I may only be 23, but I’ve decided that it’s not too early for me to start taking my skin seriously. Nothing beats a solid skincare routine. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for new ways to keep my complexion looking its best and most radiant. When it comes to skincare trends, Korean beauty products are all the rage right now.
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One look at K-pop starlets or Korean actresses like Song Hye Kyo and you’ll see just how much these women take their beauty regimens seriously. So where do you get started with Korean beauty? I’m here to share my ten favorite tips—each one tried and tested by yours truly:
Start an Anti-Aging Routine Early
The earlier you start an anti-aging routine, the better. The 10-year rule for this is often referenced in Korean beauty circles: If you start taking care of your skin at age 10, it will look 25 when you’re 30; if you wait until 20, it’ll be 35; and if you don’t begin until 30, well … good luck.
There are three things that everyone can do to keep their skin looking young: wash daily with a gentle cleanser or exfoliate twice weekly; apply sunscreen every day; avoid smoking (or quit altogether). Beyond those basics, there are multiple steps that must be taken as part of an anti-aging regimen.
Daily Exfoliation/Toning: Apply toner after cleansing to help remove excess dirt and oil from your skin while also boosting its pH levels (which helps prevent acne). Then use a gentle exfoliant containing glycolic acid once or twice per week—this will help minimize pores and refine texture. For added brightening effects and the ability to penetrate deeper into pores than most other acids can reach, add lactic acid into the mix (try COSRX AHA Whitehead Power Liquid).
Get Your Morning Glow
You may have heard about the importance of moisturizing your skin, but do you know why? The answer lies in the fact that our skin is a barrier between us and the outside world. It protects us from bacteria and other harmful elements, so it’s important to take care of it!
The best way to start your day off right is by cleansing your face with a gentle cleanser (removing all impurities) and then applying a lightweight moisturizer. This will help keep your skin supple and dewy while also preventing dehydration! If you have oily or combination/oily skin, it’s best to use an oil-free product; if you have normal or dry skin types, apply an emollient cream instead.
Use Sleeper Creams
If you’re looking for a more lightweight alternative to night creams, look no further than sleeper creams. Sleeper creams are typically much lighter in texture and less emollient than night creams, which makes them perfect for oily skin types. They’re also great if you find that most heavier moisturizers make your skin greasy by morning. When using a sleeper cream, be sure to apply it right after washing your face every evening—just like a regular moisturizer—and then go to bed! If you have dryer skin or just want something even lighter than the usual sleeper cream (or if you just can’t get enough of their lovely scents), try one of these:
Protect Your Skin from the Elements
There’s no escaping the elements. There will be days when you’ll have to brave the cold, and if you’re not wearing a mask or scarf, you might as well be walking around with a big sign saying “I have no idea what I’m doing.
If you don’t want to look like an idiot while walking around with your face exposed to the elements, keep these tips in mind:
Wear sunscreen! You may be tempted to skip it because there’s so much snow on the ground, but remember that UV rays can penetrate clouds and snow—and even if it feels warm outside, your skin can still get damaged by UV radiation. Your face is especially sensitive because it’s closer to the sun than any other part of your body. So put on some sunscreen before going out in the sun!
Don’t forget about hats! They come in all shapes and sizes for every season; make sure that whatever style hat you choose fits properly so that it doesn’t fall off after only a few minutes outdoors (or worse yet—before).
Embrace Snail Creams
Snail mucin is a popular ingredient in Korean beauty products, and for good reason: it’s said to help your skin retain moisture and heal faster. In fact, snail mucin also has anti-aging properties, anti-inflammatory properties, and helps protect against UV rays. You can find this ingredient at any local Korean grocery store or online (Amazon even carries snail cream!). The best part about it? It doesn’t smell like snails!
Cleanse and Exfoliate Before Masking
The first step in the Korean Beauty routine is cleansing and exfoliating your skin. This helps remove any impurities from your face, including dirt and grime that can get trapped in the pores of your face. Once you’ve cleansed and exfoliated, you’re ready to apply a mask!
Masks are designed to be applied directly onto a clean surface so that they can absorb into your skin more effectively. If there are any impurities on the surface of your skin then it will prevent the ingredients from being absorbed into your pores so they won’t work as well as they could otherwise (or at all).
Double Cleansing is Key
The first step of the Korean skin care routine is double cleansing. This means you cleanse your face twice: once with an oil-based cleanser, then again with a water-based one. The first step removes makeup and other impurities from your face, while the second rinses away anything that was left behind by your first cleanser.
With all this extra attention paid to removing dirt, grime, and sweat from our faces each day (or night), why not make it fun? Korean women take pride in their skincare routines because they know it can make a world of difference in their complexion’s appearance—and who doesn’t want that? If you’re looking for a new way to kick off your day or unwind before bedtime (or both!), try adding double cleansing into your regimen! Here are some tips on how to do it the right way: