Korean skin care/K-beauty has become increasingly popular over the last few years. The Korean skin care routine has become a ritual that many have adapted into their lives. With Korean skin care, beauty starts from skin deep, meaning it is more important to avoid skin imperfections them covering it up with heavy makeup. If you don’t know where to start, see our step by step guide to the 10 step Korean skin care routine.
The first step is to make sure you remove any make-up, cream, sunscreen and, or sebum from the skin.
Choose a gentle water-based cleanser. This help to remove any impurities that may be left on the skin.
You can use either a chemical or physical exfoliant (not combined). Chemical exfoliants are usually preferred as they are less harsh than a physical one. You don’t need to exfoliate everyday. You can use on alternating days as exfoliating too often can cause irritation.
K-Beauty toners are great for re-balancing the skins pH and hydrating the skin after cleansing. I helps to prevent dryness and tightness.
Essences are light weight and used after a toner to add another layer of hydration. It also helps to deliver active ingredients to the skin.
Apply Sheet Mask
Sheet masks are single-use and used as an extra hydrating step. These can be used daily as long as the mask contains gentle hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or collagen.
Containing powerful active ingredients serums are and essential to the Korean 10 step skin care routine. Make sure you choose a serum that caters towards your skin care concerns.
You can use either eye cream or under-eye patches. This not only helps to treat and hydrate the eye area but also to form a protective barrier before applying moisturizer.
This creates the final layer of hydration. It helps to lock in the essence and serum.
This is only essential in the day time. Regardless of whether it is raining, cloudy or sunny, you should always apply sun protection. This could be in the form or sunscreen or bb cream.