The 5 Step Korean Skincare Routine We should know
ONE CLEANSE IS NOT ENOUGH (When you are wearing make-up)
Korean skincare relies on double cleanse. They believe that proper cleansing is the key to a radiant, acne-free complexion. That's why they cleanse again. You should remove your makeup first with an oil-based cleanser, and then wash it again with a second product to get a deep clean.
TIGHTEN UP WITH TONER
Korean toners tend to focus on cleansing and hydration to absorb the other skincare products that you use. It removes any residual residue as well as helps restore your skin’s pH balance, and improves your skin tone.
'ESSENCE' IS ESSENTIAL
Some people regard that 'essence' is often an unnecessary extra step. But as you know, Koreans use a lot of skin products. Among them, 'essence' is essential. In general, these are lightweight formulations that are packed to the brim with anti-aging and hydrating ingredients. It provides a lot of moisture deep within the skin, restoring the natural moisture balance.
TAP ON THE EYE CREAM
The skin around the eyes is a highly sensitive area and needs special care. This is why so many people invest in eye cream products. Koreans are no exception. Using eye creams can keep issues such as puffiness, dark circles, and wrinkles at bay. This ensures that the thin, delicate area stays super-moisturised so it won't dry out and keep hydrating.
WEAR MASK SHEET EVERYDAY
Mask Sheets are the heart of Korean skincare routine. The sheet is packed with ingredients that come in contact with your skin to let it absorb the moisture and nutrients completely. The mask keeps moisture in contact with your skin for as long as you wear it. So Korean who really get into skincare wears usually sheet masks every day. Of course, on average, people wear a mask sheet at least once a week.