In the last few years, the Korean skincare regime and beauty products are taking over the world’s beauty market. Anyone who wants to achieve a glowing skin 10 step skincare is not just a routine, but it’s a lifestyle. So, let’s have a look at the Korean skincare regimen.
Step 1 – Korean Skincare – Oil Cleanser
In fact, Korean skincare always focuses on handling your skin with care and gentleness. Therefore, the first step is to remove your makeup and dirt using an oil cleanser gently. Also, oil cleansers are potent cleansers and can draw out excessive dirt and oil. Oil cleansers do their jobs without affecting the oil balance in the skin. Furthermore, without striping, your skin from its natural oils oil-based cleansers keeps your skin hydrated and soft.
Neogen Real Cica Micellar Cleansing Oil
$28 at Soko Glam
This innovative cleansing oil with micellar technology gently cleanses away all skin impurities and makeup without leaving behind any greasy, sticky, or heavy feeling on the skin.
Step 2 – Foam or Water-Based Cleanser
Although you have used an oil cleanser, there are still certain impurities that will be left behind. Therefore, a water cleanser can remove all the remaining impurities. Thus, the two cleansers together can thoroughly remove all the sebum, oil, and dirt. However, make sure to check the cleanser’s pH so you won’t strip your skin from its essential oils. In fact, the main point is to use a cleanser with a low pH.
SoonJung 5.5 Foam Cleanser
$12 at Etude House
The weakly acidic, low-irritant foam cleanser provides a moisturized finish as abundant bubbles gently cleanse the skin.
Step 3 – Korean Skincare – Exfoliate
Once you are done with cleansing, it’s time to exfoliate your skin. However, it would be best if you exfoliated one or two times a week. Not to mention, exfoliation can remove dead skin, fade acne scars fast, and leave you with smooth skin. Equally, to protect your natural oils, you can avoid one cleanser on the day you exfoliate your skin. However, for those who have sensitive skin, open pores, you can skip this step. Due to, exfoliators are of two types: physical and chemical.
Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine
$27 at Soko Glam
Finished skin stimulation test 100% Pure cotton used safely to all kinds of skin, soft peeling.
Step 4 – Korean Skincare – Toner
In general, toner can help maintain your skin’s pH by providing a gentler first layer of hydration, given that the purpose of a toner is to hydrate and balance your skin. Remember that many Asian brands use the word lotion while western brands go with the word toner. Both of them are the same things; therefore, don’t confuse them. In fact, it’s an invisible chemical protection layer that can protect your skin from harmful bacteria and keep it moisturized.
Moistfull Collagen Facial Toner
$18 at Etude House
The small particles of the Super Collagen™ water(Hydrolyzed Collagen) in the Moistfull Facial Toner makes skin full of firming moisture and feeling bouncy.
Step 5 – Korean Skincare – Essence
To point out, the essence is an essential part of the Korean skincare regime for a long time. Furthermore, the primary purpose of an essence is to flood your skin with hydration. Essence can prepare your skin by drenching it with hydration; thus, it can easily absorb the rest of the skincare products. Lastly, the essence is like a first step towards nourishing your skin by keeping it moisturized.
Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence RX
$52 at Soko Glam
Also, fermented ingredients are at the heart of Korean skincare. This newly upgraded water-like essence is a cult favorite among skin care lovers because it’s well-known to repair damage and even out skin tone in just a few weeks.
Step 6 – Korean Skincare – Serum or Ampoules
Then serum or ampoules contain active ingredients that can target your skin concerns and treat skin issues like dark spots, dullness, and wrinkles. Also, they can help you to achieve the glow you want. Ampoules are an updated and more concentrated version of serums. Thus, they have more active ingredients and can be used for a finite amount of time. As a result, they usually come in small vials or dropper bottles.
Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule
$52 at Soko Glam
In a word, The Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule is an anti-aging ampoule that improves
the skin’s elasticity while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Step 7 – Korean Skincare – Eye Cream
Eyes are the most sensitive part of your skin, and they get wrinkles very easily. Therefore, they need special care and attention. Instead, eye creams are a little different in moisturizing content and contain more active ingredients. So, a seal moisturizer in the eye area by applying eye cream. You can either apply eye cream before or after applying moisturizer. In the long run, the use of eye cream can minimize signs of aging and de-puff eyes.
Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream
$24 at Soko Glam
The tiny particles of the Super Collagen™ water (Hydrolyzed Collagen) in the Moistfull Eye Cream make the skin around the eye full of firming moisture and feeling bouncy.
Step 8 – Korean Skincare – Moisturizer
Of course, keeping your skin hydrated is an essential thing to have a clear and glowing complexion. Although moisturizers can also keep your skin moisturized, they come in last after essence and serums. Therefore, moisturize your skin both day and night time. Overall, by hydrating your skin, you are providing the essential water your skin needed.
SoonJung Hydro Barrier Cream
$26.40 at Etude House
In fact, Hydro Barrier Cream gently soothes stressed skin caused by external irritation and dryness.
Step 9 – Korean Skincare – Sheet Masks & Sleeping Masks
In fact, using a sheet mask is to flood your skin with moisture and provide active and beneficial ingredients to the skin. Also, all beneficial ingredients absorb into your skin, keeping it hydrated and nourished. On the other hand, the sleeping mask can repair your skin during your snooze. To sum up, the use of a sleeping mask is the final step of your nighttime skincare.
NATURE REPUBLIC Mask Buffet Set
$10 at Stylevana
To sum up, Mask Buffet Set includes Argan, Grapefruit, Green Grape, Green tea, and Manuka Honey.
Step 10 – Sun Protection
The last step of daytime skin care is to protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet sun rays. It is important to realize that constant exposure to the sun can speed up the aging process and the slow healing of acne scars. Moreover, sunscreens are of three types: mineral sunscreens, chemical sunscreens, and hybrid sunscreens.
THANK YOU FARMER Sun Project Water Sun Cream
$23 at Soko Glam
To sum up, a moist and soft cream type if you were applying a moisturizing cream.
All in all, to achieve your goal of a glowing and fair complexion, you should follow the Korean skincare regime.