Korean Skin Care Routine Part A: Remove Dirt
The first three steps of the Korean skin care routine are all about getting your skin clean. What sets this method apart from most other skin care routines is that the Korean skin care regimen requires you to double-cleanse.
1. Cleanse with an oil-based cleanser.
The very first step of the Korean skin care regimen is to get rid of all the oil and makeup on your face. Because water and oil separate, there are benefits to cleansing at first with an oil. The dirt an oil on your face can be stripped away much more effectively with an oil. Oil-based cleansers are particularly great at getting rid of makeup, too.
Start your new skin care routine right by using your favorite oil or oil-based cleanser. Massage your face for one minute, working the oil into your skin. Rinse when you’re finished.
Don’t have a favorite oily cleanser? For your daily skin care routine, I recommend using cleansers with squalane, jojoba, or argan oil.
2. Cleanse with a foamy cleanser.
The Korean skin care routine requires you to double-cleanse to get as much oil and dirt off your face as possible. After cleansing with an oil-based product, you’ll need to wash with a water-based cleanser. So don’t worry if you feel like you didn’t get all the oil off during the first cleanse.
3. Exfoliate with a facial scrub.
Most skin care routines require some type of exfoliating. Exfoliating helps to scrub the dead skin off your face, making your face look brighter and more even.
Keep in mind that you are not meant to exfoliate every day. Over-exfoliating can lead to skin irriation and damage. Exfoliating every two or three days should be just fine.