Monday, July 2, 2012

My daily Skin Care Regimen - All AMOREPACIFIC!

I've always received compliments on my skin growing up... What can you say? I guess it's that Irish porcelain skin in me ha-ha! But in January, I started using Amorepacific and my skin went from nice to beautiful! I get 20938201983092840938403 compliments on it all the time! So I thought I'd share with everyone my daily skin care regimen, so everyone can have perfect skin too!!!! =n_n=

I love using Amorepacific because we don't have ANY water in our products... your skin actually repels water... so having it in your skin care products, does nothing but take up space! In place of water we use Bamboo Sap, water lily extract, and green tea leaf water!

First Step: Cleansing

The Cleanser's are great because they DON'T have any detergents in it, so it WON’T strip your skin of its natural oils... (Once those oils are stripped from your skin, it starts to produce MORE oil! So while you think scrubbing away will help, you actually might be doing more damage!)


In the Morning, I'll use Amorepacific's Foam Cleanser. It's super gentle, and since my skin is combination... it works wonders! It also has vitamin E capsules in it... (Like the blue beads in bath and body works hand soaps) This cleanser is GREAT for getting rid of stubborn black heads.

How I use it:
First, I squeeze a pea sized amount into my hand (It comes out like a Clearasil consistency) then mix it with a bit of water, and it foams up like CRAZY! After, I'll massage it on my skin for about 20-30 seconds... and rinse off =)


At Night, I'll use Amorepacific's Oil Cleanser... This is great for BOTH oily and dry skin... now you may be thinking... WHAT? YOU EXPECT ME TO PUT OIL ON MY OILY SKIN!? But oils help break down other oils! It's like when you get an oil stain on your favorite shirt, (happened to me oh so many times!) To get rid of it, you'd rub MORE oil on it to remove the stain!

How I use it:
I mostly use this at night time, because it breaks down makeup wonderfully. (Or I'll use it on days when my skin is feeling dry) I use one pump, (which is like a quarter size amount - its consistency is like olive oil) Now, they say to rub this on just as it is... and then mix with water after... When I first used it, I mixed it with water first before applying it to my face, because it becomes a milky texture... I thought that would not frighten me of using it! Ha-ha! I'll rub it on for 20-30 seconds, and then rinse off...
Now, it is a cleanser, so you can use this to clean your skin and that's it... but sometimes, I'll use this first, and then the foam cleanser after.

Second Step: Exfoliating:

Exfoliating is important, as it removes the dead skin cells and impurities like blackheads. Doing it too often or using a harsh/abrasive exfoliator, can actually do your skin more damage than good... When you use products that are harsh on your skin like "grainy" exfoliators (even if you think it doesn't feel THAT rough... it is!) or scrub with a terry washcloth too hard... it can irritate the skin; causing more oil production and breakouts.


3x's a week, I'll use Amorepacific's Enzyme Peel. It's a non-abrasive exfoliator that works like little Pac-men... that "eat" only the dead skin cells... without "eating" your skin's surface layer. This is a great product, because when you pour it in your hands... it gives you the perfect size you need, and then stops pouring! (EXFOLIATING FOR DUMMIES #101! HAHA)

How I use it:
I pour the pre-measured amount into my palm. It comes out like a powder... Then, mix it with a bit of water and lather until it becomes super foamy! Rub it on for 20-30 seconds and rinse clean!

Third Step: Toning

Toning is super super SUPER important! Whenever anyone has problems with their skin, the first question I always ask is... "What kind of toner are you using?"  Not only does it balance your PH levels, but it removes any residue left over by tap water... such as mineral pollutions, etc. So the reason why removing this layer is so important is... think about it... your putting all of these nice creams on your face, but instead of it touching your skin... it's sitting on top that gross layer of pollutions.. YUCK! So when you remove that layer, you can be tap water pollution free and the creams you put on after can really penetrate into skin.


So for toning, I use Amorepacific's Hydrating Fluid. This is perfect for me, because my skin tends to get more dry than oily... this is kind of like soaking my skin in pools of hydration!

How I use it:
I use 1 pump, and rub my hands together, pat on my face and VIOLA! Instant hydration!

Fourth Step: Serum

Serums are optional, but great to use because they help the products that you put on after penetrate better into the skin, as well as make you use less of the creams you put on after. (HELLO, WALLET FRIENDLY HELPER!)

(I can't find a picture online, but it looks like the hydrating fluid bottle in silver haha)

I like Amorepacific's Moisture Bound: Rejuvenating Serum... Not only does it do what the above says, but it focuses on giving my skin LOTS of hydration!

How I use it:
I use 1-2 pumps and pat onto my fingertips... Then, I massage onto my face! Easy-Peasy!

Fifth Step: Eye Cream

So if you're young like me (hee hee) you may think...WHY THE HECK DO I NEED AN EYE CREAM!? The answer ladies and gentlemen is PREVENTION! It will maintain your youthful peepers, and if you have more mature skin... it will get rid of lines, crow's feet, dark spots, and age spots!

For my peepers, I like to use Amorepacific's Moisture Bound's: Intensive Vitalizing Eye Complex. Made with pure Green Tea Caffeine, This little beauty helps to boost the circulation under your eyes, which means... dark circles vanish! What's really nice about this is that you can apply it to the ENTIRE eye area... I'm talking under eyes, brow bone, lid, and everywhere in between! Another nice fact about this product is that it starts working immediately, so models will use this before photo shoots!

How I use it:
I use 1 pump on my fingertips and apply it over my ENTIRE eye!

Next for my eyes, (YES I use 2 eye creams! haha!!) I use AmorePacific's Moisture Bound: Rejuvenating Eye Treatment Gel. I like to use two eye creams because the Intensive Vitalizing Eye Complex, helps get rid of dark circles... While the Rejuvenating Eye Treatment Gel helps maintain and preserve my wrinkle free eyes!

How I use it:
I take a pea size amount and use that for BOTH of my eyes. Gently pat the eye cream on top of the orbital bone only! (If you apply eye creams too high, they have oils in it that can spread and irate you and make anything you have going on there worse!) I apply it from my nose to my brow.

Sixth Step: Moisturize

Moisturizer is great for preventing or correcting your skin's radiance, youthfulness, and overall appearance. Not to mention, this is going to be your main hydration source.

For my moisturizer, I use Amorepacific's Moisture Bound: Refreshing Hydra Gel. Its oil free which is perfect for my combination skin... not to mention I live in NYC and the humidity in the summer is CRAZY! So this is a light-weight gel texture, which leaves my skin cool and hydrated.

How I use it:
I apply a pea sized amount (yes people, a pea size amount will cover your ENTIRE face! The products are SUPER active... so we always say "less is more..." A little bit goes a long way and if you apply too much, you're pretty much just wasting product... not to mention, this baby should last you 7-9 months. {You could have a baby by the time you're done with this! haha}) On to my fingertips, and massage onto my skin.

AND THAT'S IT! HAHAH!!! It's a lot of steps, but once you get use to using every day... it goes by SUPER FAST! And you may be thinking... WON'T ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS CLOG MY PORES! and the answer is NO! The products are so gentle, and work together... instead of just doing their "own thing." Plus, you really only need the smallest amount!

And if you're thinking I am using and doing this blog just because I work at Amorepacific, it is SO NOT TRUE! I DO use these products and only these for my face every day! I've never used anything like it! Amorepacific is NOT paying me to write this blog ( I wish they would! hahaha ) and they have no idea I'm even writing this! I just honestly love these prodcuts, and I want you all to have beautiful skin too! 

What is YOUR daily skin regimen, and what are some of your favorite products and why? Write below... I'd like to know! (haha, that rhymes!)

Soaking my troubles away, your Katie.

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