10 Steps Korean Beauty Routine

korean beauty routine

Ever wondered the secrets to how Korean women have such beautiful skin? I am going to share with you the secret to obtaining glass skin effects with the 10 steps Korean skincare routine. These 10 steps Korean skincare is not just a routine but it has turned into a must-have lifestyle.

Now I have always loved the doing skin effect and I’ve been trying to get it for a very long time.   I have tried the 10 steps Korean skincare routine for one month to see what it would do to my skin. To my greatest surprise, it has work wonders for me.

Before I start explaining, I would like to set a disclaimer that the 10- steps Korean skincare does not work for everyone.  I know for some people if you apply too many products on your face, you will start to break out. For me, personally, it has worked extremely well. My skin has improved so much.

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Step 1: Remove Your Makeup

I will explain to you step by step what I did to achieve the glass skin effect.  The first step is to make sure you have removed your makeup.  I generally use an oil-based cleanser. I absolutely love the Innisfree Apple Seed Cleansing Oil. If I’m wearing makeup I would first use a makeup wipe to remove my makeup first.  An oil-based cleanser is more likely to remove your makeup than a water-based cleanser.  It also keeps your face hydrated and does not dry up your skin.  Pump out some product and then massage it all over your face to remove any makeup residue from your face. Now your glass effect look is complete, look at that shine girl!! Just kidding..:). Wash the cleanser off your face with some warm water and then pat your face dry with a towel.

Step 2: Use Water-Based Cleanser

The next step is to use a water-based cleanser. I recommend using the Etude House baking powder pore cleansing foam. I would like to use a foam net as it is more gentle on your face.  Just squeeze out a little bit of product, wet your net, and rub against the product to create the foam. 

Once the foam has formed, pull on a net to extract the foam and then massage this around your face. So we are using two cleansers because we are going to double cleanse.  The water-based cleanser is to remove any impurities from your face to give yourself a clean base.  By cleansing twice, your skin would definitely be a lot cleaner and will ensure that you have removed excess makeup from your face and hair.

Step 3: Exfoliate, Exfoliate!!!

 After we’ve double cleansed, we are going to exfoliate. Here, I’m using the Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Mask Wash Off. It smells amazing as it contains ingredients such as organic black sugar that nourishes the skin and creates a really smooth clean complexion.  Make sure your face is wet first, before applying the product, so it is gentler for your skin and doesn’t scratch it.  Sweep, add a bit of product, and then gently massage it all over your face.  Exfoliating gets rid of dead skin to brighten your skin this step should not be done every day as it would damage your skin and most only do it about two times a week. Lastly, leave the mask on for a couple of minutes, and then wash off the mask with some warm water.

Step 4: Apply Toner

Next, we are going to be using the Etude House Moistfull Collagen Toner now that your face is clean  We are going to start putting on products that your skin can absorb. First I’m going to be using a toner that helps balance the pH level of your skin. This toner provides moisture and lays my skin feeling really soft and ready for absorption for the next few products, I’m about to apply.

Step 5: Apply Essence

The next step is the essence I’m going to be using the COSR X Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence.  This product contains now Mason, which helps repair your skin in areas that have dry patches and to help reduce hyper-pigmentation.  This is apparently one of the most important steps to the skincare routine according to Korean women.

Step 6: Serum

Next is serum. The serum is like a more concentrated version of essence.  I’m using the Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum. This product gives your skin a lot of moisture and hydrates your skin from within.  It gives you a brighter skin tone and also evens out your skin tone.  The serum targets the bulk of your skincare issues and is a very important step.

Step 7: Face Mask

Next step is face mask. I’m going to be using the Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask. I don’t use a face mask every single day, perhaps only once every two to three days. A sheet mask allows your skin to absorb nutrients and moisture. I love applying face masks on days where my face is feeling especially dry as it Instantly gives me much brighter skin and makes my skin feel so much more moisturized. One thing I need to say is that don’t wear the mask for too long, only wear it for about 10 to 15 minutes.  If you wear the mask for too long it actually starts sucking moisture from your skin when the mask dries up.  Once your mask time is up just put a mask off and then let the moisture set into your skin it might take a while. 

Step 8: Eye Cream

Next is an eye cream for eye cream. I’m using the Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream especially since I am getting older.  I’m trying to keep my skin looking young so I’ve been using a lot of eye creams lately.  I use this on areas where wrinkles are more likely to form. It is very important to keep those areas hydrated by tapping a product in those spots. This product contains antioxidants that provide hydration and nourishment to your skin. 

Step 9: Moisturizer

Now we are going to apply a moisturizer all over our face to keep our face hydrated.  I’m using the Etude House Moist Full Collagen Moisturizer this is one of my favorite creams as it keeps my skin hydrated, and smooth, and makes it feel bouncy after using it. 

Step 10: Sleep Mask

For the final step, it depends on if you’re going out or going to bed.  If I’m going out I’ll be using sunscreen,  but if  I am going to bed I’m using a sleeping mask. I will use Laneige Water Sleeping Mask before I sleep.  This helps my skin overnight as it helps lock in the moisture while I’m sleeping.


There you have it. That is a 10-step Korean skincare routine, so I just want to let you know that I don’t do all 10 steps every single day.  Sometimes I substitute those steps sometimes I don’t even do them at all on a particular day.  However, this is how I achieve this glass look effect on my skin without any makeup.  It is quite time-consuming to do the skincare routine every single day,  but I think that once you got a good routine going,  your skin would definitely love you for it.

I hope you found this post helpful. If you have any questions please let me know in the comment box down below.

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