1. Oil Cleansers
Start with an oil cleanser to remove oil-based makeup, dirt and sebum.
2. Waterless Cleansing Balms or Foam Cleansers
Double cleansing helps to thoroughly clean your without stripping moisture away. Koreans love their water-less products that leave their skin feeling smooth and supple.
Often a step people miss out on, toner helps to balance your skin’s pH value and allow for products applied afterwards to be absorbed better.
Essences are usually lightweight and less concentrated than a serum and is used for an extra level of hydration before you put on other products.
Thicker in consistency as compared to an essence, serums have active ingredients that target specific problems on your skin (e.g. dark spots or brightening).
6. Sheet Masks
Sheet masks often contained active ingredients just like serums and essence and can be used to replace one or the other. However, using sheet masks daily can get really pricey!
So treat your skin and use it once or twice a week!
7. Eye Cream
Whether it’s for firming purposes or just for hydration, eye cream is pivotal in your skincare regime as the skin around your eyes are a lot thinner and require more protection.
8. Overnight Mask
For the ultimate hydration, use an overnight mask (or a sleeping pack as they are called).
Some overnight masks might be too rich for your skin so if you start to break out after using them, be sure to keep usage to a minimum and use only when you feel like indulging yourself. These masks are definitely perfect for when you’re on long haul flights though!
9. Sunscreen (When heading out)
SPF50, minimum. No further explanation required.
10. Exfoliator (after cleansing)
It’s not recommended to exfoliate skin every day so do it once or twice a week to slough away dead skin cells so your skin absorbs other products better.