As we all know, Korean ladies know what's up when it comes to skincare. After all, they have the loveliest skin you'll ever see. I, for one, would love to have skin that is clear, flawless and perfect. I know you feel the same way so I have collected the best Korean skincare routine here for you to use. Here's to a beautiful complexion everyday.
1. Wash with an Oil Cleanser
The average Korean skincare routine consists of a three part cleansing process. You're going to start by gently massaging an oil cleanser into your skin. This step is especially important if you're wearing makeup. Once you have removed all the cosmetics on your face, gently remove the oil cleanser with a cotton pad. Water won't remove it.
2. Now Use a Water-Based Cleanser
This step helps remove the residual oil from your previous cleansing step. Use a cleanser that is designed for your skin type and that helps remove any leftover makeup and crud left on your skin after the oil cleanser.
3. Make Sure You Exfoliate
Once or twice a week, you need to exfoliate your skin. This helps remove dirt, debris and bacteria from your pores, which reduces your risk of breakouts and acne. Don't exfoliate every day because this can be too rough on your skin.
4. Apply Some Toner
This is debated among the skincare experts, but part of any Korean skincare routine is a toning step. Toner helps remove impurities from your skin and balance the pH levels on your face. Use toner a few times and you'll get addicted to how refreshed it makes your skin feel.
5. Follow Toner with Essence
Never heard of essence? It's basically a combination of serum and toner and is formulated to hydrate and repair your skin at the same time. Some Korean skincare experts transfer their essence to a spray bottle. Spritzing it on your skin is easier and more gentle on your skin than rubbing it in.
6. Use Serum Ampoules
Serum ampoules are basically the same as serum, but are more concentrated. You need them to help battle specific issues, such as aging, scarring and dark spots. These ampoules are thicker than standard skincare products and help heal specific issues you may be dealing with.
7. Try a Sheet Mask
Sheet masks are super trendy right now and I think you're going to love what they can do for your skin. The masks are sort of like paper and adhere to your face, infusing your skin with nutrients and antioxidants that promote healthy, youthful skin.
8. Apply an Eye Cream
Your eyes tend to show your age sooner than other parts of your body. The skin there is very thin and you may notice wrinkles and fine lines as early as your 30s. By applying an eye cream daily, you firm the skin around your eyes, helping smooth out lines and restore your youthful appearance. Pat the product in gently to prevent further stretching and damage to your delicate eye skin.
9. Moisturizer is Vitally Important
You've got to moisturize your entire face, not just your eyes. Moisturizer helps keep your skin hydrated, which prevents sagging, dryness and wrinkles. Choose a moisturizer that is formulated for your skin type and gently rub it into your skin once or twice per day.
10. Wear Sunscreen Every Single Day
You won't get lovely skin if you don't protect it from the damage of the sun. Make sure to apply SPF every single day to ward off age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, all of which can occur with unprotected sun exposure.