No one would disagree that South Korea is a beauty powerhouse! The skin of most Korean girls is fair, smooth and dewy, which is the envy of every girl around the globe. Apart from the fact that they are born in a place with cold climate which could be harsh on the skin and require them put on extra care, Korean girls are 100% dedicate to maintaining good skin. The "10-step Korean skincare routine" has been well known around the world and has become a popular choice for many girls to imitate. Korean makeup artist and influencer Pony is also one of the "10-step Korean skincare routine" advocator.
Step 1 Remove Makeup
Removing make-up is the first and most important step! Use oil-based and water-based products to remove make-up, dirt and oil from the skin, leaving the skin fresh and clean.
Step 2 Double cleanse
Don't think you've finished removing your make-up! Use your cleanser again to take away any make-up residue and pore impurities that your make-up remover can't remove.
Step 3 Exfoliate
Daily exfoliation gently removes dead skin cells, restoring radiance to the skin and allowing for better absorption of subsequent skincare products.
Step 4 Toning
A toner helps to moisturise and soften the skin, providing a quick infusion of moisture and balancing the skin's pH level for the next skincare steps.
Step 5 Serum
A serum is always the most important part of a skincare routine, focusing on improving skin texture and tone. Just a few drops of serum can cover a wide range of skincare benefits: moisturising, anti-ageing, whitening and more.
Step 6 Special treatment
After using the serum, you can also use products for specific skincare problems, such as acne, fine lines and skin discolouration, depending on your skin's condition. The special treatment that targets on specific skin issue help you to achieve the best results.
Step 7 Mask
A simple mask is one of the most important steps for many Korean girls, as it quickly hydrates the skin and gives it the nutrients it needs.
Step 8 Moisturizer
Apply some lotion or cream to your skin to lock in all the nutrients and get the most out of your skincare products from the previous steps. You could also use facial oil at this step if you preferred an oil-based product.
Step 9 Eye cream
The skin around the eyes is only 0.03mm thick and has no fat glands to produce natural oils, making it prone to wrinkles, which is the first sign of skin aging. That’s why you need extra dedicated moisture and care around your eyes with eye cream.
Step 10 Sun Protection
UV rays are present in all weather throughout the year and it is the key factor that lead to skin aging, so applying sunscreen is an important step in the day time skincare routine. Sunscreen protects the skin from UV rays that can cause blemishes or fine lines, and completes your skincare routine for the morning.