’s Milk One Pack is loved by many and there’s a reason why! This sheet mask gives you all the moisture your skin could ever want while leaving you with a more radiant complexion. Try the Green Tea version to keep your redness under control. For extra nourishment there’s the Milk version, which contains milk protein and aloe vera extracts, and helps keep your skin supple while soothing any irritation.
Your skin care routine should never be complete without a moisturizer. Even if your skin is oily, it’s important to always end your routine with a day or night cream. For daytime, go for a lightweight moisturizer like iUNIK’s Centella Calming Gel Cream, which doesn’t feel too heavy on the skin and leaves you with a hydrated complexion. Because it’s formulated with tea tree leaf and centella asiatica leaf water, you can rely on this gel cream to relieve signs of redness and keep your skin calm throughout the day.
For your evening routine, swap out your lightweight moisturizer for a richer cream. Since our skin repairs overnight, a great night cream to use would be one with ceramides, which is an ingredient that helps strengthen the skin barrier and helps your skin retain moisture. RNW’s DER. SPECIAL Ceramide Cream is formulated with panthenol, hyaluronic acid and ceramides to deeply nourish your skin plus it also helps strengthen your compromised skin barrier and works to reduce inflammation.