K-pop celebrity makeup artists have seen the good and the bad when it comes to skincare habits.
I'm guessing you're having a hard time imagining K-pop stars such as Kim Jaehwan, ITZY's Lia, or Blackpink's Jennie as having less than perfect skincare routines, but as it turns out, even your favorite stars can make mistakes from time to time.
Here is the worst K-pop idols skincare routine to avoid in your practice.
1. Picking Your Skin
Stars such as Jungkook from group sensation BTS have suffered from acne for a long time. But he understands that picking your skin is one habit that needs to be thrown away. Over 90% of all acne scars are a result of picking.
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2. Going To Bed With Makeup
It doesn't matter if you're Taeyeon from Girls' Generation; you have to remove your makeup at all costs before going to bed. You should know that the skin renews while you sleep, and leaving makeup can stop that from happening. The skin needs to breathe, or fatigue signs will appear.
If you're on-the-go, like K-pop stars, and you don't have access to a sink, a great option is to carry facial wipes such as COSRX One Step Original Clear Pad, which is a simple but effective way to clear out the daily dirt and grime build up in your pores.
You can also try BEAUTY OF JOSEON Radiance Cleansing Balm, powerful rice water, and rich mineral Kbeauty formula. This cleanser helps remove makeup, excess oil, and other impurities with a fresh, moisturised, and radiant result.
Most people over-exfoliate since they love the feeling of clean skin, but it's key to remember that "less is more." When you exfoliate too much, you can damage your skin, leaving it dry and red. When your skin is irritated, you produce more oil to restore its moisture, triggering a breakout.
Exfoliate once or twice a week, and be gentle. You can try a chemical, acid-based exfoliates like COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner, which delivers the same glowy results, but it's more delicate in your skin.
4. Using The Same Mascara For Too Long
Not cleaning or switching your mascara can be harmful to your eyelashes. Please note that the beauty product that goes bad in the shortest period is mascara since bacteria breeds quickly into the tube. Make sure to change after two or three months of use. If you sense a weird smell, you need to change it.
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5. Not Getting Enough Sleep
Kpop stars usually stay up late to finish off a few more episodes or work in their new songs. But not getting enough sleep can lower your skin's pH, which is critical to provide a natural glow. Sleeping at least eight hours allows the skin to repair itself from damage and inflammation.
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6. Forgetting To Apply Sunscreen
One of the worst things you can do to your skin is forgetting to apply sunscreen. Select a sunscreen that protects against UV-A and UV-B rays and has a sun protection factor of at least 15.
If you spend time working or doing activities outdoors, make sure to apply sunscreen often throughout the day and wear hats and protective clothing.
One of our favorite sunscreens is PURITO Centella Green Level Safe Cream, a calming, watery texture with no sticky effects. This sun cream provides outstanding protection that's safe for all skin types.