KOREAN SKINCARE ROUTINE: THE STEPS FOR MAXIMAL SKIN GLOW
If you’re a firm believer that prevention is better than cure, then Korean skincare is the knight and shining regime you’re in search of, which FYI we do not claim lightly. However, as with anything that promises to yield long-lasting results, there is a philosophy to be honoured and a step-by step routine to be faithfully executed.
What we love most about this innovative skincare is its ethos to organically nurture your skin so that it thrives at its best which has you feeling your best, it’s a win, win and we’re all for it! So, are you ready to embrace the sacred steps and maximise your skin glow? We’ll take that as an unanimous yes.
STEP IT UP
That signature Korean flawless skin glow is undoubtedly a testament to their multi-step approach. Consistency blended with a little extra TLC gently improves your skin with more visible and effective results for the long haul. As for the routine, it goes something like this:
STEP 1. DOUBLE CLEANSING
In order to ensure that the skin is perfectly purified, double cleansing is a non-negotiable essential of Korean skincare.
We would recommend to firstly use a gentle cleansing balm that not only removes your makeup but also the day’s impurities without disrupting the skin’s natural barrier. The idea is to not strip the skin of its essential oils, especially those that help protect and nourish it.
Our personal favourite and highly recommended is Banila Co Clean It Zero Balm.
Follow this up with a gel-based cleanser to remove any excess impurities, makeup and sebum left on the skin. It also helps to maintain the skin’s optimum water and oil balance whilst ensuring your skin is thoroughly cleansed.
Our personal favourite and highly recommended is Juice To Cleanse Biome AC Foam Cleanser
STEP 2. TONER
Every step is key, especially when upping the skin’s hydration, which brings us to the magic of toners. As well as restoring hydration, they also balance the skin’s pH level. And as we are all about maximising benefits, we recommend using Korean toners as they are gentler and enhance the absorption of the skincare ingredients that follow.
Our personal favourite and highly recommended is the Benton Aloe BHA Toner
STEP 3. FACE MASK
Korean face masks are also known as sheet masks and are serum-soaked paper that are placed on the face for about 20 minutes. As they work to infuse their active ingredients into the skin, their real superpower is to lock these ingredients against the skin by forming a barrier over it. This seals in the goodness and of course, its wondrous benefits too.
Our personal favourite and highly recommended is the Ondo Beauty 36.5 Hyaluronic Acid & Algae Moisture Boosting Mask
STEP 4. ESSENCE
Known to enhance hydration and protection, these are unique to the Korean skincare routine. When using an essence, you maximise your skins hydration and potential to absorb all the goodness from the ingredients of the products that follow.
Our personal favourite and highly recommended is the Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence
STEP 5. SERUM EYE CREAM
We all know the skin around the eye to be extra delicate and in need of daily TLC. Effective serum eye creams help to seal in the moisture for that dewy glow as well as reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Our personal favourite and highly recommended is It’s Skin Hyaluronic Acid, Moisture Eye Cream
STEP 6. FACE MOISTURISER
Last but not least comes the face moisturiser as they work by creating a seal on the skin that prevents water evaporating from its surface. In other words, they simply enhance your skin’s hydration and work best when used last.
Our personal favourite and highly recommended is the Barr Super Green Deep Energy Cream
STEP 7. SPF
Korean Skincare works on the philosophy that prevention is better than cure. Whether it’s a mineral or chemical SPF, sun protection is most certainly high up when it comes to glowing up your skin.
Our personal favourite and highly recommended is the Thank you Farmer Sun Project Water Sun Cream SPF50
We would like to add that our recommended products may not be suitable for all skin types. Please feel free to explore our selected array of skincare. If you have any questions, drop us a message via our contact page, a member of Seoul Glow will be happy to assist you in making the best choices to maximising your skin glow!