With everyone binging Korean dramas during lockdowns it’s no wonder everyone and their OPPA prays to all the skin Gods for K-stars’ porcelain-like skin. I, for one, am guilty of this. And it makes sense. Skin has a direct influence on the way we see ourselves and skin problems affect our self-esteem. Taking care of yourself includes investing in skincare regimens. “Omo!” is a Korean-inspired skincare brand that offers customized whitening skincare that caters to your specific skin type.
There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to skincare. Different skin types react differently to certain ingredients. Rashes, breakouts, and perhaps burning sensations could be the result of using the wrong products-- and you wouldn’t want to go through that. The first step towards building your skincare in order to achieve glowing skin is to know your skin type.
How To Determine Your Skin Type?
If you still don’t know your skin type, you can find out through two methods: the bare-faced method and the blotting sheet method.
For the bare-faced method, cleanse your face and leave it dry for 40 minutes. To determine your skin type, check the cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose. If you find that these areas are shiny or greasy, chances are you have oily skin. If those areas are a bit sensitive,then you might be prone to breakouts and itchiness. Lastly, when normal skin is flaky, then you might have dry skin. Combination skin types are when you can see shine on the T-zone area (nose, forehead, and chin) but cheeks are a bit normal to dry. If its sensitive, you see a bit of shine in the T-zone but it looks more radiant than just plain grease. If you have normal skin, your skin should feel nice and velvety.
To check your skin using the blotting sheet method, just pat with a blotting paper and see how much oil is absorbed. Normal skin should have tiny amounts of oil; not excessive at all. If all areas of your skin are oily including the cheeks, you have oily skin. If you have dry skin, the oil sheet will not have any visible oil. For combination skin types, the sheet used would have very little oil or no oil that will come off. The ones on the forehead, nose, and chin should have some noticeable oil.
OMO! White Korean-Inspired Brand and Products
After determining your skin type, shop for Korean-inspired products from OMO! White. It’s the first skincare brand in the Philippines that offers customized skincare to your specific skin type. In Korean slang, the term “OMO!” means "Oh my goodness!” After trying out their alcohol-free soap and toner, wait and see, and you’ll definitely scream “OMO!” while looking at your Korean-like, glowing skin. Here’s a list of their products that you can look at:
1. WonderClear Toner is now AcneClear Toner (for Oily and Acne-Prone skin)
OMO! White‘s AcneClear White Toner is an alcohol-free toner for oily and acne-prone skin. Scientifically mixed with powerful ingredients such as Glycolic acid, Niacinamide, and Lactic acid, that can help improve your skin’s appearance
2. HyperCleanse Toner is now IntenseCleanse Toner (for Normal to Combination skin)
OMO! White‘s HyperCleanse White Toner is an alcohol-free toner that gives maximum hydration with a quick swipe. Scientifically mixed with powerful ingredients such as Activated Charcoal, Allantoin, and Alpha Arbutin, to soften and re-energize your skin. A must-have step to any skincare regimen, this toner mildly exfoliates to achieve that radiant and unforgettable White Glow.
3. UltraLight Toner is now Ooh-la-Light Toner (for Normal skin)
OMO! White‘s UltraLight White Toner is a fast-absorbent lightweight formula that gives maximum hydration and mildly exfoliates to give you a youthful, glowing skin. It is supercharged with Glutathione, Lactic Acid, and Alpha Arbutin.
Love yourself enough to take good care of your skin. There’s nothing like ending a stressful day cleaning your skin and feeling fresh and radiant after. Try Omo! products and experience having Korean-like, glowing, and radiant skin.