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I am forever intimidated by the amazing skin Korean people have. In Korea, people take care of their skin from a very early age and see it something to savor and not hurry it up. So today’s post is all about Korean skin care routine.
Korean skincare routine is a 10-step process (i know it’s too much) but you don’t have to follow all the steps daily. Before heading on to the steps, I wanna mention a book that’s amazingly well written and super informative. It’s The Little Book of Skin Care by Charlotte Cho. (Click on the book to see it on Amazon)
Now, let’s begin with skin care. I broke down the whole drill in 5 different steps. I.ve also linked the products with the steps for ease.
This most basic step is actually a two step process.
1. Oil Based Cleanser: This is for removing makeup. You can use Banila Clean it Zero (sherbet cleanser)
2. Water Based Cleanser: This further removes any left impurities that you may have. You can use NEOGEN Green Tea Foam Cleanser
Now, this step does not need to be followed on a daily basis. We only need to exfoliate once or twice a week. The product you can use is Neogen Peel Gauze Peeling Wine
Toner is super important as it balances the pH level of our skin and thus helps in acne issues. The toners in Korea are more hydrating than the normal ones. The one you can use is Son & Park Beauty Water. You can also use witch hazel or rose water or rice water if you don’t want to spend money on it.
In Korean skincare, this is actually 5 step process. As mentioned above, you need not follow all the steps daily, choose depending on your skin needs.
5. Essences: This is probably the heart of Korean skin care routine. This has anti aging properties and increases the formation of new cells and thus the skin looks fresh. But essences are not loved by all skin types, if you have oily skin you may want to skip this step.But if you don’t have oily skin, the product you can use is MISSHA Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence.
6. Serum: Serum boosts up the cell formation and is more concentrated than essences. The one you can use is Klairs vitamin c serum.
7. Sheet Masks: Just like exfoliation, this can be done once or twice a week. The one recommended is Dr. Jart Mask Book It contains 8 sheet masks.
8. Eye Cream: This is a crucial step because the skin near our eyes is super sensitive and first to age. One misconception is that people in their late 20’s or 30’s should use it but really it’s never early to start using it. Start now. The one you can use is Missha Misa Geum Sul Vitalizing Eye Cream
9. Moisturizer: Now this looks like an overkill and if you think you are putting too much on your skin, you can use one which is not much heavy or you can skip it all together. But, since we have used a serum, using one is recommended because serum multiplies the effect of it which makes the skin many times more bright and soft. This is more of a personal preference.
10. SPF: You can totally skip this step at night but during the day, this is the most important one. Even if you don’t follow any routine, do this without a miss. Sun ages skin like no other. The one recommended is Neogen Sunscreen
Phew! That’s a lot in a post but it really makes a big difference once followed for like a month or so. This might be the longest post I’ve written till date. I hope it was helpful.
I will see you guys in my next post.
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