What is the 10 steps skincare routine for Korean women?
While the Korean 10 step skincare routine is world-famous, it is not necessarily to be 10 steps only. It can stretch to even 15 steps or shorten to 5 steps only as per your skin requirements. Here’s how this 10 steps routine typically goes:
Step 1 – Oil cleanser: Use an oil-based cleanser to extract all dust, dirt, and other impurities.
Step 2 – Water cleanser: Double cleanse your skin with a gentle, water-based cleanser.
Step 3 – Exfoliator: You can skip this step from your daily skincare routine. Based on your skin type, you can use an exfoliator once or twice a week.
Step 4 – Toner: Add a hydrating toner to your skincare regimen to balance pH and hydration in the skin.
Step 5 – Essence: Essence is a lighter version of serum that amp up hydration.
Step 6 – Face Oils/Ampoules: This step is all about targeting specific skin concerns.
Step 7 – Sheet Mask: This step includes hydrating skin with a sheet mask, but don’t do it daily. Limit it to once a week.
Step 8 – Eye cream: Eye cream is an essential step to care for the delicate skin around the eyes.
Step 9 – Moisturizer: Seal it all in with a good quality moisturizer.
Step 10 – SPF: Last but most significant step is wearing SPF. Finish your skincare routine by wearing sunscreen.
Vitamin A and Retinol infused beauty regimen:
The latest k-beauty trend includes Vitamin A and Retinol in the skincare and beauty products. Be it cleanser, serum, moisturizer, foundation, eye cream or any lip products, Vitamin A and Retinol rule the Korean beauty market.
BHAs and AHAs are the other beauty staple that Korean woman counts on. It helps them fight early signs of ageing, acne breakouts, the roughness of the dermal layer and damaged skin. These active ingredients help the skin replenish and achieve a natural glow from within.
So, the next time you buy cleansers, toners, face oils, serums, sheet masks, moisturizers, and other topical products, make sure it is enriched with the goodness of these ingredients.