We are experiencing on and off again cold winter in Hong Kong, which is probably colder then anywhere else even where the winter olympics are currently held in Souchi, Russia!
Just wish to share my latest routine for the cold! I have started with this Bijouna ionised facial machine, which has both cleansing and penetrating action for your skin along with hot and cold selection for your preference, hot for better absorption and cold for pore minimisation. This Korean made, Japan branded facial machine are similar to the popular Clarisonic cleasing brushes or the Hitachi Hada Crie facial machine series. To use the cleansing function, you will need a good facial cotton and a good toner or cleansing lotion. I opted for Japan brand Leed cotton pads plus Bioderma cleasing lotion, once you turn on the machine it will auto select the first function which is cleansing, it goes on for about 5min so you may massage the machine on your face with motion inner area to outter and upwards lifting movements. You will find the cotton pad is now dry and stained with some oil and dirt from your skin.
I would then use the Korean SU:UM 37 secret programming essence on my face and select the second function, and massage my face with the machine again. This essence is great to minimise the pores and keeping my skin hydrated. You will find the Bijouna facial machine will help the skin to absorb the essense better and quicker. I find my skin have more glow and softer after a few days. After this I would also use the Whoo Ja Saeng Essence, this brand essentially utilse ancient imperial formulas including ginseng and many different herbs, to generate a concentrated paste, I used it all over my face follow with the daily moisturiser every day.
I have been trying out this sequence for two weeks and my skin are much more glowy and hydrated, less sensitive. If you have a chance to get a hold of a ionised facial machine, it is a great investment as it helps to put all your skin care products into good use, it helps the skin to absorb much better. I persoanlly own both Bijouna and Hitachi brands and both are great! In terms of Bioderma, I am sure most of you use it for cleansing, it is a well known brand and I find it very convenient! As for the Korea brands SU:UM37 and Whoo, I would suggest all to give it a try, it is a good investment.