The popularity of Korean skincare routine shows no signs of slowing anytime soon. With their innovative technology saddling some of their ancient traditions, everyone around the world wants to try their weird yet wonderful beauty hacks. But where do you start? To add to your knowledge, we have explained 8 step guide for your Korean skin ritual to have flawless skin.
THE KOREAN MORNING ROUTINE
It may sound a little extensive, but almost every second Korean women use an 8 and 10-step skincare regimen every day to keep their skin healthy and beautiful. We dare say that it’s quite a lot of work as compared to your regular skincare routine but we promise you that your efforts won’t go unnoticed. The results will amaze you in more ways than one. These are the key steps that you need to undergo in the morning.
Step 1: Wash with water
The first step is to cleanse your skin using water, and not a cleanser. Water will help remove all the impurities budding on your face during the night and keep your skin hydrated, too.
Step 2: Toner
In order to balance out the pH levels of your skin, it’s important that you tone it. Applying a toner will help to keep your skin hydrated. It is also one of the best skin care products, a toner will further help to absorb all the other products that you’re going to apply in the process.
Step 3: Essence
An essence is a kind of hybrid between a toner and a serum. It will wok miraculously to hydrate your complexion and also aid in the cellular turnover to give you a youthful appearance.
Step 4: Ampoule
Just like serums, ampoules include an even higher number of active ingredients which are scalable to target the specific concerns of your skin. But the only difference is that they are used for a finite amount of time to boost your skin when it can badly use some extra help.
Step 5: Serum
Serum incorporates of a concentrated formula which has an unprecedented amount of active ingredients. They target some specific skin concerns like wrinkles, dehydration and dark spots.
Step 6: Eye cream
The next step is to smooth your eyes. Apply a light eye cream across both the brow and socket bone of your eyes, moving from the inner to the outer corner. The skin around the eyes is at its thinnest because of the lack of sebaceous glands to produce natural oils. So, it gets really important to keep the area around your eye hydrated and protected all day long.
Step 7: Moisturiser
Next step is to apply a soothing moisturizer on your skin which will last all day to keep your skin hydrated. Pro-tip, always apply the moisturizer in light layers.
Step 8: Sunscreen
Protecting the skin from harmful UV rays of the sun is a must. Apply sunscreen daily to avoid developing wrinkles, dark spots and any signs of ageing.