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Korean skincare has gained a lot of popularity worldwide; with its 10 step routine and so many products to choose from, it can be confusing for a beginner. So here’s a quick guide for a beginner to start their skincare routine.

If you’re someone who just got into skincare and is particularly looking for Korean skincare products, but don’t know ‘what product to buy?’ or ‘where to start from?’, It can be overwhelming to follow all the 10-steps. However, Korean skincare is not just about following all the steps, it’s about knowing your skin better and using the right product according to your skin type and needs.

What Is Korean Skincare?

Korean skincare has gained a lot of popularity worldwide; with its 10 step routine and so many products to choose from, it can be confusing for a beginner. So here’s a quick guide for a beginner to start their skincare routine.

If you’re someone who just got into skincare and is particularly looking for Korean skincare products, but don’t know ‘what product to buy?’ or ‘where to start from?’, It can be overwhelming to follow all the 10-steps. However, Korean skincare is not just about following all the steps, it’s about knowing your skin better and using the right product according to your skin type and needs.

What Are The 10-Steps Of A Korean Skincare Routine?

So basically, the 10-steps of the Korean skincare routine is nothing but the various steps that are followed to get that famous Korean ‘Glass-skin’ finish. The steps are as follows:

  • Step 1: Oil Cleanser to remove oil-based makeup, sunscreen and impurities
  • Step 2: Water cleanser to remove dirt, sweat and leftover residue from oil cleansing leaving your skin super clean
  • Step 3: Exfoliators help to unclog pores, remove dead skin cells and get rid of whiteheads and blackheads
  • Step 4: Toner helps to hydrate and prep your skin while balancing the skin’s pH level
  • Step 5: Essence helps to nourish and helps to tackle skin concerns like dryness, dullness and anti-ageing
  • Step 6: Ampoule/serums/boosters are the treatments that are packed with active ingredients that target specific skin concern
  • Step 7: Sheet Mask is the serum/essence soaked mask that helps to relax and hydrate your skin
  • Step 8: Eye Cream helps to hydrate the area around your eyes and prevent fine lines and dark circles
  • Step 9: Moisturizer helps to seal in all the previous steps with a boost of hydration
  • Step 10: Sunscreen helps to protect against skin damage caused by UV rays
Is It Required To Follow All The 10-Steps Of Korean Skincare?

No, as a beginner or someone who just got into skincare or even someone who has been into skincare you don’t have to follow all the 10-steps of the Korean skincare routine. All you need are the basic products, like cleanser, toner, treatment and moisturiser, to maintain perfect and healthy-looking skin. And gradually incorporate other steps into the routine depending on your skin type and skin concerns. 

But most importantly one must know their skin type: normal, oily, dry, combination or sensitive, or skin concerns like acne, dullness, flaky skin, hyperpigmentation, etc. to use the products accordingly. The common routines that usually people follow are 5-steps or 7-steps as it covers the target concerns and issues for your skin. 

A 5-step routine, it includes a water-based cleanser, toner, serum, moisturizer and sunscreen for the day and an oil-based cleanser, water-based cleanser, toner, serum and moisturiser. The 7-steps routine will include an eye cream and a sheet mask. And don’t forget to apply SPF, which is one of the most important skincare routine in K-beauty.

Skincare For Morning And Evening

They are also called AM and PM routines in the beauty world. They can be the same set of skincare products or can have more or else steps. For example, sunscreen is used in the AM routine and sleeping masks are used in the PM or night-time skincare routine. One can customize their skincare routine according to their skin concerns.

I hope this quick guide clears most of your doubts and helps get started with your skincare journey. To know more contact the team BeautyRx.

WRITTEN BY

Manjari Singh

Hi, there! My name is Manjari Singh, Founder and CEO! I enjoy documenting my love for glowing skin on Instagram. If you’re looking for the answers and the right products to healthy, glowing skin.

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