Everyone wants skin as stunning as Korean glass skin. However, not everyone has the time or money to spend on a ten-step routine twice a day. However, once again Korean skincare gurus have the answer.
Here is a basic five-step routine inspired by the Ten Step Korean Glass Skin routine that went viral over the last few years.
Step 1: Double Cleanse
Cleansing is the most important part of your skincare routine. It is important to remove all the dirt, sebum, and makeup from the skin. In order to ensure all the makeup is removed, use a cleansing balm or oil-based cleanser. Next, use cleansing foam or gel that is formulated for your skin type,. For this step, make sure you rub the cleanser between your hands to create a lather and apply the soapy lather to your skin. Gently massage your face. Always remember that in the Korean skincare world, applying the cleanser directly to your skin is not acceptable because it creates too much friction and movement on the skin.
Step 2: Tone
Next is the step that preps your skin for the rest of your routine. Toner ensures there is no residue left from your cleansing step and preps the skin to absorb the products you apply afterward. The recommended way to use a toner is to apply a decent amount of product onto a cotton pad and swipe the pad from the center of your face outward.
Step 3: Treatment
This step depends on your skin type and can be personalized to your needs. Using an essence, serums or ampoules to target specific skincare concerns will treat your individual concerns like wrinkles, and acne, etc. It is important to understand what a serum and an ampoule do before selecting which one you want to use. Research the active ingredients and products aimed at your specific skin type or concern. Gently pat the product into your skin.
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Step 4: Eye Cream
Another important part of the Korean skincare routine is remembering to pamper the sensitive area around your eyes. The eyes are a very delicate area and one of the first places to show signs of aging. Find an eye cream suited for your needs and apply with your ring finger in a patting motion around the entire area around the eye following the orbital bone. If you have any extra left on your fingers, a good hack is to apply it to your lips.
Product Recommendations: Innisfree – Green Tea Seed Eye Cream
Step 5: Moisturizer
Finally, time to seal in your skincare with a good moisturizer. The moisturizer creates a barrier to protect and moisturizes your skin. The Korean skincare is all about hydrating the skin and leaving it plump and plush. To apply moisturizer by gently massaging into the skin and apply down your neck and chest.
My recommendations: Innisfree Green Tea Seed Cream