If you are a skincare fanatic like me, you are probably quite aware of the Korean skincare trends. From dewy skin (called glass skin) to a lengthy skincare routine, they hold the power to transform our skin entirely. And, thanks to the pandemic, most of us have been going through stress and anxiety, which becomes visible on our skin. This is where Korean skincare trends come to the rescue. If you are new to skincare or a veteran who is looking for a change, you must try this beauty trend. We are here to break it down for you, so you can embrace the skincare routine quite easily. Without further ado, let’s begin.
Hybrid Toners Are In
One of the incredible gifts from Korea is definitely a hybrid toner. They not only remove makeup and other residues from our skin like typical toners are supposed to, but they also provide hydration and glow as added benefits. Instead of your regular toner, you can follow this beauty trend for radiant skin tone. There are toners that even target any skin concerns you have and provide multiple benefits.
Sheet Masks Are Still Good To Go
Sheet masks gained immense popularity when the world became aware of it. It is exceptional how it can provide a dewy, glass skin like effect while combating any skin concerns you have and providing hydration through it all. You can make use of sheet masks every day as a part of your nighttime skincare routine. It does wonders for your skin and they are not expensive either. Right from Vitamin C sheet masks to rice water ones, there are a plethora of options out there and you can choose them according to what you are looking for.
Natural Enzymes Are Here To Stay
The Korean skincare routine has further advanced by bringing in natural enzymes to replace the chemical ones. And, products that incorporate natural AHAs are already gaining popularity because they are excellent for the skin. They target the dead cells while smoothing your skin.
Skincare And Succulents
Did you think succulents could only make your space look pretty? Well, think again because they are also found in Korean skincare trends and they are wow. For instance, cactus water is rich in vitamin A (retinol comes from here) and vitamin E, which provides the ultimate hydration. It also helps repair the skin and gets rid of dead skin cells, making way for new skin. Yes, it is so wonderful.
Face Massage That Benefits Skin
If you watch a lot of YouTube tutorials like me, then you must have also seen celebs and influencers massage their face while going about their regular skincare routine. This Korean beauty trend is something you must embrace too. It is so simple yet brings in a host of benefits. While massaging your skin always go upwards and be gentle. You can also use tools, like a jade roller to help you with it. Also, while you are applying skincare products, always pat it in. Pulling or tugging your skin must be forbidden. Sounds easy, right?
Ginger It Away
Ginger is an exquisite spice. It is a staple in Indian and Asian households because of its plethora of benefits when ingested. However, skincare companies have incorporated ginger in skincare routines to help strengthen skin immunity and provide healing effects. It is rich in antioxidants, so you know it is going to do a lot of good.
Makeup And Skincare Go Hand In Hand
If you are someone who is always in a hurry, then skincare infused makeup (another gift from Korea) is the best option for you. This way, your skin remains protected and you don’t miss out on skincare too. Look out for serum-based primers and foundation with skincare benefits.
Towel Is A Big No-No
What do you do after you wash your face? Dry it with a towel, right? Well, that’s where we go wrong. According to K-beauty experts, you must not dry your face with a towel as it cannot always be squeaky clean and the friction it causes can be harmful for the skin. So, what must you do? Just pat in the moisture and let your face dry naturally. It also helps absorb your skincare products better to have slightly damp skin. Try this Korean beauty trend and you will thank us.
At-Home Facials Are Perfect
Skincare routine is an act of self-love. To make sure you show yourself some more love, you can include DIY facials into your routine. For instance, you can use oils for a facial massage and make use of a jade roller to further enhance the massage. Or you can soak your cotton pads on your toner and let it sit on your cheeks and forehead for 15-20 minutes for radiant skin. You don’t have to do something elaborate, just add a few steps of facial in your skincare routine to make it glow.
What Is The 10-Step Korean Skincare Routine?
The 10-step Korean skincare routine includes;
- Balm or oil cleanser
- Foam cleanser
- Sheet mask
- Eye Cream
- Night cream or SPF
So, these were some of the Korean skincare trends that you must incorporate in your everyday skincare routine. They actually work. Give it a try and let us know in the comment section. Or you can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.