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The Korean 10 Step Skincare Routine


The Korean  skincare routine is not for the faint hearted. In this 10 step skin care routine, users incorporate moisturizing, toning, and treating skin to get the best results for glowing skin.

Step 1 - Oil Based Cleanser

To make sure all your makeup is taken off, reach for an oil based cleanser.

Massage cleanser into skin, use wipes to clean off makeup and rinse face.

Checkout: The Body Shop Chamomile Cleanser

Step 2 - Double/Water Cleanser

After the first step, wash your face with a water cleanser to gently remove residue and impurities

Checkout: Murad Clarifying Cleanser

Step 3- Exfoliate

Exfoliating should be done at users discretion, but  not more than two or three times a week. For those with sensitive skin, once a week should suffice.

Gently massage product into  skin for smooth and silky finish.

Checkout: Rice Brightening Scrub Foam

Step 4- Toner

Toners help balance the skins pH levels. Apply onto cotton pads and gently swipe around your face

Checkout : Kiehls Cucumber Herbal- Alcohol Free

Step 5- Essence

Essence is a consistency between a toner and serum. It helps to hydrate ones complexion producing youthful skin

Apply after toning skin.

Checkout: Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Powder Essence

Step 6- Treatments

Ampoules and serums are skin boosters. They target specific issues such as hyper pigmentation, wrinkles or acne.

Incorporate these depending on what skin issues you would like to treat.

Checkout: The Ordinary- Retinoid Formulas

Step 7- Sheet Masks

Nourishes your skin by deeply hydrating and anti-aging

Use as frequent as you would like, Ideally at least twice a week.

Checkout: Sephora Ginseng Face Mask

Step 8- Eye Cream

Eyecreams help hydrate your eyes by reducing puffiness and protecting delicate skin around the eyes.

Use your ring finger to gently tap (don't rub), always avoid the water line

Checkout: The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

Step 9 - Moisturizer

Choose your choice of moisturizer as they come in various forms (lotions, gels, creams), massage onto face and neck.

Checkout: SON and PARK Beauty Filter Cream

Step 10- Sun Protection

You should always apply sunscreen as it prevents premature aging and skin cancer

Apply every morning, and through out the day as necessary.

Checkout- Banana Boat SPF 50

Note: Always use products that work best for your skin and be sure to check the ingredients of the products for allergies if necessary.

For pictures of some of the products mentioned, check out this gallery:

By: Chizzy Obilonu

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