“I live in the American Gardens building on West 81st street. My name is Patrick Bateman. I’m 27 years old. I believe in taking care of myself…“
Any fan of Christian Bale would know his character in “American Psycho” was famous for its obsessive morning grooming scene. Bale’s character, Patrick Bateman, is a Wall Street broker executive by day and ruthless psychopath by night. His character was first introduced in the movie’s opening scene when he’s going through a progressive and aggressive morning grooming routine—even for the excessive ’80s—which was ahead of his time.
Fast-forward eighteen years later, the scene felt it has never been more relevant when such thing as nine-steps male Korean skincare routines exist. We break down each steps and the products that you can use, step-by-step, inspired by the movie:
1. KIMKOO EYE MASK GEL
“In the morning, if my face is a little puffy, I’ll put on an ice pack while doing my stomach crunches. I can do a thousand now.”
This Kimkoo Eye Mask Gel helps you to look fresh by reducing the appearance of eye bags due to tiredness and sleepless nights.
2. BRICKELL FACE WASH
“After I remove the ice pack, I use a deep pore cleanser lotion.“
It’s not just great for men with sensitive skin, it also made out of 99-percent natural ingredients, including the activated charcoal. It helps your skin to have a deep cleanse, all through your pores.
3. NEUTROGENA HYDRO BOOST CLEANSER
“In the shower, I use a water-activated gel cleanser.“
It’s an innovative cleanser that’s activated by water to remove impurities whilst providing skin with an essential boost of hydration. It will make your skin feel refreshed, clean, and supple.
4. THE BODY SHOP ALMOND MILK BODY SCRUB
“Then a honey almond body scrub.“
Enriched with organic almond milk from Spain and Community Trade honey from Ethiopia, this cream scrub from The Body Shop is designed to gently buff away dead skin cells and leave skin feeling soft.
5. TOM FORD EXFOLIATING GEL SCRUB
“And on the face, an exfoliating gel scrub.“
After a deep-cleansing step, it’s time for some exfoliation. The grainy texture from this face scrub cleans your face from the dead cells in no time.
6. ELEMIS PRO-COLLAGEN AQUA INFUSION MASK
“Then apply an herb mint facial mask, which I leave on for 10 minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine.“
This hi-tech mask provides a triple-level approach to hydration that would help reduce water loss, maintain optimum hydration levels for 24 hours, and combat wrinkles.
7. THE COOL FIX, TARGETED GEL LOTION
“I always use an aftershave lotion with little or no alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older.”
This targeted mixture of Glycolic and Phytic Acids frees trapped hairs and calms irritation and redness after shaving. Plus, it also works great as a spot treatment for ingrown hairs.
8. KIEHL’S AGE DEFENDER MOISTURIZER
Kiehl’s popular Age Defender Moisturizer uses Linseed extract and White Birch extract, known for their anti-aging benefits, it helps improve skin’s elasticity, minimizes fine lines, while being non-greasy and quickly absorbed.
9. BAXTER UNDER EYE COMPLEX
“…then an anti-aging eye balm…“
Baxter’s under eye cream is so far proven to be the most recommended eye lotion that provides hydration, effective for de-puffing, and battles dark circles while soothing your tired eyes—perfect to bring your eyes back to live.
10. LAB SERIES SKINCARE FOR MEN DAILY MOISTURE DEFENSE LOTION SPF 15
“…followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion.“
This lightweight moisturizer protects your skin from the sun thanks to its solar-activated protection.
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