10-Step Korean Skin Care Routine

Woman cleaning her face in the mirror
Korean skin care is one of the most famous and influential skin care regimens on the market today. Korea has a rich history of healthy skin practices, but this ten step skin care routine is perfect for anyone in the world! It has become a staple in the skin care industry, shown to clear complexion and reduce the likelihood of future blemishes. While many methods are as thorough as the Korean skin care treatment, they might not consist of the right products. In today’s blog, Seoul Mamas breaks down the ten steps of this life-changing Korean routine.

1. Oil Cleanser

For the first step of this process, you will want to gently apply an oil cleanser or a simple makeup remover to break down any oil-based products and residue on your face. This will prepare your skin for the following steps by drawing out oil from your pores and opening them up for a more effective cleansing.

2. Water-Based Cleanser

Water-based cleaners are necessary to remove any debris the oil cleanser left behind. This step will help to remove impurities caused by sweat or dirt. Sweat and dirt are some of the main culprits for breakouts, so make sure to apply this cleanser thoroughly!

3. Exfoliator

The primary purpose of any exfoliator is to scrub off dead skin and help deep-clean pores. Exfoliators can help give you a smooth, clear complexion that looks and feels youthful. Say goodbye to those pesky forehead bumps!

4. Toner

After these cleansing steps, it is time to clear up any of the leftover residue with a high-quality toner. Toner is used to create a barrier between the skin and any unwanted dirt and grime. It is the perfect way to prepare your skin for a healthy layer of moisturizers.

5. Essence 

Essence is a lightweight product that is easy on the skin and packed with hydrating elements. As you are halfway through this 10-step process, it is the perfect time for complexion enhancement. 

6. Serum

The three main treatments include boosters, serums, and ampoules. These treatments are used to target specific areas of the face that are acne-prone, reduce inflammation, and treat blemishes directly.

7. Sheet Mask

One of the staples of the Korean skin care routine is the sheet mask. Traditionally soaked in skin-healing oils and antioxidants, sheet masks help the skin to absorb moisture and nutrients from the mask. This helps to rejuvenate the skin and reduce redness!

8. Eye Cream

Out of all of the skin on your face, the area around the eyes is by far the most sensitive. Because of its thinness and delicacy, it can be easily damaged or over-exfoliated. Applying eye cream helps to hydrate this tricky area and reduce dark circles and puffiness.

9. Moisturizer

As your Korean skin care routine comes to a close, you will want to seal the skin with a protective layer of moisture. Moisturizers come in many forms, such as gels, creams, and lotions. Review your options and choose a moisturizer that is appropriate for your skin type.
Unsure of your skin type? Read Seoul Mamas “Understanding Your Skin Type” Blog.

10. Sunscreen

The final step in this 10-step Korean skin care routine is adding the last bit of protection: sunscreen. UV rays from the sun can cause serious damage to your skin. With a light layer of sunscreen, you can prevent premature aging and skin cancer!

Get the Most Out of Your Skin Care Routine with Seoul Mamas

After you finish this extensive routine, your skin is sure to feel reenergized and rejuvenated. Seoul Mamas can provide you with all the products you need to have a clear complexion. With Seoul Mamas private label face masks, you can customize the sheet masks to your exact specifications. We want you to feel and look younger, so check out the products we offer. For more information, visit our website and contact us today!