Ever wondered how your favorite KDrama star has such flawless skin?
We totally get the hype around Korean skin too. Their faces basically glow out of our favorite Netflix shows. Sure, some of it is because of good genes – but the truth is that most Koreans take the time to invest in rigorous skincare products. So, don’t drown in sadness, there’s still hope for all of us! We’ve rounded up these 7 tips to get that Korean glass skin.
The best part about it? You can get your hands on all of the products at the nearest SM Supermalls. So keep calm and read on!
Remove Your Makeup Properly
Let’s face it. When you’re really tired, you might be tempted to just go to sleep and ditch removing all the heavy eyeliner and contour on your face. However, you should definitely get rid of all traces of makeup residue. If not, it can clog your pores and lead to nasty acne.
Remove your makeup using the Neutrogena Fragrance-Free Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes or The Face Shop’s Rice Water Bright: Rich Cleansing Oil. Both will do the trick and get rid of every ounce of makeup and grime on your face.
If you’ve been living under a rock, you probably won’t know that double cleansing is already the norm. This tip is a no-brainer in every K-beauty routine.
Along with your cleansing makeup remover, cleanse your face even more with the Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser. Head to Watsons and trust us, it will leave your skin feeling super clean and it won’t strip off your face’s natural moisture.
Tone and Brighten
Some people tend to leave out toning because of the old-fashioned fear of dehydrating the skin. Actually, it is another way to nourish your complexion. Refine your skin using the best toner.
The Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 is a gentle, oil-free lotion that balances your skin’s PH level. Become less prone to oiliness and let your skin easily absorb the next layers of products. With oils at bay, you’ll be having more vibrant skin in no time!
Moisturize (even if you have an oily skin type!)
Don’t believe it when other people say you shouldn’t use a moisturizer because it will make your face oilier. When it comes to Korean skincare trends, moisturizing is the most important step of all. Using a moisturizer will put a deeper emphasis on hydration.
When choosing from an aisle of all kinds of moisturizers, you’ll want to reach for one that is lightweight yet packs the best moisture. Choose a rich moisturizer such as the Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream.
And remember this! When it comes to looking glowing-from-within, there’s no such thing as too much moisturizer. So go on, lather it on every inch of your face and get that dewy and hydrated skin.
A girl who successfully achieved the Korean Glass Skin trend will have a face that looks super smooth, dewy, and free from blemishes. You shouldn’t even see a single pore!
To achieve that poreless perfection, use an exfoliator. Keep in mind that you must only exfoliate thrice a week tops to avoid irritation.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Clay Mask is a popular exfoliator that can diminish blemishes in just about a week. With the tea tree oil ingredient, you can easily purify your pores from deep-seated dirt and oil. Lift dead skin from your face and brighten your dark spots with this handy product.
Use A Sheet Mask
So many K-beauty gurus have given us the best skin-care advice, but putting on a sheet mask is arguably the tip that people are obsessed with.
When watching KDramas, you may see those little refrigerators that hold cool beauty products. What’s inside of it? Sheet masks!
The Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Green Tea Mask is a moisturizing and soothing treat for your skin! Infused with green tea extracts from the fields of Korea’s Jeju Island, this sheet mask will deeply hydrate your skin.
Put on a sheet because it is the easiest way to soothe your skin. While it is attached to your face, you can even watch your favorite K-Drama series. Wait 10 to 20 minutes for all the moisture to lock-in. Remember to squeeze the excess amount from the pack and dab it on!
Watch Your Diet
The last tip is definitely not the least. This is probably the most effective thing you can do to get healthy-looking skin. It’s keeping a close watch on your diet.
Even though you love all those fried midnight snacks, you have to admit that they are packed with grease. Greasy food is a culprit in worsening your oily complexion. And when you have an oily face, we all know it leads to clogged pores and, ultimately, acne breakouts.
If you really want to achieve Korean Glass Skin, you’ll have to adjust your diet. From now on, eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. While you’re at it, drink lots of water too.
You don’t have to scroll through Instagram while envying Korean skin. Simply follow these tips to get Korean glass skin such as removing your makeup properly, double cleansing, toning, moisturizing, exfoliating, using a sheet mask, and watching your diet.
It might seem like a long and rigorous process, but all can be possible by taking a trip to SM Supermalls. We’ve got it all for you to get you that glowing dewy skin!
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