If you are at all interested in beauty, then I'm sure you've heard of the Korean 10-step skincare routine. Does that seem a bit excessive?
Remember, skin is your body's largest organ. So take care of it. Invest in it.
The 10-step skincare routine has proven to work wonders for all skin types. With such a vagarious mindset, it can be daunting. In actual reality, the 10 steps is not suppose to be met each day. You however, want to make sure that all the essential functions are being met.
Step 1: Oil Cleanser
Melt away initial layers of makeup or waste with an oil cleanser. It is a gentle approach in washing away dirt, bacteria, makeup, dead skin cells, and debri from your face. Another great thing about oil cleansers is that they keep your skin's natural pH balance.
Step 2: Foam Cleanser
After one wash, you will still be left with grime. The reason for another step with foam cleanser is to make sure your skin in squeaky clean and does not have any residue left. Foam cleansers do a great job by taking care of the tough particles that need to be washed off. Our Soon Oreum Sprout foam cleanser is perfect for all skin types!
Step 3: Exfoliate
Exfoliation will tackle clogged pores. Bye-bye whiteheads and blackheads! It is not recommended however to be exfoliating everyday, especially if you have sensitive skin. Exfoliation brings newer, healthier skin cells to the surface. These younger cells hold water better and allow moisturizer to penetrate better.
Step 4: Toner
After putting your skin through so much cleansing, you'll want to 'prep' it to best absorb the products after. A face toner helps to remove excess dirt, traces of oil and makeup, correct and balance the pH of your skin, and helps control acne. We carry different toners with various greater purposes. Give them a look!
Step 5: Serum, Boosters, or Ampoule Treatments
Great! Now that you've made it this far, here comes the fun. Treatments. Although it is not a necessary step for everyone, those with problem spots should consider the extra routine. Serums, boosters, and ampoules tend to have more active ingredients utilized to tackle niche problems. This step is essential for anyone who is looking to help a particular issue their skin is facing. For example, our L'Parisien Vitamin C Ampoule targets the skin with brightening to awaken any dullness and darkness.
Step 6: Essence
Next, more treatment. Essences provide lightweight treatment, providing an in-between formula for essences and emulsions or moisturizers. Great for locking in treatments with complementary
ingredients while adding a moisture barrier to prevent evaporation of products before they can fully absorb into skin. Like serums and treatments, essences aren't required to use daily but are great for days when your skin needs a little pep in its step!
Step 7: Mask
Recommended to complete twice a week, a mask is included into the Korean 10-step skincare routine. Masks and their function will change depending on the needs of your skin's condition. What's great is that masks comes in different forms; sheets, clay, foam, etc. There is a lot of selection in this area that makes your face routine fun!
Step 8: Eye Cream
Eye cream can is is often overlooked. Fight the anti-aging early! Eye cream also depends on what you choose to focus on. Either fine lines or dark circles. If you have any under eye concerns, there’s a cream for it.
Step 9: Face Cream
Lock in your skin's moisture now! One of our favorite steps, cream is essential to supplying your skin with the nutrients it needs. Creams are thinner, help hydrate, and are good for normal skin.
Step 10: SPF
Sunscreen use can help prevent skin cancer by protecting you from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays. An absolute in helping to fight off sun-damage, don't leave the house without your spf protection! Make sure to use an spf product that is thinner and lighter for the face. A product meant for the face is great, as you want to avoid clogging your pores.