The 7 Skin Method, introduced by Korean beauty experts took the skincare world by storm and had people swearing by it in no time.
It simplified the 10 Step Korean skincare routine to a simple 3 step regime and achieved the same results with respect to hydration, glow and supple skin.
Simply put, it is the act of applying the toner to your face 7 times in a row after cleansing but before moisturising.
Since the Koreans refer to toners as ‘skins’ it is called the 7 Skin Method. It is suitable for all skin types but especially helpful for people with skin that lacks moisture. Skin that doesn’t have enough moisture lacks balance and overproduces sebum, making it oily and prone to breakouts.
The 7 Skin Method addresses this problem by increasing the moisture level of the skin significantly.
Choosing the correct toner for the 7 Skin Method is as important as the ritual itself
The toner should be –
- Lightweight and Watery– so that it can be applied multiple times with ease and is absorbed quickly.
- Free of alcohol, active exfoliants like AHA’s, BHA’s etc. or any other skin irritants.
- The toner should contain nutrients that ‘feed’ the skin and improve it overtime.
- An ultra-mist toner that envelopes the skin like a cloud is recommended, since it is delivered in small quantities and is absorbed very easily.
- Sometimes toners appear milky rather than clear because of the nourishing oils that have been added to it. These ultra-light facial oils mimic sebum and penetrate deep into the skin delivering nourishment and hydration.
Pilgrim’s White Lotus Natural Face Mist & Toner is alcohol free, does not contain AHAs /BHAs and has the right nutrition for your skin. It is a good option to try if you want to begin with the 7 skin method or just use it as a toner in the morning and mist during the day.
How to do it?
Cleanse the face and neck thoroughly using a mild cleanser. Rinse and pat dry using hands, sealing in as much water into the skin as possible. Spray the Toner & Mist all over the face and neck, with the eyes closed and lips pursed. Pat in the excess droplets if required. Wait for the toner to be absorbed completely before spraying on the next layer.
Repeat this entire process 6 times more and on the sixth application instead of patting, gently press the skin to seal in the toner. Wait for couple of minutes to allow the toner to be absorbed completely. Follow with a light- weight moisturizer to lock all of the moisture just infused in the skin. Apply sunscreen if following the ritual in the morning.
It is also recommended to start with 3 layers and slowly build up to 7. Do it only a few times a week with mild toners only.
The skin immediately feels more hydrated and bouncier. Over time it will help balance the skin and strengthen the moisture barrier thus reducing the frequency of breakouts. The active ingredients of the toners that are now well absorbed, tighten the pores, make the skin brighter and fight signs of premature ageing like sun spots and fine lines.
White Lotus Natural Face Mist & Toner with Camellia & Witch Hazel
The Ultrafine and Alcohol free formula is just the right vehicle to deliver natures’ most potent ingredients. White Lotus, purifies and tightens pores , moisturizes and hydrates the skin. It contains natural exfoliants to restore the skins youthful look and also has skin brightening and firming properties. Without stripping the skin of its natural moisture, it also controls sebum production, thereby preventing clogged pores and acne.