From lip tints to the 10-step beauty regimen, the Koreans have made a big name for themselves in the beauty industry. And why not, with their glass skin and youthful glow, who wouldn’t want to know and follow their beauty secret?
Read on as we have enlisted some things you need to know about the Korean skincare routine.
1. Cleansing is a big must.
Cleanliness is next to godliness, and this holds true for our Korean buddies. Sleeping with makeup on is a big NO-NO, and double cleansing holds top priority in this routine. The cleansing process starts off with a balm to remove those layers of foundation, powder, and blush. Followed by foam or cleansing cream to eradicate that stubborn and deep-seated dirt.
2. The core of this routine is the essence.
According to insiders, essences are the Holy Grail for that healthy glowing skin we all so crave for. The essence gives the effect of toner and serum put together.
3. Sheet masks may be addicting but limit the use to once or twice a week.
While it can be understandable why sheet masks are addicting, use should be limited to once or twice a week only. Too much use can lead to acne, swelling, or further irritation. Be sure to also look for sheet masks that address your specific skincare concerns. If you want a nudge in the right direction, we suggest that you head on over to the nearest The Face Shop and bask in all their face mask choices.
4. Sunscreen may be the last step, but it is definitely not the least important.
After lathering 9 layers of oils and creams, you might think that skipping the last step won’t make a huge difference. But lo and behold, sunscreen protects the face from the sun’s harsh and harmful rays. And to further emphasize its importance, sunscreen should be reapplied throughout the day for further protection.