Skincare Routine 101
The Korean Skin Care Routine
Make-up remover/oil cleansers gently remove makeup and sunscreen
How To: At night, apply a dime sized amount and gently massage. Add lukewarm water to emulsify the oil and rinse.
Facial cleansers help get rid of other impurities that weren't washed off from the oil-based cleanser
How To: At morning and night, apply a dime sized amount and gently massage the product on your face. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
For more info on cleansing, check out our blog post about Double Cleansing.
Physical/Chemical exfoliators or clarifying masks help detox the skin
How To: Exfoliate at night 2-3 times a week. Gently rub the product into any areas of visible pores and flakiness. Rinse and pat dry.
For more info, read our article: Beginner's Guide to Exfoliants
Toner helps balance the skin after cleansing while adding moisture.
How To: At morning and night, apply to a cotton pad and gently swipe it across your face or apply the product using your hands.
For more info, read our article: The Importance of a Facial Toner
How To: At morning and night, apply a pea sized amount of product and gently pat the product into your skin
Serums/ampoules and other treatments are functional products that help fight off any signs of aging, dullness, and hyperpigmentation, acne spots, etc.
How To: Apply a pea sized amount and gently pat the product on any specific areas that need attention
For more info, read our article: What’s the Difference between Ampoules and Serums?
How To: Smooth the sheet onto clean skin and leave on for 15-20 minutes. Pat in any excess product and spread it to your face and neck.
Emulsions/Moisturizers help keep your skin nourished. A must for all skin types!
How To: At morning and night, apply a quarter-sized amount and evenly spread the product over your face
To learn more about moisturizers, check out our blog post on 3 Different Types of Moisturizers.
Eye creams help rejuvenate and prevents puffiness and fine lines
Tip: If your eye cream is thicker than your moisturizer, apply the moisturizer after your eye cream.
How To: Use your ring finger to gently tap the cream around your orbital bone
To learn more, check out our blog post on How to Apply Eye Cream (Properly!)
A great product to use if you think your skin needs extra hydration and moisture. Perfect for the winter months!
How To: Use at night, 1-2 times a week. After your moisturizer, apply a quarter-sized amount and spread evenly across your face. Leave treatment overnight and rinse in the morning.
For more info, read our blog: What is an Overnight Sleeping Mask?
Sunscreen helps prevent skin cancer, aging, and protects face against other irritations
How To: Apply a quarter-sized amount in the morning after a light moisturizer. Evenly spread the sunscreen on your face and neck. Reapply after 2-3 hours or as needed.