With all the hype in Korean Beauty products and skincare routines that are being widely adopted by Hollywood celebs and models we are more intrigued in what exactly is the Korean beauty routine AND why does it required 10 steps during the day and night to keep that skin smooth and glowing? Well, it is apparent that the results will be significant as we can see from those Korean celebrities’ flawless smoothing skin. Well, if you haven’t heard of the Korean 10 step beauty routine or are just as intrigued by it as we are then keep scrolling and we will have each step explained in details!
Step 1: Oil based cleanser
Cleansing your face with an oil based cleanser not only removes make-up effectively but also removes sunscreen and pollution particles that your pores have caught throughout the day.
Step 2: Double cleanse
You might think why do I need to cleanse my face again? Haven’t I already done that? Well, to be honest, cleansing your face once is not enough to fully remove the debris from your pores. Using a water-based cleanser and washing your face the second time will improve your skin condition as it removes impurities such as sweat and dirt.
Step 3: Exfoliate
Exfoliating will remove dead skin cells as they tend to get caught in your pores and after removing the dull layer of dead skin cells your complexion will seem brighter and the following skincare products will be able set into your skin better. You should exfoliate at least once a week to 3 times a week and increase the amount depending on your skin needs. This way your skin is fully cleansed and free from any debris and prevents clogged pores.
Step 4: Toner
Toning your skin is the first step to re-hydrating your skin after all the cleansing and removal of debris from your pores. This step is crucial for prepping your skin for the following steps and help the absorption of the following steps.
Step 5: Essence
Essence is pretty much the secret to Korean skincare products and it is fully credited to Korean skincare routines. This treatment is similar to treatments but it is more water based and easier to absorb and also acts as a prep for the next step.
Step 6: Treatments (serum, ampoule, boosters)
Treating your skin concerns and is a crucial step in achieving your beauty goals. This step is important for those with skin concerns such as redness, pigmentation, anti-aging concerns and much more. This is the essential step to correcting any skin issues.
Step 7: Sheet masks
Similar to the previous step, sheet masks are selected according to your skin needs, and it not necessary as a daily step but when you feel that your skin needs some extra care. The masks are highly concentrated with treatment products so they are a strong and quicker fix to skin concerns.
Step 8: Eye cream
Eye creams targets various issues, from wrinkles to dark circles or sagging of the eye bags. Basically, if you have any eye area concerns this step should not be skipped and selecting the right product for you is crucial.
Step 9: Moisturiser
Using a moisturising is mainly to lock in all the moisture and treatments that you have previously applied and this will keep your skin hydrated for longer hours, and having hydrated skin is key to having youthful looking skin.
Step 10: Sun Protection
In Korean, people are obsessed with SPF and it is reapplied through out the day. This is why foundation and powders in Korean makeup products all contain SPF and also the main reason to why they have younger and brighter looking skin.
You are now ready to take on the day and repeat the process of the first 9 steps for your nighttime routine!