It’s not surprising that Korean women are often mistaken to be years younger than their actual age. This is the magic of Korean beauty aka K-beauty that has always focussed on the importance of skin care instead of makeup. In recent times, the traditional skin care regime practiced by Korean women has become very popular and now has a cult following in the West! So if you are wondering what the fuss about the Korean skin care routine is, here’s what you need to know…
What is the Korean skin care routine?
 

What is the Korean skin care routine?

The Korean skin routine is an elaborate skin regimen that involves multiple product applications, twice a day. While the first half of every step aims at targeting the deepest layer of the skin, the second half aims at sealing the product in. There is a daytime and nighttime routine; the former to be employed before leaving the house and the latter before bed.

Why is it so popular?
 

Why is it so popular?

Korean culture treats skin care routines as pamper sessions as opposed to regimens that need to be finished off in a jiffy--relaxing instead of hasty. Apart from the application, it also makes use of a number of products each of which targets a separate issue, making the process that much more effective.

How to try the Korean skin care routine for yourself…
 

How to try the Korean skin care routine for yourself…

While the traditional routine involves 10 to 15 steps using products infused with uncommon ingredients like snail slime and seaweed, we’re simplifying the routine making use of products you can get your hands on…

Step 1 – Use a few drops of olive or coconut oil as an oil cleanser on your face and neck to remove any grime on or under your skin

Step 2 – Exfoliate your face with the St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub. Its natural exfoliants will remove any remaining residue and leave your face clean as ever. Repeat this step twice a week. On other days, use a regular face wash

Step 3 – Dab a cotton pad with the Lakmé Absolute Pore Fix Toner over your cleansed face to tighten the pores and remove impurities

Step 4 – Pat a few drops of the powerful Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Serum over your face with your fingertips

Step 5 – Apply the Pond’s Age Miracle Firm & Lift Eye Contour Lifter over your under eye area to leave it smooth and taut

Step 6 – As a final step, nourish your face and seal all the ingredients in by applying the Lakmé Peach Milk Moisturiser generously

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