For those who have been following my blog, you’d know that I’ve written about Korean skincare regimen several times before. If you haven’t read it yet, click here to get the whole picture of why it seems overwhelming for some. Done reading? Okay so according to my research, it actually takes ten steps to get those Korean pearly white, almost glossy complexions. To top it all of, you’d have to be doing this as soon as you wake up and before you hit the sack. For busy women (like moi!), this beauty regimen can be rather taxing and time-consuming. Can you imagine the time it would take to do all those steps, especially if you have to be doing them every day?
That’s why I’ve decided to tweak it a little bit and make it simpler and easier for us. I’ve actually just taken the key concept of the K-beauty routine and apply the basics to fit my (busy) lifestyle. So without further ado, here’s my take on the Korean skincare routine made easy:
1.) Cleaning Deep
First off, we have to make sure that we clean our skin thoroughly every day. So make sure that every time you get home, you remove makeup and grime from your face using an oil-based cleanser like this:
Then, follow it up by cleaning deep down to remove dirt and sweat using this product:
This double cleansing routine will help remove all the dirt and grime you’ve accumulated on your face throughout the day. Also, make sure that you use your fingers, gently massaging your face in circular motions. This will not only effectively remove the dirt and makeup, it will also help soothe and relax your face. Now, if you want to go for that deeper cleaning feel, I suggest you use a toner.
2.) Promoting Cellular Turnover
For this, you can actually choose if you want to use an essence or a serum for this. Both are essentially the same, the only difference is that essences are less concentrated that serums. This means that if you’re looking for something with a heavier texture ( and, of course, thicker layer of hydration), I suggest you go with serums. Either way, they both contain active ingredients that promote cellular turnover.
For the last step, the key is to lock in the hydration and strengthen the skin’s protection from harmful elements. For this, I suggest using a moisturizer that has the proper oil-water balance ratio like this one:
As you can see, this Korean skincare regimen is so much simpler, easier, and less time-consuming than actual one. This makes it perfect for those who can barely find the time to enjoy relaxing at home. Mind you that this is only for those who are too busy to actually have the time to take care of their skin, let alone doing all the ten-step Korean skincare regimen, but if you actually have plenty of time in your hands, why not go with the ten-step regimen for better results and to pamper yourself.
Okay, that’s it! Hope you find this useful. See you next time and stay beautiful everyone! 🙂