K beauty is renowned for its poreless and beautiful skin. It emphasizes the root of the skin condition rather than covering the pore and scars with makeup. Some may think that Korean skin care routine is time-consuming because it has a 10-step process. However, there is an alternate process and it can be cut down to 5 simple steps for daily skin care routine. Here are the simplest Korean skin care steps.
Step 1: oil cleanser
This is regarded as one of the important steps for a skin care routine – to remove the dirt, sebum, and makeup in your pore before you apply any skin care product. Oil cleanser is an effective way to remove makeup and sunscreen. More importantly, it is very gentle for all skin types and it won’t make your skin dry.
Step 2: Water-based or Foam Cleanser
This step is called double cleansing. This is an important step that helps remove the sweat and dirt that oil cleanser is unable to take out. For those with oily skin, acne and breakouts, it is suggested to use the foam cleanser. For those with sensitive and dry skin, a cream cleanser is recommended.
Step 3: Toners
To restore the skin’s natural balance, toner will be your best friend. It does not only complete the cleaning process but it also helps absorb the skin care products you apply later. It can leave your skin smoother and brighter.
Step 4: Serum
The serum can penetrate your skin deeper than the average moisturizer. It can focus on solving your skin problems, like dryness, brightening, and anti-aging. It is regarded as a powerful product to boost hydration and essential nutrients into your skin.
Step 5: Cream
Remember to apply face and eye cream at the end of the skin care process to create a barrier for your skin. It helps to store and seal all the good stuff from the skin care treatment you have applied to keep your skin hydrated. Don’t forget to apply the cream to the neck and the skin around your eyes for coverage.