Korean Beauty - The 5 Deadliest Skincare Sins

Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream

If you love the K-beauty skincare routine, it is imperative to learn what the method is all about. From actress and model Honey Lee to K-pop idol Seolhyun of AOS, we all love how Korean beauty leaves our skin plump and glowing.

Even though you might wish to start your K-beauty skincare routine right away, you first need to learn how to avoid the most common mistakes. Here are the five deadliest sins for your skin.

1. Not Choosing The Right Product For Your Skin

You know that the K-beauty skincare routine is about taking the best possible care for your skin; this includes avoiding using products with alcohol or fragrances. It is essential to know what type of product is right for your skin.

For instance, when you apply toner, you need to make sure none of the ingredients are harsh for your skin. One of our favorite toners is I’M FROM Rice Toner.

I’M FROM Rice Toner

The I’M FROM Rice Toner uses a combination of Goami extracts and rice ingredients to combat ageing symptoms, and help whiten your complexion. This toner is perfect for transforming your expression into a bright one.

Make sure to apply your toner with a 100% cotton pad such as PYUNKANG YUL ⅓ Cotton Pad as they are specially designed to apply liquid solutions to your skin. These pads are perfect for preventing wastage and save your toner by preventing excessive absorption.


2. Don’t Introduce All The Products At Once

One of the most common mistakes about the Korean skincare routine is to apply multiple products at once. Introducing several products to your skin can provoke irritation and breakouts.

When you develop into a new skincare routine, you could suffer skin issues like breakouts, redness, or burning sensations. Often the source of these skin problems is a particular product, but it can also be a reaction to applying too many products at once.

Start by applying three products:

  1. A cleanser such as BEAUTY OF JOSEON Radiance Cleansing Balm with abundant minerals to have a clean and fresh face each night before you go to sleep.

BEAUTY OF JOSEON Radiance Cleansing Balm

  1. A moisturiser such as PYUNKANG YUL Nutrition Cream, a nutrient-rich cream for healthier, more radiant skin.

PYUNKANG YUL Nutrition Cream

  1. A sunscreen such as PURITO Centella Green Level Unscented Sun Cream protects your skin from the harmful UV rays.

PURITO Centella Green Level Unscented Sun Cream

Please note that it is not wise to add more than one new product to your skincare routine at a time. If you feel any discomfort, stop using it.

3. Exfoliation With Harsh Scrubs

K-beauty lovers are crazy with exfoliating scrubs. But over-exfoliating can make your skin feel dry and dull. Please note that using harsh scrubs can do more harm than good.

Exfoliating removes dead skin and unclogs pores. It is essential but in moderation. It is critical to avoid using a harsh scrub and try a chemical exfoliant made with acids like AHA and BHA.

One of our favorite ones is COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid. This AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid is a glycolic acid-powered exfoliant formulated to give your skin a healthier look.

COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid

Dermatologists recommend using exfoliators only once a week. If you have dry skin or are over 40, you can exfoliate twice per week.

4. Rubbing

One of the most deadly sins is to rub instead of tapping the skincare products. Always apply your products by tapping them gently into the skin. This is especially true for eye creams such as COSRX Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream.

COSRX Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream

The Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream restores and strengthens eye areas. It is a powerful anti-ageing blend with snail secretion filtrate and five peptides to revitalise your eye areas.

Please note that the best way to apply eye cream is by picking up a small amount of eye cream on your finger and gently tap it on around the orbital bone, from the inner to the outer corners of your eye area.

5. Applying The Layers Too Quickly

Korean skincare routine is about applying different types of layers, but it is crucial to make sure the product absorbs enough between layers.

It would help if you spent enough time patting in each product before moving onto the next. The primary goal of K-beauty is to make sure the skin is absorbing each layer. Don’t rush. You want to avoid overwhelming your skin with piling products on top of it.

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