The Korean routine to care your skin

It is a bit longer "involving up to 10 steps or more", which can seem daunting. But here we are going to break it down for you, helping you understand the steps so that you can customize them and meet your needs. Although it may take a little longer, the results are worth it in the long run. You can trust us!

STEP 1

CLEANSERS

OIL-BASED CLEANSER

Korean women typically use two cleansers, starting with an oil-based cleanser to remove makeup and other impurities. Allows for effortless and gentle cleansing instead of pulling on skin to remove last bit of mascara.

WATER-BASED CLEANSER

Followed with a water-based cleanser removes any remaining residue and leaves skin feeling smooth. The key is to find a gentle formula that doesn't dry out your skin.

STEP 2

TONERS

Korean tonics differ from other tonics in that they are meant to hydrate and balance the skin's pH level after cleansing. This reflects Korean beauty, which is infused with natural ingredients passed down from generation to generation. This tradition continues today with formulations that tend to avoid harsh chemicals.

STEP 3

ESSENCES

Although they are formulated with different viscosities, essences tend to be more fluid and less concentrated than serums. Its main objective is to hydrate the skin and make the most of the serums that follow.

STEP 4

SERUMS AND AMPOULES

These products are formulated with active ingredients that target specific needs by skin type, such as fine lines, loss of firmness, hyperpigmentation and dehydration. You can use them in any order, but thicker and more viscous products are usually used later.

STEP 5

MOISTURIZERS

EYE CREAM

The skin around the eyes is thinner and easily dehydrated, so it must be treated with a cream specifically formulated to protect, nourish, illuminate or deflate.

MOISTURIZER

A moisturizer designed for one skin type creates a barrier that blocks all the beneficial ingredients that have just been applied, rather than letting them evaporate from the skin.

STEP 6

SOLAR FILTERS

SPF (AM ONLY) Sunscreen is very important in Korea, and for good reason. Every morning, finish your skin care with a specific sunscreen or BB cream.

STEP EXTRAS

These are optional steps that don't have to be part of your daily routine, but can be done a few times a week or when you need an extra boost in skincare.

SCRUBS

Use a mild, non-irritating scrub 2-3 times a week for cell renewal, unclog pores, allow for better absorption of the product, and keep the skin looking youthful. Koreans use gum peels that allow dead skin to spread with a mixture of botanical and fruit extracts.

SHEET MASKS

Single-use masks are formulated with the same active ingredients as serums that can be used as needed. Masks allow you to customize your routine based on how your skin feels.

SLEEPING MASKS

Skin regeneration takes place overtime while you sleep, and no-rinse sleep masks take full advantage of this process. Packed with active ingredients, they are like creams and stay on the skin overnight. 2-3 times a week instead of your usual moisturizer for a good night's sleep.

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