It doesn’t come as a surprise to see Korean women flaunt their natural ‘beautiful’ skin. They take pride in taking care of themselves and treat their skin as an ultimate investment – not in terms of worldly values but more in terms of time spent to ensure their skin looks radiant and glowing.
We’ve managed to sneak into their everyday 10-step night cleaning and moisturising skin care routine. So if you want flawless skin– then this should be your holy grail.
Prep Your Skin
I am sure you are aware of the double cleanse method – the method involves removing makeup, dirt, and impurities using a mineral rich wipes. You could use the Argan Oil Cleaning Facial Wipes from Beauty Formulas.
After you’ve removed every trace of grime and dirt using the wipes, clear impurities and sebum using a gentle oil cleanser. Ensure you use an oil cleanser that is hydrating like the Argan Plus Cleansing Oil.
You might be surprised at this step, but Korean women strongly believe in deep cleaning and proper cleansing means acne-free skin! So use a deep cleaning foaming cleanser, remember not to rub. We recommend the Eau Thermale Avene Cleanance Soapfree Gel Cleanser.
Scrub & Exfoliate
It is of prime importance to remove dead skin cells and what better way to do that than using a gentle face scrub. Now exfoliating every day is not recommended, however, you could focus on areas like your cheeks, and nose to remove blackheads and reduce visible pores. Upbeat’s Citrus Body Scrupbeat buffs away dead skin cells without damaging the surface.
We are not talking about the alcohol infused toners, the Korean variations are alcohol-free and boast of having hydrating and clarifying properties. Use Plum’s Green Tea alcohol-free toner to soothe your skin and retain its pH balance.
The purpose to apply a serum is to tackle any potential signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, dull skin and more. We recommend using Kaya’s All Day Detoxifying Concentrate. The botanical serum is known to repair skin cells and refine uneven skin texture.
You would know why sheet masks have become popular if you have used them and Korean women swear by them. Now it is ideal to use sheet masks only 2 to 3 times in a week, however, there are several companies today that provide eye patches or hydrating lip patches separately. So you could use one of them every day! But if you don’t mind the once in a while pampering, we suggest you use Coony’s Ginseng Essense Mask.
Prevention is better than cure, so keep those fine line and dark circles at bay by using an intensive eye treatment cream. The Olay Total Effects Eye Transforming Cream ensures that the eye area remains moisturised so you don’t end up getting fine lines. Also, the trick is to dab the product in and not to drag it, dragging pulls the skin, increasing chances of having more wrinkles.
Now because you’ve deep cleansed your skin, it is important to hydrate it back, so use a facial moisturiser that puts life back into your skin. The B’atude’s Massage Gel is formulated with Jojoba oil that leaves the skin soft and supple.
Quick tip: Massage the product into your skin, this will help increase circulation.
For the finale, add another layer or moisture but in the form of a night cream that locks in all the nutrients. Pick a night cream that offers round the clock moisture along with firming and toning properties. We recommend using L’Oreal’s Revitalift Anti Wrinkle Firming Night Cream.
The ‘ideal’ skin care approach may vary from one culture to another, but the concept of constantly moisturising, applying enough protection and deep cleaning at the end of every day will reap you flawless skin!