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The 10-Step Korean Skincare Routine

The 10-Step Korean Skincare Routine

STEP 1&2 Double Cleansing:

Honestly the best skincare advice I can give you is to add the double cleanse to your routine. It is suitable for all skin types and will do wonders for your skin! I started using this step in Korea and I saw great results, and now I can't go without it! 

1. MAKEUP REMOVER + OIL CLEANSER

Cleanse your skin from the daily grind using a makeup removing oil based cleanser. Oil fights oil, helping to swiftly remove sebum and oil based residue. Your skin will really appreciate this key step in the Korean skincare routine. Providing a deeper cleanse and clearer complexion as a result. 

2. WATER-BASED CLEANSER

The final key step to the double cleanse is to wash away any remaining residue and impurities using a water-based foam cleanser. What I enjoy about Korean foam cleansers is that they are really gentle to your skin, these cleansers don't leave your skin feeling dried out. Afterwards your skin feels super clean and refreshed. 

3. EXFOLIATE 

It's important to exfoliate at-least twice a week to reap the benefits of clear and refined skin. Clearing the surface of dead skin cells will do wonders to reveal smooth healthier skin which will allow your pores to absorb the benefits of other products more effectively. 

4. TONER

The toning step is there to provide hydration and balance the pH levels of the skin. By dampening the skin with a toner your skin will be more able to absorb moisture and stay hydrated. 

NEXT IS TREATMENT...

5. ESSENCE

Essence is a Korean skincare innovation made for hydrating and aiding skin repair and renewal. Its consistency is similar to a toner but it has added functional benefits that provide treatment to the skin. Pat it into the skin after using your toner.

6. SERUMS/AMPOULES/BOOSTERS

These treatments are regarded as concentrated essence formulations that directly treat your skin concerns. This is the ideal skin-perfecting step where you can target your personal skin care needs.

7. SHEET MASKS

The soul of the Korean skin care routine! Time to relax and enjoy a mini facial treatment in the comfort of your home. Sheet masks provide a meditative self-care ritual that will do wonders for your mind and ultimately your skin. What I love about sheet masks is that they remind us to regard our well being and happiness. A reminder of self-love and care to keep us grounded in the frazzle of life. Take those 15-20 min and treat your skin, you deserve it!

8. EYE CREAM

As you may know the skin around your eyes is the most sensitive and delicate. Give your under eyes the extra love it requires with hydration and protection. Always apply eye cream using your ring finger to gently tap in the product around the orbital bone avoiding the water line. 

9. MOISTURIZER

Hydration is key to achieving radiant dewy skin. Emulsions, lotions, gels or creams help to lock in moisture, plump up skin and smooth away fine lines. You will need to find the perfect formula that suits your skin. Pat a moisturizer into your face, neck and decolletage daily, morning and night. 

10. SUN PROTECTION

When it comes to skin care, prevention is key! Always apply an SPF come rain or shine. It's the easiest and most effective way to prevent premature aging, so why not?! Apply every morning as your final skin care step, so that it can fully shield your skin without being diluted by other products. 

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