So there’s this thing called “7skin method” that’s been popular on Korean forums since about 1-2 years ago. It’s basically layering a mild, non-alcohol base toner SEVEN TIMES after washing and before moisturizing your skin. From what I could read, people say that it combats skin’s deep dryness (you know that annoying dryness even AFTER you’ve put lotion on your face? Yes, that) while not adding stickiness.
So I tried it.
The method itself is very simple. I used Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner after I washed my face at night….and layered away! Each time, used a dime-size amount of toner and started to pat, pat, pat, pat, pat my face gently. Seven times. It took a long time.
Result after 1 try? My skin felt moist and soft — I almost did not need to put lotion on. After about a week, I noticed my flaky skin on my nose disappeared (to be honest though, I did not always complete 7 rounds of pat, pat. I gave up after about 5 times).
Downside? It takes too damn long. It took me about 10 minutes (I didn’t time it or anything but it felt like eternity) to do the pat, pat, pat until everything’s absorbed x 7.
Another downside is that the toner get used up super quickly with this method…which leads me to suspect maybe a skincare company came up with this routine to increase their toner sale, kinda like how a chocolate company made up Valentine’s Day to sell more chocolates (that’s probably not true, but that’s what I will be teaching my future children).
Overall: It works. I’ts more work than I care to do on daily basis, but it’s a pretty low-effort way to improve your skin, especially if you have dry skin!