It is a known fact that Korean women take a lot of pride when it comes to skincare. They always seem to use the best creams and serums and they surely have the best skin care routines you can think of.
Following all the little rules and secrets might not be as easy as you think though. There are too many steps and products used in the skincare routines and they are far more extensive than what you’re probably used to. That is why we are here to break it down for you and help you keep track of the best and most useful secrets and rules of a Korean skin care routine!
Always wash off your makeup
Now we are starting off easy here. This is a step all of us know but not all of us follow. When we come home late from work or from a party, it is way more likely that we will use makeup wipes to clean off our makeup or we might not even take it off at all.
When it comes to Korean skincare though, this is a rule never to be broken. If you don’t go to sleep with a clean face your pores will be clogged and your skin will age faster. You should always start by using a gentle face cleanser and clean your skin.
When you’re finished washing, do not dry you’re your skin with a towel. This can not only irritate your skin but it will also dry it. Stick to patting the water off your skin for a better result.
Never skip the moisturizer
Right after you wash your face, you are supposed to apply some sort of moisturizer on. This will make sure you will lock in the moisture on your skin and keep it soft and moisturized for hours.
Here you can choose between a nice toner full of antioxidants or a lightweight moisturizer that you will apply of your face. This will help a lot especially if you have dry to combination skin. Just from following this step for a few weeks you will start seeing a huge difference on your face and most dry spots will start to vanish!
Check out these ladies from Boldly try a full Korean Skincare for an entire week. The results are amazing and you are bound to want to jump right in as well!
Don’t forget the eye cream
An eye cream can be expensive but it is also very crucial. Korean skin care really focuses on not only fighting aging signs on the skin but mainly preventing it. This is exactly where eye cream can come in handy.
If you wish to follow this step, keep in mind that no matter how young you are and if you have wrinkles or bags under your eyes, a good moisturizing eye cream can help you make sure that you won’t get them anytime soon.
Use soft padding motions to apply the cream around your eye area and keep doing so until you feel it being absorbed. Don’t pull and tug on your skin and be as gentle as possible. Your eyes are very delicate!
Sunscreen is a must
This is a rule when it comes to Korea skincare that isn’t really a secret. It is very important that you invest into a good quality sunscreen that can offer you a high SPF. You need to apply sunscreen on a daily basis if you wish to keep your skin looking as youthful and healthy as possible.
The sun hurts the delicate skin of our face with the harmful UV rays. Not only will it help you keep your face protected though, but it will also help you deal with scarring as well as restore and preserve your skin’s elasticity. If you wear makeup on the daily, try finding a sunblock that doesn’t leave a sticky residue so you can always layer more products on top without a problem.
Make this little rule a habit in your everyday skin care routine and stick to it. Most if not all Korean beauty bloggers swear by this rule and use it every day, no matter if it is sunny outside or not!
Use a good exfoliator
Koreans have amazing and seemingly poreless skin that can truly make most of us jealous. But just like with everything else in their beauty routines, there is a secret you can too follow and achieve great results.
The only thing you have to do is get yourself a good exfoliator. Try finding a product that contains a mix of botanical and fruit extracts and that is gentle and non-irritating so that you don’t actually cause damage to your skin. Don’t forget to be gentle when it comes to scrubbing; you wish to remove dead skin cells and dirt; no need to be harsh!
Using an exfoliator 2-3 times a week can not only unclog your pores and make you look more flawless, but it can also play a large role in product absorption and skin cell regeneration. These are all factors that play an important part when it comes to keeping your skin youthful through the years.
All about face masks
Face masks are a true life saver and if you’re on the internet frequently, you will definitely have noticed more than one beauty bloggers review and talk about their favorite Korean face masks.
There are many types of masks used in a Korean skin care routine actually. What you will come across more commonly though are sheet masks. Sheet masks are single-use masks that are usually formulated with the same ingredients of a high end serum but they are a lot more concentrated and supposed to be used when your skin is having a rough day.
You can also try using sleep masks, as they are a staple in Korean skin care and they do not need rinsing. Skin regenerated while you sleep and by using a good sleep masks 2-3 times a week you will be able to truly benefit from this unique beauty sleep!
Drink plenty of water
Another thing that is really important when it comes to skin care for Korean ladies is making sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day. This is a rule you need to follow if you wish to have more glowing and healthy looking skin.
The thing is that when we are dehydrated, it all shows up on our skin. No matter how many face masks and serums we use we will not be able to achieve the same result. Don’t forget that we are made up of 60% water, so we need to keep our hydration high.
If drinking water isn’t the easiest thing for you, you can always munch on some fruit and veggies that are contain a lot of water. Cucumbers, tomatoes, and watermelon are some great examples of fruit and veg loaded with water. Along with that, the vitamins and minerals in them will make your skin glow even more!
Taking care of your skin will always pay off
Even if you find it a bit difficult to follow, taking some time off your day to pamper your skin will always be to your benefit. You will be able to look healthier, feel more confident and younger.
Korean women always make sure to incorporate these simple rules to their everyday lives. Since they have shared their amazing secrets with the rest of the world, it is only a matter of putting them to use and making sure we take care of our skin like they do, in order to get the best results.