Everyone loves a recipe for success, and that’s the 10-step Korean skincare regimen for everyone who has caught onto the hype. Of course, when it comes to skin-care, there can’t be one answer because that wouldn’t take different skin-types into consideration. There can, however, be one template, which a Korean Skincare regimen certainly is.
Yes, following Korean Skincare guidelines is good for sensitive skin and will have just as good an effect as it would on less sensitive skin types, provided that the products used in each step are suitable for sensitive skin.
Here are the points on a Korean Skincare check-list which, when followed, have wonderful results, as well suitable products for each for sensitive skin to ensure those results are consistently good regardless of your skin type.
Step 1: Oil cleanser
This is to wash away any impurities that have settled on your face overnight, as well as those that have burrowed into your pores. It also cleanses your face so that you have a palette on which to apply the following critical steps. For sensitive skin, try:
Step 2: Foam cleanser
Next up, you throw a foam cleanser into the mix, which changes up the pH level and dries out your skin a bit while clearing it out of toxins – this is important for cleansing purposes, and rectified with toner.
Step 3: Toner
Applying toner to your skin is essential in restoring your skin’s natural pH levels and is another key to hydration. Here’s a recommendation for sensitive skin:
Step 4: Essence
Essence is a mixture of toner and serum and is the right hand man of complexion. Try out the following if you have sensitive skin:
Step 5: Ampoule
Where most skincare regimes are nearly done by this point, we aren’t even halfway through the Korean one yet. Now, you apply this supercharged serum with a high concentration of active ingredients to go the extra mile. Try this one:
Step 6: Serum
Halfway there, skincare enthusiasts! Trust: the destination is worth this journey. Next up is the serum, which most are familiar with as a critical tool in locking in as much moisture as possible for hydrated, healthy skin. If your skin is sensitive, look no further than:
Step 7: Sheet Mask
Acne, dryness, wrinkles… a sheet mask tackles the lot, clearing out the bad guys and adding the good guys all in one. It’s the last step before the creams and lotions come into the picture. Try out:
Step 8: Eye cream
The windows to the soul and yet a part of the body that is often lumped into a general “face” category, rather than being paid the specific attention they require and deserve. Treat your sensitive skin to this eye cream (with added SPF to protect them from sun damage) and ensure your eyes are less prone to wrinkles:
Step 9: Moisturizer
And now we reach the point on the list that even people with two-step skincare regimes will know to be vital: moisturiser. Get the good stuff, and reep the rewards:
Step 10: Sunscreen
Even though your eyes are covered if you follow step six entirely, you still need to protect your face from sun damage. At the end of the day, no serum will eradicate wrinkles entirely, but protecting your skin from the sun early on may well prevent them:
Even Sensitive Skin Can Win!
There you have it – each step of the great Korean skincare regime, taking into consideration sensitive skin. Everything is possible provided you look at these sort of regimens are guidelines rather than gospel – and everything is replaceable with a more suitable alternative for your skin, be it sensitive, oily, or if you’re trying to replace your products with vegan items.
However, I recommend that you introduce these products one at a time and trial them out for a couple of weeks before adding a new product into your routine. This way, if your skin does react negatively, you’ll be able to know which product is causing the reaction and just remove it from your regimen. Don’t be pressured to include every single step, just focus on what your personal skin needs.