Koreans take their skincare very seriously, that's why it's no wonder that they use famous 10 steps in their routine. Although it can seem very intimidating, once you try it you will quickly realize that it doesn't take that much time. You will understand the Korean approach to skincare better once you start noticing the benefits of using this method.
1. Oil cleanser
The first step is an oil-based cleanser. Oils in the cleanser will help the makeup and the SPF on your face to melt off easier. We at Keoji highly recommend Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm, being one of our bestsellers, our customers also agree!
2. Foam cleanser
Although you've just washed your face with an oil cleanser, you want to double cleanse your face to make sure that you removed all the makeup and dirt. Double cleanse leaves your face clean, fresh and ready for the hydration, that's why Korean women swear by it. Try Senka Perfect Whip Cleansing foam.
Exfoliator is one of the key components in a Korean skincare routine. Removing dead skin cells will help reveal younger skin. However, you shouldn't do this step too often as it can agitate your skin. Exfoliate once or twice every week with Secret Key Lemon Sparkling Peeling Gel and reveal to the world your beautiful healthy skin.
After all that cleansing, you want to rejuvenate your skin, and this is where the toner comes in. Use a small amount of toner and tap it into your face using your hands. Toner will regulate your PH levels and leave your skin softer. Aloe BHA Skin Toner is a great choice as it will ensure that skin remains hydrated and moisturized. AHA/BHA Clarifying treatment toner hydrates, exfoliates and tones your skin.
Essence is a hybrid of toner and serum. It is thinner in texture and will prep your skin for the products to come. Secret key's Starting Treatment Essence contains rose water which will give your skin firm look.
Serum is a highly concentrated product. Therefore, it is important to choose a serum that will suit your skin. Use your fingers to apply serum evenly on your face, neck, and decolletage. Red Serum by Skin & Lab will prevent wrinkles, firm, balance and soothe your skin.
7. Sheet Mask
Sheet mask will help all the products you've applied before and the serum it's soaked in to sink into the skin. You don't want to leave it too long on your face though. After the sheet mask dries it will start soaking in moisture, and you want that moisture in your face, therefore 15-20 minutes is enough. Keoji’s all-time favorite will have to be the Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask sheets. Can’t go wrong with these!
8. Eye Cream
To slow down aging and to prevent droopy eyes, you want to use eye cream regularly. It's never too early to start using eye cream. Apply eye cream using your ring finger to avoid pulling the skin. Although we at Keoji could recommend plenty of anti-aging creams and moisturisers, however based on our customers and current trend in Asia, Heimish Bulgarian Rose Water Hydrogel Eye Patch are our absolute winner in this step.
This is the final step for the nighttime routine. Massage the moisturizer into the skin using your fingers and palms. Advanced Snail 92 all in one cream is a good choice for an everyday moisturizer.
It's very important to protect skin from sun exposure and premature aging. Apply sunscreen in the morning as a final step of the routine and before you apply your makeup. Aloe Soothing Sun Cream will protect your skin from the UVA and UVB rays while soothing it with aloe vera.
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