When you see K-pop stars with their glass skin, you might think “Are they born with it?” But the truth is that Korean skincare companies work tirelessly day and night to discover newer, simpler, and more effective products to stop acne.
These fantastic products are the secret weapon for K-pop stars to get rid of blemishes. The most important thing is to prevent pimples and then treat spots that do inevitably surface.
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin. It often causes whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples. They can be found almost anywhere on your body, but they usually appear on the face, forehead, chest, upper back, and shoulders.
If you are ready to keep your skin flawless, just as K-pop stars, here are 6 K-Beauty and skincare products that NEED to be part of your arsenal.
1. Acne Patch
These waterproof acne patches help extract impurities from the skin while encouraging faster healing. They protect the wounded or troubled area from getting worse.
Acne patches are in most cases round, semi-transparent stickers. They are made of hydrocolloid dressing. Their main job is to get all the oil and dirt out from your pores without drying out the surrounding skin.
Our top picks are:
2. Skin Serums
You might think we are crazy, but oil eliminates oil. K-Beauty skincare products offer several serums and oils to help you with acne. Serums and oils can help you fight breakouts, improve your skin, moisturize, and reduce skin spots.
Skin serums give your skin light moisture plus the vitamins and antioxidants to help you fight damage, from the sun and acne-causing bacteria. It is important to know that serum won’t clog your pores as mineral oils do.
One of our favorites is Some By Mi AHA, BHA, 30 Days Miracle Serum.
This serum will transform your skin in just 30 days. It is infused with tea tree leaf and Centella extract to moisturize and soothe your skin. AHA, BHA AND PHA have been added to eradicate dead skin cells, remove excess sebum, and retain the skin's hydration levels.
3. Liquid Exfoliants
If your skin is acne-prone and you have not been using an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) or BHA (beta hydroxy acid) exfoliant, you are missing a lot of benefits. These liquid exfoliants are more effective than scrubs.
Liquid exfoliants formulated with AHA or BHA will help you fight signs of aging and help against breakouts. Products containing these ingredients are used to remove dead skin cells.
A great one is Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid, which removes impurities, and dead skin cells from the pores. It also heals blemishes faster.
4. Korean Masks
Face masks are a major part of the K-Beauty way of treating acne. They are easy to use, mess-free, and affordable. And the best thing is that if a K-Beauty face mask claims that it is going to help treat acne, it is going to help treat acne.
Our favorites are:
- Skinfood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off. This mask has organic black sugar granules that exfoliate and nourish skin for smooth, pimple-free skin.
Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 2X. This mask has 6 functions:
- Tightens pores
- Removes sebum
- Exfoliates dead skin cells
- Offers deep cleansing
- Enhances skin tone
- Provides cooling effects
One of the most important steps to prevent acne is to remove excess oil, dirt, and sweat daily. Do not wash your face more than twice daily as it may get worse. Don’t wash your face with harsh cleansers that dry skin, and don’t forget to rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
You can use Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm - Purifying which is widely used by K-beauty lovers, because it removes makeup, cleanses the skin, and provides moisture to rejuvenate and hydrate.
6. Korean Essence
The essence is the heart of the K-Beauty skincare routine. Let’s begin by clarifying that Essence is not a toner, is not a cleanser and it is not a serum. With higher doses of active ingredients, the essence is meant to deliver key ingredients to the skin after the cleansing.
Essence will immediately hydrated and balance pH once you have stripped the skin of oils.
Keep in mind that you should pat or press it into your face with your hands, starting at your chin and moving upward.
Our favorite is Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. The snail mucin power essence replenishes the skin’s moisture and provides the intense repair.