Korean Skin Care, or K-Beauty as it is commonly referred to, has been an increasingly popular beauty buzzword for the last few years. K-Beauty has become an umbrella term used to describe the techniques and routines established through South Korea’s cultural passion for healthy, radiant skin.
At the heart of the K-Beauty trend is a focus on a serious skin care regimen that works for you. One of the most popular trends is a 10 Step Daily Routine.
K-Beauty 10 step daily routines are extremely popular but can feel rather daunting to undertake (10 steps every DAY?) However, the important thing to understand about a Korean skincare routine is that each step has a specific goal, and it is up to you to ultimately select the ones that will help you meet your own personal skin care goals. And since each person’s skin is different, what works for some might not work as well for others.
Ready for healthy, rejuvenated skin? Read on.
K-Beauty 10 Skincare Steps & Their Benefits
- Oil Based Cleanser – Oil efficiently breaks down dirt and makeup
- Water Based Cleanser – Ensures complete removal of dirt and makeup
- Exfoliator – Removes dead skin cells and preps skin to better receive later steps
- Toner – Balances pH levels to keep your face hydrated
- Essence – Aids cell turnover and hydration
- Serum – Penetrates deeper into the skin to actively deliver beneficial ingredients
- Sheet Masks – Traps moisture and active ingredients for anti-aging and hydration
- Eye Crème – Protects and hydrates delicate areas around eyes
- Moisturizers – Used to seal in moisture and smooth fine lines
- Sunscreen – Prevents sun damaged skin (the sun is the #1 cause of facial wrinkles)
For those of us looking for a simple skin care regimen, you may find that 10 steps are a few steps too many. Not every step on this list is required to have beautiful healthy skin (at least not daily).
If you’re looking for a slimmed down version but aren’t sure where to start, we recommend starting with a light and uncomplicated routine. Cleansing, moisturizing, and protecting from the sun is a great start. As you identify problem areas and conditions you want to address, you can always add new products and steps, like exfoliants or masks, to your personal routine after you get comfortable with the basics. This will allow you to see first-hand how your skin reacts and show you what is working and what may not be. In fact, many of the skin care products we use and recommend combine ingredients to address two or more of the goals listed above.
Get Meaningful Treatments & Skin Care Guidance From a Professional
If you aren’t sure which products to start with or would like advice on new products to incorporate into your daily skin care regimen, we recommend consulting with a professional esthetician. Our experienced estheticians will gladly assist you in identifying which products will help you target your areas of concern, and guide you as you amp up your skincare routine.
In addition to guidance about products, your skin care routine can also benefit from regular spa facials. Spa facial treatments performed by skilled estheticians are not only relaxing stress-reducers, they yield meaningful results. Periodic professional spa facials can treat dull, tired, and dehydrated skin leaving it vibrant, healthy and glowing. These treatments will not only leave your skin smooth and firm, they will provide serious pore-refining and anti-aging benefits for the healthy skin and added self-confidence.
Pairing a first-class spa facial together with the right products and the techniques of a savvy esthetician will allow you to maximize the results you get. Beautiful Healthy Skin at Elements
Achieve the Skin You’ve Always Wanted at Elements
If K-Beauty trends have been on your radar lately but you feel you don’t quite have the time or fully understand their methods, a soothing and rejuvenating spa facial may be just what you need. With a full array of skin care treatments designed to restore both wellness and spirit, the staff at Elements Day Spas can personalize your treatments and help you attain a glowing, radiant complexion. Call or contact us online today to learn how we can help you achieve the skin you’ve always wanted.