1. Cleanse not just once but twice.

Korean women follow the double cleansing method. They don’t just wash off their make-up, they also make sure the dirt and pollutants come right off, too.

First step is to pre-cleanse. Remove make-up and oil using a make-up remover and a liquid cleanser. Apply cleansing oil to remove excess oil, and other pollutants. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.

Lip & Eye Remover, Etude House

All Finish Moist Cleansing Water

Real Art Cleansing Oil, Etude House

Next is to re-cleanse. Make sure no impurities remain in your skin by washing with a foaming cleanser.

Every Month Cleansing Foam, Etude House

Myeonghan Mindo Heaven Grade Ginseng Glowing Cleansing Foam, The Face Shop

Calming Seed Mild Bubble Foam Cleanser, The Face Shop


2. Follow the 10-second rule when applying moisturizers.

Apply your moisturizer on your damp skin 10 seconds after you take a bath. This will immediately lock in the water that will keep your skin healthy and protected. The longer you wait to put on your moisturizer, the more dehydrated and dry your skin becomes.

Etude House Moistfull Collagen Emulsion, Etude House

Moistfull Collagen Water Jelly Cream, Etude House

Mango Seed Silk Moisturizing Lotion, The Face Shop

Smim Hydrating Density Emulsion, The Face Shop

3.  Exfoliate

For Korean ladies, exfoliating is an important part of their skin regimen to help remove deep-seated dirt and other impurities from the skin. However, scrubbing everyday is not recommended as this can also damage your skin. When you do exfoliate your face, concentrate on your cheeks and your nose.

Berry AHA Bright Peel Perfect Scrub, Etude House

White Seed Exfoliating Foam Cleanser, The Face Shop

4. Put a mask on.

Treat yourself to a relaxing spa day at home with a natural face mask. These masks don’t just take off dead skin cells and dirt, they also have minerals that seep into the skin to make it healthier. There is an array of choices for you at The Face Shop and Etude House.

Skin Note! Calming & Relaxing Hydrogel Mask, Etude House

I Need You Masks, Etude House

Bio Jelly Coconut Gel Masks, Etude House

Real Nature Mask Sheets, The Face Shop

Black Seed Total Anti-Aging Mask Sheet for Men, The Face Shop

Myeonghan Mindo Heaven Grade Ginseng Face Contour Golden Gel Mask, The Face Shop

4. Spray on some Essence.

Etude House Honey Cera Essence

Mango Seed Heart Volume Radiance Face Oil, The Face Shop

Smim Pore Finish Essence, The Face Shop

4. Massage your face.

In Korea, massaging your face is a must-do and is part of the skin care regimen. Put on some cream and use your knuckles and fingertips to massage your facial muscles. Massaging will increase blood flow to your face which will keep your skin glowing and radiant. This also helps prevent wrinkles and skin aging over time.

Age Defense Massage Cream, Etude House

Massage Creams, The Face Shop

Follow these tips with our picks from The Face Shop and Etude House and you won’t just get clear, light, and dewy skin, but also a healthy one, too!

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