Koreans are famous for their gorgeous skin, which is why their makeup and beauty products are getting more and more prevalent. Cute packaging and promising formulas are what draw people to Korean skincare.
10 steps can seem like they take a lot of time, but Koreans follow a philosophy that says taking care of your skin is a time to take care of your self and you should enjoy it and embrace it.
1 Oil cleanser
Before applying any products to your face you want to make sure your skin is completely clean. Oil cleanser will remove your makeup gently without clogging your skin and pores.
2 Foam cleanser
Koreans are all about double-cleansing. This way you will make sure you removed all the makeup and dirt off of your face.
This step is important as it removes dead skin cells and makes way for new skin to shine. However, you don’t want to do this step too often. Exfoliating once or twice a week is enough.
After all that cleansing, a toner will restore balance to your skin. Use a cotton pad or your hands to tap the toner into your skin. It will rejuvenate your skin and restore your natural PH levels.
The essence is thinner in texture and will prep your skin for the products that are to come. It is a hybrid of toner and serum and sinks into the skin easily.
The serum is one of the most important steps of the routine, which is why it’s important to choose the right serum for your skin. Use a couple of drops of serum and massage it into the skin using your fingers. Don’t forget about your neck and decolletage as these areas can be first to show the signs of aging.
7 Sheet mask
Sheet masks can be very fun to try out. They will help all the products applied to your face to absorb into the skin better while adding an additional serum they are soaked into the mix. However, make sure you are not leaving them on the face for longer than what it says on the instructions, as once they dry out they will start to soak up moisture from your face and you don’t want that to happen.
8 Eye cream
Eye cream will help your eyes look brighter and will make you look younger and awake. Use your ring finger to gently tap into small amounts of product.
Moisturizer is the final step of the nighttime routine. It will leave your skin soft and hydrated. Use your fingers and palms to massage the product in.
This step is crucial. You want to protect your skin from unwanted sun exposure and premature aging. Koreans apply their skincare every morning which is one of the reasons their skin looks amazing as they age. Apply sunscreen in the morning as the final step of the routine.